Wordpress API Key

by Mike Murphy 11 replies
I need to locate my API key so I can fend off the spam. The WP site says to click on "users" and then "your profile". I do but it doesn't give up the key. I also tried clicking on my name as suggested and got nothing.

Ideas?

Thanks
Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author Ephrils
    Go to Your Profile. It's usually located there and is a bunch of random characters.

    Look for a link near the plug-in that also tells you how to find it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Murphy
      I don't see it in my profile. There is a box there that says "askimet is almost ready - You must enter your API key" I click that and it takes me to a link that says "get your API key"

      When I fill in the username and password it says invalid user

      Is there not a way to add a captcha to a Wordpress blog?
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    • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
      You can't get the API key from your self hosted blog dashboard. You have to go to wordpress.com and log onto your dashboard there. Then click users in the top right hand corner... and then click your profile. You will see the API key that way.
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      • Profile picture of the author Carlsbadd
        Like JP said you need it from wordpress.COM
        not your dashboard or Wordpress.org

        It's a PITA to go through, I just had to do it yesterday
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        • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
          Once you get it... copy it and put it in a txt file or something for future reference.
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        • Profile picture of the author Mike Murphy
          I see where to log in but when I enter my username and password it says "invalid username" but I know I've got it correct.

          Is it not the same as on the WP blog itself?
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          • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
            If you haven't signed up for an account on Wordpress.com then you will need to do that to gain access to the API key. And no they aren't the same as the one you have on your Self Hosted WP Blog.
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    • Profile picture of the author Quentin
      You have to join wordpress first to get your key. A better solution is to use the Capture plugin so people have to enter some characters before they can post.

      This cuts down on robots and saves spam 99% without clogging up your server with heaps of unused comments. All things like akismet do is store them so it does not actually stop them just makes it that you don't see them and deletes after a while.

      Here is an example:http://msiarticle.com/2008/09/50-sea...-plr-articles/

      If you go down to the comments you will see the capture at the bottom.

      Here is the plugin. WordPress › Cryptographp WordPress Plugins

      All the instruction are in the plugins page when you load.

      Simply go to your theme editor and go to comments and go to the bottom where the form finishes and insert a little code (in bold below).

      <?php do_action('comment_form', $post->ID); ?>

      </form>
      <?php display_cryptographp(); ?>
      <?php endif; // If registration required and not logged in ?>

      Quentin
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      • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
        I recommend the Akismet plugin. Although captcha will also help, it still won't stop the manual spammers. The ones that search for do follow blogs to spam with comments and affiliate links to whatever product they are promoting. In fact it would be even better to make your blog no follow.
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        • Profile picture of the author Mike Murphy
          Maybe I can do both?

          Quentin, I have downloaded and installed Cryotpraphp. I activated it and pasted the bold line of text after the </form> but it still doesn't show up
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          • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
            Originally Posted by Mike Murphy View Post

            Maybe I can do both?

            Quentin, I have downloaded and installed Cryotpraphp. I activated it and pasted the bold line of text after the </form> but it still doesn't show up

            That is what most people do... captcha + akismet.

            Plus I believe with All In One SEO or Platinum SEO you can set certain things to no follow. That and there is also one that will set your entire blog to "no follow"... but I can't think of what the name of the plugin is. It may just be called "no follow".
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