Complete Guide To The New Google+ Comments On Blogger And WordPress


Google Plus Comments LogoIt's been a week since Google launched the new Google Plus commenting system for blogger.In this post we will look at how to use Google+ Comments on Wordpress, Bloggger and the custom blogger templates.

With Google Plus trying to compete in the social network scene with Facebook it's no surprise like Facebook they launched their own comment system.The question for us bloggers and publishers will be "Should We Use Google Plus Comments ?".

The thing that first struck me was the fact once implemented only people with Google plus accounts would be able to comment on your blog.With the current blogger treaded comments or indeed Discus and Intense debate readers had a number of options as to how they wanted to comment.I think the real let down with Google+ comments is the lack of an option for people that don't have a G+ account to comment either as anonymous or with name and email.

So the other comment systems defiantly have the advantage of choice but that is just one aspect.Google plus comments do look great, are lightweight and Google+ is a fast growing network.

If you think Google+ comments is for you below we have information on how to add them to Blogger and Wordpress.

Add Google+ Comments To Your Blog

Using G+ Comments On Blogger

Adding Google Plus comments to standard Blogger templates is very straight forward.Simply click the drop down menu for your blog and tick the "Use Google+ Comments on this blog" box.Remember all previous comments on your blog if you used the standard Blogger comments will be imported.

Using G+ Comments On Custom Blogger Templates

Google+ comments may not work on all templates so if they are not working for you there is a snippet of code that can help :

Step 1. In Your (New Design) Blogger Dashboard Click The Drop Down Menu For Your Blog > Choose Template > Then Edit Html > Now Proceed as shown in the video Below :

Step 2. Find the following piece of code in your blogs Html : (Click Ctrl and F for a search bar to help find the code - How To Find Code In Blogger Template Template)
<div class='comments' id='comments'>

Step 3. Copy and Paste the following code Directly Below / After <div class='comments' id='comments'>

<div class='cmt_iframe_holder' expr:data-href='data:post.canonicalUrl'expr:data-viewtype=' data:post.viewType'/>

Now save your template.Thanks to our friends at MBT for this code.

Using G+ Comments On Wordpress

While Google have not yet made G+ comments available for Wordpress there has been a plugin created.

Follow this link to download the Google Plus Comments For Wordpress Plugin.

That's it for now although I'm sure there will be more updates and changes to the G+ comments over the coming months.

Drop your comments and questions below.

AuthorAuthor - Paul Crowe is the owner and main author of Spice Up Your Blog.Paul lives in Ireland, has been blogging since 2006 and writing Spice Up Your Blog since 2009.You can find him in the usual social networks.

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  1. hm very nice and detailed post sir, came late but with but showed a solid work, good thinking.

  2. I don`t` know paul it kind of seems selfish of google to not give the options that intense debate or discus offer. But I think google will most likely update this comment system pretty quick. Anyways thanks for sharing this and I think your readers will enjoy like I have...

  3. I notice you haven't implemented G+ comments here yet .... funnily enough, I haven't turned it on for any of my blogs, either.

    One thing that's upsetting me is that Google+ Pages cannot leave comments - only personal profiles can. And yes, I did find a site today where Facebook comments are implemented, and they let me leave a comment as a page instead of as a profile. So I think Facebook are sill willing on this front.

  4. I am interested in installing the wordpress plugin that you mentioned in your post, however, I'm very concerned that there may be a glitch or something in it that will mess up my entire blog format on WP. Why haven't you installed it here on your blog? Thanks and I'd love a reply please just so I know a little more before I proceed. i'm over at www(dot)italianbellavita(dot).com where I will definitely get your feedback. (PS: thanks for the great blog; I subscribe by email).

  5. I just realized that those without Googe+ cannot comment on my blog and I don't like it. Can I undo? This is upsetting. Thank you for this helpful article.

  6. Very detailed post. I have read your whole post it is very informative and valuable post. I recommend your post to my all developers that how to implement g+, fb comments into blogger and wordpress. Thanks for published this content.

  7. If we use Google + Commenting System will it be beneficial in The search

  8. I went from blogger to google+.
    I am very disappointed that my blogger followers cannot comment! they also get prompted to opt for google+.
    Although I have gained a few more followers on my blog, I do miss my regular followers.
    Google+ should have made this clear.

    I reverted back to blogger on my blog, but because it has lapsed 30 days I am tied to google+ unless I start a new blog, which of course I do not.

    Found google+ to be a bit cunning here!!!

  9. Hi, could someoe please help me as I have added g+ comments to my custom blogger theme but the old comments box is still showing underneath the g+ box, how could I solve this problem?

  10. Nowadays seo is going to off and social media is in ... without social media simple website is nothing so we must have their icons for get the more visitors or popularity at the net.

  11. Nowadays Social Media is getting more and more value. People have the facebook, twitter and g+ profiles and they want to know every activity about their home, friend, business information. So when a person or company develops a website, their website must have social profile button.

  12. Thank you very much about this very informative material for Google + posting which can be helpful for new learner as well as experienced guys who are interested to update their blog posting knowledge.So once again thanks


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