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WordPress: How to Reduce Comment Spam

How to Modify Your Comment Settings

  1. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Go to Discussion.
  4. Modify the comment settings as you desire. Several relevant settings are explained here:
  5. Click Save Changes.

How to Use Akismet to Reduce Comment Spam

Akismet is an advanced spam filtering system on your WordPress website and is available for you to activate. You will need to obtain and activate your Akismet API key in order for the plugin to work.

To Obtain and Activate Your Akismet API Key:

  • Need a WordPress.com Account
    1. Go to WordPress.comUser-added image.
    2. Fill in your desired WordPress.com account credentials.
    3. Click Sign Up.
    4. Click Activate Account in the confirmation email.
  • Already Have a WordPress.com Account
    1. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard.
    2. Go to Jetpack.
    3. Go to Akismet.
    4. Click Get Your API Key.
    5. Click Get an Akismet API Key.
    6. Click I Already Have a WordPress.com Account.
    7. Log in using your WordPress.com credentials.
    8. Click Authorize.
    9. Click Sign Up under the plan of your choice.
    10. Fill out your Payment Information (if applicable).
    11. Type in a First Name and Last Name.
    12. Click Save Your Akismet API Key.
    13. Click Save Changes.

Want to learn more about WordPress

WordPress: Tutorial Videos To help you easily grasp the basics of creating a WordPress website, iPage has created several free tutorial videos. These videos were designed to be followed in order, but you are welcome to view whichever one best suits your needs.

You can always check out WordPress.org and browse their codex or online help forums.

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