So here I am, playing with Google Wave. I’m still getting the hang of it, but it seems to open a lot of possibilities.
One of the most attractive features is the ability to incorporate a Wave into a blog. Of course, this will be even better once more people get access to Wave.
I’ve found it very easy to do so by, first, installing the Wavr WordPress plugin. Then, you will need to enter a code, akin to wave id=”yourwaveid here” into the post where you’d like the Wave to be integrated. This is the only part where I had a bit of hiccup, but the solution is simple:
- Login to Google Wave using your username.
- Select a Wave, then look at the address bar in your browser. You’ll probably find something that starts with
To identify your wave id, just locate everything that includes and follows the exclamation mark, minus the period and the number towards the end of the line.
You will also need to replace %252B with +. In this example, we’d end up with: googlewave.com!w+XXXXXX.
Then, embed the wave id code as per the instructions provided by Wavr.
Once the embedding is done, whoever has access to Google Wave will probably see one ugly green rectangle in the blog post. As it turns out, those colours can be reset through the plugin’s settings in your WordPress admin panel.
Don’t give me credit for these instructions. This can all be found on Wavr’s installation and FAQ pages.
Have fun! And here’s the final product…
[wave id="googlewave.com!w+rNU6yju9B" bgcolor="#ffffff" color="#000000"]
Note: if you don’t have yet access to Google Wave, you will not see anything newsworthy.