How to Create or Find WordPress API Key

Few WordPress plugins like Akismet, Stats needs your WordPress API key to work. For many new WordPress users, finding API key is tough at times. This post is useful for budding bloggers who stepped into WordPress recently. This post will guide you on how you can find your WordPress API key.

Create an account at is a free blogging platform by Automattic and you can create a free account by going to Remember this is most useful step in order to get your API key.

Once you have created your free profile, login to your profile and click on this link. You will find something similar to this, I have blurred my API key in this screenshot.

Wordpress API key
Wordpress API key

Part, after Your API key is: Your API key, and this is the one you need to use to activate important plugin like Akismet.