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Thanks to the Publicize module, you can automatically publish each one of your blog posts to your Google+ Profile.

Go to  Settings -> Sharing.  You’ll see the option for Google+ with a button to Connect.

Google+ box with button to connect

If you have multiple Google accounts, you’ll be prompted to select the one that you’d like to connect.

You’ll be taken to Google where you’ll be asked to approve the connection between your Jetpack site and your Google+ account. Click Accept.

Google connection approval box with buttons to Cancel and Approve

 

On the next screen, you’ll see a message confirming that you have successfully connected your Jetpack site to your Google+ Profile. You can also check the box to make the connection available to all users of the blog. This means that when another user creates a post it will also publicize to this Google+ connection.

Changing who can see your Publicized posts on Google+

All posts shared by Publicize to your Google+ Profile or Page will be public. While it was previously possible to change the visibility of your posts, Google+ no longer offers this option.

Reconnecting Google+

If the connection between Google+ and your site gets disconnected for some reason, don’t worry, just follow these steps and you’ll be back on track again in no time.

  1. Go to this page, and select your Jetpack site.
  2. Click on “Disconnect” next to the Google+ Publicize settings.
  3. Don’t click on the “Connect” button to reconnect just yet.
  4. Log into your Google+ account. Then go to this page.
  5. Click on the WordPress application to open the app settings.
  6. Select “Remove.”
  7. Go back to this page, select your site, and click on the Connect button to reconnect your site to your Google+ account.

Troubleshooting

My posts are shared to Google+ but they are only visible to me.

In this case, you’ll need to remove WordPress from your list of authorized apps in your Google+ settings and then create the connection again. To do this:

  1. In Google+, go to Settings, scroll down to the Privacy section, and click Manage Google Activity.
  2. Click Connected apps and sites in the sidebar, then Manage Apps.
  3. Click on the WordPress app in the list of authorized apps, and then click Remove.
  4. Now follow the steps above to reconnect to Google+

You should find that your posts will now be visible to the public when shared to Google+.

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