Anti SPAM for WordPress is essential work. If you do not do this, the database will be saved in content SPAM by others. In the long run, too much SPAM data will weigh down your site. Makes the system run slower and less aesthetically pleasing.
Akismet is the default plugin that comes with the WordPress installer. The purpose of this plugin is to filter SPAM comments on your blog accurately and automatically to help you eliminate unwanted comments from appearing on your blog.
Anti SPAM for WordPress with Akismet
Indeed, the situation of SPAM always gives us a headache. The comments are not as expected. Most use software to post automatically. Such comments are not only useless but also bad for your blog.
To combat SPAM for WordPress, WP has built-in the plugin in its installation package. That is the plugin called Akismet. This plugin is very useful for you. The important thing is that you can use it for free.
Download and install the Akismet . plugin
To download the Akismet anti-SPAM plugin for WordPress, you can go to the homepage. Alternatively, you can also install the plugin via the control panel. If you do not know how to do it, you can review the article on how to install the plugin in Basic WordPress learning series mine.
Activate and enter API key for Akismet
For the Akismet plugin. After activation, you must enter the API key. If you don’t import it, the plugin’s functionality won’t work. To get Akismet’s API key, go to the following link:
Once in there, click the SIGN UP button next to Personal or the Get Personal button. If the system asks you to log in, please log in first. Up until now, Akismet has been connected to a WordPress.com account.
You drag the price slider to 0$ and it’s OK right there. Finally, click the Complete button to complete. You wait a bit for the system to process. Once done, the system will forward you to the API key management page.
You copy the API key and go to the plugin’s dashboard to enter this code. Save the configuration and you have successfully activated the SPAM Akismet anti-comment plugin. From time to time you check the SPAM section in WordPress comments. If there is something wrongly marked, you can remove that comment, otherwise you can just empty (delete all) the SPAM section. Good luck.