Third Party API Settings

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Theme Settings is the main section of Ken where you can change the global settings of your website. In this article, we will describe the options available under the Third Party API section of Theme Settings.

To access the third party API settings, from WordPress top bar, go to Theme Settings > Third Party API

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Twitter API

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Go to this page, login with your twitter account and click “Create a new application”.
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Fill out the required fields, accept “The Rules of the Road”, and then click on the “Create your Twitter application” button. You will not need a callback URL for this app, so feel free to leave it blank.
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Once the app has been created, click the “Create my access token” button.
Twitter Consumer Key Add the Twitter Consumer Key from the app in this textbox.
Twitter Consumer Secret Add the Twitter Consumer Secret from the app in this textbox.
Twitter Access Token Add the Twitter Access Token from the app in this textbox.
Twitter Access Token Secret Add the Twitter Access Token Secret from the app in this textbox.

Google API Key’s

Google Analytics ID

Enter your Google Analytics ID here to track your site with Google Analytics.

Google Maps API Key

To get an API key:

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Go to Google API Console page. You need to have a Gmail account.
2
Create or select a project and click on Continue.

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Set the API key name and restrictions, and click on Create.

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A new pop-up window will appear with your API key.

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Beware! The above API Key created only for the purpose of the article and it has been deleted after the article.

Misc. API’s

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Flickr API Key

You will need to fill in this field if you want to use the Flickr widget or shortcode.

You can obtain the Flickr API key from Flickr The App Garden

MailChimp API Key

Enter your MailChimp API Key to use the MailChimp subscription shortcode.

Typekit ID

If you want to use Typekit in your site simply enter the Typekit ID you get from the Typekit site. Read More

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