Google brings embedded posts to Google +

Also linking Google+ to certain blogs

Google introduced the ability to embed Google + posts into websites or blogs by providing an embed code similar to what you use to share YouTube videos on a site.

You simply select the Embed Post option from the Post options menu and an embed code appears. Copy it and paste it into your CMS and you're good to go. What's really interesting is that it's live, meaning that as people add comments, the post updates on your website so you have a running commentary.

One thing you can't do, however, is interact with it on the embedded page. Instead, clicking the post brings you to the post page on Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) + where you can add a comment or plus one it if you like it. While full round-tripping across sites would be more interesting, it's probably much more difficult to implement from a programming standpoint.

You can only embed posts that are shared publicly, which means you can't share ones you post on a Community page, which by their nature are limited to that page.

I experimented with this feature and found that there were issues getting it to display across browsers and content management systems.

It's worth noting that Facebook introduced a similar feature last month, so this ability to embed content in other sites besides the original one is becoming more common place, but it's not something I've seen a lot of people doing just yet. If you want to share a post on Facebook or Google + on the site, it's a common thing to do, but if you want to share on a website or blog, it's been impossible to do. 

At the same time they announced embedding, Google also announced a new feature that lets authors with WordPress or Typepad blogs (both of which I use), sign in using their Google + credentials so that any content you create on the blog gets automatically associated with your Google + profile. 

In addition, Google is working with other sites to use Google + credentials to sign in as people often do with Facebook and Twitter credentials.

For more information:
- see the Google blog post announcing the changes

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