[wp-hackers] WordPress.org and WordPress.com integration

Stephane Daury wordpress at tekartist.org
Fri Aug 31 02:44:42 GMT 2007

Big thanks Mark.
I don't think you could have provided a better answer to my question  
(zero sarcasm intended).

I had never setup an actual blog at wordpress.com (just an account  
for an api-key for my self-hosted instance), and I wasn't aware of  
the feature, since it only becomes available once you actually get a  

Reference for others: http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/03/06/what-is- 

Kick a**! I'm a big fan of open decentrailzed auth: OpenID, SAML,  
Yadis, Shibboleth, etc..

On another note, I agree with you on having wordpress.com (and  
the .org properties) having OpenID integration.
I'd even go as far as saying this should be a default feature in WP.
Again, I'm a fan and therefore biased, but it'd be yet another push  
for decentralized auth with such an authoritative figure as Wp (in  
its own realm).
I know AOL, Visa and the likes are providers, but I'm not sure if  
they made the move into being consumers as well (ironic).

Doing the same (provider/consumer) for my institution is a pet  
project of mine to be rolled into an upcoming directory rethink,  
which could mean 250,000+ new decentralized users.

Thanks again. :)


On Aug 30, 2007, at 10:52, Mark Jaquith wrote:

> On Aug 30, 2007, at 9:48 AM, Stephane Daury wrote:
>> While we're on the integration subject, would anyone happen to  
>> know if there is currently a project towards having integration  
>> between self-hosted blogs and wordpress.com/.org user accounts?
> WP.com is an OpenID provider, so with an OpenID plugin for your  
> privately hosted WordPress blog, you could log in using your WP.com- 
> provided OpenID.
> Personally I'd like to see WP.com become an OpenID *consumer* --  
> but that's a discussion for a different forum.
> Regarding .org -- there is some sort of internal syncing going on  
> so that user accounts are shared among various wp.org properties,  
> but there's no OpenID that I'm aware of.
> --
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