Signing into Polldaddy: now with 100% more Connect

Drew Butler

Here at Automattic, we make quite a few things you may have used: Polldaddy,, VaultPress, Jetpack, Akismet, and many more, and we are always striving to solve problems for our users in ever-simpler ways.

Since Automattic acquired Polldaddy in 2008, our user account system has been separate from the main account system at Automattic, and while users are poised to receive many fine updated features for their accounts, Polldaddy customers weren’t going to benefit from these improvements without a big change on our part. We decided that while a transition could be a bit painful, it was time to unify our user account system across all of our products to best serve our customers in the most timely and efficient manner now and in the future.

What this means for you:

This means that as of today, you’ll be required to sign into Polldaddy by using a account. At this point, you probably fall into one of three categories.

If you don’t have a free account:

  • You’ll need to create one to log into Polldaddy.
  • You won’t need to manage separate accounts for VaultPress or Akismet.
  • You can learn more at the Connect support page.

If you already have a account:

  • Awesome! You’re good to go. Just click “Sign in with” and if you’re already logged into, you’ll just have to click “Authorize” and you’ll be on your way.
  • If you’re not signed into, go ahead and sign in, and then click “Authorize” to allow Polldaddy access to your account (only your name and email address are shared at the moment).
  • One account will allow you access to both and Polldaddy.
  • You can learn more at the Connect support page.

If you’re not sure whether you have a account:

You may have a account and not know it. If you use any of the following services, you can log into with the same account you use for them:

  • Akismet
  • VaultPress
  • Jetpack
  • IntenseDebate
  • Gravatar

If none of those sound familiar to you, then you most likely don’t have a account and can go ahead and create one.

An important item to note: your account is separate from any accounts you use to log into any self-hosted WordPress sites. If you or your company has downloaded and installed your own copy of WordPress, you still need to create a account in order to use Polldaddy.

Once your account has been created and verified, you are just about ready to log into your Polldaddy account. Only once, and only on the first time, you will be asked to enter your old Polldaddy username and password to connect your two accounts. Once this is done, you’ll log in exclusively with your account. While we understand that this process can be a bit cumbersome, it only has to be done once, and you’ll be able to log in with a click of a button from now on.

We thank you for your patience and we are excited to bring you some good stuff once our account system is completely merged with

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