We’ve just turned-on support for Facebook Connect on this blog. It enables you to comment here using your Facebook credentials and also to optionally send your comments from here to your Facebook profile.
To make use of it, simply login to Facebook using the Widget in the right-hand sidebar. Then when you comment on a post, you’ll be doing so as your Facebook identity.
Whilst we remain big fans of standards like OpenID, the simple fact remains that the implementations are non-intuitive, the plugins are flakey and the uptake has been tiny. Connect is instant portable identity for a much bigger demographic.Â
We were hugely impressed with Dave Morin’s presentation of Connect at Le Web. I hope we can get him over to Ireland at some stage to tell us more. Any chance Ryan will get him over for FOWA Dublin?
Full instructions on enabling Facebook Connect on WordPress Blogs are here.
We’ve just switched over to using Gravatar everywhere for author images (commenters were already supported). So if you write posts on Web2Ireland or leave comments, sign-up on Gravatar and then we can all see your ugly mug on everything you do here.
Enterprise Ireland has finally done the move and consolidated all their Dublin offices into The Plaza at East Point Business Park. If you don’t know where that is, just head towards Howth.
Martyn Davies who wrote for Blognation UK has posted a list of the current blogs of all the ex-Blognation editors. I encourage you to subscribe to them. Obviously the Irish one is here!
I don’t know how many of you noticed but trackbacks into and out of web2ireland have been broken for a long time. After much fiddling and reinstalling and with some sterling help from Monika in hosting365, they are now functional again.
So the world now knows when web2ireland is talking about them!
Since this was a clean install, I may have missed some bits from the old one. Let me know in the comments if you spot any niggles.
Please report any problems as comments here. Authors, I have turned on the Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin so you can easily add tags to posts using the entry field below the main post field. I have also removed the SB plug-in as it was never used here and I’ve seen reports of breakage with this version of WP.