How to STOP Spam Submission on Your Blog (WordPress Guide)

How to STOP Spam Submission on Your Blog

“Spam” is a common word for them who are surfing the internet and I am pretty sure that everybody hates spam as like as me. Moreover, when it comes to a WordPress website, it is getting harder and harder to guess what is the real one and what is the fake.

Today, there are a lot of ways out there that shady marketers are using to do this dirty work, like using Spam-Bots, paying people to carry out a sneakier spam approach.

Say “NO” to Spam Submission Forever

That means it is worth to manage a way to stop or catch this kind of comments and pingbacks before it is too late to keep safe and secure WordPress website or blog.

However, what is the way, and how can anyone do it quickly? Yes, here we are going to share the most convenient way to STOP spam submission on the WordPress blog using a plugin called “Akismet” – one of the best Spam Blocking Plugins for WordPress website.

Installing Akismet on WordPress

At first, we need to get installed ‘Akismet’ plugin into your WordPress site.

However, if anyone did a WordPress installation by him or herself using a Quick Install method via the website hosting cPanel, probably have Akismet installed already in the plugins area of the dashboard just waiting to be activated.

How to STOP Spam Submission on Your Blog Using AkismetIf it is not, do a simple search for it on the right on the dashboard by clicking ‘Add New’ under the plugins area of your WP dashboard, putting the name of it into the search bar.

We will find it, now click the ‘Install button’ and once it installed, click the button ‘Activate.’ Here, we need to add an API key in order to make it works to stop the unwanted Spam submission.

Getting the Akismet API key

How to STOP Spam Submission on Your Blog - Connect with JetPackIf we are already a Jetpack Plugin user, we probably have a ‘WordPress’ account, and then it will be easier to complete the whole process.

Just click on ‘Setup Your Akismet Account,’ you will get a window like above, from where you can activate Akismet by merely clicking ‘Connect with Jetpack.’

How to STOP Spam Submission on Your Blog - Connect AkismetHowever, if it is not, we will need to create a WordPress.com account to access the Akismet dashboard to get the API key. So, go back to the installed plugin page click on the big blue button that’s written in ‘Get Your API Key,’ and you will find something like the picture above.

How to STOP Spam Submission on Your Blog - Get an Akismet API KeyNow, click on the ‘Get an Akismet Key’ button to go forward.

Sign Up or Login to WordPress Account

How to STOP Spam Submission on Your Blog - Create Akismet AccountIt leads us to the page – Sign up for Akismet with a WordPress.com Account’. If we do not already have a WordPress.com account, then we need to create an account to move on with getting Akismet account and plugin setup and activated it correctly (it is not possible to use Akismet without a WordPress.com account). Then, simply fill-up the required fields and then click on the ‘Sign Up’ button.

However, if we already have a WordPress.com account, then click on the link – ‘I already have a WordPress.com account!’ to sign in to the account.

How to STOP Spam Submission on Your Blog - Choose Akismet SubscriptionThen we will be landed on the page like the image above where need to choose a subscription package basis for Akismet. However, it is a premium plugin, but we do not need to go for any premium subscription right now, Free is good enough to start.

Assuming, we are setting up Akismet on a personal blog, not for a Business or more extensive network, then we can select ‘Get Personal’ package.

How to STOP Spam Submission on Your Blog - Zero PriceNow we will come to a page for the subscription. Here on the page will see the price 36$ for a year.

How to STOP Spam Submission on Your Blog - Zero PriceHowever, if we can not afford the price right now or want to pay later after watching it working for some days, then slide the price point on the bar reducing to Zero.

Then, enter the first and last name, then click on the ‘Continue with Personal Subscription’ button. Our registration is complete now, and a new popup will appear in the new window where we will see our helpful and new API Key. Copy the Key and head back to our WP Dashboard.

Now, go back to the Akismet settings area and then paste and save the API Key in the required area. Click on the ‘Save’ button, and you have finally fully activated your Akismet plugin. Now, we can say bye-bye to ‘Spam.’

Wrap Up

So, that is it, using Akismet Spam Blocking Plugin is the easiest way I think to STOP spam submission on your blog. If we are having the problem with Spamming on the site, give it a try right now, we will be able to forget about spamming on our site.

All right, if you have used Akismet before, let us know the experience. Alternatively, do you have any other Spam Blocking Plugin that you are using and cannot live without it? Tell us about that, and we are all here together.

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