14 thoughts on “OpenID for WP

  1. This guy has made an OpenID plugin that seems easier to implement than the one at Scatmania (the author was inspired by the Scatmania plugin though). I tried it, but it didn’t work on my blog due to having an older version of PHP installed on my server.

  2. I have it on good authority that that OpenID plugin won’t work for WP2 and needs to be completely rewritten in order to do so.

  3. You link to it and don’t use it? Pah. Gee whiz Matt :P.

    By the way, folks:
    edulix’s OpenID plugin over at openidenabled.com is by far the best I’ve ever seen and used.

    Note, however, that it requires JanRain’s PHP Opend ID Library installed globally, or locally in your /wp-content folder ( NOT /plugins!!!! just /wp-content!!!!! ).

    Besides that, it isn’t a hack, it works very well, and is above all, eloquent.
    Except that it doesn’t have an OpenID icon… but that’s superficial.

  4. Yeah edulix’s looks pretty good but it has no server support. I assume this means you can’t create your own OpenID using your own domain name if this is the case. Am I correct in assuming this?

  5. @Silencer: for people who don’t care about the back end, the best way to explain OpenID is that it’s an alternative to the current system of validating using an email address (and website). It’s almost exactly like signing with TypeKey (which is now OpenID enabled) or a Blogger account, but because it’s decentralized, you can use whatever server you want. Personally, I like it because it allows visitors to sign their posts without sharing an email address and also gives you a way to validate that you’re the same person who commented on other sites.

    @Christiaan: I haven’t checked out edulix’s plugin (I’m about to test it out though) but even though Snaky’s plugin offers server support, I turned it off because I just delegate my id through a third-party system. Not perfect if you want complete control, but very very useable if you want to be able to use your own site as your ID and not worry about the backend.

  6. @Christiaan:
    No, you don’t have to install PEAR. Go to the PHP Opend ID Library link in my comment (#7) and extract that to your wp-content.

    Make sure the base directory is Auth
    So you should have wp-content/Auth

    You don’t need PEAR, no not at all…

    And yes, I delegate too. Mine out to LiveJournal. Quite simple :).