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[resolved] WP Stats - API Key Lockout (17 posts)

  1. thornomad
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi -

    Just tried to use WordPress.com Stats. I entered my old askimet key (which I use on a number of different blogs) ... anyway, after I entered it I realized you have to LOGIN to wordpress.com with that account to view the stats ... which I don't want to do with that account, so I created a new wordpress.com account for my stats and got a new API key but now I get the error:

    Error from last API Key attempt:

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

    I have tried to do what it suggests (though I find the directions confusing: I have logged into WordPress.com and gone to my stats section, but I don't see any "form at the bottom of that page" to use.

    Can anyone help me reset my API so I can start over with the new one ?

    Thanks,
    Damon

  2. mghcwmh
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have the same problem. as you say, the directions are useless.

  3. dhanchey
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have the same problem. Everything worked great, I loved the stats I was getting. Then I set up a second blog and when I did, I could no longer log into the first one. I have 3 different logins for WordPress (got mixed up somewhere) and none of them work.

    http://www.weirdthingsthathappened.com

  4. suzkaw
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The same for me as well. Seems like a nice plugin but what a headache. This has to be the hardest plugin I have came across.

  5. dhanchey
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I wonder why it says this topic is resolved? Up at the top. No one has posted an answer.

  6. ircopcito
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    And the answer is...¿?

  7. dhanchey
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Waiting......

  8. omglos
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    same here :S
    but anyway great job by the creators /clap :D

  9. dhanchey
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Have you tried again lately? All of a sudden, I was able to enter the API key and everything works now.

  10. casabsolute
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I got locked out today - I disabled the plugin, and maybe I'll try it again later? I have no idea what would cause the plugin to spontaneously work/unlock? Any clues on what you might have/have not done, dhanchey?

  11. ivanmh
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi,
    I had the same problem, here's how I solved it. WordPress’ instructions are incomplete:

    1) The owner of that API Key (ivanmh) is not on the access list for this blog. When this blog was registered, (portorreal)’s API key was used. To add you to the access list, (portorreal) must visit this blog’s stats dashboard page and use the form at the bottom of that page…

    2) Once (portorreal) add (ivanmh) to the access list, (portorreal) must upgrade (ivanmh) as administrator.

    3) Then (ivanmh) should go and activate the plug in and enter his api key. There will be no “error” messages anymore.

    4) the final step should be to ask (portorreal) to visit the blog’s stats dashboard page once again and click on the “leave the blog” icon. That should do it…

  12. f00lofatook
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have a similar problem. What happened is that a friend set up my blog and he used his API key but he can't give me his wordpress login. So I can't log in...and my own account doesn't work.

    Whoever wrote stats gets a freaking standing ovation from me.

  13. indimag
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Needless to say, I'm in the same boat. I used the proper key, but it decided to lock me out anyways ! It's a piece of work. It's surprising and sad that no one has offered any solutions in a month. I will dig more and see if anyone else has an answer ...

  14. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The real question is why anybody is posting here about it.

    This is a WordPress.com issue. Only wordpress.com people can fix it. Posting here about it is an exercise in futility.

    http://wordpress.com/contact-support/

  15. math chique
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have the same problem. I have a wordpress.com blog and a wordpress.org blog.
    I have an api key for the wordpress.com blog.
    All the 'help info' says that you are supposed to use the same key.

    I don't know why this SHOULD work when the passwords etc. are different, so how could this possibly be the CORRECT answer.

    Well, OBVIOUSLY it isn't because I get an error code.

    CAN ANYONE OUT THERE ANSWER THIS??? I would really like to post a video on my blog but can't without the correct API key.

    Super frustrated.
    KC

  16. thecraigmcrae
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    no resolve for this?
    having the same issue, it worked with an api key for another account i manage for work, but not with my personal api key.
    i'm using this on my own server, and have a wordpress account just for the api key. not that i get a ton of hits, but i like seeing which articles get referrals and from where.

  17. rhodaozen
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Mr. Otto42, whom delights in violating ones Fourth and First, MY BLOG [1 0f 4 0r 5] is an WordPress.org blog. It turned it into a .com, I had not touched anything.
    The api key , albeit on the wordpress.com dash my 1 of my wordpress.org blogs is just...there. Ergo, as per quorum, I shall be ignored, blamed for I certainly MUST have done something or how , just how, it could never, how?, happen.
    It did and I am outta' here for a few hours,

    been awake since 6:00 am EST, up at 10:00 am and still trying to work out all of the kinks. presumption of stupidity on our part, Otto is quite condescending, frankly between this wordpress entering my blogs and literally changing them, borders according to US Code on the illegal, yet I am sure you all know how far to push that there envelope, yeah?

    api key please, or another way to become a wordpress.org entirely. This blog is schizophrenic, now. I feel badly for the IVAW kids that are losing help because I do this for Nada but for the reason I care, more heroin, oxy's and garbage because their PTSD and TBI is so bad and the VA doesn't care, another day they take a chance. Frankly, Death Doesn't suit 20 year olds.
    api api api
    Alot of Peace Included
    R

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