|Google plus comments on Blogger|
View Google plus comments demo
The new Google plus comment system can be implemented in default templates (the ones from Blogger) by Going the Google + tab of Blogger dashboard and ticking the option for the same. If you didn’t link your Google plus with Blogger profile, you have to do this now.
|Enable Google plus comments in Blogger|
How to enable this on Custom Blogger Templates
If you are using a theme from outside the Blogger collection, you have to do some edits in your Template. You have three options
- Revert your template to default Blogger
- Edit Template, Enable both Google+ and Blogger comments
- Implement Google+ Comments only
Revert template to default..
This is the simplest method.. Go to Template > Edit HTML.Click on Revert Template to Defaults. Select Blog1.
|Revert to default option|
This will revert template to default, Google plus comments will appear. But I prefer second method, because it gives both Google plus commenting and Blogger default commenting. Google plus only allows registered users to comment.
Edit Template, Enable both Google+ and Blogger comments
The second method needs some editing..
- Go to Template > Edit HTML
- Click inside the Template Editor window and Press Ctrl + F to find
<b:includable id='comment-form' var='post'>
- Click on the arrow to expand the widget code
- Add following code as next line
<div class='cmt_iframe_holder' expr:data-href='data:post.canonicalUrl' expr:data-viewtype='data:post.viewType'/>
- Now save the Template
- You are done.
|Add the code as given above|
Implement Google+ Comments only
- Find following code in the template, it is difficult, try to expand every code and then use Ctrl+F. Use the first line of the code to search, else due to spacing you can’t find the code.
<b:if cond='data:post.showThreadedComments'> <b:include data='post' name='threaded_comments'/> <b:else/> <b:include data='post' name='comments'/> </b:if>
- Now replace the above code with following code, more than once..
<b:include data='post' name='comment_picker'/>
- Now save template
Comments becomes so easily shared: the comments are getting shared on Google plus circles, so more traffic from Google plus circles.
Everything in one place: If someone shares your post (from another place on Google place), it is visible in the comment section.
Different views for comments: User can filter comments based on the comments from their circles or top comments etc.
Some important points you have to note
- If you are using Disqus or other third party commenting system, comments can’t be recovered.
- For moderating comments, you need to visit the post. You can hide, delete and approve comments from there.
- If you change domain name, comments are gone. So if you plan to use custom domain name, implement Google plus comments after that.
- You need a Google plus profile
- No more anonymous comments. Only registered Google plus users can comment. (If you are using this method, both commenting systems are there, so no problem.)
- Adult and private blogs can’t use Google plus comments
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