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When this post goes live I will have had OpenID running on my blog for 24 hours.
My first attempt to do so was not successful. The theme I use does not support the option of displaying that the website URL is checked for OpenID (a feature of the WordPress OpenID Plugin . Someone who’s comments I desire complained that the unexpected prompt for an OpenID password when they entered a comment caused them to abort the submission process and I therefore lost their comment – so I immediately disabled the plugin. I think that person was being a little unreasonable, it seems to me that when you add OpenID to your web site you should be expecting it to be checked for such things! But in spite that I felt obliged to do what was necessary to avoid confusion.
Yesterday I reenabled OpenID, my first effort was to hack my theme to have a separate entry field for the OpenID URL which appears to work (this is documented in the OpenID plugin). The next step was to enable the URL to be used for OpenID and hack the theme to make it note how it’s being used. This appears to work well and should avoid the objections.
One factor that gave me an incentive to work on this is this post about Taking a Stand to Promote OpenID . That’s the type of person who I would like to have commenting on my blog.
I’m also working on my own OpenID authentication solution and I may consider taking the same stand.
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