You may recall that for awhile I was running the Google+Blog plugin right up until it stopped working. Which is odd, because it’s been working just fine for ***Dave on his site. I wasn’t entirely happy with how it formatted things, but I do share a lot of things from Google Reader which end up on Google+ which would be nice to have imported into SEB for a little extra content here. It’s mainly stuff that I don’t have enough to say about for a full-blown blogpost, but which I thought would be worth sharing with folks. So when Google+Blog stopped working and I couldn’t figure out why, well, I was a tad disappointed. Especially seeing as I’d paid a few bucks for it.
Today, out of curiosity, I did a Google+ search on the WordPress plugins database and discovered that there were a couple of other options for doing the same thing. One of those is the Google+ Importer plugin which seems to have most of the same feature set as Google+Blog, but actually works on SEB. It also seems to do a little better with the formatting. The one thing it doesn’t do, which the previous plugin did, is import comments from Google+. That’d be nice, but I’m less concerned with that than I am with just getting the content over here.
What does this mean for you? More new content more often on SEB. You won’t need a Google+ account to see any of it and I can selectively control what comes over by use of a simple hashtag.