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  1. jerri255
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi, I am new to wordpress, my directions were to get akismet , download it and get an API key. I set up an account but cannot locate the API Key. It tells me that it will be in my email but it isn't. Also once I get it, how do I upload akismet to my blog. Please help, I don't know what else to try. Thank you Naomi

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    admin - plugins - installed
    akismet should already be there as it comes with the zip
    admin - plugins - akismet configuration
    where you enter your api key

  3. girlpaint
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes, but WHERE is the API key found?

  4. tmccar
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If you log in to WordPress.com, and click on "My account" and "Edit Profile", you will see it.

    Tom

  5. succeed4life
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi Tom (or whoever knows the answer),

    I've been looking at several posts and can't get to the answer I'm looking for. I do NOT have wordpress.COM account but a wordpress.ORG account. I simply cannot find the Api Key when I log in. All post references send people to the wordpress.COM page but that doesn't get me in because I do not have an account with them. If I get a wordpress.COM account, will the API KEY work for my wordpress.ORG account?

    I am trying to connect my YouTube updates to my personal self-hosted blog but it says this: "WordPress Self-Hosted: Requires an API key and the API URL"

    Please tell me exactly where to go and find it. I've tried but have not had much success.

    I appreciate any help you can give me.

    Thank you,
    Eduardo

  6. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello - the whole point is you HAVE TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT WITH WORDPRESS.COM to get an API key. You don't need a blog there, just a user account. That is the only way to get the API key. Its just how it works - sorry for the inconvenience

  7. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

  8. joannala
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Sorry, but this thing is messed up.

    It's just not logical and I'll look for other
    platform to run a blog

  9. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You can always use a different anti-spam plugin and not activate Akismet. Then you don't need an API key.
    http://www.hybrid6.com/webgeek/plugins/wp-spamfree

  10. Kester
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    So I've got a WordPress.com account... now how do I associate it with my blog? Keep getting a message that:

    "You are not a member of this blog.

    If you have just installed the WordPress.com Stats plugin, this error probably appeared because the API key entered in the plugin belongs to a different WordPress.com user account."

    Any ideas?

  11. brijean
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Make sure you are creating a wordpress profile on wordpress.com not wordpress.org. If you don't see the "my account" in the left hand corner, you're probably on wordpress.org

  12. autismne
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Sorry, but this thing is messed up.

    It's just not logical and I'll look for other
    platform to run a blog.

    True that. I dread asking questions on WP forums. Can anybody recommend a user friendly platform?

  13. davethepak
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The forums here are great, so don't be afriad of asking.

    If you find the effort/ease/reaward ratio of using wordpress.org (self hosted and managed software platform) not to be to your liking, nothing is wrong with that!!!

    I would suggest you try wordpress.com, or something like livejournal ..that is a solution where someone else does the 'work' part.

    To be honest, after a ton of research and reading I found wordpress (self hosted) to be easy to work with. If you want to manage your own installation, I personally dont think you will find anything easier or better, but thats just my opinon.

    Best of luck to you and good luck!!!

    ~ Dpak

  14. therawchef
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If you have a wordpress.org blog and you need an API then open a wordpress.com account and use the API key from the .com account for askimet in your .org account.

    You don't have to link them (the .org & .com account), it's all done automatically.

  15. breeze777
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    opening a wordpress.com account is easy, the blog is stored at wordpress.com instead of your host of choice.. but it wont affect your wordpress.org blog installation elsewhere, and your wordpress.com account is totally unrelated to your wordpress.org installation on another host, they dont link up...your just getting the wordpress.com account because it has the API KEY...
    after setting up your account at wordpress.com, and logging in to WordPress.com, click on "My account" very top left of screen, and "Edit Profile", the API KEY will be on that page in tiny text.

    just as an aside, the advantage of wordpress.com is you can quickly switch between your different blogs if you have seveal, from the universal dashboard with 1 click..its very fast for me.

  16. bensoze
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have numerous WP set ups with various self hosted blogs. Can I micro manage and just use ONE API key for all?

  17. sweetangst
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have been...

  18. Rohan Kapoor
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes you should be fine as long as you aren't using them for commercial purposes.

  19. dakranii
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It seems strange that you would need a wordpress.com account to get an API key to use on a non-related, non-connected wordpress.org site.

    I am all set up and it's working, but I was just curious, after reading this, why it's set up that way. It seems rather arbitrary. Why doesn't Akismet just have a generic API key for all plug-in users to use if it doesn't really matter what account the API key comes from?

    Just wondering.

  20. lkeels
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I need some help, and I think it's a little different from the other questions here.

    I have an account on wordpress.COM and I have an API key there. I have a self hosted blog, and Akismet IS working with that API key. Now I want to run WP-Stats. I have it installed and activated, but I am getting this error message:

    Error from last API Key attempt:

    The owner of that API Key is not on the access list for this blog (5837895). To be added to the access list, you must contact support.

    What do I need to do to resolve this?

  21. ontargetpro
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have an API key somewhere. I know this because my askimet is working and I had to get one for that. I installed another plug in WordPress.com stats and when I activated it I got an error message "WordPress.com Stats needs attention: please enter an API key or disable the plugin." When I go to my profile, it just not there where it should be, above "Personal Options". Where else can I find it?

  22. pitchtwit
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi, I've found the API Key, but what about the API url?

  23. Jyn
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi!
    I have my API key and I have both a hosted and a wordpress.com blog- the wordpress.com blog seems to be tracked but not my hosted one?

    There are 0 stats and its been installed for a while, help!!!

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