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core feature: ability to login from Blogger? (5 posts)

  1. wakester
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, don't know if this is the right forum to be asking this in -- was looking at the core features at http://wordpress.org/about/features/

    It's not clear whether or not the default out-of-the-box install of WordPress contains the ability to have users login to your blog using accounts they already have from places like Blogger/Blogspot.

    I'm trying to decide between Drupal and WordPress (leaning towards WP) and read this:

    One of most dreaded obstacles users are confronted with these days is the need to continually create new accounts for themselves at every website they come across. Logging into a website to check out it's features should be a fun process, not a chore. Forcing each visiting user to create a new account by filling out your carefully crafted registration form is tedious, boring, and repulsive. Luckily for Drupal users, there's a built in system that removes a lot of this drudgery. It's called Distributed Authentication, and it's built into the core.
    http://drupal.org/node/312

    Is there such a core feature in WordPress?

    I'd rather not install a plug-in to do it.

    Thanks,

    Roger

  2. You can add similar functionality via a plugin, but it's not part of the core. Here are a few to consider:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/rpx/

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/openid/

  3. When you say login to your blog do you mean to post comments or for other uses. If it is just for comments the Disqus and Intense Debate plugins will allow you to do this. Also by using Gravatars, your users are instantly identified by their email address when they post a comment.

  4. wakester
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the plugin recommendations you all! :)

    Just curious, how would i look to see if someone has already made a feature request for this to be included in a future core release?

  5. Thanks for the plugin recommendations you all! :)

    You're welcome!

    Just curious, how would i look to see if someone has already made a feature request for this to be included in a future core release?

    Search through the tickets at the trac.

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