Google+ Fan? Get Better Integration With Your WordPress Blog

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Jetpack WordPress plugin: the Swiss army knife of plugins

Jetpack just announced version 2.5 of its WordPress plugin. Features include Google+ integration, VideoPress (you need a WordPress.com Premium account) and Facebook Embeds.

By the way, if you’re not using Jetpack, why not? It’s free and brought you you by the wonderful people who created WordPress, so what’s not to love?

Jetpack has a MILE of options. We’ve mentioned Post by Email, one of my favorites, but there are many more. You don’t need to use all the options of course, just use the ones which make the most sense for your blog.

I’m thrilled with Google+ integration via Jetpack; I’ve been waiting for it for a while, and now it’s here.

How to integrate your blog with Google+ via Jetpack

In your WordPress Dashboard, go to Jetpack/ Publicize/ Configure.

You’ll see that you can promote your blog posts via several sites, including Facebook and Twitter. At the bottom of the list, you’ll see your Google+ Profile, as in the image below.

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Just click, and WordPress will link your blog to your Google+ account. (If you haven’t signed up to Google+ do that first.)

Then you’ll see that your Google+ account is now connected, as in the image below.

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From then on, you’ll see a link to your Google+ profile at the bottom of your posts, with a Follow button, as in the image below.

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Very nifty. :-)

Author: Angela Booth

Copywriter Angela Booth's clients tell her she performs "word magic." Whether she's writing advertising materials, Web content, or ghostwriting for her clients, she's committed to helping them to achieve results, fast. Author of one of the first books about online business, Making The Internet Work For Your Business, Angela's written many business books which have been published by major publishers. She's an enthusiastic self-publisher and writing teacher.