What is a plugin for WordPress website?
Plugin for WordPress website is a software which keeps WordPress website safe, secure, smart, fast and up to date. Most of the plugins for WordPress website are free. To be sure, the plugins are also very much user-friendly. Today we are going to discuss about some important plugins frequently used in WordPress website. Therefore, the present write-up intends to let you know about the names of the important plugins, their functions, how to install them, and how to activate them.
1. Akismet Anti-Spam
Akismet Anti-Spam is a wonderful anti-spam software which checks all comments and contact form submissions and prevent your site from publishing malicious materials. It stores all suspicious comments it identifies in the comment spam and you can review them on the “Comments” admin screen of your page.
Now, to install this wonderful software in your WordPress website, first go to Plugins. Click on Add New. Write down “Akismet Anti-Spam” inside the “Search plugins…” box. After a while WordPress will show you the plugin. Click on Install Now. The website will install the plugin within a few minutes. After the successful installation, just click on activate. When the plugin is activated, click on settings to set the API Key. You’ll see a request for WordPress account sign up. Sign up for a WordPress account and then login. WordPress will provide you an API Key. Copy the API Key. Paste it on API Key box shown in settings. Click on Save Changes. Now, everything is alright. Akismet Anti-Spam will protect you from all spams automatically.