Siobhan McKeown is a big fan of words, and of WordPress, which works out pretty well since she runs Words for WP, the only copywriting service dedicated to WordPress service providers. You can find her on her personal blog,twitter and occasionally hanging out on G+.

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Google+ Plugin now with BuddyPress and Post Format Support

Yes, that’s right, you did read the title of that post correctly – the WPMU DEV Google+ plugin now supports Post Formats and BuddyPress. I know that sounds awesome, but what does it mean?
Post Format Support
A few weeks back we announced that our Google+ plugin would now be integrated with Google Pages. Since then, followers of me on Google+ have noticed me posting some random posts to test our plugin. These included hashtags. Everyone thought I’d figured out some crafty way of posting from WordPress to G+ (no kids, that’s still not possible).

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WP Google Plus Connect Brings Google Login to WordPress

For a while we’ve been able to log in to WordPress with Twitter and Facebook, but there’s a new plugin on the block that lets you log in to WordPress using G+. Personally, I’ve found it really useful to be able to log in to lots of different things with my Facebook account. Mostly because I get confused about which password I’m using for what and can spend ages trying to figure it out.

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The 2011 Eddies are Open for Nominations

It’s that time of year again, when education bloggers start wringing their hands in anxiety over whether, this year, they will be nominated for an Eddie.

The Eddies are the highest accolade that an education blogger can achieve. They’re like the Oscars, only better, because no one has to actually meet anyone and they are all done virtually. And we’re the type of people who like to do things from behind screens, right?

The Eddies are run by our sister, Edublogs, one of the most successful WordPress Multisite installs on the planet.

From the website:

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Theme Force Officially Launches!

We’ve covered Theme Force quite a bit over the past year, as founder Noel Tock

?has got ready to launch his hosted WordPress service targeted specifically at the restaurant market. So we’re really excited to tell you all that Theme Force has officially launched, bringing high-quality restaurant websites to the world.
The Theme Force Model

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Beware Fake jQuery Inclusions by WordPress Plugins in the Repo

We received an email today from a WordPress user who wanted to alert us to a jQuery hack.  At first, I’ve got to admit, I was a little bit sceptical but I thought it was worth looking in to. I was surprised by what I found.

We all love jQuery – sometimes I like to daydream about marrying it in some sort of exotic ceremony in Barbados. In fact, it’s so awesome that it’s become a little bit ubiquitous. There are so many plugins using jQuery that we’re totally used to finding it in them.

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Integrate Google+ Pages and WordPress with our Free Google+ Plugin

Yesterday came the launch of Google+ Pages, and I showed you how to integrate Google+ with your WordPress installation. Of course, it being Google you had to add some code to your theme file to get it up and running correctly. This means that if you change your theme your code will disappear and Google will stop tracking your +1s.
What if you had a plugin that you could drop your code snippet into rather than having to fiddle around in your theme files?
And what If that plugin was able to add a Google +1 badge to your website?

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How to Get Started with Google+ Pages and WordPress

Today Google launched Google + Pages, making it possible for us to set up our very own WPMU.org page on Google +! As if that wasn’t exciting enough, I’m going to walk you through the process of setting up your Google + page for your own business.

[Update: You don’t even need to integrate your Google+ Page manually anymore. You can use our snazzy free Google + plugin!]
Just What Is a Google + Page?

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Make Google & WordPress Play Nice with Google+Blog

A few weeks ago Sarah showed you how to link up your Google + with WordPress using a service called ifttt. Today I’m going to take a look at how you can do it with a plugin called Google+Blog. The plugin was developed by Daniel Treadwell, who’s been doing all sorts of awesome stuff with Google+ since it launched.

You can grab the plugin from here – there’s both a free and premium version (your $10 gets the backlink removed).

Let’s take a look at how to set it up.
1.    Install the Plugin

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