Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Wordpress Gets OpenID

Johannes informs us that Wordpress does OpenID. You may recall that I asked Matt Mullenweg about this last August during his presentation at whurley's Barcamp here in Austin:
during his talk, Matt Mullenweg, founder of Wordpress, acknowledged the near impossibility of integrating applications because each uses a different authentication system. I asked what he thinks about decentralized identity solutions like OpenID. He said that it seems like there's not enough incentive for players (like Wordpress) to cooperate.
Yesterday, jonl noted that a venue has been chosen for Barcamp Austin II.

are you moving to wordpress?
my post was a little ambiguous. wordpress.com is now an openid provider, but my understanding is that they don't accept openid logins from other providers, so there's no reason to move to wordpress.com for this reason.

there is a wordpress plugin for the open source wordpress software which works pretty well.
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