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Fixing the OpenID setup my WordPress blogs

Since I want to make it easier for people to write comments on my weblogs (while not making it too easy for spammers), I added support for OpenID for my blogs by using the WordPress OpenID plugin. Unfortunately, the plug-in stopped working sometime along the way, giving rise to the following error message when users try to log in using OpenID:

    User was created fine, but wp_login() for the new user failed. This is probably a bug.

WordPress › Support » OpenID Plugin (WP 2.5) calls non-existant error() method suggests a possible solution. But I think a better one is to install more current OpenID WordPress plug-in. I've installed the plug-in on Hypotyposis on a Good Day, Mashup Guide, and Data Unbound, and Mixing and Remixing Info and tested the plug-in with two OpenID providers (myOpenID and Yahoo! OpenID)– and things seem to work. My apologies to those who had tried OpenID on my weblogs but were not able to post comments.

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  1. Will Norris | November 21, 2008 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    just FYI – the WordPress plugin is in fact based on the plugin at SourceForge. It was forked almost two years ago (January 2007).

  2. yee | November 21, 2008 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Will, for letting me know the rel'n between the two plugins.

  3. raulwebspain | March 19, 2009 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    sounds great but i have several problemas triying to do the same in my blog and never its working. i change to blogger and now works perfect but i like more all aplication, themes and usability from WP so… some advice?

  4. Raymond Yee | March 20, 2009 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    My suggestion is to first go to and read the documentation carefully; 2)document exactly what you did and what you saw as a result and 3) contact the authors of the plugin

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