Everyone has an online identity. If you use Flickr, Yahoo, AOL, AIM, WordPress.com, LiveJournal or even Microsoft Cardspace (not to mention many other providers), you have an identity that can be used to log into other sites (assuming that those sites accept the credentials). I have begun creating WordPress plugins that will allow users to sign into your blog with these credentials so that they don’t have to maintain a password at your site. Being the most familiar with Flickr’s authentication scheme, I started there so that I could figure out what I had to do within WordPress. Please give it a try, let me know what you think. The Flickr plugin should be pretty ideal for Flickr groups looking to build a community site ontop of WordPress.
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