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Google+1 Button Plugin Configuration

This WordPress tutorial explains how to change the look and feel the Google+1 Button Plugin for your WordPress blog.

To configure the Google+1 Button Plugin in your WordPress driven Blog, login to WordPress as administrator, by simply entering the url_of_your_website/wp-admin in your Browser. Enter the appropriate username and password {which was provided while installing WordPress} and then click on Log In as shown in Diagram 1.

WordPress Admin Login Diagram 1

After logging in as WordPress Admin, a Dashboard page opens as shown in Diagram 2.

The Dashboard provides access to different WordPress functions and features.

WordPress Dashboard Diagram 2

In the left menu, locate the link Settings. Click on Settings, from the drop down menu that appears click Google+1 Button as shown in Diagram 3.

Google+1 Button Setting Menu Diagram 3

WP Google+1 Button page is displayed as shown in Diagram 4.

Google+1 Button Setting Diagram 4

WP Google+1 Button Plugin gives the following options:

1) +1 Button Style:

This option helps you to show different sizes of Google+1 Button as shown in Diagram 5.

Google+1 Button display Diagram 5

2) +1 Button Position:

This option tells you position the Google+1 button for your WordPress Post.

3) +1 Button Count:

This option allow to you to display the number of time your post has been share by Google+1 Button

4) +1 Button Visibility:

This option allows you to either display the Google+1 Button on your Post / Pages / Attachments. There is an option to hide Google+1 Button on your website Blog Page.

5) +1 Redirect on Click:

If you want to redirect the user to another page, after they click on the Google+1 Button, here you need to enter the custom URL. This can be disabled / modified per post on the post edit page.

In the +1 Button Position option, if you select None and would like to add additional +1 Buttons to your theme, please use the <?php do_action( ‘wp_plus_one_button’, $url, $style, $css, $count, $redirect); ?> in your theme.

<?php do_action( ‘wp_plus_one_button’, $url, $style, $css, $count, $redirect); ?>

Explanation of above code spec:


This optional for the URL to +1 (will be get_permalink() if blank),


This optional for the button style (standard, small, medium, tall),


This optional for any extra CSS to add to the button DIV,


This optional is for displaying +1 count.
true- to display the +1 count
false – not to display the +1 count


A URL to redirect the user to after clicking the +1 button.

May 5, 2016
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