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

Alex Andrews awgandrews at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 22:59:50 GMT 2008

I'd love it in core because setting it up via a plugin is in fact
pretty difficult thing to do. I'm pretty good, and the standard plugin
wouldn't work for me. Also I doubt it would even be that tough to work
in, as Wordpress.com already has support for it (I think).

I personally have no problem pushing a technology into core that is
emerging and can only become more prominent. It is worth noting that
it is already baked into a number of other blogging platforms.

All the best


On 19/03/2008, Charles <lists07 at wiltgen.net> wrote:
> > What does OpenID specifically bring to the table for WordPress?
> As you said, the goal should be to improve the experience of the WordPress
>  user.
>  For a good normal-user perspective, I recommend reading "Why OpenID" at
>  <http://openid.yahoo.com/>.  For many "normal" users, ID management is an
>  onerous, persistent and frustrating problem that the WP developer community
>  can either be proactive about or not.
>  Whether it's a plug-in or not doesn't seem as relevant as whether it's
>  part-and-parcel of WP or not.
>  -- Charles
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