Google Plus WordPress Plugin (Superceded by Newer Post)

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STOP!! This Plugin No longer Works - See Updated Post

This plugin no longer is able to keep updated with Google Plus’s constant daily changes. Please see the new widget that I recommend instead – it works in WordPress.org, WordPress.com, HTML or anywhere. Click here for newer Google Plus widget.


This WordPress plugin puts your Google Plus profile in your blog sidebar.

googleCards WordPress Plugin

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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!

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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

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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

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If you are a wordpress.org user, login to your blog, click on Plugins > Add New
Then type in googlecards and click on Search Plugins.

Alternatively, you can download the zip from the Developer’s site or on the WordPress.org Plugin Repository.

Click on Install Now

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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 OK

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Click on OK to install the plugin into your wordpress blog.

Activate Plugin

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Click on Activate Plugin

Appearance > Widgets

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Now find Appearance in your dashboard and click on “Widgets”

Move the GoogleCard widget

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Drag the GoogleCard widget from the Available Widgets to your Sidebar.

Paste in your Google Plus ID

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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

All done!

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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!

Penny (PennyButler.com)
Penny (PennyButler.com)

Who are we? What are we doing here? What is the meaning of life? Penny is a truth-seeker, ever-questioning, ever-learning, ever-researching, ever delving further and deeper down the rabbit hole. This site is a legacy of sorts, a place to collect thoughts, notes, book summaries, whilst providing a searchable archive to easily lookup and reference.

14 Comments

  1. Google+ really a popular thread today.Its create challenges with other social media like facebook etc.
    I am also a user of google+.Now a day every websites google+ likes are also most popular like facebook likes. Make new friends and connect your friends on google+ on myplusbluddies.com

  2. Penny Butler says:

    See new post with the widget I now recommend instead of using this one: http://pennybutler.com/plugin-reviews/googleplus-widget-alternative/

  3. Penny Butler says:

    This Plugin is not working reliably as you have probably noticed. Google is making too many changes and the developers can’t keep up. I’ll be posting a new blog post today to show you a new one that will work – that doesn’t require a plugin and can also work on your wordpress.com or html sites.

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  5. Donna says:

    Hi Penny, thanks for sharing this info! I tried to find your contact form on the page link but didn’t see one, so I have to contact you here. Please email me an invite for Google +. Thank you! :)

    1. Penny Butler says:

      whoops! I was doing some updates and deactivated a lot of plugins, including my contact form, sorry Donna :) invitation on it’s way..
      I wondered why the invitation requests had stopped so thankyou for taking the time to tell me :)

  6. benuxfox says:

    Merci merci merci!!!

    Thank you for this great post!!

  7. Chris says:

    Excellent post I like this G+ Widget better than others it adds photo to it compared to others with just add G+ icons only. Please do the same for adding +1 to the website. Thanks.

    1. pennybutler says:

      Yep that’s next on my todo list, after I catch up with my client sites. :)

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  9. ravi says:

    nice one. i will try this

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