Akismet is a plugin to protect against comment- Trackback- or Pingback-spam. It is automatically included with every WordPress installation. To activate Akismet, you need a so-called API key. To get this one you have to go to the Akismet website. Personal blogs can use Akismet for free or give a donation.
The workspace of WordPress is called admin area. The URL to this area is “http://yourwebsite.com/wp-admin/”. Once you have entered your username and password and click on Login, you are entering the admin area, starting at the dashboard. From here you can manage your entire WordPress website.