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  • Hi guys. I’m sort of new here, and like many others I do get sometimes frustrated by WordPress and the high learning curve of using it, but I am enjoying the challenges it poses, and overall I am happy with how my blog is turning out.

    One thing though – I would like to activate my Akismet, but of course I need an API key. I don’t have one, because I made my wordpress account differently, which is by signing up with Fantastico (using CPanel) and installing it in my own domain.

    So there is my dilemma. I know that there are many features that are not open to me – like a WordPress profile and avatar, and neither was I able to log in to even post questions in the forums with my existing username and password because apparently the WordPress (in Fantastico) seems to log in directly to my blog’s admin panel, and not to

    How do I get my API? If there is anyone out there who used the same method I did to get my blog going, I could sure use some help. Ü

    Many thanks in advance. Have a great day!

    – Lappy

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  • API key has got nothing to do with your wordpress you installed in your server. At least that’s what happened to me. I need to register another free blog in the form of and then at the profile there is a API key.


    You don’t need to register for a free blog. You just need to grab a username.

    Go to:

    Click on “Sign Up Now”

    Fill out the form, but at the bottom check the “Just a username, please.”

    Cut and paste the API user key into a text document and keep it with your backup files (like your copies of your wp-config.php, your wp-content folder, your database backup, etc.) That way you’ll be able to find it quickly if necessary for a site restore.

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