How do I stop spam comments on my blog?

This is fairly common once a site starts gaining traction, and the easiest method to minimise spam is by activating a plugin.

Activate the plugin “Akismet” which should already be installed in your plugins area of the WP admin. You will need an API key from Akismet which can be obtained here – If you choose personal it is free, but business users are charged a fee, select what you think is appropriate for your site.

There are also other free spam plugins available such as:

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