How To Get Free Akismet API Key and Activate On WordPress Blog

Akismet is a popular and powerful WordPress plugin that aids to prevent web spam by blocking the comments and trackback pings automatically. It was developed by Automattic. Akismet is said to have captured over 25 billion spam comments and pings as of April 2011. Akismet plugin is pre-installed in all WordPress platform blogs by default. The administrator should enter the Akismet API key to activate and use the service. Here is the detailed guide to get free Akismet API Key.
Get Free Akismet API Key

How To Get Free Akismet API Key:

1) Go to Akismet signup page and choose ‘Personal plan’.
Get Free Akismet API Key
2) Click on ‘Sign up with’.
Sign up
3) A Sign up page will appear. If you already have account in then click on ‘I already have a account!’ or create a new account by entering your email, username and password of your choice and hit Sign up.
Create Account
4) Simply click on ‘Authorize’ in the next page.
5) Enter your contact information and in the ‘Yearly contributors’ area drag the pointer to the left until it shows $0 and click on ‘Continue’.
Akismet Yearly Contribution
6) The next page shows a message ‘Your Akismet subscription is active’.
Akismet Active Subscription
7) Check your mailbox for the activation mail. Open the email and click on ‘Activate Account’.
Akismet Account Activation
8) Now your Akismet account will get activated.
Akismet Account Activated

Where To Get Free Akismet API Key:

We can get free Akismet API key in two ways.
Method 1: Sign in to Akismet account and get the Akismet API key from the Account Overview field.
Akismet Account Overview
Method 2: Check out the Akismet account registered email. You will get a mail with subject ‘Your Akismet API key’.
Akismet API Key Mail

Activating Akismet API key in Blog:

1) Log in to the WordPress dashboard.
2) Navigate to plugins > Installed Plugins > Akismet > Settings
3) Enter your Akismet API Key and click on Update options.
Akismet Activation in Blog

If you still have any doubts or questions regarding how to get free Akismet API key, please use the comment section. We are ready to help you 🙂

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  1. Andi Leeman

    This is a very useful post, it used to be so easy to get a free key and now they make it a bit more harder so this is a great for people who do not know how to get one and Akismet is so important to stop your blog getting filled up with spam.
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  2. Allii Allee

    nice tutorial but i use a different plugin which you are using rite now on your blog

  3. Eric Luson

    Spam is really annoying but Akismet helped me solve my WordPress spamming problems, I have used other antispam plugins but no plugin can compete with Akismet. Thanks for a useful guide.
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  4. jawad zaib

    thanks Pavan Somu for this nice info, i am going to try this method to get free akismet api key…it will solve my WordPress spamming issues…

  5. fashstylo

    Great your article.I have need it. But some one error occur..Kindly guide me. Thanks.
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  6. Painters Melbourne

    This is the Nice tutorial shared. I think that Akismet is usually used to protect the spamy comments…Great to know about this

  7. Abhinav Jain

    What can i say about this plug in – Akismet it just saved me lots of time. I was receiving around 20 spam comments on my blog daily and i use to delete them manually and then i got to know about Akismet and installed it and bang since then no spam comment. I a really happy. Thanks to your tutorial 🙂
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  8. Koj T. Tajo

    Hey Pawan, I worked so hard my self installing and getting key for it. Wish I had seen your tutorial before but Its nice to learn that it filtered more than 25 billion spams comment. Nice tutorial though. Looking forward for more.
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  9. Salman khan

    Nice info going to get it for my new blog thanks for this useful information…
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  10. Brunner Nathan

    Hi Pavan,
    I just wanted to thank you for this tip, I didn’t know that it was possible to activate this key for free 😉
    I don’t have any spam, this is a great plugin…
    Best regards, Brunner Nathan
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  11. Meraj

    Thank Pavan Somu..really your article is very helpful ..i signed up and verify my blog after reading your post …
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  12. Tejwinder Singh

    Another Well Informative Article Describing All Crucial Points. Every time I Visit Your Blog, I’ve Always Find Something Really Handy With Some Unique Kind Of Writing. Moreover, Blog Is Loading So Fast. I Really Like To Follow More Articles Of Your Website. Keep On Blogging.
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