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The Google+ plugin

The Google + Plugin integrates WordPress with your G+ Profile and Page - now with BuddyPress and Post Format Support!

6 reviews
Average Rating
3.7 out of 5 stars
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By , for WP 4.3

I wasn't going to bother reviewing this plugin. I was simply going to de-activate it and move on.

The bug in question was that it imported my google+ posts as desired, but did so in an infinite loop - filling my database.

Once I had gone through de-activating, and then moving all the duplicate items to trash I thought I was done.

But now is when I put the review in. My database is full, and I can't even empty the trash now. So now I'm going to have to go through a full database restore - or full site database rebuild somehow.

That ... is when it's time to review - and tell people to AVOID INSTALLING THIS DAMNED PLUGIN

Errors. Supportless. naggers.
By , for WP 4.1.1

As we have with several of their plugins, Installed the "free" version.
the plugin had problems. Got API errors and crashes. No Support. As usual with their stuff, A nag bar/screen nags you to death - and their prices, for a plugin, are ridiculous.

I strongly suspect that some of the 5 star ratings are faked, or lets say, severely biased due to financial interest. (Same people giving same short "amazing" review on ALL. So we are leaving our own on the ones we tested/used)

poor support
By , for WP 4.1.1

posted this in support section... and two other posts... one of which i worked out for myself.. no help from request for help...

my remaining problems that author is ignoring isI am still trying to understand why the shortcodes do not work but I managed to add the widget onto the sidebar... ive done an import and the side bar displays some of my earlier posts...

if i add further posts to g+ it does not display any of them...

why not?????

and is anyone checking this support forum ... i need a reply please to shortcodes....

Broke the site
By , for WP 4.0

Deleted this plugin because the developers managed to make it crash the site with a "Fatal error: Class 'apiAuth' not found in /home/******/public_html/wp-content/plugins/google/lib/external/google/auth/apiAuthNone.php on line 24"

Test your plugins first people.

Broke Site
By , for WP 4.0

Deleted this plugin on Nov 2 2014 because it broke the site on an update. The end.

Not as advertised
By ,

... and CERTAINLY not supported!

In my mind "fully integrate Google+ with your WordPress site" would mean this plugin would facilitate moving WordPress posts to a Google+ Page. Sure couldn't get it to do that - and asking for help is like talking to a brick wall.

Try going to their site - you'll get a form on the Support page, only to find out within seconds that you're trying to type in to a slider which is touting how wonderful they are. Not so much. If you're gonna put a form on a page, put a form on the page NOT A PICTURE OF A FORM!

When people are coming to your support site, that means they've already been stymied by some aspect of the way your plugin works ... or DOESN'T work.

Next step - I go to the Contact Us page. Finally a real form! ONLY TO BE OVERLAYED BY A BOX THAT INSISTS ON BECOMING A MEMBER.

Thank you, no. Too bad these folks decided to be more like Google (complicated way beyond necessity) and not so much like WordPress (quick and easy to implement).

Maybe some day someone will publish a better solution for this need.

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