Most webmasters would like to increase their traffic and one of the most effective ways to increase traffic is by increasing the level of engagement on their websites. The level on engagement is increase by various ways; comments, questions and answers board and forums are some of the most commonly used methods.
One of the fastest growing method to increases the users engagement is video streaming; that might be question and answers sessions video streaming or live streaming of interviews of interesting guests (Podcast). This guide will present a step by step tutorial on how embed Google hangouts to a WordPress website without any plugins. Though WordPress plugins are great in extending the functionality of any WordPress website without any coding but it increases the overload on the server which might cause it to crash continuously.
For the benefit of those that have no idea what Google Hangouts is, Google Hangout is an instant messaging and video chat platform that replaces three messaging products from Google. These 3 products, Talk, Hangout and Google+ Messenger have been implemented into one to work concurrently. Without further chatter let’s dive into the tutorial.
Step one: First thing first, you have to create a Google account (of course!) and log into Hangout on Air (https://plus.google.com/hangouts/onair), and click on the blue “Start Hangout on Air” tab.
Step two: After clicking on the tab, a new window will pop up where you should enter the various information about the Hangout (Name of the hangout, what this hangout is going to be about, time of the hangout).
Step three: After finishing the setup, click on the share tab at the bottom, you’ll then be prompted to verify your YouTube account (if you’ve not verified it yet), then click on share again.
Step four: You’ll then be directed to a new hangout window, just copy the link in the YouTube slot.
Step five: Paste the link inside the post where you want your users to engage with you on (either in a new post or edit an existing one).
Now, you’ve successfully added a hangout to your WordPress website without any plugins and you can engage your users in a more direct way.