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Enable Akismet in WordPress
Posted by , Last modified by Ashley L on 22 November 2019 02:51 PM

Akismet is a spam filtering engine that analyzes incoming comments and prevents them from posting if they're spam. This can save quite a bit of time and effort in managing any WordPress site that has public comments. Fused would be happy to provide you with an Akismet key if requested, simply reach out to us.

Akismet Activation & Installation

Since Akismet is installed with every installation of WordPress, all you need to do it enable it: 

Activate the Plugin in WordPress:

  • Log in to your WordPress Dashboard
  • Click on Plugins
  • Once the page reloads, click Activate in the Akisment Plugin section¬†

Activate Your Akismet Account:

  • Next, click the gigantic Activate your Akismet account button

  • Next, click the I already have a key link

Enter Your Akismet API Key:

  • Fused is happy to provide an API key for our customers, free of charge. Just ask any support team member for a copy
  • Enter the API key into the Akismet API Key field
  • Click the Save Changes button

That's it! You're all done.

In addition to the peace of mind from knowing Akismet is keeping a watchful eye for spam, you'll now have an Akismet Stats page in your Dashboard to peruse at your leisure.

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