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Missing API Key (7 posts)

  1. Nola
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've been pounding my head on the desk for about half an hour, but for some reason that hasn't helped me find my API Key. I logged into my dashboard, clicked 'my account', and checked the entire page, just like the plug-in installation instructions had told me to. There's no API Key there. So then I logged into my account here in the support site, thinking maybe I had it wrong and THIS was where my API Key would be, but if it's here it's hiding from me. Am I missing a key piece of information? The instructions also said that I'd get a twelve digit API key in an email when I signed up for an account, but the only email I received had my temporary password in it--- only 6 characters. No key.

    I'm starting to get pelted by spam in my comments section and would really like to activate this plug-in. Anyone have any suggestions?

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Maybe you missed the most important bit: you have to sign up not here at the wordpress.org, but at wordpress.com for a free blog and there you'll get the API key.

  3. coxtree
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OK, great, I've been having the same problem, I signed up for a WP blog, and now I have a WP acct for my WP site, and a different WP acct for my blog! how can they be combined?

  4. frankenschulz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nola, I feel empathy for you... Do we really have to get an account at wordpress.com? This is weird since I'm running my blog on my own...

  5. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes frankenschulz, you'll have to signup there and get a blog and stuff..but you don't have to use it.. =P

    http://wordpress.com/signup/

    Just grab the API key from the email after signing up, or once you login, it's under the profile section. I hope this helps! =)

    spencerp

    Haha, me thinks me beat Podz by a few seconds on the posting lol! =P

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

    Yes you do need to get a blog at wordpress.com
    No there is no way around it
    You do not have to use that blog at wordpress.com
    It's the way it is :)

    But ... you can always use that blog as a vent point. For those posts you reall do want to write but your boss / partner / friend would be annoyed etc. Do it carefully enough and it'll be a useful place !

  7. frankenschulz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thanks, i'm thinking about it...

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