How to Setup the Akismet Spam Filter Plugin in WordPress (WordPress Basics 31 of 33)
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How to Setup the Akismet Spam Filter Plugin in WordPress (WordPress Basics 31 of 33)

August 16, 2019


Okay so in this video I’m going to show you
how to setup a plug-in called Akismet which basically reduces the spam comments that you
get your blog post. So let’s go ahead and set that up. Okay so in order to get started
with getting your Akismet account setup you need to get an API key and we’re going to
do that here at Akismet.com/wordpress. So you’re going to go ahead and click this blue
button right here in the middle and it’s going to ask you to sign up. So you just put in
an email address, username and password and then once you do that go ahead and click ‘SIGN
UP’. Okay so once you’ve signed in you’re basically going to receive a screen that looks
something like this. Now Akismet is asking you for either if you want to use personal
blog or if its a single site access for $5 a month or an enterprise. So, it’s really
up to you. You can actually start with a personal one and you can either give them a donation
or not so they’re asking “What is Akismet worth to you?” you can say well I’m willing
to pay this much per yer or you just say, “Hey you know what I don’t like to contribute
anything, I’m not going to give you anything zero dollars.” So it’s really up to you. For
the simple sake of the training module I’m just going to show you how to do that and
just basically add your name right here and click ‘CONTINUE’ and then you’re all set.
They are going to basically give you an API key right here, you’ll want to go ahead and
copy this code and we’re going to go inside into our WordPress dashboard and get that
installed. Okay so we’re back inside of WordPress we just need to go to our Akismet plug-in.
We’re going to go to ‘Plug-Ins’ and click on that. And we’re going to go ‘Akismet’ which
is already installed so you just need to activate it. And then click settings. And it says,
“Do you want to create a new Aksimet Key?”. You could do that here. Since we already have
one we’re just going to say “I already have a key’ and then just simply paste it here
and click ‘SAVE CHANGES’. So as you can see everything works good all servers are available
all network status is ‘Accessible’. It’s all green, green, green and you can basically
select if you want to ‘Auto-delete spam submitted on posts more than a month old’ or if you
want to manually delete them. I’m personally going to click this because if it’s spam I
don’t even care about it. Okay now you’re all set, now the Akismet plug-in is all set
up, it’s going to protect you from spam messages and you don’t have to worry about that. Alright,
so I’ll talk to you guys in the next video.

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