[wp-hackers] Re: GSoC 2008 Proposal: Core OpenID Support

sunburntkamel sunburntkamel at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 22:41:31 GMT 2008

> Easier registration: Unless OpenID adds a significant amount of user
> data that it does not have already, such as the user's first and last
> names, display names, etc, filling out a registration/profile is still
> required. You cannot one-step-register, even with OpenID.

Actually, that's exactly the point of OpenID, many sites exchange
information like that via attribute exchange:

> And I don't buy the argument that if there was more OpenID support,
> there'd be more OpenID users.

If there was greater openID support, it might put pressure for their
to be more identity providers, and for existing providers to improve
their services.  (I've disabled the plugin because of the number of
people complaining that their wordpress.com identities don't work)

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