With the new year upon us, your friends here at Automattic have resolved to make it easier to manage your accounts across all our services.
Maybe you’re using Akismet to stop spam in its tracks, VaultPress to keep your site safe and secure, and Polldaddy to find out what your readers are thinking. Maybe you’re using WordPress.com to build a fancy new site, or Jetpack to supercharge your self-hosted one.
Now you can sign into all these awesome services, including Akismet, with just one account — your WordPress.com account!
Signing into Akismet
Starting today, you’ll be required to sign into Akismet with your WordPress.com account.
The good news is, if you have an Akismet account, you already have a WordPress.com account! Simply sign into Akismet with the credentials you’ve been using all along.
Don’t have a free WordPress.com account?
There’s a good chance you already have one, and don’t realize it! Try signing into Akismet with the credentials you’ve been using all along.
If you really don’t have a WordPress.com account, it only takes a few seconds to sign up and is totally free! Simply click “Sign in with WordPress.com” on the Akismet account page, and then click the “Need an account?” link.
Already have a WordPress.com account?
You’re all set! Go ahead and sign into Akismet with your fancy WordPress.com account. You might be asked to “authorize” Akismet to access your WordPress.com account.
Not sure if you have a WordPress.com account?
No problem! If you use VaultPress, Polldaddy, Jetpack, IntenseDebate, or Gravatar, you can just sign in with the same account you use for them. Otherwise, just go ahead and try signing into Akismet with the credentials you’ve been using to sign into Akismet all along.
If it turns out that you don’t have a WordPress.com account, you can sign up for a free account in a flash! Simply click “Sign in with WordPress.com” on the Akismet account page, and then click the “Need an account?” link. We’ll let you know if we find one that’s tied to your email address.
Have any questions?