How To Get A API Key

How To Get A API Key

Why Should You Get An API Key?

A 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 API Key

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

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

I hope this post was of value to you. I’d love to hear your feedback, so make sure you leave a comment down below with your thoughts or questions and don’t forget to Tweet this to your followers!

Yours in knowledge,

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