How to avoid spam and bots
There are several ways to avoid spam listings on your classifieds website and manage it easier. Here we tell you how to get and configure your Akismet and reCAPTCHA keys.

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There are several ways to avoid spam listings on your classifieds website and manage it easier. Here we tell you how to get and configure your Akismet and reCAPTCHA keys. Both, reCAPTCHA and Akismet, are available from your Oc-admin → Settings → Spam and bots. However, please note, that you must register first on their websites in order to use these services.

Akismet is a hosted web service that saves you time by automatically detecting comment and trackback spam. It’s hosted on Osclass servers, but we give you access to it through plugins and our API. To get it works you must introduce an Akismet API key that you can create on their website - http://akismet.com/wordpress/ - . To find out more about how to get Akismet API key, follow this link: http://en.support.wordpress.com/api-keys/

reCAPTCHA helps prevent automated abuse of your site by using a CAPTCHA to ensure that only humans perform certain actions. To get it work, you first have to get a key from their website - https://www.google.com/recaptcha/admin#whyrecaptcha - and introduce a private and public key. Once it’s ready, you should see the reCAPTCHA form confirming entered keys are correct. If you want to customize the theme and language of your reCAPTCHA, click here - http://doc.osclass.org/Customizing_the_theme_and_language_of_reCAPTCHA - for detailed instructions. To activate reCAPTCHA while publishing a listing, just go to your Oc-admin → Listings → Settings and tick the proper option.

With Osclass, is very easy to get rid of spam in your classifieds site!