I am a new user of WordPress. Unfortunately, my website has been victim of a lot of spam lately, so much that now when you look up my website it says "This site may be compromised." I wanted to download Akismet to help me deal with the ton of spam I am receiving as comments, but when I try to install the plug-in I get this message:
Downloading install package from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/akismet.2.5.7.zip…
Unpacking the package…
Installing the plugin…
Destination folder already exists. /home3/nysylcor/public_html/nydreamact/wp-content/plugins/akismet/
Plugin install failed.
I have read in various threads that I have to uninstall any folders with the /akismet directory using FTP. However, I don't have access to FTP. My website has been all done through the wordpress interface.
Can anyone please guide on how I can make this plugin work? Your help will be greatly appreciated.