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  1. Normally when I build sites I get access to the customers webhosting (which you need when making sites live) and just create a random email account using their own domain name just for the purpose of signing up to services like WordPress.com, Akismet, Email marketing services etc etc. I always then just forward emails from that email address to the customers other email address or one of my own emails…

    For storing logins and api’s I just save them in a .doc file along with any other logins and details I have of the clients.

    This system has always worked for me.

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  2. Handing out your API key does not seem like a very good idea. Plenty of people do seem to do that though.

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  3. Create the account for them, or walk them through it, in person, explaining why and the differences.

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  4. Kirk Wight wrote a good post about this a few months ago: Jetpack and WordPress.com accounts

    tl;dr: You’ll want your client to create their own WordPress.com account if they don’t already have one. If you connect Jetpack to your own WordPress.com account, they will still have to link to their account to use features such as Likes, Notifications, or Post by Email.

    It will also make things easier if they ever need some help with their Jetpack site and don’t want to go through you.

    It’s also worth noting that a lot of people may already have an account, if they signed up for Gravatar for example.

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  5. @Jeremy -Thanks for that link – the article does make some very important points about not leaving a client stranded with your login.

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  6. I’d go with Ottos comment using Martins method. It’s a courteous way of having your client deeper involved in the project.

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  7. @Cris. – Yes seems like a good way to go about it. I just wasn’t sure whether it’s acceptable to agree to terms of use for someone else.

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  8. I am surprised nobody has so far mentioned using the API key in the wp-config.php file…

    /** Define WordPress.com API Key */
    define(‘WPCOM_API_KEY’,’c1d044646524′);

    That way, your client will never know.

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