I don’t mind being over excited about Google wave, because I saw the google wave preview video. It’s worth being little over excited about.
Being over excited includes trying to know how it will be useful for me, and my friends, so, for those who love google wave and wordpress, let me introduce you to two wave plugins for WordPress.
The first Google wave plugin for WordPress that I noticed is WordPress Wave ShortCodes. Â As far as I could see, it was the only plugin that has active development going Â on.
What it Does
Adds a shortcode to WordPress that makes it easy to embed Wave(s) in a post or page. It also adds a media button so one is not required to remember how a shortcode is structured.
That was from the plugin’s page on Google Code. So, it will help you add waves to your wordpress posts, with the use of short codes. To make it more simple, there will be a media button for this.
How to use
You will have a media button just like you have one for adding image or video, on the wordpress dashboard, where you write new posts and pages. When you click on that, you will get a menu where you can enter wave ID for your wave that you want to insert, and then specify font and background color etc.
Is there a Demo ?Â Can I try it ?
Yes, and No. There is a demo available here. But, you need a Google Wave Sandbox account to access the demo. If you are planning to develop a wave plugin, you can request it here. Â Others, wait until the end of this month, if you are lucky, you will get an account
Update : I found another one here
Who developed it ?
Joshua French I don’t have much info about him. Sorry about that.
The second Wave plugin for WordPress. I do not see much activity on this plugin’s homepage, but the idea is good. A Wave bot, based onÂ bloggy that posts to WordPress from the Wave client, a very basic one. I will keep you posted when there is something important here.
So, that’s it. Now tell me how excited you are, about Wave, and using Wave for blogging, especially WordPress. And yea, for blogspot users, Google won’t forget you all when Wave is ready, and if you saw the developer preview video, there is a tool already being used by developers, so you are safe.
Where do I download it ?
Since it’s already on WordPress’ Official Plugin Directory, things will be easy. You can install it even from your wordpress dashboard.