- A WordPress.com account (sign up)
- The latest version of WordPress
- PHP’s fsockopen and gethostbynamel functions must not be disabled (they are enabled by default in PHP)
- TCP connectivity to akismet.com
- PHP version 7 or greater
- MySQL version 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.0 or greater
- Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
- Search for ‘Akismet’
- Activate Akismet from your Plugins page
- Enter the Akismet.com API key
- Select “Always put spam in the Spam folder for review.” on Strictness option
- For Google Analytics Code, DO NOT EDIT header.php.
- Google Analytics code should be installed through Yoast plugin.
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