How To Embed Google+ Posts Into WordPress.com & Other New Features

Google+ has rolled out a new feature that makes it possible for bloggers and content creators to embed Google+ posts on other sites. The functionality had previously been tested on a number of accounts from select publications – National Geographic, Sports Illustrated etc – but yesterday it became available to all users.

Embedding a Google+ post on your website is fairly straightforward – simply click the ‘Embed Post’ button from the drop-down menu on an individual post to obtain the necessary code. Embedding a Googe+ post on WordPress.com is slightly different, but is easily done.

When you are presented with the embed code, only copy from the post link itself – eg https://plus.google.com/104580270311111171846/posts/SEzDPDsqonF. Then simply paste the link into your writing pane, adding the following prefix and brackets:

embedding google+ posts on wordpress

Your selected Google+ post, along with the option to +1 the post and leave a Comment, will appear as such:

Speaking about the new feature, Seth Sternberg – Director of Google+ Platform – said “We want to make it easy to expand your audience across the web”. In a blog post on the topic, the social network also revealed another the feature – Author Attribution – which will allow articles you publish to be associated with your Google+ profile automatically.

For more information about these new features, check out the Google+ Developers Blog.

About Andrew Robertson

I'm Andrew, I work as the Social Media & Marketing Assistant at SocialSafe. I've been writing blogs on here for over two years now, so you'll find pieces from me about anything relating to social media and tech, as well as the changing face of personal data. There's also room for the occasional post on some slightly off topics stories... just for the sake of variety!!

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