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FriendConnect Login

This plugin allows a user to sign in using his/her Friend Connect account.

  1. First of all set up you site with Google Friend Connect.
  2. Download plugin.
  3. Unzip it and upload to your plugins folder (/wp-content/plugins/).
  4. Activate (Plugins->Installed) and configure (Settings->FriendConnect Login) plugin from WordPress Admin panel.
  5. Adjust you theme:
  • If you allow only Google Friend Connect users to login WordPress then:

    1) Remove all logout links or replace them with the following one:

    <a onclick="google.friendconnect.requestSignOut()" href="#"><?php _e('Sign out'); ?></a>

    2) Remove all links to user profile. In case Google Friend Connect user will change his password plugin won't log him in after that.

  • If you allow both WordPress and Google Friend Connect users to login WordPress then your code should distinguish user type and generate logout and profile links appropriately. Here is an example:

        _e('Logged in as ');
        // Do not add link to profile and logout link in case of GFC user
        global $gfc_userdata;
        if ( ! isset($gfc_userdata) ) {
        echo '<a href="' . get_option('siteurl') . '/wp-admin/profile.php">' . $user_identity . '</a>. ';
        echo '<a href="' . wp_logout_url(get_permalink()) . '" title="' . __('Log out of this account') . '">' . __('Logout ') . '&raquo;</a>';
        } else {
        echo $user_identity . '. ';
        echo '<a href="#" onClick="google.friendconnect.requestSignOut()" title="' . __('Log out of this account') . '">' . __('Logout ') . '&raquo;</a>';
  • By default plugin adds Sign In button (or user's profile data in case he/she is already signed in) under comment form. Alternatively you may use following template tag to do this:

    <?php if (function_exists('gfc_profile')) {gfc_profile();} ?>

    Best place to put it is under comment form or "You must be logged in..." line in your comments.php

Requires: 2.7.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.7.1
Last Updated: 8 years ago
Active Installs: 80+


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