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Akismet spam FAQ – NB all bloggers

February 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

Akismet is the WordPress SPAM filter. You are able to view details on your SPAM stats. You need to action this into your own blogs.
We have also inserted a separate SPAM filter called Wanguard which we manage from our backend, so we have double the SPAM blockage now.

This is a wiki to activate your SPAM Akismet key.

In your dashboard there is a yellow bar that states, ‘Akismet is almost ready. You must enter your Akismet API key for it to work.’

Click on ‘enter your Akismet API key’.

You will come to this screen:

Click on ‘Get your key:

Click on ‘Personal':

You will get to a screen where you must make sure to slide the ‘What is Akismet worth to you’ key to $0. (Block out the sad face with your thumb)
Enter your details and email address – make sure it is your mail address as your special code will come to that address:

Once you have done this a mail will be sent to you from Akismet with your Akismet API key – (keep it safe somewhere)

Copy this key into your dashboard Akismet window:

Check (or not) the 2 boxes underneath depending on your preference.

and… tra-la-la-la-LA!

You can now access your Akismet stats – in your dashboard menu. (Top left hand corner).

What’s happened to my blog?

November 24, 2011 in Migration FAQ

Don’t panic! Your blog and all its content are perfectly safe!

We’ve moved every single blog post you’ve ever created, along with your images, onto a WordPress platform. Your new blog has been created for you, and all you need to do is get to know your new environment now.

It’s really simple, a whole lot better than what you had before and filled with so many cool new features it’s going to take you a while to discover them all. Start off by getting to know how to add a blog post and the rest will start falling into place!

Why have you moved my blog off the Letterdash platform?

November 24, 2011 in Migration FAQ

As a product, Letterdash has become unsustainable and we have decided to decommission the product and offer you the absolute best blogging experience online at the moment.

WordPress is constantly updated and you’re not going to experience all the bugs and irritations you’ve been stomaching for the last few months. WordPress is the best blogging software available and we’ve decided that it’s about time we gave you what the majority of you having been asking for.

How do I access my new blog?

November 24, 2011 in Migration FAQ

Your blog URL or address has not changed, so you and your visitors will find it in exactly the same place as before. The only thing that changes is that your blog now lives and works on a WordPress platform instead of the old Letterdash one.

To log on to your blog, use the same username and password you’ve always used to access your blog – you can change these at any time.

Why are all the Letterdash blogs not on WordPress yet?

November 24, 2011 in Migration FAQ

This is a massive process. Moving every single blog, along with every single blog post you’ve ever created, and all your images, is no small task.

To ensure the safety of your content and the stability of your blogs, we’ve decided to start the process with the Food24 blogs, and will roll out the change across the other partner brands on Letterdash immediately after. Ensure that you have updated the contact email address we have for you, so that you’ll receive all the important information you’ll receive as we work through the process.

Can I move my existing WordPress blog content to my new blog?

November 24, 2011 in Migration FAQ

Why yes you can! Importing and exporting your content is a simple, easy process.

Under the ‘Tools’ tab on the left navigation of your dashboard you’ll see ‘Import’ and ‘Export’ sub-tabs.


WordPress supports the importing data from a number of external sources. In many cases, posts, comments, pages, categories, tags, and users, can be imported.

The Tools Import Screen lists the software packages that WordPress can import and details what types of data from each of those platforms qualifies for import. For a more extensive list of import possibilities, read more about importing content to your WordPress blog, here:


WordPress Export will create an XML file for you to save to your computer. The format, which is called a WordPress eXtended RSS or WXR file, will contain your posts, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags.

The Tools Export Screen guides you through the easy process of exporting your blog. Bear in mind that the Exporting is a useful method to backup your WordPress data.

Read more about the Exporting WordPress content here:


Will this work on my mobile?

November 24, 2011 in Migration FAQ

Absolutely! You’ll be able to create posts, upload images, publish, comment – all from your mobile phone. Just visit your site from your mobile phone, or play around with an app which you’ll find here:


How do I create a post?

November 24, 2011 in Creating Posts

Click on the Add New sub tab under the “Posts” to create a new post. You can also access this page from the landing page in your Dashboard as well as nav bar along the top of your site (note that your visitors will not be able to access these pages from their nav bars).

 Video Tutorial

Here’s a video tutorial for writing and publishing a post using WordPress: