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Removed OpenID plugin

For cleanup and testing purposes, I have removed the OpenID plugin. I have had it disabled on this site for a long time, anyhow.


Testing OpenID delegation (WP-Yadis)

This entry is for testing OpenID delegation in the comments. Specifically WordPress blogs which are delegated via the WP-Yadis plugin.

Update (9 July 2012): Closing comments on this post.


Testing OpenID authentication

This entry is for testing OpenID authentication. If you have an OpenID, try it out here.

If you do not have an OpenID, you will still need to fill out the Name and Email fields. The Website field (even though it has the OpenID label) remains optional.

If you’re not sure if you have an OpenID, check out this big list of providers, which includes LiveJournal,, TypeKey, Technorati, and many others.

If you do have an OpenID, the only required field is Website. In this case, Name and Email become optional.

Update (30-Aug-2007): I have closed comments for this entry.

Jump to the comment form, or read detailed instructions:

  1. The OpenID in the Website field needs to be in a URL format. For example, if you’re a LiveJournal user the format would be, where username is the name of your blog. The http:// at the beginning is optional.
  2. Enter something in the Comment textarea, then hit the “Post” button.
  3. You should be taken to your OpenID provider’s site to authenticate (unless you had previously authenticated as “Yes, all the time”). Hit either the “Yes, allow once” or the “Yes, always allow” button.
  4. If you have time, feel free to test out “No, deny” authentication, which should not post your comment. Also feel free to test “Preview” before hitting “Post” to submit a comment in step 2, as well as the both authentication choices mentioned in step 3. Remember that “Yes, always allow” means that you won’t need to revisit your provider’s authentication page again (unless you reset the state on your provider’s site).
  5. Whatever your choice, you should be returned to the article (single post) page.


  • This should still work even if your OpenID is a placeholder site. For example, a blog with no entries, such as those at LiveJournal used for lurking. 😉 There’s the possibility of manual spamming, but that already existed before having OpenID authentication anyhow.
  • If you leave the Name field empty, Anonymous will be displayed for your name.
  • If you’re willing, please let me know (in the comments) if you’re OpenID is delegated, and how so (e.g., manual editing of head elements, a blog plugin, etc.). Ignore this if you don’t know what I mean.
  • I have disabled User Registration and logins on this site (except for myself, of course). However, the plugin I use for OpenID authentication (WP-OpenID+) does autogenerate a WordPress account (Subscriber level) based on your OpenID.
  • Yes, I know the layout needs cleanup. 🙂