We love developers and the applications they build to help extend WordPress.com in new and meaningful ways. To continue providing support for developers who build applications that integrate with WordPress.com, we’re announcing support for OAuth 2, as well as a new developer portal, develop.wordpress.com.
Starting today WordPress.com supports a new method of authentication which makes it extremely easy for third party applications to connect with WordPress.com blogs. This new method uses an open protocol, OAuth2, to allow secure API authorization in a simple and standard way. OAuth2 allows applications to access a WordPress.com blog without ever asking for personal details such as a password or username. Connections from applications can easily be managed within the dashboard and connections won’t break when a username or password is changed.
In addition to supporting the new authentication feature, we’re also launching develop.wordpress.com. If you’re interested in learning more about OAuth2 and other ways to integrate with WordPress.com, then this developer portal is for you.
Develop.wordpress.com contains some handy documents and resources about how you can develop using WordPress.com technologies. The site also houses a channel where you can contact us directly regarding issues such as OAuth2 authentication, client access, and embedding new media types on WordPress.com.
These documents are only the beginning - we’ll be adding more resources and tools over time as the developer ecosystem grows.
Memolane is one example of the many possibilities for integration of third party applications with WordPress.com. Memolane allows you to pull posts directly from your WordPress.com blog into a graphical time line with other elements of your online life. You can easily view, add to, and share this timeline online. As of today, you can also embed your personal Memolane on your WordPress.com blog using a new shortcode.
So, developers, what would you like to build with WordPress.com?
Jul 7th at 4:01 pm
Great work! I hope more fun and interactive apps come along the way soon
Jul 7th at 5:07 pm
Cool! And it is going better and better! WordPress is the best decision
Jul 7th at 5:14 pm
Jul 7th at 5:51 pm
Thank you for the service WordPress!
Jul 7th at 7:07 pm
No doubt about it, this will make a few people I know very happy. Thanks again, WP.com!
Jul 7th at 7:46 pm
lol this place is beginning to get quite fun
Jul 7th at 7:49 pm
wow… wordpress is the best. I love wordpress
Jul 7th at 8:14 pm
thank you wordpress
Jul 7th at 9:24 pm
yeeeahhh! WordPress.com rocks! Great update!!!
Jul 8th at 12:17 am
This is a good news! Look like it will be more interesting to blog on WordPress.com as more extension and application will be support in this way.
I gonna take a try on this and see what kind of extension I could work on to make my blog better.
Jul 8th at 12:21 am
Thanks for the support,WP.com for being better and better
Jul 8th at 12:46 am
Cool, this is why WordPress still going strong!!!!
Jul 8th at 1:19 am
“OAuth2 allows applications to access a WordPress.com blog without ever asking for personal details such as a password or username.”
I assume you mean “your” blog and not someone else’s.
Jul 8th at 1:49 am
I’m looking forward to seeing what the developers come up with.
Jul 8th at 1:50 am
This is fantastic. I look forward to see what kind of 3rd party apps spawn now. Thanks for making blogging such a joyful experience…
Jul 8th at 2:34 am
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Jul 8th at 4:32 am
I appreciate wordpress and look forward to see what more great program you guys have to offer.
Jul 8th at 4:56 am
Awsome Update, I was looking for long time. We can make more fun.Outh2.0 will make us happy. Thanks again wordpress.com
Jul 8th at 6:02 am
Wow.. It is amazing when someday many applications plugged within WP.com. We users will enjoy choosing what applications we need. Go wp developers! Do the best for wp users..
Jul 8th at 6:58 am
Since you ask, I’d like to be able to implement WordPress commenting on non-WordPress websites. At the moment I’m using Disqus and experimenting with facebook, but would love to be able to use your comments system. Thanks in anticipation…
Jul 8th at 10:43 am
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Jul 8th at 2:44 pm
Good work team WP. We love you!
Jul 9th at 8:34 am
I must say, you must have planned WordPress to be extensible in such a way right from the beginning. Now I’m looking at Memolane next … Thanks.
Jul 10th at 10:35 am
Thank you for the service WordPress!
Jul 10th at 11:41 am
Jul 11th at 6:51 am
Awesome Update Thank you
Jul 12th at 3:06 pm
That great but was it going to be downloadable or available for others using WordPress script on other server
Jul 12th at 4:19 pm
Jul 12th at 8:58 pm
Better and better, thnx
wordpress.com is best
Jul 13th at 5:55 am
Jul 13th at 4:43 pm
Cool WordPress hehe
Jul 13th at 6:05 pm
Way to go wordpress, we appreciate this platform.
Jul 13th at 11:51 pm
Jul 14th at 2:57 am
Awesome update. Thanks wordpress
Jul 14th at 7:03 am
Jul 14th at 10:46 am
I just wonder why Google does not treat this post as a spam, having 3 links to the same domain .. develop.wordpress.com!!
Just kiddin.. Awesome tool, Justin..!
Jul 14th at 1:20 pm
WordPress is the best. I love you~~~WordPress
Jul 14th at 3:40 pm
this is great and it just gets better and better… im impressed!
Jul 15th at 1:39 am
Thanks WordPress for this new feature and the new Facebook Like Box Widget!!! It’s AWESOME!!
Jul 20th at 2:48 pm
Your blogging services is exciting!