Add Google +1 Button to GetSocial Plugin

Google +1 buttonGoogle +1 button is now released for all websites and blogs. The Google +1 button allows you to easily recommend web pages you like in the same way as Facebook Like button. However, there is more to it. Google +1 button will also be displayed on the Google’s search results pages, which means its likely to be used more often by the internet community. This is a good reason to have Google +1 button on your website.

By putting the Google +1 button on your blog pages can help in bringing you more, better qualified traffic from organic search results and search ads.

The Google +1 and Google Buzz buttons are not the same

The +1 button and the Buzz button though look similar are actually not. The Buzz button allows you to share content across your social network while the Google +1 button allows you to easily make recommendations in Google search. Google recommends using the +1 button if you do not want to have both buttons on your site.

We will soon be adding the Google +1 button to the GetSocial Plugin so that the plus one functionality is available for you right out-of-the-box. However, you don’t have to wait until we release the next update for GetSocial. Update: GetSocial WordPress Plugin now provides an out-of-the-box option for adding the Google +1 button. The newer version 1.4 of GetSocial also has a Cool Color Picker you can use to match the GetSocial colors to those of your blog theme.

2 Simple Steps to Add Google +1 to Your Blog

If you haven’t already installed the GetSocial plugin, go ahead install and activate the plugin. Its easy and you can get it up and running in minutes.

Adding the Google +1 button to GetSocial is easy. It’s a 2-step or rather just a single step process.

Google Plus One

Step 1: Open the GetSocial Settings page from your WordPress dashboard. Scroll down and locate Additional buttons option under Social Media Buttons section. Copy and paste the the following lines of code in the Additional buttons text area.

<div class="sharebutton"><script type="text/javascript" src=""></script><g:plusone size="tall"></g:plusone></div>

Step 2: Save Changes and you are all set.

GetSocial plugin makes it incredibly easy to add any social bookmarking button to your blog. Using the above 2 step process, you can add just about any social bookmarking button to your blog and not just the Google +1 button.

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  1. Nina says


    I also use the get social plugin on my site.
    When i add the +1 button I notice that I can’t click on a link next to that button.

    When I test it on this site I notice the same.

    When a link is next to the +1 button, it doesn’t work.
    When the link is long, it works. But not from the begining.

    Do you know how to fix this problem?


    • says

      This issue is fixed in the latest plugin update. Please delete the existing getsocial directory from your plugins folder and try installing the latest version. Also make sure the cache is cleared if you are using any caching plugins on your site.

      • Nina says

        Thank you! Now it works! :)

        The sidebar even shows up on my homepage ( This didn’t happen before.
        The only problem now is that he doesn’t get the settings and when I scroll down the sidebar doesn’t follow.

        If you take a look you will see that on all the other pages there is no problem with getsocail plugin. only on the homepage. This is because of the Microsoft banner I added on the site.

        Do you know a way to fix this?

        This banner also messes up my sidebartabs… :(

        • says

          The plugin works only on pages and posts. It wont work on homepage unless it is actually a WordPress “page”. If it is a page or a post, you can disable it via Edit page/Edit Post by choosing Hide GetSocial box on this post/page.

          • Nina says

            My homepage is a normal page.

            It’s just the microsoft banner that messes everything up.
            I think it is sad that de microsoft banner does that. Because I want the GetSocail plugin and my sidebartabs on all pages. I really want a sollution for that banner. :s
            this is the code Microsoft gave:

            When it doesn’t work when the site has to go live, I will not be able to use this (or any other) Microsoft banner. :(

            Is there anything you can think of to get the GetSocial plugin work together with the banner? :s

            Thank you

  2. says

    Hi Riyaz,

    I found you sharebar just a few minutes ago. Thanks so much for creating this and social metrics. Everything looks great and works fine except for the Google+ button.

    It seems to timeout and I can’t put my finger on what is going wrong.

    Any ideas?