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API key and website name (6 posts)

  1. lrminton
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am trying to activate Akismet.

    It says the following:

    When you sign up for a WordPress.com account we will email you an API key. If you already have a WordPress.com account, your API key is listed on your profile page, which you can get to by clicking the “My Account” link in the top right when you’re logged in.

    I received the email below, but I don't see an API
    key.

    I didn't get any other email. Also, the API key is
    not in my profile. At least not as far as I can tell.

    When I try to access support it ask me for my blog URL.
    I put in the only thing that I have
    http://promotingaffiliateprograms.com

    and the support form comes back and says, sorry we only
    support WordPress blogs.

    This is a WordPress blog and I am trying to build it.
    So I don't know what the support form is asking for.

    Thanks for any assistance.

    Lonnie Minton

  2. rudolf45
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The API key is NOT sent by email. The email tells you only your login info to your wordpress.COM account.
    You have to login to your wordpress.COM account and go to your Profile there. Not in your own blog from above!
    If I signed up as rudolf.wordpress.com - that's the address they were asking for.

  3. lrminton
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks rudolf45

    I started building my site from my cpanel on my
    web hosting site.

    As far as I know I have never been assigned anything
    like

    lrminton.wordpress.com or anythingelse.worpress.com

    So, do you know how I can contact support, since I do
    not know what URL to enter in the form and that is a
    required field?

    Thanks,

    Lonnie

  4. rudolf45
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Forget your site!
    Read carefully once again what I wrote.

    You don't need the wordpress.com support.
    You need to sign up at wordpress.com for an account. It says you are signing up for a free blog but later it gives you the option to select "only API key, no blog".

    Do it.
    The email will NOT, repeat, will not contain your API key. It will have your password to login to whatever.wordpress.com... where "whatever" is the username you choose during the signup.
    What is so complicated in this?

    Then login. NOT TO YOUR cPanel, not to your hosted blog - but to your newly created wordpress.com.
    Get the API key and copy it.
    Go back to your blog at http://promotingaffiliateprograms.com , login and paste the API key where it asks for it.

    Don't post until you followed all the instructions above :)

  5. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This is not difficult, really.

    Go to http://wordpress.com.

    Sign up for a new account there.

    Once you get the login, login to that account. It'll be a blog of your own on WordPress.com. You don't have to use it, you just need the key it'll give you.

    Go to your profile page on wordpress.com.

    The API key is there.

    Full instructions here:
    http://wordpress.com/api-keys/

  6. lrminton
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Your right guys, this was not difficult.

    That is, after you understand that having a WordPress bolg
    and having a WordPress account are two different things.

    Every time I work on my blog it says

    Welcome to WordPress

    Use these links to get started:

    * Write a post
    * Update your profile or change your password
    * Add a bookmark to your blogroll
    * Change your site’s look or theme

    Note the update your profile line.

    I just assume (I know) I was in WordPress.

    Thanks for setting me on the correct path.

    By the way my welcome email says

    Your WordPress.com API key allows you to use services like Akismet @ http://akismet.com/
    API Key: **********

    Thanks again for the assistance. I can now set up
    akismet,

    Lonnie

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