Sharing WordPress Posts Publicly on Google+
This short article describes how you can share WordPress posts publicly on Google+. I decided to write the article after noticing, a few days ago, that although I had set my WordPress blog, through the Jetpack plugin, to automatically post all new articles to Google Plus, they were all being shared privately. So, how do you Share WordPress Posts Publicly on Google+?
Why Share WordPress Posts Publicly on Google+
Sharing Google+ posts privately kinds of defeats the entire purpose of posting articles to Social Media. This blog, if you are wondering, is set up to have all new posts instantly shared to various Social Media platforms, including Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
Sharing Posts on Social Media Creates Exposure
The point of this setup is to give our posts as much exposure as is possible. I suppose it can be annoying, from the point of view of our Social Media contacts, to receive an average of 3 posts on a daily basis, but what can we say? Social media represents a quick source of traffic for bloggers. That is particularly the case if your blog is still in its infancy. Getting traffic then from Organic Search Results is nearly impossible.
How to Share WordPress Posts Publicly on Google+
In order to begin to share WordPress Posts Publicly on Google+, all that you need to do is the following;
- In your WordPress Dashboard, go to the Jetpack plugin’s Settings (Hover your cursor and choose “Settings”).
- Click on the “Sharing” tab.
- Click on “Connect your social media accounts,” under “Publicize connections.”
- This will take you into your WordPress.com account (See image in screenshot).
- Click on “Disconnect,” to disable sharing to Google+.
- The next thing that you need to do is go into this page.
- Click on WordPress, then on “Remove.”
- Now go back into the WordPress Sharing Page and choose the site for which you wish to enable sharing.
- Click on “Connect” under Google+ to reconnect your WordPress site.
Doing the above did it for me. I had tried several things beforehand without success. That was probably because most of the guides that are out there are a bit outdated. In any case, doing the above should enable you to share WordPress Posts Publicly on Google+.
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