Akismet not accepting Api key

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  • #31601

    abeonaforum
    Member

    Hi everybody! I’m having a problem. I joined at wordpress.com last week and I was able to set up my “wordpress.com blog”. Today I have opened another blog, this time with “wordpress.org”. Now I have this new blog and I want to use Akismet, but it keeps asking me to enter the api code. I retrieved it from the first email I received, but it keeps saying “The key seems invalid”. How come? Thank you for your help.

    #31839

    podz
    Member

    Your key will be correct.

    The error message is because Akismet cannot access the Akismet server. The problem is one of three things:
    – either Akismet is being denied access to the internet if you are hosted locally behind a firewall, or
    – the server you are on lacks the ‘fopen’ function which Akismet needs.
    – your host might need to know that the default-installed SELinux security precautions (on Fedora4) causes this problem. With SELinux disabled, it works.

    Your host may be able to help resolve this otherwise though.

    #31840

    abeonaforum
    Member

    Thank you so much for your help and your prompt reply!

    I will see if I can solve this problem.

    #31925

    abeonaforum
    Member

    I talked with my host. They say it’s a problem with the “fopen” function. I guess it’s the price of having a free hosting… I have installed Bad Behaviour, now.
    Thank you anyway

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