Are you getting massive amounts of spam messages as comments on your blog? If so Akismet is a brilliant plugin for WordPress blogs that will virtually eliminate all of it.
You will need a WordPress API key to activate it. To find your API key follow the instructions from this blog post.
– Once you have your key log into your blog.
– On the left hand side of your dashboard click ‘Plugins’ then ‘Add New’
– Type ‘Akismet’ into the search box
– The Plugin ‘Akismet’ will appear, click ‘install now’
– Once installed click ‘Akismet Configuration’ on your sidebar under ‘Plugins’
– Add you API key and save.
It’s as simple as that! You will find that your spam is eliminated immediately. You can check your Akismet Stats to see how much spam it is catching at anytime from the sidebar of your WordPress Dashboard.
Just to say thank you for this post. I now have Akismet installed on my WordPress blog.
Hi Liam, Glad it helped 🙂