How To Get A WordPress.com API Key

How To Get A WordPress.com API Key

Why Should You Get An API Key?

A WordPress.com API Key is needed when you want to activate and install some plugins for your self-hosted WordPress blog. One of these plugins that I highly recommend is Akismet. Akismet eliminates most of the spam comments. A “must have” for any blog. This plugin is typically already installed on your WordPress blog, but needs an API Key to activate it.

How To Get A WordPress.com API Key

You can get a free WordPress.com API Key when you sign up for an account at WordPress.com. The first thing you need to do is go to WordPress.com/Signup to register your free WordPress.com account.

 

If you are currently using a self-hosted blog, you only need to check the ‘Just a username, please’ circle.

After you have signed up, you will receive the API Key in the Welcome email from WordPress.com.

Didn’t get the email? No problem, you can get the API Key in your WordPress.com account. Login at WordPress.com Global Dashboard and goto your Profile. Your API Key is right at the top of the screen above ‘Personal Options’.




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