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Activities for Google Friend Connect

Description

Embedding Google Friend Connect into a WordPress site is like having two independent worlds on the same website: neither Google Friend Connect nor WordPress knows what is happening on the other side. This plugin attempts to narrow the gap by posting WordPress activities to Google Friend Connect.

Whenever a signed-in Google Friend Connect user does any of the following, this plugin will update the user’s Friend Connect activities correspondingly:

  • A post is published.
  • A comment is written.
  • A link is added.

This plugin does not link Google Friend Connect users with local WordPress accounts. This makes it ideal for sites which do not wish to create local accounts for every Google Friend Connect visitor but still want some more interaction between WordPress and Google Friend Connect.

Implementation notes

  • This plugin uses gfca to prefix all functions. (Abbreviation of ‘Google Friend Connect Activities’.)
  • gfca is also used as the options and localization domains.

Screenshots

  • Publishing activity posted through the plugin.
  • Just set the site ID for a site already configured for Google Friend Connect.

FAQ

Are local accounts created for Google Friend Connect users?

No. One of the goals of this plugin was to post activities to Google Friend Connect without having to create corresponding local accounts, so it uses authentication cookies to post activities.

Are names and websites filled in automatically?

No. Commenters will still have to fill them in manually, although it is possible that they could be extracted from the Friend Connect profile automatically in the future.

Changelog

1.0

  • Add support for localization.
  • Shorten options menu title to ‘GFC Activities’.

0.02

  • readme.txt update

0.01

  • Initial version.

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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