Akismet API Key (5 posts)

  1. dunners
    Posted 7 years ago #


    My blog has been up and running for a couple of weeks now and I am starting to get spam coming through. I have tried to install Akismet to help deal with this but it is asking for my API key - I have tried loging into my wordpress account but this opens up an account linked to a previous blog and the key won't work on the new site.

    Should I just create a new account with a different email address or is there a way that I can acquire an API key that will work on the new blog?



  2. it is asking for my API key which I have lost

    Login to your WordPress.COM account.


    Once you are logged in, click on the top right link for your profile. It's the link at "Howdy USER"

    On your profile page, it clearly displays your WordPress.com API key.

  3. dunners
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It is the WordPress.COM account that is linked to a different blog. I don't have a .com account linked to the new blog - is it possible to create one retrospectively?? or any other way around this?


  4. As far as I know, there is no bar to using your API key on multiple blogs. As long as you don't pass the commercial/non-commercial use then you should be fine.

    I just tried it. Put the API key into your new blog and it will link it to the new blog in addition to your existing blogs.

    And if that does not work, try another solution such as Defensio or another TypePad's service.

  5. dunners
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks for your help jdembowski I'll look into these solutions.


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