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Jun 10, 2008

Get OpenID-fied and Access Blog Analytics

Glad to announce that now you can access your blog analytics to measure your BlogUpp performance, very easy.

Using BlogUpp doesn't require you to have an account with us. To keep things simple, we've been exploring ways to enable authenticated access to your private area with your blog analytics and Premium benefits. As a result we've integrated OpenID - the universal authentication method used by major web sites.

BlogUpp and OpenIDOpenID makes it really easy to log in to thousands of websites with a single digital identity, represented by a simple link, which can be your blog URL. Thus, you don't have to remember many different IDs and passwords, just one.

The great news is that most blogs hosted on Blogger, WordPress, TypePad, LiveJournal, etc - have been OpenID-enabled automatically, so bloggers don't have to do any extra setup. Just click Analytics in our menu, enter the address of your blog, and you should be in (provided your blog has been curated already).

In rare cases when your blogging platform hasn't enabled OpenID for your blog by default, there are some easy workarounds, as follows.

For Blogger.com blogs please do the following (should OpenID not be enabled):
• Go to www.blogger.com and click on "Settings" > "Other";
• Look for "OpenID" section and follow the instructions to enable OpenID for your blog.
• Alternatively, copy and paste the following line between <head> and </head> tags of your blog:


Known issue: as of February 19, 2014 - default Blogger.com OpenID endpoint is broken and is being fixed by Blogger.com Team. In the meantime we recommend using the alternatives presented below.

For WordPress.org blogs there is a quick solution as well to enable OpenID. Simply install the OpenID WordPress plugin; in plugin's settings select to enable OpenID and specify the blog owner. That's it.

If the above doesn't apply to you, being a Google, Yahoo or AOL user means that you already have an OpenID identifier, without even knowing it. OpenID delegation enables you to easily transform your blog URL into an OpenID, simply by authenticating with a service you already use. In other words, OpenID delegation helps prove that you own the blog. It only requires the ability to add a small snippet of HTML code to your blog.

In case you are a Google user, the code to be added between <head> and </head> tags of your blog is:

where YOUR_GOOGLEID_NUM should be replaced with your Google ID number (see the number in the URL bar while being logged in and accessing your Google profile). If you have a Google+ vanity URL, then you could get your Google ID number as follows: right mouse click any of your Google+ posts, save the URL link and your 21 digits Google+ ID number will be in the URL. The above code means:
• the blog is owned by the owner of "https://profiles.google.com/YOUR_GOOGLEID_NUM"
• and "www.google.com" (more specifically "https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/ud") may be used to verify the ownership.

For Yahoo users here is the code:

where YOUR_YOPENID should be replaced with yours, which can be seen in Yahoo Account Info section, under "Manage/Create your OpenID"

And for AOL users OpenID enabling code is:

where YOUR_USERID should be replaced with your actual AOL user ID.

As a result of above configuration, you can now enter thousands of sites, including BlogUpp analytics and Premium area simply by providing your blog's URL. Moreover, while being authenticated through your blog as an OpenID, while commenting in the blogosphere your blog is linked back automatically, with no effort. Isn't that cool? We hope as a blogger you'll appreciate that.

For additional information on OpenID, please check out OpenIDexplained.com or OpenID.net.

Note: myopenid.com identifiers are no longer available starting with February 2014, hence please use another OpenID provider, as recommended above.

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Blogger Comments [48]

OpenID dobes said... (Monday, June 09, 2008)  

The OpenID plugin you linked to, for WordPress, doesn't make my WordPress into an OpenID provider - which means I can't use it to log into BlogUpp!.

To do that seems to require some extra magic which I'm still in the process of investigating; it may involve something called phpMyID.

Anyway, just a tip for any other WordPress.org users out here.

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Tuesday, June 10, 2008)  

Thanks Dobes for the tip.

Indeed, the WordPress plugin is no more functional, and it was removed from the post.
We've verified and confirm that WordPress blogs on custom domains can be configured for this purpose through OpenID delegation as well.

Anonymous Tinh said... (Saturday, June 14, 2008)  

great improvement indeed, congrats. I hope to see more features added soon. Tinh

OpenID neolee.cn said... (Monday, June 16, 2008)  

That's good. I am using OpenId now.

Anonymous mortaine said... (Monday, July 14, 2008)  

Is there any way to do this without editing the head of the template? Not all bloggers have full access to their templates.

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Monday, July 14, 2008)  

If a blog platform is not allowing modifying the header, it might be possible there is an option in the settings of the blog itself, to enable OpenID. As mentioned in the post, major blog platforms are already OpenID-enabled, and there needn't be changed anything.
Should further assistance be required, please contact us by email with the details of your blog.

Anonymous Anonymous said... (Tuesday, July 29, 2008)  

Does anyone have a code for using a technorati ID?

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Wednesday, July 30, 2008)  

For a Technorati OpenID delegation the following code should be used:

<link rel="openid.server"
  href="http://technorati.com/openid/" />
<link rel="openid.delegate"
  href="http://technorati.com/people/technorati/USERNAME/" />

As suggested on Technorati weblog, you must be logged into Technorati to be able to use it as an OpenID.

Anonymous Doreen Payne said... (Sunday, September 14, 2008)  

anyone know the code for self hosted wordpress? I am hopeless at figuring out code

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Monday, September 15, 2008)  

@Doreen Payne: It's not as complicated as it looks.
For self hosted blogs you can use any of the codes issued by OpenID-enabled services mentioned above.
The best choice should be the web service that you are already using, and which already has an OpenID for you. This advantages you in many ways, including that you can use same password to access multiple sites, as well as BlogUpp! stats.
In case none of the services you are using are OpenID providers, then you could easily get one from myopenid.com, for instance. This will enable you use it as a unique authentication identifier on many web sites.

Should you need further assistance please contact us by email, using the link from our home page.

Anonymous hucheng said... (Thursday, September 25, 2008)  

My site url is http://hucheng.com/
I have been added myOpenID issued identifiers in my site,

(two link label and a mete x-xrds-location label.

and I have been login blogupp stat successfully 3 times.

http://www.blogupp.com/ 2 days, 14 hours ago 3
(visited sites in myopenid.com)

But now, I can not login it, notice is 'Sorry, OpenID login failed. Please try again, using correct credentials'. Why? Please check it. Thanks a lot!

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Friday, October 31, 2008)  

@hucheng: Provided you had managed to login successfully in the past, most probably there was a temporary issue with the different communication channels.
Please try again, and if the problem persists, tell us about it by email.
Thanks.

Anonymous Tabloid Internet said... (Friday, January 16, 2009)  

We are new in Blogupp. We try it and wanna make some review than publish on our Tabloid Internet - the internet news in print that publish on Indonesia

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Friday, January 16, 2009)  

You are very much welcome, and your intention appreciated.
Please feel free to collect the information you need from our blog, or other community's reviews. If still got questions - we'll answer them by email.

Blogger emma said... (Friday, February 06, 2009)  

I've tried to get into the stats but after putting in my login to my blogspot all I got was 'Sorry, OpenID login failed. Please try again, using correct credentials'. It's likely that I got the login wrong but it doesn't give me the option to correctly log in. What do I do?

Cheers

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Friday, February 06, 2009)  

@emma: Thanks for asking.
When you get that message displayed, and need to re-enter corrected credentials, please use the "Back" button in your browser or access stats page again.

If the problem persists, try specifying your blog URL as "http://www.amoebahandmade.blogspot.com/", i.e. with "www" prefixing the name of the blog; it was submitted like this to BlogUpp!.

Please do let us know what worked for you.

Best regards.

Anonymous Tabloid Internet said... (Saturday, February 28, 2009)  

BlogUpp its true and good free services to get more nice traffic. My blog was buzz from 0 into 4. Thanks BlogUpp. Ooouu.... by the way we need your support for Kampanye Damai Pemilu Indonesia 2009 by our friends, Harie.

Blogger info said... (Thursday, May 28, 2009)  

I am trying to access the stats page but nothing I do seems to work. I run a self hosted WP site and signed up for an OpenID. I have added the code snippet for myopenid in the header code of my site.

My blog is on a subdomain and is www.laptop-computers.co.za/wordpress/blog/show

What do I use to login? The blog url or my open ID url. Both are returning errors.

Help would be greatly appreciated

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Friday, May 29, 2009)  

@info, your blog has been set up with OpenID correctly.
While you login to BlogUpp! stats, please specify the complete link to your blog, i.e. http://www.laptop-computers.co.za/wordpress/blog/show/

In case the issue persists, please provide more details. We'd need to know whether you are directed to myOpenID authentication page, and what happens while you are returned.

Blogger Henna said... (Friday, May 29, 2009)  

When I try and login with http://www.laptop-computers.co.za/wordpress/blog/show I get this error

"Sorry, there was an error

Something has gone wrong, and the requested operation cannot be completed at this time.
The support team will do its best to fix the service for You.
Please return back later"

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Friday, May 29, 2009)  

We are investigating your case right now.
It can't be simulated with the blogs we own, but we'll keep trying.

OpenID lance_ said... (Saturday, July 18, 2009)  

I'm having trouble checking stats with my openid too.

OpenID lance_ said... (Saturday, July 18, 2009)  

Scratch my last message, it works now. Thanks!

OpenID lance_ said... (Sunday, July 19, 2009)  

And I'm once again getting the same login error:

Sorry, there was an error

Something has gone wrong, and the requested operation cannot be completed at this time.
The support team will do its best to fix the service for You.
Please return back later

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Monday, July 20, 2009)  

@lance_, just checked and it works with myOpenID delegation, although it's indeed not working with OpenID plugin for WordPress. Though it seems as an error on our side, while googling we have identified reports of similar issues with WordPress OpenID plugin.

We'll investigate what's causing it on our side, nevertheless we advise that you try "OpenID Delegate WordPress Plugin" or newer versions of the above plugin.

OpenID bizril said... (Sunday, July 26, 2009)  

My blog has an openID support, but when i can't login / confirm with this message: "Sorry, this blog hasn't been approved yet. Please try again later" what is it mean? thanks

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Monday, July 27, 2009)  

@bizril, that's right.
You should be able to access your stats now, as your blog has just been approved.
Welcome into BlogUpp! community.

Anonymous Nasz Razak said... (Saturday, September 12, 2009)  

hey dude.. just added the link rel on my blog header (using yahoo open-id)... whats to next... i'm kinda blur right now...

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Sunday, September 13, 2009)  

@Nasz, that's it - your blog has been OpenID enabled. You can now access BlogUpp! stats, get Premium packages, and also use your blog as login while entering other OpenID enabled services.

Anonymous Nasz Razak said... (Sunday, September 13, 2009)  

glad to hear that.. but somewhat feel kind of frustrated when this happen --> Sorry, OpenID login failed. Please try again, using correct credentials

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Monday, September 14, 2009)  

As per recent verification of Yahoo OpenID functionally, there has been indeed noticed the issue described by Nasz.
We advise that you use for now myOpenID.com or other services as OpenID providers, and apologize for inconvenience.

Anonymous Nasz Razak said... (Monday, September 14, 2009)  

good to hear a reply from you.. now i've just registe at myopenid.com... regular question.. what to do next?

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Monday, September 14, 2009)  

@Nasz, thanks for being receptive to our recommendation. Include in your blog the OpenID tags belonging to myOpenID (as shown above) and try to log in to your stats.
If there are any other issues, please contact us by email (from the main page) for further assistance.

Anonymous Nasz Razak said... (Monday, September 14, 2009)  

try to login use open id --> Sorry, this blog is new to us. Please submit it firstly at our main page
sorry forget to mention my open id url --> http://nasz-razak.myopenid.com/

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Tuesday, September 15, 2009)  

@Nasz, please provide your blog URL (http://blog.nasz.my/) while attempting to log in into stats. As per the actions completed earlier, your blog URL acts now as an OpenID as well.
Note that your blog can be used as an OpenID identified while accessing other online services that are OpenID enabled too.

Anonymous Nasz Razak said... (Tuesday, September 15, 2009)  

thanks.. my bad... forget to change the link rel stuff on my header.. now it working fine... thanks..

Anonymous cheap computers said... (Thursday, September 24, 2009)  

Its great and quite amazing.

Blogger Shay said... (Sunday, January 03, 2010)  

i am having trouble grasping this concept. i've set up and openID account successfully. matter of fact i tested it accessing my google account and authenticated the access request. however, when i try to look at blogupp.com stats, i get the "wrong credentials" error.

i am wondering i i am supposed to include some sort of code snippet into my header on my blog? obviously this makes some sense to me, but i am having difficulty knowing which code to add. i understand the code should be added to the header section.

help :/

oh, and btw - i've authenticated the method of posting here by using Google openID. curioser.

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Thursday, January 07, 2010)  

It's actually simpler than it looks.
Just get an OpenID, say with myOpenID.com - and insert into your blog updated URLs, as mentioned above.

Although Google acts as an OpenID provider, it seems however that it doesn't support OpenID delegation, which we are actually doing here.
We are still investigating the issue with Google accounts OpenID delegation, and as soon as we settle it, we'll post an update.

Anonymous getz said... (Tuesday, February 16, 2010)  

Yahoo OpedID still doesn't work here?
Just tried and got an error message!

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Tuesday, February 16, 2010)  

@getz, yes - Yahoo OpenID is still an open issue.
We'll post an update when that is settled.
Please consider myOpenID.com instead.

Anonymous Steve said... (Tuesday, April 06, 2010)  

Trying to get this working.

My blog is located at bullshithalloffame.com

The openID process seems to have gone good but when trying to login to the stats page I get the standard bad credentials message.

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Tuesday, April 06, 2010)  

@Steve, please move the OpenID tags from your blog's body, to blog's header (between "head" tags), and try again.
Note to provide your blog URL as first submitted, i.e. without the "www" prefix.

Blogger red said... (Tuesday, April 06, 2010)  

I must be missing something. I thought I did this but I still get the same error message.

I'm putting the code in the header.php. Is that wrong?

Blogger The BlogUpp! Team said... (Wednesday, April 07, 2010)  

@red, please let us know your blog URL to investigate.

Blogger Valer @BlogUpp said... (Saturday, October 19, 2013)  

To follow up on earlier comments, please note that using Yahoo as an OpenID provider is working now, while myOpenID.com won't be available starting with February 2014.

Blogger Антон said... (Friday, February 14, 2014)  

So can I use Google as an OpenID now?
This should work (and I've added it to the headers) but I still can't authenticate:
rel="openid2.local_id" href="http://google.com/+AntonRazumov"
rel="openid2.provider" href="https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/ud?source=profiles"
href="https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/ud" rel="openid.server"
href="http://google.com/+AntonRazumov" rel="openid.delegate"
(link tags were stripped to post this message)

Blogger Valer Batcu said... (Saturday, February 15, 2014)  

Dear Anton, you are right - when using a Google+ vanity URL, then you could get your Google ID number as follows: right mouse click "any" of your Google+ posts, save the URL link and your 21 digits Google+ ID number will reveal itself in the URL. Hope that helps.


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