Two Google Wave Plugins for WordPress

Google Wave Plugin WordPress

Google Wave Plugin WordPress

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.

update : Wanna try 8 more useful Google Wave Plugins ?

1. wp-wave-shortcodes

The first Google wave plugin for WordPress that I noticed is WordPress Wave ShortCodes.  As far as I could see, it was the only plugin that has active development going  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.

  • id(Required)
  • width
  • height
  • bgcolor
  • color
  • font
  • fontsize

Is there a Demo ? 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.  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.

2. wavepressthis

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 on 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.

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  1. Man you are so excited about this WordPress thing that it can get really infectious.

    I am on the verge of launching a few other blogs. And i think i would do it on WordPress. That is..if i have your support.

    I personally dont know much. About wordpress or anything else for that matter.

  2. Hey thanks for posting about it man.. I didn’t know people are already developing stuff based on Wave. It’s one of those tech from Google which I am really loking forward to, even more than the OS

  3. @ Kavi

    anything for wordpress bro !! let me know what you need help with !!

    @ Balu

    yea, people started ignoring wave when OS news came in, but wave will be far better than the OS 🙂

  4. Thank you for the plugins, we surely love WordPress and expecting Wave to be loved as well. We still do not have an account and hoping to get one soon to get our hands dirty in the waves. 🙂

  5. @ Genex Business Solutions

    thank you 🙂 google is going to give away 100000 accounts at the end of this month .. we will get one if we are luck .. 😀

  6. Hi there! here is another wave plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wavr/
    Implement the full embed api, an it will grow with all api changes. i hope you like it!
    cheers.

  7. I can’t wait for WordPress plugins that use Google Wave. It’s leading the way to real-time commenting and instant initial response from the blog or site owner. And hopefully the instant reponse will be useful and not just an Ad!

  8. @ Lucas Caro

    Thanks for sharing !! I will check it out ..

    @ jim

    hope for the best …. its all about how we make use of them 🙂

  9. There has since been some work done by wavr and iframe embeds for getting google wave into wordpress plugins.

    I posted an update and how to here: How to embed google wave on your wordpress hosted blog

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