How to Embed a Google Plus Post in WordPress

Learn how to embed a Google+ post in WordPress

Learn how to embed a Google+ post in WordPress

I've seen a lot of questions about embedding Google+ posts in WordPress. There is a lot of janky information out there on this, so I put together a Google+ post on how to do it.

It's embedded below:



Below are the alternatives I've seen depicted as “working”. They are all using the standard OEmbed method that DOES NOT WORK with Google+.

Alternative #1 – this doesn't work

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillDavis007/posts/boLVgso2TQx

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Alternative #2 – this doesn't work, either (note I removed my “vanity handle” and replaced it with my Google+ ID)

https://plus.google.com/u/0/105714492537029066055/posts/boLVgso2TQx

Alternative #3 – this doesn't work either (note I removed the “u”)

https://plus.google.com/0/105714492537029066055/posts/boLVgso2TQx

Alternative #4 – guess what? This doesn't work either (note I removed the “0”, too)

https://plus.google.com/105714492537029066055/posts/boLVgso2TQx

In short, right now, standard “OEmbeds” don't play nice with Google+ posts, so the ONLY way that works as of this publication is the Javascript that Google provides you in Google+.

The above alternatives may work in WordPress.com sites (I have not tested it, but will soon), but they absolutely do not work with self-hosted WordPress.org sites.

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