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Add a Google Login Button to Your WordPress Site

Why should you add a Google Login button to your WordPress site? It’s simple.

  • It’s more efficient. Instead of trying to remember yet another password, Google’s one-click login allows access without having to reset accounts. (It takes far less admin work as well.)
  • It’s more secure. Particularly, if you opt for Google’s multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution, even if a hacker does get through the first wall — he or she will also have to track down a second piece of data, such as the user’s fingerprint or voice, to break in.
  • It improves the onboarding of new users. In the past, it took a while for a new WordPress account to be set up, leading to a greater potential for churn. With Google login, user profiles are automatically populated, leading to immediate engagement.

Read on to learn how to improve your site with Google login.
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Set WordPress roles based on Organizational Unit Paths

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A popular feature of Google Apps Login Enterprise version has always been the ability to specify role mapping rules – so that members of different Google Groups can have different WordPress roles assigned to them.

The only problem was that some companies didn’t have relevant Google Groups already set up (e.g., for marketing@mycompany.com to contain their Marketing team) but instead had their G Suite domain arranged around different Organizational Units to control access to various G Suite features.
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Team Drives now supported by Drive Embedder Enterprise

Google recently rolled out ‘Team Drives’ to their G Suite business customers. One big problem for enterprises using Drive is that there is always one ultimate owner of any files shared within Drive. So popular files can be shared by employees, but if the owner happens to leave the company, or decides to reorganize their own ‘My Drive’, the files can be lost to everyone else.

Team Drives aim to overcome this by providing storage space completely outside of anyone’s ‘My Drive’, truly belonging to the organization rather than any individual.
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Google Apps is now G Suite!

Google has announced a new name for the Google Apps product – it’s now known as G Suite!

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The change was made on 29 September 2016, and you can find out more from Google here.

There appear to be no major changes to the product. Google Apps has simply been renamed – in no way to make things confusing for users!

During the transition, we will use “Google Apps” and “G Suite” interchangeably on this web site and throughout our products. Over time, as everyone adjusts to “G Suite”, we will phase out use of “Google Apps”.

How Green Dot used WPg plugins to build their Knowledge Sharing Platform

GreenDotGreen Dot Public Schools is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 to help transform public education in historically underserved communities in the USA.

The U.S. Department of Education considers Green Dot to be a national leader in school turnarounds, and they are the only charter school operator to lead the successful turnaround of a 3,000-plus student high school.

They have been using our Google Apps plugins for WordPress for a few months now, and reported to be very happy with them! We caught up with Rena Banka, IT Project Manager at Green Dot, for a short interview to find out how they are using our plugins to integrate Google Apps and WordPress.
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It’s now easier to find Drive files to embed

Thousands of WordPress pages contain embedded Google Drive files and folders thanks to our Google Drive Embedder plugin. It’s easy to embed a file: when composing a post in WordPress, click our ‘Add Google File’ button to bring up a dialog box where you can search for the file or folder you want. That works well if you know how to search for the Drive file, but if you only know which folder it is in, it can be harder to find.
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Drive Folders embedded in BuddyPress Groups

We have sometimes been asked if our Google Drive Embedder Enterprise plugin can be used to embed folders within a tab of a BuddyPress Group. That way, each group – maybe a department within a company – would have a space on the intranet to share commonly-used files; but rather than getting lost inside WordPress’ file system, the files would also be immediately available on Google Drive as well. Even better, it would be possible to drop files straight into the corresponding Drive folder and have them show up straight away in the BuddyPress Group without even having to log in to WordPress at all.
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Google API Changes – our plugins will not be affected!

Google has emailed some of our users to remind them that a selection of their old APIs are to be deprecated on 20th April 2015. Users of all our Google Apps plugins for WordPress – Google Apps Login, Google Drive Embedder, etc – can rest assured that we migrated to the new versions of all of Google’s APIs a long time ago, so their service will not be affected.
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Google Apps Login is trusted by thousands of organizations from small businesses to NASDAQ-listed companies and government organizations.

Users click their way through Login via Google (just one click after the first time)

Users click their way through Login via Google (just one click after the first time)


You can try it out by clicking below to auto-create a test account on this site! This will show you the basic Google login process.
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Logging in is only the start – Google Apps Login takes care of all your WordPress user management. Find out more here.

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