If you’re a blogger, you would know the importance of social media. So, if you’re thinking to add an official Google Plus follow badge or button on your website, here’s a very simple and quick method.
Whether you’re running your website on WordPress or any other platform, this article will help you add Google+ follow badge or button on your website. And in case of WordPress, you don’t need to use any plugin for the same. I will guide you how to do the trick without any additional plugin.
Add Google+ Follow Badge or Button on Your Website
If you wanna add a Google+ Follow Badge to your website, click here and if you wanna add a Follow button, go here. Now, you need to enter the URL of your Google+ profile or page and setup for different options such as layout, width, color theme etc.
Finally, after you setup the follow badge or the follow button, look for the code below that you will be needed to paste in your website.
Here you need to be careful about that there are two different codes are available that will be pasted on two different locations on your website. For example my Google Plus Badge code is following:
<!-- Place this tag in your head or just before your close body tag. --> <script src="https://apis.google.com/js/platform.js" async defer></script> <!-- Place this tag where you want the widget to render. --> <div class="g-person" data-href="https://plus.google.com/111838102710959586741" data-rel="author"></div>
Note: The above code is mine and I took just for example. So, don’t paste it on your website, in fact create your own as I told you above.
So, you can see in the above code that first code I will have to paste in head or just before the close body tag and the second tag I will have to paste where I want the widget (Follow button or badge) to render. Isn’t it easy!
So, just copy and paste your code in your website at appropriate place and enjoy Google Plus follow button and badge to attract more followers.
Adding Follow Badge and Button on WordPress Website
Adding follow badge and follow button on a WordPress site is more easier than an non-WordPress website. Mostly everything is similar to the above. In fact, go to developers page of Google Plus and generate the code as I did above.
And now, login to your WordPress admin dashboard and go to Widgets. Add a new HTML text widget to your website sidebar or wherever you wanna place the follow badge or button.
Now, without thinking about anything just paste the whole code in the text widget by removing the comments. In fact, in WordPress you don’t need to paste code in two different places, instead paste the whole code in the text box, just like as I pasted (see the following screenshot).
- Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox WordPress Plugin
- 10 Google+ Tips and Tricks for Beginners or New Users
On Google Plus Developers page you will also find the option to add Google+ Hangout and +1 button to your website.
That’s all! I hope you will find it a simple and quick method to add Google Plus follow button and badge to your website without using any external plugin.
Let me know if you feel any difficulty or problem in successfully add these buttons to your site.