What is Akismet plugin in wordpress
Akismet is an anti spam plugin for wprdpress.
The Major Problem with wordpress blogger is spam comments always coming or posted on their blog. Some time it is very very difficult to separate and delete the comments. To overcome from this situation wordpress blogger can use an Anti-Spam WordPress plugin called Akismet.
Akismet checks all comments and contact form details against spam to prevent your site from publishing malicious content.
Features are as follow:
It automatically checks comments for spam and filters out the those comments which looks like a spam.
Each and every comments has a status, so you can see that which comments were caught or cleared by Akismet plugin and which comments were spammed or not by a moderator.
URLs are always shown in the comment body as an visual alert for hidden or misleading links.
Moderators can see the number of approved comments for each user.
There is a a discard feature in Akismet that blocks the worst spam and savings your disk space and speeding up the site.
Akismet plugin is installed by default on installation of word press. If for any it is not installed you can install from plugin installation menu.
To use Akismet plugin the user need the API key. API key is free for personal blogs. For businesses and commercial sites paid subscription is available
To get an Get an API Key
Go to API Key and register for an account. After logging into your account, you will asked to enter your first and last name.Apart from that, you will have to drag the price to 0.
After that you will get the API key in your email with api key. Now use this api key in your wordpress Akismet plugin
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