Blog is now OpenID Enabled – for real this time!

Update 2: It’s working now. The problem seemed to be with how my theme, K2, was processing comments. Specifically, I had a feature called “Live Commenting”, one of the cool things that K2 can do, turned on. It allowed you to post a comment without reloading the page, via Ajax. I disabled that feature, then re-enabled the WP-OpenID plugin, et violá! 🙂

Update: Nevermind. It’s not working. I don’t know why it’s broken, but I’m mad now. I’ve disabled the OpenID plugin until I get the time and patience to screw around with it and fix whatever’s wrong. So much for making this easier! 🙁

I’ve been meaning to do it for a while, but I was spurred into action by a blog post by Aaron Hockley yesterday, and a fun Twitter “argument” with him and Rick Turoczy of SiliconFlorist fame, and I’ve finally gotten around to making it possible to post a comment here on using your OpenID.

What’s OpenID? If you don’t already know, and you don’t really care to learn, then you don’t have to worry about it. Comment posting will still work the same way it did before – you can leave your name and email address. But OpenID is now an option, if you want to use it. There are lots of reasons. And if you’re an OpenID person already, that should make you happy.

For more info on OpenID, go to the OpenID site. If you don’t have an OpenID already (besides the fact that you’re probably wrong, and you DO already have one, and just don’t know it), I highly recommend Portland-based Vidoop as your OpenID provider. Besides the cool stuff they do with OpenID, they have an awesome cross-browser secure password manager plugin that I’m going to love even more as soon as it starts working with the Firefox 3 betas that I’ve been running. 😉

Anyway, if you have an OpenID, do me a favor and help me test out the shiny new feature by leaving me a comment with it. Thanks! 🙂