Stop Comment Spam – Akismet

Recently I received many comment-spam. At first I thought k-director.com is just a new site, it won’t get comment-spam so easily. But I was wrong. These spam are irritating and wasting my time to delete them.

That’s why I decided to activate Akismet plugin today (Akismet WordPress plugin ships with WordPress 2.0 and later by default). After I activated it, I was required to enter a unique WordPress.com API key. Just 2 simple steps, I never have to worry about spam again. :D

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Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. You need a WordPress.com API key to use it. You can review the spam it catches under “Comments.” To show off your Akismet stats just put in your template.

What is API Keys?

WordPress.com has what’s called “API keys” which allow you to use services and enhancements built on the WordPress.com platform. This allows you to leverage the power of WP.com while still hosting your blog elsewhere.

How do I get one?

When you sign up for a WordPress.com account we will email you an API key. If you already have a WordPress.com account, your API key is listed on your profile page, which you can get to by clicking the “My Account” link in the top right when you’re logged in.

Where is my API key?

Every user of WordPress.com gets a unique API key they can use to access a number of services. This key should be as kept as secret as your password — don’t share it with anybody.

To find your key go to your dashboard and then click on “Profile” (or “My Account”) and you should see a sentence that says “Your WordPress.com API key is:” followed by a string of 12 letters and numbers. There you have it! You can copy and paste that string to any place where it is asked for by a service you want to use.

You must have registered here at wordpress.com to get an API key. Just having a wordpress blog somewhere else does not get you a key.

You can download Akismet at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/

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