Delete blog – Keep Akismet Key

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  • #33730

    jonic
    Member

    Hi,

    Now that WordPress.com allow people to sign up to just get an Akismet key without creating a blog, I was wondering if it was possible to delete my WordPress.com hosted blog but keep my key?

    Thanks…

    #33883

    podz
    Member

    It certainly is, yes :)

    #33964

    nosysnoop
    Member

    Dumb question but what is an Akismet key and what does it do outside of not having a blog here anymore? What else can I do with this key?

    #33966

    timethief
    Member

    dashboard -> users -> your profile
    Your Profile and Personal Options
    -> look to the right hand side right at the top
    Your WordPress.com API key is:
    Don’t share your API key, it’s like a password.
    This key is used to secure a copy of akismet for use on a self-hosted or web hosted blog.

    #33967

    drmike
    Member

    It allows you to use Akismet elsewhere besides the wp.com servers. It’s like the code you had to put into windows when you installed it.

    It’s actually a deep dark conspiracy of Matt’s to track usage and…

    :)

    #33972

    podz
    Member

    “It’s like the code you had to put into windows when you installed it.”
    Nah… we aren’t that popular yet. I’ve yet to come across akismet torrents ;)

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