Getting started

If you are currently developing a web application and would like to integrate Akismet’s world‑class spam protection, you’ve come to the right place.

1. Get a key

You will first need to sign up for an Akismet key. This will give you access to our API, and will allow us to monitor its results to make sure things are running as smoothly as possible.

Get an Akismet API key

2. Select integration type

You can either start from scratch, or get up and running quickly with an existing class or library created by other developers.

We also have an OpenAPI specification that you can use to generate your own library.

Use a library

Choose from PHP, Ruby, Python, and more. These libraries do all of the hard work for you.

Custom integration

Hand‑roll your own integration based on your application specific needs.