Akismet Error #10001

Your site is using an expired Yahoo! Small Business API key.

Akismet Error #10001

Why am I receiving this error?

Your web host, Yahoo! Small Business, has decided to cancel its Akismet subscription. This means that its API key, which was used to automatically activate the plugin on your site, will soon stop working. To keep your site protected from comment spam, you are encouraged to register a new Akismet subscription.

But I never used to pay for Akismet.

Yahoo!’s API key automatically activated the plugin for you. Unfortunately, Yahoo! has chosen to cancel this subscription and will no longer provide the service to its customers.

Do I qualify for a free key?

Akismet is only free for personal use. If your site is designed around a business, or promotes commercial products or services, you will need a Pro subscription. Business and Enterprise plans are also available. All paid subscriptions also enjoy priority support.

I think I already have an API Key. How can I check?

You can enter your email address and submit the form here. You may also get in touch with us, and we will be happy to take a look.

Can I just de-activate the Akismet plugin?

Yes. To deactivate the Akismet plugin, go to the Plugins menu in your WordPress dashboard and click on the ‘Deactivate’ link found directly under ‘Akismet.’ Please note that your site will then be left completely unprotected from comment spam, which is not recommended.

Ready to get started? Check out our available plans, and kiss that spam goodbye!

Can we help with anything else?

Priority support

Want to get help even faster? Don’t forget that our Pro subscription includes priority email support.