Friday, November 6, 2009

Login With Google Friend Connect [Now Powering Discuz!]

We are excited to announce the release of the Google Friend Connect Plugin for Discuz! 7.0. This project is hosted at

Google Friend Connect allows simple user authentication using any OpenID account such as Google, Yahoo, or AIM. Instead of filling in yet another profile form, your users can connect to their existing identities, showing current profile pictures and information. The ability to easily integrate profiles increases user engagement and activity on Google Friend Connect enabled sites.

Google Friend Connect plugins are currently available for WordPress, phpBB and Drupal. Today, we're very pleased to announce a new plugin that will make it easy for webmasters to use Google Friend Connect on their Discuz! sites. Discuz! is one of the most popular forum platforms, so we think a lot of users and site-owners will benefit from this new tool.

Example page: after installing Google Friend Connect Plugin

Example page: user successfully logged into forum using Google Friend Connect Plugin


  • Based on the latest release of Discuz! (Discuz! 7.0).
  • Multi-language support: English, Simplified Chinese(UTF8, GBK) and Traditional Chinese(UTF8, BIG5).
  • Support for various templates in Discuz!. Even if you use your own customized templates, it will not require extra effort to install this plugin.
  • Easy to install. Just download the plugin, upload it to your server directory, and edit the configuration files according to the installation instructions.
  • Use Google Friend Connect profile information, such as your profile picture and your personal bio, in your Discuz! profile. The plugin can also propagate changes from your Google Friend Connect profile to Discuz!, keeping your information current.

To see the plugin in action, please visit the demo sites (in English and Chinese). If you are a Discuz! forum administrator, you can download the plugin as a zip archive and follow the instructions for installation to deploy it on your site. The code is open sourced under Apache License 2.0, and contributions are not only welcomed, but encouraged. This project hosts an issue tracker which will be populated with known issues and requested enhancements, so please use the tracker to report any new bugs or incompatibilities you find, or to request new features.

For more information, please check the user manual.

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