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Trouble getting API key (10 posts)

  1. GreenLady
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am trying to get an api key. Every time I try to set it up it asks me to log in. It will not accept the password I use for that blog. Do I need to set up an account like it is telling me? This account is dfferent from my blog accounts then?

  2. mikey1
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

  3. Georg Kevin Paquet
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Just a quick question,

    You got the API from your WordPress.Com account right and upon entering it, everything was fine, right?

    And your problem is viewing your stats because it asks you to login?

    If that is your problem, go to the WP Stats Panel again under your Dashboard names Blog Stats and login with your WordPress.Com account details.

  4. GreenLady
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Kevin, No I never got that far. I am trying to install askismet. What I need to know is whether or not I need to set up a new account. I already have a blog on WordPress and I am trying to install that plugin into my existing blog.

    Mikey, I followed your instructions and get the followng message where the API key should be

    "Akismet is almost ready. You must enter your WordPress.com API key for it to work."

  5. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Mikey, I followed your instructions and get the followng message where the API key should be

    "Akismet is almost ready. You must enter your WordPress.com API key for it to work."

    thats where you enter the key. thats NOT where you get the key from. follow the links he provided, and read them.

  6. mikey1
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @greenLady
    1. go to wordpress.com http://wordpress.com/
    2. On the left hand side, log in with your user name and password, if you don't have an account create one, theres no need to create a blog, just an account.
    3. Once logged in to your account, in the top right, click on your user name, this will take you into your profile. Under where it says profile, you'll see Your WordPress.com API key is:API Key
    Don't share your API key, it's like a password.
    Simply copy and paste this, maybe in a notepad .txt file to keep.
    4. Use the API key in Akismet. It will tell you it has been activated.
    Hope you get there.
    Mike.

  7. Fauxlimey
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    That would be great, but for some reason, my username and email address are not recognized any more! I can't even request a password!!!!

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

    That would be great, but for some reason, my username and email address are not recognized any more! I can't even request a password!!!!

    Okay, I think you're missing something vital here:

    Your account on your own blog is not the same thing as an account on wordpress.com. These are two different things.

    You're trying to login to another site entirely. If you don't have an account there, you have to create one. It can't magically read your own site and know your password.

  9. Fauxlimey
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks Otto. I understand that now, but the API key should show up on my own blog account profile. I tried that first, as instructed. Not only is it not on my profile page, but I can't update my profile page either... could there be a problem with my new install of 2.7? When I try to update my profile I get an Error message:

    The requested URL /myURL/wp-admin/(EmptyReference!) was not found on this server.

    I have posted this this problem too. I can't see any missing files from the install in wp-admin.

  10. Fauxlimey
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    OK. I created an account on WordPress.com and got an API key. Again, I get the same NOT FOUND message when I try to update after entering the API key.

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