[wp-hackers] Should OpenID be in WP core?
speedboxer at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 05:59:35 GMT 2007
Yes, a plugin, but no messing with the simple and easy to use Installer...
It'll just confuse people (less technical savvy people), so it would be best
as a plugin like Akismet, it's included, but you choose to activate it or
not. That's my opinion, at least...
On 3/7/07, Callum Macdonald <lists.automattic.com at callum-macdonald.com>
> I'm not an expert in the technical ins and outs of Open ID, but I think
> it's a great principle, so I'd vote to implement it. At this stage, I
> think it makes more sense as a plugin, but I do think it would make a
> good standard plugin. Maybe even part of the install "Do you want to
> enable the OpenID plugin for authors / commenting?".
> My tuppence worth,
> Cheers - Callum.
> 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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Matt (speedboxer at gmail.com)
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