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  • Hello,

    According to the instructions for install of Akismet, my “key” should be in my account/profile page, but it’s not.

    Any ideas?

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  • Les Bessant


    keeper of the Tiggers

    You need to register for an account at You don’t have to get a blog there, you can just register an account. It’s your profile there that will give you the API key which you can use in your own WordPress site.

    Works fine. Thanks 🙂

    So finally I think this newbie sees the answer to his question in the the above discussion. To my knowledge, I never got an API key (probably) because I got my WordPress blog through a third party. A few moments ago I tried to get an account by “reregistering” my username at, but I was told that the name was already taken. So do I have to create another name and account? And can I still use that new account API key for my third party hosted WordPress blog that I already have even though the accounts are different?

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    Your own self-hosted WordPress and have nothing to do with one another. Nothing at all. Your copy of WordPress is yours. It doesn’t magically hook into any kind of network or anything. is a separate site with separate accounts and separate blogs and such. You can use any username to get the API key and it can be used on any blog you own.

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