Embedding Google Groups into Blogger



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Creating a Discussion Page for your Blog/Website is a good way to let your readers interact with each other. Continuing from my recent post about embedding Vanilla Forum into Blogger ,I would be discussing how easy it is to make and then embed a Google Group into your Blog. Two of its biggest win over the previous tutorial is that it has no hosting issues and Bandwidth limitations. It might not be a classic Forum software ,but its simplicity & easy of use are its major advantages. One of its other plus point is it mail alert feature which keep you informed with whats happening in the group on the real time basis (Surprisingly many of the best known Forum Software lack this baic feature ).



See Demo




Add it into your Blog 



1. Go to groups.google.com/groups/create and fill in the necessary details and Click on Create my group button.



2. Then you will be asked to Add people to the group.

3. Now you change appearance and various other things by going to the Settings menu.

4. Now comes the embedding part , paste the following code into a Static Page



<iframe id="forum_embed" 
 src="javascript:void(0)" 
 scrolling="no" 
 frameborder="0" 
 width="900" 
 height="700"> 
</iframe> 

<script type="text/javascript"> 
 document.getElementById("forum_embed").src = 
  "https://groups.google.com/forum/embed/?place=forum/forum-name"   
  "&amp;showsearch=true&amp;showpopout=true&amp;parenturl="   
  encodeURIComponent(window.location.href); 
</script>

Change the forum-name (Line 11) to the name you gave while creating it.

Check out the following Website for In-depth Review of Google Groups.



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Written by Prayag Verma

A self proclaimed Blogger Evangelist. He has been blogging for the past 4 years and likes to help people having problems with Blogger . Get more from Prayag on and Twitter

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Google groups seem to be not popular. I don't use it much often because there are a lot of spammers.

here my forum
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your script different with in your demo script?

@Beben Koben
Thanks for pointing out ,rectified it

Shaik Hadi said...

How to make www.groups.blogology.com like your www.groups.stylifyyourblog.com and how to hide all widgets from that page..plz help me

@Shaik Hadi
Go to Edit HTML of the Blog of domain www.groups.blogology.com ,and add this before </head>

<style>
.blog-pager,.footer, .post-footer, .feed-links, .sidebar,.fauxcolumn-right-outer,.column-right-outer { display:none !important;}
.main-inner .columns {padding-right:0 !important;}
</style>

Samer said...

Nice information to style a blog

Shaik Hadi said...

@Prayag Verma
Thank you Prayag but one question is remaining, you not commented about that. how can i set www.group.blogology.com domain,, plz tel me

@Shaik Hadi
you will have to add a subdomain (a CNAME record )in the DNS management of your main domain, (present at the site u bought the site from)
something same when u redirected the site to your blog

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Nick said...

This is awesome! Thank you so much for this. You just saved me a bunch of money on web hosting.

I love your blog, lots of great information for those of us with blogs on Blogger. I had a couple groups on Google but my big problem with the groups is that people were posting a lot of adult content. It got way out of control and I had it set to everyone not for over 18. I had to report so many people it got crazy. The last thing I wanted is somebody underage to view my group and see dirty pictures!

@Prayag Vermanice:)

Anonymous said...

Good article! Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Hehe, the post took quite a while to read but it sure worth it

THANKS! :D Much appreciate it.

Thanks a lot, This was really helpful

Awesome

Rani said...

Very use full post for Blogger users.
as well as love your blog template,
can i have this one? i shall be very very thanks full to you and happy if you can give me this beautiful template please.

Thanks

rani said...

love your blog's social icons as well as thanks for this useful post.