OpenID for WP

OpenID for WordPress plugin

14 replies on “OpenID for WP”

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

By the way, folks:
edulix’s OpenID plugin over at 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.

@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.

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