7th March 2007

Wordpress.com supports OpenID!

Today I saw a very nice new message in my RSS reader; Wordpress.com supports OpenID now! At first sight I thought it’d be possible to login on every Wordpress blog using your OpenID account, but sadly it doesn’t work like that – you can only use it as an account on other websites.

The advantage of this is though that using Wordpress.com you can login on tons of websites and weblogs, such as this one, Technorati, Zooomr and Magnolia, and post comments or start using the websites without having to fill in anything else than your blog address. Hopefully you’ll also be able to use it as login code to post on the weblogs of other people hosted on Wordpress or perhaps even on all Wordpress plugins – if it’ll be added as feature to the core, which would be totally fantastic if you ask me; imagine only having to use one login in order to post on any weblog you like.

In case you’re unsure what OpenID is you might want to read a couple of the posts I’ve dedicated to it in the past, such as an explanation of the service, or the guide on how to include it with your regular Wordpress blog. Alternatively also you could read the FAQ on Wordpress about it.

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