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can't activate akismet (9 posts)

  1. ardent11
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I activated akismet under plugins but when i go to click on the link to enter my API key the page just does not load, i then tried loading akismet/akismet.php manually and i get this error.

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: add_action() in /usr/export/www/hosting/ardent11/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/akismet/akismet.php on line 11

    any ideas?

    Thanks in advance :)

  2. Mark Jaquith
    WordPress Lead Dev
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is this a recent install of WordPress? That's very odd. I'd make sure wp-admin and wp-includes folders are uploaded properly.

  3. ardent11
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yes only a couple of days old :)

    will re-uploading those folders alter any settings and such?

    thanks for the reply :)

  4. butch1
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I cannot load akismet either and when it asks for my api key I found I do not have one. It was not sent with my password-and now I do not know where how get it.

  5. ardent11
    Posted 8 years ago #

    butch1, i got my API key from when i had a hosted account with wordpress.com, so go there and make a hosted account and you will get an API key, click on "Options" and i think it's somewhere there. Hope that helps :)

    Anyway back to my problem, askimet doesn't load, any suggestions?

  6. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    api key.

    get a free blog
    check the user menu to find the key

  7. ardent11
    Posted 8 years ago #

    no idea on my problem? it is my thread lol

  8. ardent11
    Posted 8 years ago #

    bump XD

  9. Chris_K
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'd start with deleting the akismet piece from the web server and re-uploading a fresh copy. Make absolutely sure you're uploading in ASCII mode, not Binary.

    Is your web server apache or IIS?

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