WordPress, indeed is the most powerful blogging platform in the world. Therefore i always recommend people to switch to WordPress from Blogger. But they often come up saying that they are getting many spam comments everyday. Akismet anti spam plugin comes by default with the WordPress package. Akismet and WordPress both are owned by Automattic. It was previously an integral part of WordPresss, but now the activation process takes the user to official Akismet website. But now you need to pay to get the Akismet API key. Follow this article to know the process to get your API key for free.
This plugin was supposed to be integrated into Jetpack, but after analyzing the changes in the scenario, it is assumed that Akismet would become a commercial plugin for WordPress administrators.
Get Free Akismet API Key
Follow the steps to get your free Akismet API key in few minutes
When you install WordPress, you’ll find Akismet in your plugin area.
Click on activate to activate the plugin. You’ll see the option shown in the image below.
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- Click on Activate your Akismet Account to proceed further
- You will be asked to enter your Akismet API key to activate your plugin.
- Click on get your API key.
By clicking on the tab shown in the image above, You’ll land on official Akismet website.
- Now you are asked to choose your plan. Remember you are having a personal blog, hence! Choose Personal Plan and proceed further for the signup process.
- You can Signin using your wordpress Account.
- Please Authorize Akismet to connect to your WordPress account.
- Once you are done with the above steps, now follow an easy yet mostly ignored option to get your free Akismet API key.
- You can see a payment option to purchase your API key.
- On the right side you’ll see $36 as default yearly contribution for using Akismet API key.
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Note – Automattic asks for our yearly contribution for the API key, It’s your will as how much worth this plugin is for you.
Drag the Liner from $36/Year to $0.00/year as shown in the image below.
Proceed further By giving the required details.
Check your email ID you provided, to find your Akismet API key. Go back to the second step and enter the API key to fully activate your Akismet plugin for free.
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