This plugin 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. You can also opt for it in a Jetpack bundle.
If you want a free anti-spam plugin, look into Antispam Bee: https://wordpress.org/plugins/antispam-bee/
Settings > Akismet or Jetpack > Akismet
Settings may vary depending on if Akismet was purchased separately or part of Jetpack.
- 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.
- Check the option Silently discard the worst and most pervasive spam so I never see it and click Save Changes.
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