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    How to Get Free Akismet API Key for WordPress Blog

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    Akismet is one of those WordPress anti-spam plugins, which is not only essential but also highly recommended. Spam comments are nothing new, and as soon as your WordPress blog goes live, you will start seeing lots of spam comments which looks genuine. Akismet is one of the free solution to combat WordPress spam.

    Missing Akismet Key How to Get Free Akismet API Key for WordPress BlogIt’s an official free plugin by WordPress parent company Automattic. Though, in past few months, they have made major changes in a way to get free Akismet API key, and it’s not as easy as it looks. I’m not sure, if this confusion is just to add extra bucks or Automattic is planning to make Akismet a commercial plugin in future. Also, adding to my wondering thoughts: Jetpack plugin is still missing Akismet integration.

    In this quick post, I will share how you can get your Akismet API key for new installation. Earlier, one can get free Akismet API key by signing up for a free account on WordPress.com, but now they have setup a dedicated site for Akismet and there is no button for free sign up. Even pricing page, doesn’t show any free plan.

    Easy way to get free Akismet API Key

    Aksimet is one of those WordPress plugins, which comes with stock installation of WordPress. You need to add API key to activate and start using Akismet plugin. Now, when you click on Get API key, you will be directed to Akismet website, where you will be lost in finding free option. Here is the way out: Click on get Akismet API key, and select personal option. <Direct link>

    Free Akismet Key How to Get Free Akismet API Key for WordPress Blog

    Fill out the Akismet sign up form, and you need to make only one change. In yearly contribution, move the slider to $0, and your payment option will be done. Finish the sign-up and click on continue. You will receive the Akismet API key via Email. If you ever lost your Akismet API key, you can use this link to recover lost API key.

    Akismet API Key How to Get Free Akismet API Key for WordPress Blog

    Check your Email for the key, and add the API key into your Akismet configuration page. Once you have added the API key in configuration page, Akismet will start protecting your blog from spam comments.

    I hope this tip will help newbie bloggers to quickly get free Akismet API key. If you still have any query, feel free to ask me via comments.

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    Aolor

    I’ve got it run on my blog, it filters 97% of spams. Nice job, Harsh!

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    karun

    Thanks harsh …it really works for me …last night I was going to buy this plugin but for some reason I can’t buy this plugin and today morning you save my money …

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    Prateek

    Yeah harsh in these Automattic have made the way to get the API key a bit cumbersome but it’s the best plugin against spam.. Nice tutorial anyway..

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    aman

    Is there any pro version?????

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Aman Yah they do offer pro version…Though I’m not sure what’s good about Pro version apart from the support part.

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    Ravi

    Thank You very Muchhh harsh. I was trying to get get Akismet several days before as My blog is receiving too many Spam comments, but i closed the tab as soon as i saw the price listings, didn’t tried to digg further

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    Anish K.S

    I am not sure, i think we can get it through a blog created at .wordpress.com ?.

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    yash

    I have been using Aksimet, but sometimes it even spams a good comment!!

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    Tanmoy Das

    Wow. This is just a great man. Seriously, I was f##ked up by the spam. Thanks for this tricks.

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