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  • Hi all,

    My WP plugin section automatically has “Aksimet” installed? My question is: do I need Aksimet? And also- what exactly is “Aksimet”?

    My website doesn’t have comments enabled, or a ‘contact us’ form. It does however have a newsletter sign-up.

    My instinct is saying that I don’t need it (because no one can comment on my site)- but I just wanted to check that there isn’t any other benefits of having it installed?

    Many thanks in advance for your help.


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  • Akismet is an anti-spam service created by Automattic – the company that shepherds and develops WordPress. Since WordPress is developed for free, Automattic makes money through a number of services that enhance WordPress.

    Akismet is extremely useful for blogs that allow comments, and free for non-commercial blogs. Sometimes I have dummy sites for testing purposes, and it’s shocking how quickly the spam piles up. You can of course moderate it, but on active blogs that can be very time-consuming to do.

    Since you don’t have commenting, there’s no benefit to enabling it. In fact, the general recommendation is to delete plugins that you don’t use for security purposes, so I’d advice you to delete it.

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