I just upgraded my install of WordPress to 2.0, which is really, really, cool, and I’m typing this in the new, enhanced, updated, fantabulastic WYSIWYG web 2.0 buzzword-compliant text entry area, but there was one painful aspect to the upgrade.
So what’s the problem?
Well, in order to activate the plugin, you have to have a WordPress API Key. And, in order to get one of those, you must, yes must, have a WordPress.com account. That’s a point that this FAQ seems to have missed.
However, since I run my blog on my own server, I have no need of a WordPress.com account. However, since I need an WordPress API key to activate my Askismet anti-comment spam plug-in, WordPress.com now has a new (and never to be used) blog called Bleegers. With one (and just one) nonsense article on it.
Such, Matt, are the consequences of run-arounds. Unless I’m just missing something.
But I don’t think I am.
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