Hey in this specific video you’re going to learn how to use the Akismet Spam plugin.
Now the reason why WordPress created Akismet is to combat blog comments and track back spam.
If you create a WordPress blog, you’re bound to get a ton of spam, because there’s a lot of people out there with softwares that are trying to get backlinks to their sites using their sites using your blog.
So you definitely want to protect your blog with Akismet.
So what you do is you go to the “Plugin” section, click on “Activate” and what you need to do is you need to enter an Akismet API key, right here.
And to get your key you’ll need to click on this link, and click on “Get Akismet API key”.
Now it used to be the case where you could go to wordpress.com and create an account there and get an API key.
However, that is no longer supported with wordpress.com accounts.
With personal blogs, Akismet is free and if you click on that, that’s a personal blog.