Change WordPress Admin Bar text ‘Widgets’ to ‘Sidebar Widgets’

The word ‘widgets’ is a little vague. To an every day person, it could be anything. For British of a certain age it might bring memories of an old advert. Even WordPress experts are aware that the word is often used to use different things.

So, renaming them to ‘Sidebar Widgets’ (because they go in the sidebar) is a small UI improvement that seems to make sense.

 

Adding your public Google+ posts to WordPress

This is amazingly simple!

Well, I say that, there is a small warning that comes with this. There is no official RSS feed for Google Plus. Any feeds made available cannot be relied on to last forever, either due to the third-party losing interest or money, or because Google release their own.

The first Google Plus Feed

The first Google Plus RSS feed on AppSpot
The first Google Plus RSS feed on AppSpot

Just back in July ghacks.net blogged on this very topic. They suggested using plusfeed on AppSpot. As you can see, that has now closed.

The second Google Plus feed
However, some enterprising people have created plusfeed2. It really as simple as grabbing your Google Plus ID and appending it to the plusfeed2 url and putting it in an RSS widget. Just like any other blog.

Your Google Plus posts in you page content
If you don’t want to be restricted to your widgetized sidebars, you can insert your Google Plus posts directly into your posts using a shortcode:

[[rssfeed feed="http://plusfeed2.appspot.com/104120819592562195182"]]

[rssfeed feed=”http://plusfeed2.appspot.com/104120819592562195182″]

NOTE: This way of adding Google+ posts relies on a third-party RSS feed, so it extends the embedding RSS feeds into your post content idea. Please make sure you have that short code working before trying it out. Alternatively, if you just want your Google+ posts in a sidebar widget, then you can use it normally.