Google Plus WordPress Plugin (Superceded by Newer Post)
This WordPress plugin puts your Google Plus profile in your blog sidebar.
googleCards WordPress Plugin
googleCards is a google+ wordpress plugin. It adds a widget to your blog that will display a link to your google+ profile so people can add you to a circle (follow you). It also displays your name, profile picture and the number of people who have you in circles.
Not on Google+ Yet? Request an Invite!
Are you Google Plus user yet? The new social network from Google is getting rave reviews. If you haven’t received an invitation yet and would like one, contact me using the contact form and I’ll send you an invite (do it via contact form so that I can add you by email)
How to find your Google+ ID
Your GooglePlus ID is the 21 digit number after your profile. Login to GooglePlus and have a look at the URL bar. Copy this number, you’ll need it below to setup googleCards!
So for example, when I go to my GooglePlus account, my ID is: 111199166593390489850
(Tip: You can also “hover” over your main profile photo and look at your status bar in your browser to make sure that you have the right id)
How to install the googleCards WordPress Plugin
Click on Install Now
Find googleCards by Mabujo in the list and click on Install Now (as of writing, this is the only plugin that will come up with that search, but no doubt, there will be hundreds of Google+ plugins over the coming months!)
Click on OK to install the plugin into your wordpress blog.
Click on Activate Plugin
Appearance > Widgets
Now find Appearance in your dashboard and click on “Widgets”
Move the GoogleCard widget
Drag the GoogleCard widget from the Available Widgets to your Sidebar.
Paste in your Google Plus ID
1.) Paste in your Google Plus ID that you grabbed from step 3 (How to find your Google+ ID) above.
In my case, I would put my Google+ ID which is: 111199166593390489850
2.) Click on Save
Now you can refresh your blog and make sure it works, but now people can add you straight to their circles from your WordPress blog. Too cool.
Can’t wait to see what else people create over the coming months!
Thanks to DuctTapeMarketing Newsletter today for making me aware of this cool new wordpress plugin!