Wednesday, June 10, 2020

WordPress Spam Protection



Hello guys! Welcome back to another section of my tutorial on WordPress. In this tutorial post, we are going to be studying about how to protect your WordPress blog from spam.

Make sure to update your WordPress script to the latest stable version. WordPress comes with a preinstalled anti-spam solution - Akismet.

You can activate Akismet, for which you should have a WordPress API key. You have to register at the official WordPress website. The key will be sent directly to your email.

Following below are the simple steps on how to enable Akismet Spam Protection plugin for your blog or website.

Step 1 - Click on Plugins → Installed. The screen below should be displayed.



Step 2 - Click on the Activate button as shown in the screenshot below.


Step 3 - The Akismet plugin will be activated, click on Activate your Akismet account butron as shown in the screenshot below.


Step 4 - Click on Get your API key as seen in the below screenshot to get a new key. But incase you already have an API key, what you have to do is to enter it manually.



Step 5 - If you don't have an API key then, click on GET AN AKISMET API KEY tab to proceed.


Step 6 - Fill out the required fields and click on Sign up button as shown in the screen below.


Step 7 - Once you complete the signup process. You will get an API key sent to your email. Enter API key manually and click on the Use this key button as shown below.



Step 8 - If you have entered a correct API key, it will be verified and you will get a confirmation message as reflected in the screen below.


Step 9 - Now your blog is going to be protected from Spam by Akismet. You are going to be able to check the comments in your blog for Spam, as well as manually mark  comments as Spam from the blog admin area → Comments.


You can keep a track of how many Spam posts have been stopped by Akismet and you can as well secure your posts, blogs, comments, etc.


Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial. In my next tutorial, we will be discussing about how to Backup and Restore files and database in WordPress.

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