Add a Google+ Widget to Your Blog

There are other types of widgets for Google+, but I chose this particular one because I wanted the option of the live feed.   Widgets Plus offers a quick and simple way to create your personal Add Me on Google+ widget!

If you do not want to include the update feed on your widget, just uncheck the box.  You can also change any of the settings by clicking on Main area settings, Title settings, Name text, Button and Bottom text too. This will give you the option to change colors and text size.

Let me know how you liked this widget.  Was it simple to create? If you have any other questions let me know!

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Lisa Ladrido (87 Posts)

Lisa is an R.N. Mom Blogger and the author of Mom Blogger Buzz. She writes about Social Media, Personal Development, Blogging Tips, Travel, Family, Health and Wellness. She and her husband live in the Seattle area. They have 5 sons, 4 grandchildren and 7 furry four legged children!

58 comments for “Add a Google+ Widget to Your Blog

  1. Spilled Milkshake
    July 22, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Awesome! Got it on my blog now =)

  2. Mitzi
    July 22, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Wonderful tutorial Lisa. I can't use java script on my blog, but found a different way to utilize the code. +1 from me! ~Hugs, M

  3. Lisa Ladrido
    July 22, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Glad you were able to add it @Christina!
    @Mitzi, I knew you would find a way! Thanks for the +1!

  4. Mrs. Sherman
    July 22, 2011 at 8:34 PM

    Awesome, Thank you so much!

  5. Sharmetra
    July 23, 2011 at 1:53 AM

    Hi Lisa!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog (Confessions of A G.O.A.L. Model)! I haven't checked out Google plus yet but now I know where to come to when I do! Thanks again! I'm also following you on Twitter (@GoalModelMetra)

  6. Natasha in Oz
    July 25, 2011 at 2:24 AM

    I'm still waiting to join Google+. When I finally do I will have to come back and read your post again! Thanks for the tips.

    Best wishes and happy week,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  7. jbplbarbara
    July 25, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Whoa, you're so great with all these techy stuff. I didn't even know there was a widget. Thanks for sharing and I love the new look of your blog. Awesome!!!
    Have a great day,
    Español para Niños (Spanish for Kids)

  8. T Jones
    July 25, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I have been trying to figure out the best way to add Google+ to my blog, and this is a perfect solution.

    Have a great day!

  9. Lisa Ladrido
    July 25, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    @Mrs. Sherman! Hope this helped! So glad you visited! Lisa

  10. Lisa Ladrido
    July 25, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Hi Sharmetra!Thank you for the follows! Glad I found your blog too! Lisa

  11. Lisa Ladrido
    July 25, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    @Natasha in Oz! I already sent you a Google+ invite via email if you wanted one. Loved your new renovations!

  12. Lisa Ladrido
    July 25, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Hi Barbara! Thank you! I was tired of the old look! Glad you liked the widget! Thank you for stopping in! Lisa

  13. Lisa Ladrido
    July 25, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    @T Jones! Glad you visited and enjoy the widget!

  14. Brittany Baughman (@TheButterflyMom)
    July 25, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    Awesome, thank you I just added the widget to my blog and added you to my circles!

  15. Lisa Ladrido
    July 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    Hi Brittany! Glad you were able to add the widget! Added you as well to my circles! Thanks for visiting~Lisa

  16. Meredith
    July 26, 2011 at 12:08 AM

    Great info! Thanks for sharing! I'm avoiding Google+ because I'm afraid I will succumb to its will like I did with Facebook! But I'll be bookmarking for when I inevitably get sucked in!!

    Following from voiceBoks!


  17. Mel~ @
    July 26, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Oh my goodness Lisa, you are quite amazing! I found you a few weeks ago through voicebox and LOVE the stand alone widget on the left side here, so I put that on my blog and love it! Now, I HAVE to do this Google + widget!

    You are my newest blogger-tech guru and I'll be back as often as I can. :) Great to see you on "Members to Remember" with vb this week.

    Melody ~

  18. Rosann
    July 27, 2011 at 1:19 AM

    Hmmm… I really like how you have this widget on your site. I'm going to have to check into adding this to mine. Thanks for the info. :)

    *visiting from voiceboks

  19. Mars @ The Life Encounters
    July 27, 2011 at 3:05 AM

    Thanks for sharing this! Planning on getting this one installed on one of my blogs :) Great tutorial! ^_^

    Visiting from vB,
    Maricel @ The Life Encounters

  20. Pinay Mommy Online
    July 27, 2011 at 4:03 AM

    I saw this widget at Christina's blog and been looking where. Now I am glad to have visited you. <3

    Visiting from VoiceBoks. Followed your blog too using "Pinay Mommy Online."

    Have a great day ahead!!

  21. Mel~ @
    July 27, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Is anyone else finding it has slowed the loading speed for your blog?

  22. Savanah
    July 28, 2011 at 2:20 AM

    I love the name of your blog!! Thanks for this great info! I will have to try it!

  23. Marie Noelle
    July 28, 2011 at 2:20 AM

    I should try to find a widget to do this on wordpress !!!

  24. Denise
    July 28, 2011 at 2:22 AM

    I haven't gotten enough out of Google+ to be ready for a widget, but if I do, now I know where to look for help. #commenthour

  25. PreshusMe
    July 28, 2011 at 2:25 AM

    I'm just starting out on Google+, trying to figure out how to use everything. This is great info! Thanks! #commenthour

  26. TheDecorGirl
    July 28, 2011 at 2:27 AM

    Very interesting, wow its hard to keep up with all this techy stuff.

  27. Nicole Rivera
    July 28, 2011 at 3:44 AM

    I'm not sure exactly what I was consumed with, but I missed out on Google+ on this go around. For the first time since this epiphany I don't feel like a complete dolt because I can actually see (through the comments here) that there are others on this planet that are also not in the loop (or should I say "circle"?)!

    I am a Google girl, so I am sure I will be adding the plus to my social media madness when possible. This widget looks pretty sweet, so I'll be back!

    Also, I think I tweeted this to you earlier tonight, but in case I did not ~ I love your blog's title!!

  28. Arizona Girls
    July 28, 2011 at 4:49 AM

    Honestly…….I'm on Google+ (friend invited me) but I dont' understand it hahaha Not unusual I get in over my head all the time trying to stay up with the networking but I get totally lost =/

    Since I'm not sure how to use it not sure if I should do the widget now or wait…hmm will have to think on that but thanks for all the info. I also like the way the tweet and stuff is off to the side hear(floating) I see so many cool things…

    You know one of the things I like too is the tool bar thing that pops up at the bottom of some of the blogs so cool! One day maybe =)

    I also see that Google Buzz??! Yeah think I have that too but don't know how to use it either =/

    Anyway congrats on Members to Remember =)

    I really love your blog background as well! =)

    Have a great night, now that I wrote a book(sorry =/) =)
    Arizona Girls blog

  29. Heather
    July 28, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    I was seriously wondering how to do this, thank you so much for sharing how. Now I need to put it on my blog. Congrats on being featured

  30. Just One Donna
    July 28, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Hi Lisa, nice to meet you through #CommentHour. Thanks for stopping by I'm not on Google+ yet, but find posts like this helpful in preparing for it. Following you…

  31. Lisa Ladrido
    July 28, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    @Meredith, I know, it gets so overwhelming. It can consume 24 hours if you let it! Once you get sucked in find me! Thanks for visiting!

  32. Lisa Ladrido
    July 28, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Mel~ @, Thank you for your sweet comment. I hope you figured out the loading speed issue. I haven't had that problem and I have a lot of gadgets on here!

  33. Lisa Ladrido
    July 28, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Rosann! Thank you! For some reason that widget although it has the +1 on it, it doesn't show up. So glad you stopped in.

  34. Lisa Ladrido
    July 28, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Mars @ The Life Encounters, I always wonder if the tutorials are user friendly! Thank you for visiting!

  35. Lisa Ladrido
    July 28, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Pinay Mommy Online! Glad you were able to find us! Thank you!

  36. Lisa Ladrido
    July 28, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    Savanah! Thank you so much!

  37. Lisa Ladrido
    July 28, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Marie Noelle, I hope you find the right widget for your blog! Thank you for visiting.

  38. Lisa Ladrido
    July 28, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    Denise! So glad you came by via #commenthour!

  39. Lisa Ladrido
    July 28, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Hi PreshusMe! Yes, I just got started too. Thanks for stopping in!

  40. Lisa Ladrido
    July 28, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    TheDecorGirl, I know, not sure why I love all this techy stuff. It is a new phenomena!

  41. Lisa Ladrido
    July 28, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Nicole Rivera! Thank you for that. I wasn't sure about that title but it really describes me right now! Hope to see you on G+ soon. If you need an invite just let me know.

  42. Lisa Ladrido
    July 28, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    Arizona Girls! Love your comment! There are so many social media venues that it can make your head spin! So glad you stopped in for a visit too!

  43. Lisa Ladrido
    July 28, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    @Heather, Glad you can use it! Thanks for stopping in!

    @Just One Donna! I love #commenthour. Have found some great blogs while doing my rounds! Thank you for coming over to say hello!

  44. Sarah
    July 30, 2011 at 1:56 AM

    I need to figure out this Google+ thing. I've finally gotten a hold of Twitter and now there's the new latest and greatest, it's hard to keep up. You seem very knowledgeable on social media, I'll have to keep up with your blog to get myself educated!

  45. Lisa Ladrido
    July 30, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Hi Sarah! There is always something new created what seems like daily! Glad you visited.

  46. Janie
    August 4, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    thanks for this lisa! i get all my google+ heads up from you!

  47. Lisa Ladrido
    August 6, 2011 at 1:51 AM

    Hi Janie! Glad it helped you!

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