Today, we’re announcing a new feature for developers called WordPress.com Connect, a secure and easy way for millions of WordPress.com users to log in to your website or app.
For WordPress.com users
Using the same log-in credentials you use for WordPress.com, you’ll now be able to sign in to third party sites that integrate with WordPress.com Connect. From your WordPress.com dashboard, you can easily control which apps have access to your data and remove access to those you no longer use.
By integrating with WordPress.com Connect, you can make it safe and secure for millions of WordPress.com users to “connect” their WordPress.com accounts and profile information to your website.
Millions of users: By adding WordPress.com Connect, you’ll become part of a large family that makes it easy for WordPress.com users to explore new services.
Compatible with your existing sign-in system: WordPress.com Connect can be used on its own or as a complementary sign-in option to your existing registration system. Once a user connects, you’ll get access to their profile information, which you can use in your own app.
Trusted relationship: Allow users to sign-in with the same credentials they use every day on WordPress.com. This takes the pain out of having to remember and manage a new log-in for another service.
Sounds good….although I don’t quite understand what it is supposed to do : )
In the linked page with example code, under ‘Request access token’
This: if ( false == isset( $_GET[ ‘state’ ] )
Should be: if ( false == isset( $_GET[ ‘state’ ] ) )
Nice one! Thank you :)
I think I need a few more basics before I try this but looks interesting!
Hmm, Admit I’m intrigued but not convinced of the benefits.
You said “From your WordPress.com dashboard, you can easily control which apps have access to your data and remove access to those you no longer use” and my thought was ‘what benefit is it to me for these apps of variety – whatever they are – have access to my data?’ but then you listed some benefits of the whole thing.
The benefit seems to be it’s easier for WP users to explore new services. Pity it doesn’t expand our potential to be read – that is, pity it can’t be a two-way benefit. OK we explore their services (easier) but can people discover us easier? Alas, seems no.
As I say though, intrigued…
If I understand this correctly, this is similar to “log in with Facebook” and “log in with Twitter” options offered on other websites?
I hope developers jump into this everywhere. It would let me login to things using an account with someone I actually LIKE to do business with … WordPress.
Great! Thank you.
This sounds interesting. I shall continue to follow posts and comments.