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How to Add Google +1 Plus One Share Button to Your WordPress Website or Blog

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Google +1 button is shorthand for “this is pretty cool” or “you should check this out.” It is something similar to Facebook Like button. By adding the +1 button to your site or blog, it lets people who love your content recommend it on Google Search. Before your visitors can use the button, they’ll need to have a public Google profile and make sure they’re signed in to their Google Account. However, to put the +1 button on your own site, you don’t need those accounts. Google has provided a +1 button page where you can get the code and paste it on your site. It’s very easy and the basic +1 configuration options are self-explanatory.

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If you are WordPress user, you can add the Plus One button code on your homepage, single pages or posts. One of the easiest methods is to display the button on your site’s sidebar. Simply follow the steps below to get it done:-

1. Get the button code from Google +1 your website page.

2. Log into your WordPress, and click “Appearance” > “Widgets”.

3. Add a new Text widget to your sidebar.

4. Copy and paste the following button code into the text box.

<!-- Place this tag where you want the +1 button to render -->
<g:plusone></g:plusone>
<!-- Place this tag after the last plusone tag -->
<script type="text/javascript">
  (function() {
    var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true;
    po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js';
    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s);
  })();
</script>

5. Enter a title, such as “Recommend This Page” (optional)

6. Click “Save Widget” and that’s it!

Another easy way to display the +1 button is to download and install a plugin to your WordPress site. There are various Google Plus One plugins are available for you to choose.

You can check the video below to get an idea about how google +1 buttons work.

Author: Jules, Quertime Editorial

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