google-plus-commentsIn April 2013, Google+ launched comments for Blogger.com users. Although only offered to Blogger.com directly, you can technically still implement Google+ comments on any site. This WordPress plugin makes it easy for you to add Google+ comments to your WordPress site!

Installation:

  1. Download the plugin direct from the Plugin Page at WordPress.
  2. Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  3. Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin
  4. Check all the setting in the Facebook Comments Settings area
  5. Hit Update

The shortcode:

As well as having Google+ Comments insert automatically, you can also insert the comment box manually within any page, post or template by simply using the following shortcode:
[gp-comments]
To enter the shortcode directly into templates using PHP, enter
echo do_shortcode('[gp-comments]');

or if you want to, for example, not include Google+ Comments within post IDs 123, 345 and 456 then simply enter this code:
if (!is_single(array(123,345,456))) {echo do_shortcode('[gp-comments]');}

You can also use the options below to override the the settings above.

  • url – leave blank for current URL
  • width – minimum must be 350
  • title

An example using these options is
[gp-comments url="http://peadig.com/wordpress-plugins/google-plusk-comments/" width="375"]

The Result:

Once the plugin is installed and set up, your comment box will appear as it does below. Why not say something about this plugin…

Alex Moss

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As well as being the co-founder of Peadig, Alex is also a Director of the online marketing company FireCask. He also develops many WordPress plugins with over 500,000 combined downloads.

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15 Responses

  • Wordpress Chick

    Thanks Alex.
    I will download and test the theme out on my new blog

    November 1, 2013 at 1:09 am
  • Rajesh

    Alex, how do I style the commenting system like you have done here…if i want to replicate this with wordpress, facebook and G+ commenting systems , is it possible with your plugin?

    November 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm
  • sagar nandwani

    hey thanks for making us aware of the feature for cultivating relationship.Its really gives us ideas to market on google+.

    November 16, 2013 at 6:40 am
  • Naman Bhatt

    Fantastic plugin. Thanks Alex!
    A quick question – how to get notification when someone comments?

    Thanks and I appreciate your efforts.

    - Naman

    December 15, 2013 at 9:37 pm
  • Gina Fiedel

    Hello again Alex,

    Since my last question, I learned that your plugin only picks up comments from posts that are created as Link Posts and not Photo Posts where the blog link is placed within the body of text on the post. Do you think it’s possible that you may be adding this in at some point? Since it’s so advantageous to create posts with image prominence (Photo Posts), this is obviously quite disappointing. I hope it might be a possibility for you to do this. Seems like there may be good reasons why you haven’t done this and it may be impossible, but I’m wondering: What do you think?

    January 27, 2014 at 4:34 pm
    • Alex Moss

      Hi there. This is something that Facebook will decide. At the moment you can embed some posts using the down arrow option in the post itself but this plugin doesn’t cover that kind of feature – sorry.

      April 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm
  • Luis

    Hi Alex, please I would like to know about this: how did you manage to show, at the same time, all 3 ways of posting a comment: wordpress, facebook and google plus? I know that the Facebook Social Plugin (the same you and I have) overrides the native wordpress comment system, but it seems you have it very well integrated. Please, could you share with us how to do that?

    Thanks a lot.

    February 8, 2014 at 2:09 am
  • Midas

    Hi Alex, nice little post and great plugin. Have you found since implementing Google+ comments your interactions have increased i.e. do you find people are more likely to comment now?

    February 20, 2014 at 8:22 pm
  • Dan Vuksanovich

    Hi Alex,

    Are you still actively developing / supporting this? I’ve been using Comments Evolved, but that plugin seems to have been abandoned. I’ll consider moving over to your plugin if you’re still active with it.

    I, like everyone else, would LOVE to have some sort of notification system, even if it was over on the G+ side. It’s really the only thing missing.

    Thanks,
    Dan Vuksanovich

    April 9, 2014 at 3:57 am
  • Dan Vuksanovich

    Hello again Alex – I installed the plugin on my dev site. Looks good, except the WP comments are still visible below the G+ comments. Is this the expected functionality?

    April 22, 2014 at 3:06 am