How to install the Akismet plugin for WordPress

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This article describes how to install the Akismet plugin for WordPress. Akismet helps protect WordPress sites from comment and trackback spam.

Akismet is a WordPress plugin. You must install WordPress on your site before you can install Akismet.


INSTALLING AKISMET

To install Akismet, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site as the administrator.
  2. In the left-hand pane, click Plugins.
  3. Under Akismet, click Activate.
  4. Click Activate your Akismet account, and then click Create a new Akismet key. Follow the instructions to create a key.
  5. After you receive the Akismet confirmation e-mail message, go to the WordPress plugins page again.
  6. Under Akismet, click Settings.
  7. Click I already have a key.
  8. In the Akismet API Key text box, paste the API key that you received in the e-mail message.
  9. Click Save Changes.
  10. To configure Akismet, click Settings under Akismet.

 

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