How to add Google +1 button to WordPress Thesis 1.8

by Elaine on June 14, 2011

Thesis Tutorial:  I recently followed a guide to help me add the Google +1 button to my website. It was a little confusing, but managed to get through it.  So, I  want to help you to add Google +1 button to your Thesis 1.8 Wordpress website with the simple instructions below.  You do not have to add it through a plugin, you can add it in manually through the custom_functions.php.  Below I will show you how:  If you want to know what Google +1 button is, click here to read my post.

Basically, you will be adding this code to your Wordpress Thesis 1.8 website

<!– Place this tag in your head or just before your close body tag –>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js”></script>

<!– Place this tag where you want the +1 button to render –>
<g:plusone></g:plusone>

Insert Google +1 just before end of BODY Tag

1.  Login to your Wordpress administrator backend.

2.  Click on Thesis, Site Options, Document Head, Stats Software / Scripts

3.  In the text box “Tracking scripts (include <script> tags!)”, add the following code:

<!– Place this tag in your head or just before your close body tag –>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js”></script>

Make Google +1 Button Visible

4.  Click on Thesis, Custom File Editor, Edit the file ‘custom_functions.php’

5.  Add the following code:

function google_plus_one_output() {
if (is_single()) { ?>
<div>
<g:plusone size=”medium”></g:plusone>
</div>
<?php }
}
add_action(‘thesis_hook_before_post’, ‘google_plus_one_output’);

6.  Click on Thesis, Custom File Editor, Edit the file ‘custom.css’

7.  Add the following code:

.custom .my-plus-one { float:right; }

If you want a different size Google +1 button you can go to the Google webmasters link below to customize your own button.  Just replace the code in Step 5.    Here is the link:

http://www.google.com/webmasters/+1/button/index.html

Thanks,

Elaine

Elaine@cmsmind.com

 How to add Google +1 button to WordPress Thesis 1.8

Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and WordPress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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