[wp-hackers] Should OpenID be in WP core?
speedboxer at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 01:16:19 GMT 2007
I think that OpenID support is more of a job for a Plugin, not the WP Core.
Since, that way, you can choose to use OpenID or use WP's setup.
If this does ever make it into the Core, it'd be nice to have an Option on
whether to use it or not, plus, have an option to just use it for Comments
(since I don't think it's all that useful for actually logging in as a
Maybe a few people who have experience with OpenID should step up and write
a great OpenID Plugin for WP? And, if the plugin is good enough, maybe it
can come with the WP downloads?
On 3/7/07, Alan J Castonguay <alan at verselogic.net> wrote:
> As someone who often pushes Wordpress into odd not-quite-a-blog CMS-y
> roles, I don't really think that OpenID support should be in core
> either. However, I /do/ think it should be a default plugin for WP, WPMU
> and WP.com, both as identity provider and consumer. If there's
> limitations of Wordpress that can be solved with more hooks, we should
> go that route.
> There's some UI considerations, in particular, that I think need to be
> addressed, especially with the comment form area. Maybe someone in
> -hackers has the user-experience/-interface juice required.
> All the code I've pushed out is available under a Modified BSD
> License, which can be eaten by a GPL project without issue. So, if
> anyone wants to take any of that code, feel free. It really needs some
> cleanup, and a whole lot of backwards-compatibility junk for 2.0.x could
> be removed.
> Elias Torres wrote:
> > WP-Hackers,
> > I'm new to the list but I'm a WordPress user and developer (helping with
> > Atom Publishing Protocol - app.php) and have been following the OpenID
> >  development for which I would like to restart the discussion
> > [2,3,4,5,6]. See also 
> > OpenID is an open, decentralized, free framework for user-centric
> > digital identity. The purpose would be for users to authenticate for
> > both publishing entries and comments in WordPress installations. Very
> > similar to what TypeKey does, except in an open non-proprietary way.
> > There's currently an open ticket on Trac  to support OpenID for both
> > accounts and comments. In the comments you'll notice a great start 
> > from Alan J Castonguay. I think that it's fair to say that we could wait
> > and see for the adoption of the plugin before adding it to core, but I
> > think that it'll take a long while before we have enough users using
> > this style of adoption.
> > If WP were to have this in the core, it should not only be a consumer,
> > it can be an authentication provider, so if I blog at http://torrez.us/
> > then I can use that identity to comment on any other OpenID-enabled
> > WordPress and many other sites that are starting to offer OpenID
> > If you would like to see how simple is to support OpenID providers, you
> > may read Sam Ruby's post on OpenID for non super users .
> > Also, it's worth noting that WordPress.com is already a provider of
> > OpenID identities .
> > Anyways, I'm just trying to restart the discussion.
> > -Elias
> > http://torrez.us/
> > http://openid.net/
> > http://comox.textdrive.com/pipermail/wp-hackers/2006-June/006808.html
> > http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3613
> > http://sourceforge.net/projects/wpopenid/
> > http://intertwingly.net/blog/2007/01/03/OpenID-for-non-SuperUsers/
> > http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic.php?id=40
> > http://wordpress.com/blog/2007/03/06/openid/
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