[wp-hackers] Should OpenID be in WP core?

Elias Torres elias at torrez.us
Sat Mar 10 16:53:35 GMT 2007

Mark Jaquith wrote:
> On Mar 8, 2007, at 10:17 PM, Matt Mullenweg wrote:
> And I, for one, would like to see OpenID (client, not server)
> implemented in WordPress.  Maybe first as a bundled plugin, and then as
> core functionality.  It certainly makes turning on "registered users
> only" commenting an easier decision on your users.  I hate signing up
> for new services, but I'd be happy to spend 5 seconds clicking an OpenID
> "Allow" button.

Agreed that client is the most desirable first step, however without an
identity there'll be less take up on this. It's like Akismet without a
key. Therefore I think we also need to make it easier for people to get
either a WP.com account or host their own identity.


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