posted this on February 24, 2012 12:25 pm
Spam comments can be extremely annoying and frustrating. Luckily, there is an awesome plugin that comes with most WordPress installations called "Akismet". It will be in WordPress > Plugins. Once you find it do the following (If you don't have it, just click "Add New" then search for it and install it):
Click the prompt at the top of your blog that reads "Akismet is almost ready. You must enter your Akisment API key for it to work."
Click "What is this?" next to where it asks you to put in an API key.
You should now be on the Akisment.com website. Follow the instructions to get an API key.
Return to your blog and go to Plugins > Akismet Configuration and input your new API key.