Introducing WordPress.com Connect

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.

WordPress.com Sample Integration

For developers

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.

Benefits

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.

WordPress.com Connect is currently in use across our network on Akismet, VaultPress, and Polldaddy and from today is open to third party developers.

Get started

Learn how to integrate with WordPress.com Connect today on our Developer Resources site: Integrate WordPress.com Connect


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  1. Thiago Santos de Moraes

    This is great! Let’s see if I understand: now I can use the credentials of WP.com to the new members of my community on Ning?

    • Sheri

      Developers of other services can use WPCC to make it so you can log in to those services with WP.com credentials. So, it would only work that way on Ning if Ning developers added it.

  2. Athula Siriwardhane

    I like to have it the other way around..
    To log into wordpress via facebook..
    Can you do that?
    THanks..
    Atula

  3. Moco Scribe

    Sounds good….although I don’t quite understand what it is supposed to do : )

  4. modemlooper

    In the linked page with example code, under ‘Request access token’

    This: if ( false == isset( $_GET[ 'state' ] )

    Should be: if ( false == isset( $_GET[ 'state' ] ) )

  5. DES Daughter

    Nice one! Thank you :)

  6. Richard H. McBee Jr.

    I think I need a few more basics before I try this but looks interesting!

  7. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    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…

    Cheers :)

  8. Stills, Words, and Motion

    If I understand this correctly, this is similar to “log in with Facebook” and “log in with Twitter” options offered on other websites?

  9. waltermorris56

    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.

  10. rubberbootsblues

    Great! Thank you.

  11. peterjfoster

    This sounds interesting. I shall continue to follow posts and comments.

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