The New Reblog

Post updated on 2014/03/10 Reblogging on WordPress.com has a long and contentious history. When it was introduced in June  2010, there was a firestorm of protest by long-standing members of the community against what we felt was an usurpation of our copyrights. At every turn, WordPress.com Staff told us again and again how reblogging was a…

Publicize to Your Google+ Pages

Great news for those who wanted it, and there were many of you that did! The wait is over. You can now publicize to your Google Plus *Page*, not just your profile. Thank you again, WordPress.com!

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Back in September we announced some cool new ways to connect your WordPress.com site to your Google+ account. One major improvement was the ability to bring your WordPress.com and Google+ profiles closer together by sharing your content via Publicize.

Make your content visible on your Google+ Page

Today we’re happy to announce yet another way to integrate the two platforms. You can now use Publicize to share your WordPress.com content on your Google+ Page too!

While Google+ Profiles are used by individuals, Google+ Pages function as a space for organizations, companies, public figures, and other branded entities (for example: your blog!). You’d use your Google+ Profile to interact with friends and personal acquaintances; your Google+ Page would serve your public persona as a professional, business owner, artist, or blogger.

To get started, head over to your dashboard, then go to Settings → Sharing. When you’ve reached the…

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Google Plus: Connecting to Pages and Profiles

While we cannot yet publicize our posts to Google+ Pages (see this update), we can, however, add a link to either a Profile or a Page in a WordPress.com site's sidebar by going to this Google page while logged in on Google Plus: https://developers.google.com/+/web/badge/ Because of code restrictions on WordPress.com, you can only use the Icon option offered…