How to Find Your WordPress.com API Code

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The famed WordPress API code is their way of validating your copy of WordPress so that you can use additions and features for the WordPress platform. Think of it as your password. Don’t give it to anyone.

But more importantly: how do you find it? Follow these steps.

Note: For an official description, see the WordPress API info page.

How to Find Your API Code to Use Akismet

Finding Your WordPress API - Akismet

  1. If you haven’t been already, you will be prompted by a big color changing box notifying you: Akismet is not active. You must enter your WordPress.com API key for it to work. Click the link in that box.
  2. You’ll be on the Akisment configuration page. It will ask for an API key. Click get your key.
  3. Now you will be prompted to log in to WordPress.com. If you don’t have a WordPress.com account, get one. You’ll need it to nab an API code.
  4. Once you have an account/are signed in, visit: http://wordpress.com/profile
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find your API key.
  6. With your API code copied (CTRL-C) head back to your WordPress Dashboard.
  7. Click on plugins.
  8. Click on Akismet Configuration.
  9. Enter your API key and hit Update Options.

How to Find Your API Code Any Other Time

  1. Assuming you have a WordPress.com account (if not, get one) sign in and visit: http://wordpress.com/profile
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find your API key.
  3. ‚ĶOkay, this one’s pretty simple.