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  • I have been all over the forum looking for an answer to this problem as well as spending overtime googling it. There are lots of others with this issue, even in this forem’s category “Plug-ins and Hacks”, but no one seems to be able to resolve it. Hopefully you can help me here.

    I have been moving an existing blog from one host to another as well as upgrading from 2.0.5 to 2.3.3. With that all done and running smoothly, I tried to install the WP-Stats plug-in, but ran in another set of problems.

    Since I was not the person that set up the original 2.0.5 blog, I don’t have the password for the current API Key account that was linked to when the Akismet plug-in was installed.

    So I got a new API key and found I couldn’t enter it as long as the old key was still in Akismet. I deactivated/activated Akismet but it still wouldn’t let me put in the new key until after I went into the options table in the database and deleted the old API Key.

    Then I activated Akismet again and this time it took the key just fine.

    Next problem: I activated the WP-Stats plug-in and tried to put in the new key but got this error message:

    Error from last API Key attempt:
    The owner of that API Key (barrymartin) is not on the access list for this blog. When this blog was registered, “tetesagehen’s” API key was used. To add you to the access list, “tetesagehen” must visit this blog’s stats dashboard page and use the form at the bottom of that page.

    So I’m back to the same issue that I had with Akismet. I don’t have the password for “tetesagehen”, in fact no one currently even knows who “tetesagehen” is or was, so I’m stuck again.

    One of the posts in “Plug-ins and Hacks” mentioned hard coding the API Key into the stats.php page, said it worked for him. I tried and it said even though there was a key there, it was not a good key.

    I posted on and he said he thought that I would have to have admin remove this blog from “tetesagehen’s” account, but won’t talk to me since I don’t have a blog over there.

    It’s looking like this is the forum of last resort for me and plenty of others with the same problem.

    How do I now get past this point? Find me a solution and I will post it on every wordpress forum site I know.

    Thanks for any help.

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