What is Akismet for WordPress?

This plug-in protects your blog from spam and is only needed if you have comments enabled. It is already installed but not active since it requires a paid subscription and a free WordPress.com account. Here’s a tip: it’s cheaper to get it bundled in Jetpack Personal.

More Info

https://akismet.com/plans/
https://jetpack.com/pricing/

Initial Configuration

Settings > Akismet or Jetpack > Akismet

Settings may vary depending on if Akismet was purchased separately or part of Jetpack Personal.

  1. Click on the Get your API key button and once you have the API key, enter it in the Manually enter an API key field, then click the Use this key button.
  2. Check the option Silently discard the worst and most pervasive spam so I never see it and click Save Changes.

Usage

Automatic.

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