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  • Based off the searchs, looks like this hasn’t been an incredibly discussed topic.

    First off, yes, I am well aware of but I would like to expand the idea to WordPress Core, WordPress MU, and (subsequently)

    It’s really great that I can signup at LiveJournal, and talk to my friends there, and they’ll definitively know it’s me by my user.
    Then it’s great to sign up at DeadJournal and do the same.
    Then MySpace, then Xanga, oh, and let’s not forget to sign up for a TypeKey identity so the spam crazy MT users will actually recieve my comments, and on and on and on.

    This opens up the known problems:
    Lost username/password.
    Shared passwords everywhere (in many cases).
    Taken usernames/frustrated users.
    Privacy concerns, and the list goes on.

    My key suggestions are for:
    1) OpenID support to be professionally integrated into CORE WordPress.
    There’s a lot of blogs I come across, even more so thanks to Google BlogSearch. And I don’t like leaving anonymous comments, and I don’t like registering places JUST to comment (probably once!).
    2) OpenIDs to be given to ALL users. Having said this, that means of course that OpenID has to be integrated into WordPress MU as well (duh?).

    Anyone with a domain and the ability to host a 2K HTML file can have an OpenID at their own domain, without having to set up an OpenID server.
    How? By delegating their ID out to another OpenID server.

    For now, is delegated to LiveJournal, because I have an account there (and they adopted it… because, well, the founder of LJ created OpenID!)
    For example, this is in my index.html page.
    <title>My Homepage</title>
    <link rel="openid.server" href="" />
    <link rel="openid.delegate" href="" />

    * One Account, One Password, so many sites.
    Password authentication is done by taking you back to the OpenID server with two steps:
    1) Ensuring you’re logged in. And prompting you to log in if you’re not.
    2) Confirming that you wish to send your identity to the site requesting it.

    The absolute most important part is that you DO NOT GIVE YOUR OPENID PASSWORD ON A SITE OTHER THAN YOUR OPENID SERVER.
    They don’t need your authentication information, only your identity information that the OpenID server will send to them.

    If WordPress would allow me to use this on my own domain, for myself, and not ‘delegated around the web’, I would be using WordPress 100% of the time IN A HEARTBEAT.

    I don’t already only because PHP support of OpenID is not 100% there. provides libs, but not the page construction to communicate.
    Scatman’s implementation needs some touchups and additional features to manage your own identity on external sites (I think).

    I would REALLY like to see this more widely adopted.

    For more information you can see;
    The OpenID Homepage (a openid account/social networking site)
    My Original OpenID Rant (@LiveJournal)
    My videntity OpenID profile

    Check it out, wontcha?

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  • sounds great. ill keep an eye on it for my current project which might take advantage of it. good job 🙂

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    VxJasonxV – sending this to the Hackers list would generate some discussion probably.

    You’re killing me with all the places you want me to crosspost this XD.

    Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    Well, since you want to “expand the idea to WordPress Core, WordPress MU, and (subsequently)” That mean that you will have to at least post it here (so those who manage the WordPress Core can see), at the WordPress MU forums (so those who manage WordPress MU) can see it, at the Hackers list (so those who manage, the WordPress Core, and WordPress MU can see it), and send it the Feedback form of your blog (so more of those who manage can see it).

    1) Done
    2) Done
    3) Don’t the hackers read the wp-hackers list?
    Should I really bother them with something like that?

    Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    3. Some do. At the very least, you will get a very good discussion about your idea and the logistics of implementing it.

    There seems to be a working WordPress Plugin here (I haven’t tested it):

    yea… and the dependency put me off… I am using a shared free host. I hate to trouble my host to install a software which I have little confidence in using it… i am a noob you see…

    Try ShareMy.Name (, you still have to do registrations, but your information has a central place on the web that can be sync’d using access keys or shared using the button they make….

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