Google Plus has a new badge widget that is available for use. Released along with their recent restructuring and rebranding, the badge features a photo tile mosaic, along with a profile picture, name, link, description, and Google Plus “Follow” button along with a follower count.
This badge widget provides significant enhancements over the traditional badge widget, both in terms of functionality and aesthetics. However, the code normally must be added manually, until now.
This plugin allows you to quickly and easily add the new Google Plus badge widget to your website, assuming it is running the WordPress content management system. It is easy to configure using your Google Plus user ID, and it is able to be styled using CSS to fit your blog’s current WordPress theme.
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- How do I link to my profile?
In the widgets window, locate the Google Plus Badge Box you have added to your sidebar, and update the Google+ Page URL.
- My badge is not displaying properly!
Have you added the widget to the sidebar and saved? Have you selected the proper page type for your badge widget, and have you added your Google+ Page URL?
- Can I change the design?
Yes, there are two built-in color schemes.
- Can I add the badge to other pages?
This is not currently supported as the settings must be configured in the widgets menu in order to ensure proper functionality. However, with some PHP trickery, it should be technically possible.
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- Added translation support for backend
- Switched to PHP 5 style constructor method for the widget class
- Updated Google script call
- Small bug fixes.
- Official plugin release.