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  1. Hi,

    How do I remove a blog that is linked to my account? In the "Profile" section, it allows you to set your "Primary Blog". There is one blog that I need to remove from that drop down list.

    How do I do this?

    I cannot find anywhere in the Dashboard where you can do this!

    Please help me!

  2. defrostindoors

    Is there a reason why it needs to be removed from the list? I think it will probably stay so long as the blog exists, unless I'm misunderstanding your question.

  3. Are you the owner of the blog? (i.e. did you create the blog?) Or are you just an admin/editor/author/contributor of the blog that someone else owns?

    If you are the owner then the only way is to delete the blog. If #2 then you need the owner of the blog to remove you from their list and you would have to email them asking them to do that. There are a few other threads on this subject. When someone adds you to their blog there is no way to refuse it. You could also send in a feedback to staff asking them to remove you from the blog, but only if someone else is the admin already (They need every blog to have at least one admin)

  4. Hi,

    I am the owner of both of the WP blogs. But I need this other blog to be linked to a different username because it is not allowing me to use the 'Stats' for the other blog.

  5. You would need to add the other username to be an administrator on the blog. Then while under this different username remove the original admin. Here is a faq page explaining it in detail:

    I do have a side question. What do you mean by "not allowing me to use the 'stats' for the other blog"?

  6. Did you establish two different usernames with two unique email addresses? This is what you have to do to accomplish what you want to do.

    Example: I have two blogs under one username. I want to remove my name from the second one all-together or at least be able to change it to another name that it is posted by. Is this possible? I really don’t want my full name being published for the second blog as it is going to be read by strangers.

    (1.) In your second blog go to => Dashboard => Options => Privacy and temporarily make the blog private. Check the spot for __ I would like my blog to be visible only to users I choose and click “update options” to save the change.

    (2.) Log out of

    (3.) Sign up for using a different email address, and using a new username. Choose a new username that is not the same as any of your blog names. Do not create a blog, just a username.

    (4.) After you finish responding to all the confirmation emails and whatnot, log out of

    (5.) Now log in as your original username and go to your private blog’s => Dashboard => Users.

    (6.) Add your newly created user as an Administrator.
    Set the Role of checked users to: Administrator. Type the e-mail address of your newly created user user to add them to your blog.

    (7.) Next log out and then log in to your private blog as your new user.

    (8.) Go to => Dashboard => Users and delete your original username from the blog.

    Remove checked users.

    (9.) Go to => Dashboard => Options => Privacy and make the blog public again.
    __ I would like my blog to appear in search engines like Google and Sphere, and in public listings around
    __ I would like to block search engines, but allow normal visitors

    You may want to share the new username with your regular readers of your second blog via private email.

    What do you mean by "not allowing me to use the 'stats' for the other blog"?

    There is a drop down selector exactly for this purpose
    Blog Stats for __________

  7. Hi,

    This is the error message I get when I try and insert the API key for the WP Stats.

    blockquoteError from last API Key attempt:

    The owner of that API Key (jreitzin) is not on the access list for this blog. Please ask an administrator to add you.blockquote

  8. GROAN ... so I take it that this is actually about the stats plug-in?

    Well volunteers answering questions on the forum cannot help you, only staff can. Please send your feedback to staff directly by either way of a feedback message or by sending an email to support at wordpress dot com {email address munged to deter spam bots}.

  9. Ok I thought you might be talking about the WP Stats plugin. You will have to send in a feedback to staff as they are the only ones that have backend access to blogs. Feedback is on your dashboard in the upper right. Send them all the details (blog names, url's, usernames, etc) and they should be able to sort it out for you.

  10. Looks like the error message needs to be changed to use feedback instead of just telling the user to 'fix it'.

    Mine is re stats too: it says:

    Error from last API Key attempt:

    The owner of that API Key (dogberrypatch) is not on the access list for this blog. When this blog was registered, a different API key was used. Have the owner of that API key visit the stats page on and add you using the form at the bottom of that page.

    There is no 'form' at the bottom of the stats page and the woding of "that API key" could mean "that dogberrypatch..." or "that different..."

    No response needed since from reading everyones questions on this confusion I have already sent a request for clarification and help by 'feedback'

  11. I didn't even know Feedback would work if your blog wasn't at

  12. Should be there as users have their global dashboard as well when they login.

  13. I think feedback works since it just forwards you to Automattic feedback which is who creates this stats plugin.

    Also, for the record, I'm having the same problem trying to switch my API key from an old API key I used for askimet back before existed to my blog API key.

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