Google has recently launched Google+ commenting system for Blogger platform, and it can be easily activated from Blogger’s Dashboard. By default, this commenting system is disabled, which means interested users can enable it manually. In this post, you’ll learn how to enable Google+ comments on Blogger as well as on WordPress platform.
Some may wonder if it really makes sense to enable Google plus comments. Google says that there are certain advantages of doing so; for example if there’s a public Google+ discussion about one of your blog entries, then those comments and replies will also appear on your blog. Comments can also be sorted by popularity or you can make the newest comments appear first.
Enable/Activate Google+ Comments on Blogger
To enable Google+ comments on Blogger, login to your Blogger account and then click on Google+ from left sidebar. If you have not connected your Google+ to Blogger, then you’ll need to do that first. Click on “Get Stared” button and follow the on-screen instructions. You’ll be able to migrate your profile to Google+ in no time.
Once you’re done with this, return back to your Blogger Dashboard and click on Google+ from the sidebar. Checkmark “Use Google+ Comments on this blog.” With this step complete, you’ve enabled the Google plus comments for your Blogger.
Enable Google+ Comments on WordPress
Before we get started, just to clear things up – we’re talking about the self hosted WordPress blog. For now, there’s no way to enable Google+ comments on WordPress.com blogs.
Like always, the easiest way to do this is to install a WordPress plugin. Google+ Comments for WordPress is one such plugin that you can use right now to add Google+ comment to your WordPress blog. After downloading and activating this plugin, it adds three tabs each for: Google+ comments, WordPress comments and Trackbacks.
However, please note that Google has not officially launched a solution to add Google+ comments for other platforms, and that’s why this is an unofficial solution. If you don’t mind this, then it is worth trying out.
So that’s it. Go ahead, implement Google+ for your Blogger and WordPress blogs and enjoy the new commenting system from Google.