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Third Party Applications

WordPress.com allows you to connect with third-party applications that extend your WordPress.com site in new and cool ways.

This is done in a secure fashion so you can revoke and manage access to your account at any time and third party sites will not need your password.

How Do I Connect To An Application?

To securely connect to WordPress.com:

  1. On the website or application that you want to connect to, find a button or link asking you to connect to WordPress.com.
  2. Click on the Connect link, which will bring you to WordPress.com. You will be asked to login. You can verify you are are on WordPress.com and secure by checking that the URL starts with https://public-api.wordpress.com.
  3. Once you’re logged in, approve the application by clicking “Authorize.” If you have multiple blogs you can select which blog you would like to grant access to.
  4. You’re now connected!

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View connected applications

  1. To view details of your connected applications or revoke access, click on your Gravatar in the upper right.
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  2. Select Security across the top.
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  3. Scroll down and you’ll see all of your connected applications.
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How Do I Revoke Access I've Granted to an Application?

  1. Access the list of verified applications by clicking on your Gravatar in the upper right.
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    And select Security across the top.
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  2. Revoke access by clicking the gear button to the right of the application and then clicking on the “Remove App Connection” button.
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Security

Some applications may still ask you for your username or password. You should only provide these details to services that you can trust such as mobile/desktop applications like WordPress for iOS.  Never provide your username and password to third party sites claiming to get you followers and readers quickly or that you don’t recognize or can’t verify.

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