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API Key error - Blog Stats (3 posts)

  1. grantlairdjr
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    How do I start all over??

    See this error..

    Error from last API Key attempt:
    The owner of that API Key (grantlairdjr) is not on the access list for this blog. When this blog was registered, daveynin's API key was used. To add you to the access list, daveynin must visit this blog's stats dashboard page and use the form at the bottom of that page.

  2. 24fc
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Here's my suggestion: use google analytics instead. Don't feel like a dummy. This plugin and its current installation design are not ready for prime-time. I can't make mine work either and I am a software engineer. LOL!

    I think at some point when I upgraded I received akismet and opened a wordpress.com account. I don't remember doing that to get the API key, but I don't know the name of the account. It is a mystery to me. There was an API key already plugged into the field for it. I used it in the stats plugin config, and I received the same error message.

    I tried making a new account. I used it for akismet, but I got the same error in stats.

    I gave up and kept google analytics. At least this way I don't lose my archived stats and it is under the same account as my gmail, so I won't get confused or locked out.

    This is a great idea - but the API key from an account on a remote site (wordpress.com) for self-hosted people is a PITA, and the instructions need a little work to get things unstuck if you are locked out of your stats for some bizarre reason.

    Like all things wordpress - eventually this will get squared away with better design or better instructions to work with the current design, and it will be a good plugin.

    I suggest you hold off for now.

  3. robocadaver
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    that's a good point.

    but actually it would be much easier to check the stats using blogstat.

    i usually read the stats from blogstat and if i'm looking for a detailed information i'll log in to my google analytics.

    WordPress.com Stats
    Error from last API Key attempt:

    Missing API Key

    The WordPress.com Stats Plugin is not working because it needs to be linked to a WordPress.com account.

    Enter your WordPress.com API key to link this blog to your WordPress.com account. Be sure to use your own API key! Using any other key will lock you out of your stats. (Get your key here.)

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