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WordPress.com Accounts

You can now get an account on WordPress.com without creating a blog, something people have been asking for a fair amount.

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This sure will cut down on the number of wordpress.com ‘fake’ blogs just to get an API key.

Although I am sure it wouldn’t have hurt the overall statistics on the number of new/total blogs on wp.com 🙂

Yeah, but the # of new blogs on WP.com doesn’t really need help. I think it will increase the total signups without changing the blog number too much.

Funny enough I must have been one of the first users that registered since then – I didn’t know that it was only since yesterday !

That might explain why I couldn’t see my Account/Profile details yesterday, even though I was registered. The links were going nowhere (at the time).

I got the api key in the end from the second mail that was sent to me (and was very glad – I’ve been getting 20 to 30 spam every 2,3 hours or so).

Akismet really works !

[…] I was getting my head together preparing for a long-delayed post. WordPress Dashboard up, the specific New Scientist article (that triggered the post in the first place) beside me. Sitting comfortably. Fingers poised, hovering above remote Apple keyboard. About to press Write Post. And then off I went like a distracted cat. No more “elegantly poised to strike” mode. Photo Matt had posted something about WordPress Accounts, and for some strange reason I had to take a look. Blogger’s cramp? I hear you say…. Wishful thinking And that journey took me here. A conference on Connecting and Collaborating in Ottawa. […]

okay, i decided to give it a go and deleted the blog, i can still log in and the api key gives me no errors.

i then decided to set up a new account without a blog, using my name and not the name of the old blog, works fine, but i can’t find an Akismet api key for this new account, all i can do i start a blog.

Thanks Matt. This has been really handy as I’ve started using Akismet to fight the recent deluge of trackback spam.

One suggestion though: could you allow users sans blog to 1) change their passwords and 2) view their Akismet keys? Right now clicking “My Account” just gives you the blog signup page.

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