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[resolved] API key (21 posts)

  1. CricketPond
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm trying to activate the akimet spam filter. It's calling for the WordPress.com API key . I've gone to my profile page to find it as directed, and there is no 12 number API key there.
    thanks

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Go to WordPress.com and register for one.

  3. CricketPond
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks, I read through the thread provided above and tried that approach--setting up a blog directly through WordPress and getting the key that way. I did get a key, but it's not working on the wordpress blog I have through bluehost.

    I've emailed WordPress for help. I'll let you know how it gets resolved.

    thanks!

  4. CricketPond
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I cut and paste the key into the field, and it worked. I was thinking I then needed to hit the update button, but you don't. If the key shows in the field, that's all you need.

  5. angelaharms
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    OH! Thanks so much for that last comment. I was having the same problem and it kept saying the key was invalid. I shall go try again.

    Angela

  6. fishbottle
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've read
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/88757?replies=9
    and
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2005/10/19/api-key/
    and
    the RTFM comments
    and I've registered
    and
    checked my registration emails
    and
    looked in 'my profile'

    I still can't find any API key number anywhere.
    Any other ideas?

    Thanks in advance

  7. BrokenDoll
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem as Fishbottle. It's not showing up anywhere for me.

  8. Your API key will be available in your wordpress.com profile. You need to register there to get a key, even if you don't want to set up a blog at wordpress.com.

    Once you've done that, you can copy the key to your own site.

    If you have registered at wordpress.com and can't find your API key, you'll need to ask there.

  9. denidzo
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am having a problem obtaining my API key as well. I have tried four times today to register for an account for my self-hosted WordPress Blog, waited forever for the registration emails, and none ever came. SO I did what the site told me to - clicked the notify them link to email and get the info sent out, but you can't do that unless you have a wordpress.com hosted blog. The emails never came - they are not in my spam, nor in my junk folders, nothing. Help?

  10. Astazio
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This is crazy. I am having the same troulbe and no one seemas to know what to do. The place that hosts my blog doesn't have an API key for me. WordPress says they don't host my blog so they can't help me. I want to get the BlogStats plugin to work but I need my API key.

  11. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Astazio,
    don't double post - just read carefully the answers you were given!

  12. truthandhappiness
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have a wordpress hosted blog utbtkids.wordpress.com and two other blogs, http://www.desibioscope.net and http://www.utbtkids.com.

    I use the API key from my WP hosted blog for utbtkids.com for Akismet spam protection and for stats, it works beautifully.

    When I tried using the key for http://www.desibioscope.net, for stats, it does not accept the key.

    Any suggestions?

  13. warnerpaul
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am also in the find the API key loop ... amazing how frustrating a simple thing can be, eh?

  14. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It'll make more sense after you read the responses above and realize that wordpress.COM is not the same as your WordPress blog.

  15. kristinaheinen
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have read all of the above messages and I am still having this problem. I am trying to set up a Youtube account to post videos to a WordPress blog hosted independently. I signed up for an API key with WordPress, but I don't know how to use this key with my existing blog?

    LesBessant said

    Once you've done that, you can copy the key to your own site.

    Can you elaborate on this? Where in WordPress do I add the new API key? I cannot find it anywhere.

    Thanks in advance for your help

  16. paulgweb
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    kristinaheinen, you would add the new API key in the plugin section of your Admin area. I'm trying to activate Akismet, and i see a "tab" for Akismet Configuration.

  17. paulgweb
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi HandySolo, I think the site's instructions are not quite comprehensive enough. And your comment didn't clarify anything for me personally - here's why:

    I installed the software on my own hosting account, and in the process I made a WordPress support login.

    I know that WordPress.COM is "not my blog". I also know that I don't have a WordPress.com "account" because (as I see it, maybe wrongly) I don't *want* a blog on WordPress; it seems odd that i would need to create an account i don't plan to use in order to get an API Key for use on my site.

    But the instructions at: http://wordpress.com/api-keys/
    do say I can "leverage the power of WP.com while still hosting your blog elsewhere" -- so perhaps I must have an account after all. But wait... why would that be? I'm not hosting on WordPress.COM... and will I need a new account for every blog i install elsewhere?? Hmm, unclear.

    So logically I then think maybe I can get an API Key for MY blog via my Support identity, which is more universal. But no; there's no mention of the API Key in my profile.

    Which leads me to this forum to see what other users did *before* I create an unwanted .COM account.

    See the issue? Where is it explained that a Support account is insufficient to get an API Key, or what to do about one API Key handling several installations?

    This said, i'm creating an account now ;-)

    ...
    Okay, I'm back - i see now that wordpress.com offers an option to just create a *username* (not a blog) for seemingly just this purpose of getting the API Key. Nice.... everything was thought of.

    Now the instructions could be updated a tiny bit!

    Hope this post helps someone.

  18. wakar
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks for this post paulgweb. I've been messing with this off and on all day trying to get this for YouTube as well. I finally got to your post.

    As for using it for more than one blog, I just plugged the same API key into two of my blogs and it accepted it. Don't know if it will screw things up later but there was no "this key is already in use" type of message.

    BTW, when I went to WP.com it already had my name and pw in the slots. But it would not accept them. I tried every user name and pw for every blog in every combination and it never recognized any of them. I finally gave up and just registered as a new user. What a mess.

    Anyway, thanks again.

  19. jsop
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Error from last API Key attempt:
    Your blog was unable to connect to WordPress.com. Please ask your host for help. (transport error - could not open socket: 0 Success)

    Any suggestions?

  20. Trent Adams
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That error just means that it couldn't contact the stats server. Does it continue to happen for you?

    Trent

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