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  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Can't retrieve the API Key. When I login to the wp api it shows no key ???

  2. You need to sign up for a free account at WordPress.com.

    You don't have to get a blog there, just a free account. Log in to the account, and your API key will be available there.

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    When I log on to see my API key under my profile, I get a user not found error. What am I doing wrong.

    Rockie

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    heyrockie, You sign up at wordpress.com,, NOT their forums, not these forums.

    Here:

    http://wordpress.com/signup/

  5. danceofvictory
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ok, here's a little twist. I have two WordPress blogs. When I attempt to get the API Key for my latest blog, I get the key for the older blog. How do I solve this?

    Sandy
    http://crashingthrubarriers.com
    http://danceofvictory.com

  6. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    use the same key - it will be alright

  7. grahampostins
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am new to wordpress just setting it up I tryed to activat Akismet plug in I clicked on activat plugin OK this took me to the buttonEnter you WordPress API key I clicked on that but the next screen said nothing aboutentering it so I am stuck. Now cannot acess the screen again only the screen to download Akismet How can i get the API key in.

    Graham

  8. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

  9. JohnMartinsonJr
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have created a WordPress blog that is on my own host. If I create a WordPress account (which would create another blog) do I use that API Key or is there another process of getting a key that is specific to my personally hosted blog?

  10. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    read the links above. Its all outlined within those.

  11. JohnMartinsonJr
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Actually, no it doesn't cover the information I requested. Granted, it says that you need to create a WordPress account but it does not say how a new blog account created at WordPress.com will have an API Key that will relate to a blog that is personally hosted.

  12. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    but it does not say how a new blog account created at WordPress.com

    why do you need to know the "how"?

    it works. the how isnt important.

    youre reading the wrong threads. you havent even gotten the account on wordpress.com and your reading posts from ppl that are having trouble. why?

    You get the key after you sign up. You activate askimet on your self hosted blog, and you put THAT key in the box where its asked for.

    Done.

    the how is for them.

  13. sondon
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My API isn't accepted on my hosted WordPress account. It's worked before but not now. What happened?

  14. skarasic
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi, I have a new blog at http://whatworksforbusiness.com. I'm trying to use the WordPress stats plugin and I need an API key. When I try to login at WordPress.com as instructed, it doesn't work because my username is "admin", and I can't change my username.

    Is there another way to get my API key?

    Thanks,
    Shara

  15. boldizar
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This is confusing -- I have a WordPress blog on my own site (http://www.boldizar.com), which has a username and password, and I have a support WordPress username and password.

    Am I understanding correctly that in order to get an API key (for Akismet), I need to sign up once again?

  16. gwendykrijger
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Okay - I do like the thread, but to be sure, I have a self hosted WP blog and now just signed up for WP account and a WP forum account. The WP account has given me an API code and I can use that to activate certain plugins on my self hosted WP powered blog ... does that make sense... I dont care how it works, just let me know if it will work?
    Thanks!
    G.

  17. Munch
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I can't get an API key...I tried all the suggestions given...nothing works!

  18. stellasweet
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Has anyone come up with solution to getting an api key? I have a wp blog on another server and the idea of getting a seperate account on wp just for an api key is going to get confusing. is there not a way to get registered and keyed with my current blog?

  19. kingbriton
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I wish somebody would CLEARLY clear this up.
    I also have my own site.
    I followed what was said and created a user account without a blog and it gave me an API key.
    But it doesn't work on my separately hosted site.
    It's driving me nuts.

  20. chawknz
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am having the same issue as the past posters. I am trying to connect my YouTube account with my own WordPress site I have hosted with Dreamhost, but I cannot find an API key for it anywhere.

    I have a wordpress.com account and I can see the API key there, but there is no connection between that key and my privately hosted WP blog.

    Any help available?

  21. creativefield
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am also having the same problem. I have a self-hosted blog on wordpress.org, signed up for an account with wordpress.com and received an API key. However, how do you connect the two? If I want to use the API key on YouTube, how will it know that the totally new, separate wordpress.com account will relate to my self-hosted blog? Many of the solutions offered relate to having the akismet plugin - evidently, you could connect the 2 accounts by entering you api number with the plugin, however, it seems the question that isn't answered, is how you connect the two accounts in general.

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