Setting Up Akismet Plugin In Self Hosted Website. Get free akismet api key to activate akismet plugin to block spam comments in your self hosted website/blog. To obtain the free aksimet api key, follow the steps below:
1. Create a wordpress.com account (if you do have an existing one, log in)
2. Visit https://apikey.wordpress.com/
It will display your username and API Key. Below is an example:
Your WordPress.com username is “username” and your API key is “randomAlphanumeric”.