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How to get a WordPress / Akismet API key

About a day after I started this blog, I started receiving spam comments. These comments are usually made by automatic blow crawling software that post a trackback URL in the comments area. I decided to give Akismet a try since it was already included with WordPress 2.3 and I had read many reviews regarding it on other sites.

akismet no api key

Now my blog is not hosted on but Akismet needs an API key to work. Actually as it turns out, Akismet just needs any API key to function.

Head over to and sign up for an account. Choose the option “Just a Username please”

Check your email and you should find your API key given at the bottom.

Enter the key in your Plugins >> Akismet Configuration page.

Thats it Akismet has been configured and should start taking care of your spam now !

How to get a WordPress / Akismet API key
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