Simple Google Connect
[resolved] any plans for auto-posting? (5 posts)

  1. RavanH
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Otto,

    Mucking about with a Google + page and your Simple Google Connect plugin, I find it all works great. Excellent plugin even if you still want to call it b├Ęta ;)

    Only two requests/suggestions:

    I notice is that the Google Page Badge is a bit too ridged even for the Twenty Eleven sidebar. A fixed width with border does not behave well -- I notice that even you use a simple text widget instead on your own site -- so I hope you are considering some more customisation for the badge widget.

    Do you have any plans for implementation of auto-posting to Google + ? I read on the net that it's not possible but http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/social-networks-auto-poster-facebook-twitter-g/ seems to be able to. Have not tested that one though, as it's not a crucial feature... Still, it would be nice :)

    In any case, thanks for another GRRREAT plugin!



  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    WordPress.org Tech Dude
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Regarding the badge: I agree, but it's not something I can change. It's just implementing Google's own Badge code, which is very limited in widths.

    Regarding auto-posting: God, yes, and as soon as Google actually has an API to allow you to do that, then I'll add it.

    That plugin you linked to, BTW, wants to charge you $49 to be able to post to Google+, and the method they use to do it is pretty crap, BTW. Prone to breakage. Not an official mechanism for posting.

  3. RavanH
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Agreed, would not want crappy auto-posting even in a free plugin.

    About the badge: as far as I can figure it out, using widget output like this using the Twenty Eleven Showcase sidebar width 187px and dark theme

    <div class="plusbadge">
      <g:plus href="https://plus.google.com/xxxx" width="187" theme="dark">

    seems to influence the width and background successfully...
    The HTML5 valid markup equivalent would be

    <div class="g-plus"

    Sadly, width="100%" does not work (gets converted to 100px) but otherwise, it would be a good flexibility improvement to allow these attributes to be set in a per widget basis :)

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    WordPress.org Tech Dude
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Looks like they've added width options to the badge generator since I last looked at it. I'll see about adding that.

  5. RavanH
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Available under "Advanced" in the online badge configuration tool https://developers.google.com/+/plugins/badge/config ... You can now set the width upon which it automatically adds a height value. Based on what kind of calculation is unclear to me.

    So I left it out in the example as the badge seems to work without it. At least on the Opera browser so maybe other browsers do need that value.

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