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Unable to enter key with AKISMET (28 posts)

  1. Val Lynn
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Fresh install. Existing Key. unable to enter key. Link goes nowhere.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/

  2. Val Lynn
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Whatever is causing this appears to be browser based / cache based. (I was working in Chrome). Switching to Firefox solved the problem.

  3. Adrià López
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Same problem here... I tried with safari, chrome and firefox... NOT WORKING...

  4. Adrià López
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Tried to install manually, to hardcode the api key on the wp-config...

    Nothing is working...

  5. Val Lynn
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Did you close your browsers and clear the cache?

  6. Adrià López
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    yes...

  7. Adrià López
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    No explanations to what can be happening? I've activated AKISMET on dozen of sites. This thime is not working. It has to be something related to the server...

  8. Eduardo Larequi
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

  9. Val Lynn
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Thank you @Eduardo

  10. onesoftindiana
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Waiting for the solution. Hope the guys at akismet fixes the issue soon.

  11. Adrià López
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Tried with version 2.5.7 and works correctly. After that, updated to 2.5.8 the plugin and working fine.

  12. George Appiah
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Similar problem here: no place to enter key

    1) I click on "Activate" link.

    2) Instead of the usual form within my site to enter key, I'm taken to an external (Akismet) website to signup. I click on "Already Have API Key?" at top-right corner of page.

    2) Instead of login or API key input form, I'm rather given a form to enter email address for key to be resent. Hmmmm

    I already have the key, just that I've no place to enter the key.

    Strange behaviour!

  13. Adrià López
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Green light under network status is not showing. Everything is black and white... It's very weird... Having some errors like that: akismet and jetpack.

    Any clue?

  14. Howard
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Your Apache server may be misconfigured. Check with your host provider so that your server won't get this error: wp-content/plugins/akismet/.htaccess: order not allowed here

  15. George Appiah
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    @Howard,

    With several people posting above, it helps to mention whom your post is referring to.

    If you were referring to me, I've checked my web server and I don't have any such error (I have a dedicated box I manage myself).

  16. Eduardo Larequi
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    @Howard,

    I don't think it is a problem related to .htaccess. One of the multisites where Akismet API key doesn't work properly is hosted by Bluehost, and its error log tells nothing about "order not allowed here". In the same server and the same WordPress multisite installation, Akismet 2.5.7 works fine.

  17. JoeIzzard
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I have the same problems, hard coding the key doesn't display the key in the form or remove the form. Adding the key through the normal UI reports that it is valid and when refreshed says it is empty.

    However, from the code and the ticket @Eduardo mentioned, it seems the problem is UI based and that Akismet should still function (Only a guess)with a hard coded key (Can't say about the key being stored in the database option though).

    FYI this is also happening in non-MU installs.

  18. rcosgrove
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I'm having similar issues. Clicking on the "I already have a key" link does nothing: no windows, tabs, pop-ups or error messages appear.

    This occurs under multiple browsers – Chrome, Firefox and Opera. The only extension in use in my version of Opera is Lastpass.

    The site is running WordPress.org 3.5.1, Akismet 2.5.8.

    I am using Mac OS 10.7.5.

    I've emailed Akismet's devs about this. I'll post if I hear anything back.

    -Richard

  19. rcosgrove
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I haven't heard back, but I downgraded to Akismet 2.5.7, and I was able to enter my API key and get it working.

    The plugin download link is:
    http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/akismet.2.5.7.zip.

  20. rcosgrove
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I received this email from Akismet's tech support:

    "Unfortunately, the plugin is using Javascript to show the API text field. If there is a Javascript error or Javascript is disabled then the field will not show. I haven't been able to replicate the bug however. I have updated the next version of the plugin to just redirect page instead of using Javascript as there are a lot of users having the same problem as you outlined.

    "Would you be able to check your browsers console to see if there are any Javascript errors and send a screenshot of the console please (if you see anything)?"

    Please could people who have this error with 2.5.8 do this, and email it to support@akismet.com? Thanks.

  21. Val Lynn
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    @rcosgrove thank you for posting Akismet's email!

  22. fosterbraun
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Trying to obtain an Akismet Key and am being chased in an never ending circle that requires my Word Press ID which then just drives me back to a site to download the Akismet Key which again requires the Word Press ID....etc, ad nauseum. Running latest Akismet and using Chrome. Tried switching to Safari with the same results.

  23. sweena
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    weird.. you can see the input form if you are able to change the display attribute in css.
    I could do it with firebug, there is some hide code in html, the only thing to do is change the css attribute display:inline.

    So, I think it is a problem with some script supposed to change the style, and it doesn't work.

  24. MWahren
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Same problem as fosterbraun, Start at dashboard, press Create new akismet key, next screen akismet, press create key, next screen sign in to wordpress.com, I sign in and the next screen is back at the dashboard. An endless loop. It occurs no matter where I go to attempt to obtain key. fosterbraun did you resolve issue, if so how?

  25. MWahren
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    My problem solved thanks to the brilliant people at Akismet support. Apperently my wordpress.com needed to authorise the connection to Akismet. They did this for me, I wonder if I should have been able to do it myself.

  26. cborden77
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I have akismet activated on my wordpress.org blog... Was working to begin with, but now it is not. Keeps asking for API key, which I do not have. I tried to get a new one, but was redirected to wordpress.COM where I DO NOT have an account. I do not want a wp.com acct because it will mess with my wp.org acct (I know this from experience) I had asked for help before, and was told to do exactly what I had done, which means the reply was no help at all. I know its a wp issue because other plugins are failing as well now. (Shareaholic, Jetpack, etc) I am getting bombarded with spam and want my akismet plugin back up and running!!!

  27. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    As per the Forum Welcome, please post your own topic.
    http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/akismet

  28. Fools2244
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Where is alternative to Akisme

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