WordPress, the widely used blogging system, has built in Google+ technology that will let publishers use the service for authentication, comments, and sharing.
The deal, announced Monday, spreads Google's influence into a Web site that's very widely used for blogs and other self-publishing needs. Even as it elevates the profile of Google's social-networking technology, though, it also lowers barriers between Google+ and other parts of the Web.
Here's how WordPress' Justin Shreve described the deal:
Linking to your Google+ Profile creates an official connection between your WordPress.com content and your Google+ account. The benefit? It … Read more