How to get Akismet / WordPress API key?

As blogger, often time we face a lot spam comments. Akismet provides a very strong service on spam control and filter. In order to activate Akismet plugin, we need a WordPress.com API key.

Akismet is almost ready. You must enter your WordPress.com API key for it to work.

How to we can get a WordPress API key in order to activate Akismet?

1) Please wordpress.com to create a wordpress account
http://wordpress.com/signup/

2) Get WordPress API key from your WordPress account profile
http://wordpress.com/profile/

3) Done

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Jay
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Jay

Your Are Really Rock! Thanks for it.

Regards,
jay

Vivek Khanduri
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Vivek Khanduri

you can also get an API key by signup for Akismet account

voicu dragomir
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voicu dragomir

Yes,is working :) Thanks

Sara Marriumm
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Sara Marriumm

this is another key which is working perfectly 66e93de988fd.
Would you like to link or ads exchange with my website.

Ramesh
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Ramesh

Thanks, your Akismet key works just fine ;)

akhil
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akhil

Oh God!!! i got it for free…Thanks man…You are simply awesome!!!

a.r.bhuyan
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a.r.bhuyan

Thanks for sharing , i have just got the main idea how can i get my own api .Thanks anyway …

how to gte Akismet API key free
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how to gte Akismet API key free

I don’t think that you need to create a site for getting free key…you can directly signup and get it…for personal blog use..

klikharry
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klikharry
prajith
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prajith

thanks…it very helpful…tip for spam comments…

api key getting….just signup wordpress blog…check u r maill (New WordPress.com Site send the key to u r inbox)

Erik Wordpress
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Erik Wordpress

Thanks! on this site http://www.wordpressfunctions.com are some goof wordpress functions for in the functions.php of your wordpress theme! functions in wordpress has never been easier.

Aydin
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Aydin

hallo anti spam losung hier für wortpress
comment keycode anti spam
ganz einfach in wp-content/plugins kopieren mit admin aktivieren
link zu http://www.seslikonus.com/index.php/comment-keycode-anti-spam.html

uniquestudy
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uniquestudy

hello sir,
i also got some problem with my website, now i am using wp themes for my website. Everything was fine with Firefox, but when I tried to load up on internet explorer, it just shows only text and slide menu also don’t works….
please help me from this problem, as I dont have any technical knowlege on how to fix this.
here is my website :-
http://www.uniquestudy.com

please help !!!

uniquestudy
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uniquestudy

i got this message from wordpress:-
“You must enter your WordPress.com API key for it to work.”
how can i get my API key ???
i have an account on http://www.wordpress.org but i don’t know how can i get my API key ???
please help !!!!

Khaja moin
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Khaja moin

You need to signup for Akismet account then API key will be mailed to your in box