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Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

WordPress 2.0 Release Candidate

WordPress has put out a release candidate for 2.0 and is asking for beta testers. I found a good description of the new features and was very disappointed to see that OpenID integration wasn’t included.

This is going to have a big impact on my plugin – tentatively named displayonline. I still want to include the OpenID login recognition at the same level as a registered user. But this means I have to fall back on the openid plugin, which the author describes as “very, very messy and a little buggy.” So encouraging, but beggars can’t be choosers.

I’ve downloaded the plugin and taken a quick look at the code. Once again, no GPL, and in this case, profanity in the comments. No wonder it’s not at the official plugin repository. I’m a little hesitant to install it.

But I’ve also noticed problems with the whole system. I can sign in to LiveJournal just fine, but get errors over at My delegated OpenID server explains that I need to “trust” a site in order to let it validate me, so the system is still apparently too complex. Oh – just got an email back from my OpenID server in response to my bug report. Says he no longer maintains the server. So I changed the tags on my website to reflect delegating to my alternate OpenID server. Now I’m having problems logging in to LiveJournal!

I guess I’ve have to backburner the OpenID aspect.

I have an outline written for the plugin code and have set up a database for the required fields, so I can start experimenting. I just need to find the time.

Posted by Greg in Programming

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One Response to “WordPress 2.0 Release Candidate”

  1. Spirit of Inquiry » Blog Archive » OpenID says:

    […] I intend to add Open ID support so Live Journal users can cruise on through the comment queue. Greg Perry’s comments about this plug-in gives me both hope and caution. Reading though the comments for Scatman Dan’s plug-in post, though, reveals a 12 Jan 2005 comment that links to a purported WP 2.0 plug in. Encouraging, but, i’m not that early an adopter, these days. […]