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Pluss.es - RSS & Vanity URLs

Pluss.es, the Google+ powered blogging platform has been updated to allow site supporters to create vanity URLs and expose an RSS feed of their public Google+ posts.

Vanity URLs are in the format of [vanity_name].pluss.es, making it very easy to remember and share your blog with others. Be sure that you choose carefully as names can only be chosen once.

RSS feeds are updated daily and will broadcast the last 20 posts made by the user. They can be accessed by going to your new Vanity URL [vanity_name].pluss.es/rss.xml, or via http://www.pluss.es/[YourProfileID]/rss.xml.

To see an example, check out mine at daniel.pluss.es/rss.xml

Becoming a site supporter

To provide a service such as this it requires a fair amount of time and resources. In order to continue to provide such a service a supporter option has been created.

For a single, once off payment of US$15.00 you will receive a Vanity URL of your choosing (subject to availability) and a daily updated RSS feed. You will also continue to have your blog hosted for the lifetime of this website. We're not planning on going anywhere, this is just a way of ensuring that. To become a supporter simply sign in and follow the instructions via your settings page.

Some people won't like this option and that is fine, hosting will still continue as it is now, I am just ensuring the longevity of the site which is better for everyone.

Upcoming updates

Pluss.es is still under development, so keep your suggestions coming. Below are just a couple of changes we will be rolling out in the near future.

- More default themes for you to choose from
- Customisable CSS, allowing your site to be designed by you
- Tag based visibility of your posts
- More information and pages to make it even more 'blog-like'

What is pluss.es: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/118305487031101184556/118305487031101184556/posts/huLD76uxTHG

Thanks for the continued support, be sure to send us any feedback that you may have. We are always listening.

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+THÁI VŨ, site supporters can create vanity URLs, for details on it simply go to your settings page. Thanks for the write up.
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Pluss.es - Your Google+ powered blogging platform.

I invite you all to check out my latest project, Pluss.es, a blogging platform which repurposes your public Google+ posts as Blog posts. Your Blog will be updated daily and will include any photos, videos and comments that are found on your posts.

Can the Blog be customised at all?

Yes, it can! You have control over the following settings:

- Theme (There are currently two themes that can be used, with more to come.)
- Number of posts on each page
- Toggle post pages to show summaries
- Whether or not to include photo posts

You are also able to choose to hide certain posts from your Blog, it is as simple as unticking a box and it will be hidden.

Future plans

There are many things planned for the site, here are a couple I am excited about:

- Custom CSS stylesheets (Style your blog to look however you want it to.)
- Subdomains (Use yourname.pluss.es to access your blog)

Conditions

Please keep in mind that this site is going through a beta phase so if you come across any bugs please let me know of them. I also welcome any suggestions for features that people may have.

Google have graciously provided me with an API boost so you should not have to worry about the site running out of quota and people missing out.

Please help spread the word, your reshares are appreciated

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All I have now is one page, the home page, with 3 posts. The earliest is Jan 6th. Anything prior i.e. to Jan 1st have gone. I have no page to alter settings. 
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Introduction

+Plusses is a hosted blogging platform that does all the work for you. We recognise that you have spent a lot of time creating content for the Google+ platform and believe that you shouldn't have to waste time rewriting it for your traditional blog.

Get all of your public Google+ posts displayed in an easy to read format, including any photos, videos or article links you have attached. Comments and post statistics are also brought across so visitors to your blog can easily see your levels of engagement.

To sign up simply go to the website below and follow the instructions.  If you have any problems or questions, please let us know and we will do what we can to help you.