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This plugin integrates WordPress sites with Glome.

Each visitor can get a “Soft Account” by a single click. Users can link soft accounts across multiple devices.

A visitor with soft account can act as a registered user, in fact he or she will receive a regular, but anonymous WordPress account. There is no need for going through the standard registration process by filling in and submitting forms.

The plugin consists of a few widgets, a user page and a settings page for WordPress administrators.

Site admins can add the widgets to their WordPress widget area. With these widgets the site’s visitors will be able to create fully functional WordPress accounts as mentioned above.

Two widgets will let these newly created anonymous, “soft accounts” to be linked with other anonymous accounts. The same WordPress site accessed by the same person on multiple devices can be personalised without ever asking for user names, email addresses or passwords.

This will make the WordPress site stand out from the rest.


  • The "One-Time Access" and the "Glome Key" widgets are available to gain access to the WordPress site.

  • After gaining access one will be able to pair other devices. It can be done by scanning a QR code, or opening the corresponding URL. We also take advantage of modern browsers that can work with cameras directly (via WebRTC).


Download and unpack the plugin to the WordPress server’s plugin directory.

Login to WordPress as an administrator.

Find the installed Glome plugin in the Plugins menu and activate it.

After activating the plugin please go to the Glome settings page under the Settings menu. Click the “Request API Credentials” button and wait until the page displays the acquired Glome API credentials.

Once the API credentials are shown you are ready to add the widgets.


Do you have a demo site?

Yes, we do. Please click here for a working demo.

What does the Glome API access mean?

By clicking the button on the plugin’s settings page Glome will grant exclusive, non transferable, basic API access rights to your WordPress site.

For more details on API plans please visit Glome’s website.

What are the UI elements of this plugin?

The plugin has only widgets that can be added to your user interface. Please see the next question about adding the widgets.

How do I add widgets?

The widgets of the plugin can be added to the Widget area once the API credentials are granted. Navigate to “Appearance -> Widgets” in the WordPress admin pages and drag and drop the following widgets from the “Available Widgets” list to the “Widget Area”:

  • Glome One-time Login

    Enable the one click anonymous WordPress account creation and login.

  • Glome QR For Pairing

    Display a QR code for linking anonymous accounts on multiple devices.

  • Glome Scanner Pairing

    Enable a web based QR scanner. This feature will only work on browsers that support WebRTC. Please see this page
    for further details.

  • Glome Notification Broker

    Enable a websocket based notification channel between the Glome API and the WordPress website. Websockets support can be checked at this website.

Note! The title of these widgets can be customised.

What are the Glome specific settings?

The Glome settings page displays the following:

  • API Base Path: address of the Glome API server.

  • API UID: UID for this particular WordPress site.

  • API Key: API key for this particular WordPress site.

  • Activity Tracking: Glome registers the URLs the user has been visiting on this WordPress site if this option is enabled. By default this option is disabled. Note! Individual users should also agree to submit data to Glome on their behalf!

  • Clone Name: paired accounts can have the same display name, if this option is enabled. By default this option is disabled.

Where did you get the JS QR scanner from?

Kudos to LazarSoft for the amazing JS QR scanner [].

Please be aware that only a few browsers support the API needed by the scanner.

How can I get in touch with you?

We would welcome all comments, questions, suggestions. Please send an email to contact at glome dot me.


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Contributors & Developers

“Glome” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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  • More array related fixes for stone aged PHP.


  • Workarounds for array declaration to work with older PHP versions.


  • Include paths clashed with some themes.


  • Bug fix


  • Improved API response checking


  • Redirect to API credentials request upon succesful activation


  • New widget for entering / scanning Glome key codes


  • WordPress 4.3 compatibilty changes.
  • Improved Glome profile page.


  • Improved POST sanitizations.


  • Fixing hard coded plugin path name. Proper input validation.


  • Initial version for the Plugin Directory of WordPress