April 6, 2006
- updated September 7, 2006
According to the Akismet.com
, “Automattic Kismet (Akismet for short) is a collaborative effort to make comment and trackback spam a non-issue and restore innocence to blogging, so you never have to worry about spam again.”
In other words, Akismet is a cool collaborative comment spam filter. Akismet was developed for WordPress, but the service is available to anyone interested — including MovableType users.
In order to use the Akismet service, you must sign up for a free account on WordPress.com
and retrieve your WordPress.com API Key
Download the Akismet plugin and install the contents of the plugin folder into your MovableType plugin folder.
- Sign up for a free account on WordPress.com
- Retrieve your WordPress.com API Key
- Log into MovableType, go to the Plugins settings and click on “Show Settings…” for the “Akismet Spam Filter”
- Enter the WordPress.com API key
- Change any configurations as needed and save