WordPress OpenID Plugin for Movable Type

This plugin utilizes Movable Type's extensible Open Id Login framework to give a preferential and customized login experience for Wordpress.com users on Movable Type blogs.

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Wordpress OpenId Screenshot

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Installation

Unzip the file you download on the server you wish to install this plugin.

  • Copy the contents of the mt-static folder into Movable Type's mt-static folder. Be sure to preserve the directory structure.
  • Copy the contents of the plugins folder into Movable Type's plugins folder. Be sure to preserve the directory structure.

Documentation

Once the plugin has been installed you can enable Wordpress authentication by navigating to the "Registration" section found under the Preferences > Blog Settings menu. Click the check box next to "Wordpress" and click "Save Settings."

This plugin will work with dynamic and static publishing.

License

This plugin is licensed under the GPL.

10 Comments

Does this work for dynamic too? Wordpress login didn't show up for me.

Yes, it should work for Dynamic Publishing. Make sure that the "Wordpress" authentication option has been enabled for your blog under the Blog Preferences > Registration section of your MT install.

Dear Byrne, It's working flawlessly now. Thank you.

It's not working for me, either from mine or your site... It's says "You need to sign in to wordpress.com to complete this process.

You should use a bookmark or type in the address to do this. This page does not contain any links, to protect you from phishing."

Obviously, I'm registered, and Wordpress.com tells me I'm logged.

BTW: I'm using Firefox and Vista.

Sorry, the problem was mine: I had no blogs associated to my account on wordpress.com.

You can cancel the comment, If you want, to not confuse other users.

Sorry again.

Actually, I would love to keep the comment so others might learn from your experience. But if you prefer, I can remove the comments.

I am glad you like the plugin!

What is the MT template tag that you use to get to the "Sign in" screen?

I got the same problem as Machhianera too. It might be a bit confusing for users who are signed up so they can comment on wordpress blogs (but dont host blogs on wordpress) can't actually sign in using the wordpress plugin on a MT blog.

I've just run into this issue - but it's a limitation of Wordpress.com, not the plugin.

I suspect what would make things easier would be a change of wording on the login screen to make it clear it has to be the site name, not the username, which are not always the same.

Any chance, Byrne?

Amazing blog posts, thanks a lot for the detailed writeup. I have also just subscribed to your blog feed.

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  • I've just run into this issue - but it's a limitation of Wordpress.com, not the plugin. I suspect what would make things easier would be a change of wording on the login screen to make it clear it has to be the site nam...

  • I got the same problem as Machhianera too. It might be a bit confusing for users who are signed up so they can comment on wordpress blogs (but dont host blogs on wordpress) can't actually sign in using the wordpress plug...

  • What is the MT template tag that you use to get to the "Sign in" screen? ...

  • Actually, I would love to keep the comment so others might learn from your experience. But if you prefer, I can remove the comments. I am glad you like the plugin! ...

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