Getting comment spam? Here’s a solution

I think a few of you might be having some problems with comment spam.

I’ve turned on access to the plugins menu in your dashboard so that you can set up Akismet to catch comment spam.

Akismet is a pretty great spam management tool. It will automatically catch the vast majority of spam comments that you receive.

How to activate Akismet

In your dashboard, go to Plugins.

Click on the big blue button that says Activate your Akismet account.

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If you already have an Akismet API and you know what it is, you can enter it now and you’re done!

If you don’t have one or don’t know what yours is, click Get your API key.
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You’ll be directed to the Akismet site. Choose Get Personal.
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You’ll be prompted to log in or create an account. You can log in with a wordpress.com account if you have one.

Once you’ve logged in, you’ll be asked to choose how much you want to pay for Akismet.

The price will default to $48.60 a year. But don’t worry! You can get it for free!
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Drag the price slider to left until the price is $0.

Once the price is down to $0, click Continue

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You’ll be prompted to activate Akismet. Click on Activate this site.

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And voila! You’re done!

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Please let us know if you have any difficulties with this.

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