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U Guys Paying for Akismet? Other better free solution?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by norway000x, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. norway000x

    norway000x Junior Member

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    Hey,

    Are u guys paying for Akismet?
    Or is there a better free solution out there to filter spam?

    Thanks.
     
  2. SahL

    SahL Elite Member

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    Nah not paying at all. you can use it for free. Its 'the' best.
     
  3. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    Yep it's free for WordPress and they are in bed with Spamhaus which is also free for indivduals.
     
  4. WordKey

    WordKey Junior Member

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    You don't need to pay for it. Just use wordpress api key.

    You can get a wordpress api key at:

    apikey^wordpress (you know the extension, right? Sorry can't post links)

    You just need to login to your wordpress account
     
  5. TeenAngel

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    It's free. When they ask you to pay, push the slider until the face turns to a frown. ;)
     
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    akismet is a free plugin, if you're looking for a alternative, then you can try antispam bee
     
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    VIC SEO Elite Member

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    I would never pay for akismet. One day while searching extensively I happened to come across an Akismet plugin along with the key. I have installed it on my blogs. That was over a year ago. There is no need to update it as it is working fine so why should I pay for something if I can get it for free.
     
  8. norway000x

    norway000x Junior Member

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    Wordpress.COM (hosted blog) : Akismet = Free.
    But u have to have a WordPress.com account. The API key is listed ?My Account?.

    Wordpress.ORG (on your own domain) : Akismet = Not free.
    It costs $5 bucks per month: http://akismet.com/get/
    I've been paying for this for years!

    And you guys are telling me that u get it to work without an API? Are u sure it's working?
    Or are u all using Wordpress.com-hosted blogs???
    Or are u using an API you got from Wordpress.com-hosted blog on your own wordpress domain blog?

    Thanks.
     
  9. VanillaH

    VanillaH Regular Member

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    We're serious; you can use Akismet for free on your own domain.

    EDIT: If I remember well, you need to go in the Plugins section, select the Akismet plugin and click on something like Get API Key.
     
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  10. norway000x

    norway000x Junior Member

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    But in my Dashboard it says:
    "Akismet is almost ready. You must enter your Akismet API key for it to work."

    EDIT: SHIT! I see it now! On the Akismet page:
    - $5 Pro
    - $0-120 Personal!! <--- $0

    I've been paying $5 for years! Got damn!!

    Lol...
     
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  11. VanillaH

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    I don't have a Wordpress blog with me, sorry.
     
  12. SeRf*X

    SeRf*X Registered Member

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    Once i bought a blog from flippa and has akismet installed in it with a key, i use that key on every blog and it's all working fine.....the best is all are free for me now. :D