Knowledgebase: Technical Issues
Preventing Comment Spam (Blogs, Forums, and more)
Posted by David McKendrick, Last modified by Ashley L on 22 November 2019 01:25 PM

Note: Fused has subscribed to an Enterprise Akismet license that we can use on an unlimited number of sites. Any Fused customer can use the API key for free! Get in touch with anyone on the support team to ask for a copy of the Akismet API key. 

Preventing comment spam doesn't need to be hard, and the smart folks over at Automattic (the people behind WordPress) make it surprisingly easy with Akismet. Since Akismet is installed with every installation of WordPress, all you need to do it activate 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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