Google Hangout as grown to become the best free solution to host live broadcasts. It also allows you to stream, record, bring guests, and run Q&A sessions with a live audience and so on. In this post, I’ll show you how to embed a live Google Hangout session in WordPress.
How to Enable Google Hangout in WordPress
First, you need to go to the Google+ Hangouts on Air website and click on Start a Hangout on Air button.
A new popup window will pop up asking you for the details of your Hangout on Air. You can click on Later and then go ahead to choose a date and time for your hangout if you are not yet ready for the broadcast.
By default, your Hangout on Air is available to all people (public), which means anyone can see it. Should you not want to make it public or you want it to be available to a selected set of people, then you’ll need to tag those categories people or choose a circle.
Once you are done, kindly click the Share button. If you haven’t already verified your YouTube account, then you’ll be asked to do so. After which you’re done verifying your YouTube Account, click on the share button again.
You will be redirected to your hangout page which will have the details about your hangout. Under the hangout details section, you will find a links icon. Click on the links icon, and it will show you the hangout links and embed code.
You will need to copy the YouTube Page URL.
Now come back to your WordPress site and create or edit a post or page where you want to embed your Google+ Hangout. All you really need to do is simply paste the YouTube URL into the page editor on its own line and save your changes.
Now if you preview your page, you will be able to see your Google+ Hangout On Air embedded into your WordPress page.