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How to Enable Google Plus Comments on Blogger

The Google plus commenting system is user-friendly and increases the chances of getting more conversations.

But, there are some important things to consider before moving to the Google+ commenting system.

  • You need to integrate the Blogger blog with the Google plus.
  • If you are going to change the URL for your blog, the Google plus comments will disappear.
  • If you have a private blog, then this feature won’t work.
  • If you are using classic templates or having adult content on your blog, then this option won’t work.
  • Google plus comments can't be enabled
  • The users with the Google plus profile or page can able to comment on your blog. The users who don’t have profile will be prompted to create one.
  • If you are already using third party commenting system (such as Disqus), then your comments might not be retained when enabling this feature.

Features

Let’s check it out the quick overview of Google plus commenting system features.

  • Comments from Google plus automatically displayed in your blog comments. For instance, if someone posts a comment in Google plus, it will display in your Blogger post.
  • Readers would be able to comment publicly or privately to the peoples in their Google plus circles.
  • You can disable this feature anytime, but remember that the comments that are done after enabled the Google plus commenting system will disappear from your blog.

I assume that you’ve associated Blogger with Google plus profile. Let’ check it out the steps to enable Google plus comments system on Blogger.

Enable Google Plus Commenting System on Blogger

Steps

  • Navigate to Settings > Posts, comments and sharing
  • Under "Google+ comments" section, you can see a drop-down list besides the option “use Google+ Comments on this blog”.
  • Choose Yes from the drop-down list.
  • Use Google+ Comments on this blog
  • Click on "Save settings" at the top.

That's it. You've enabled Google plus commenting system on your blog.

Now, your commenting system will look like this (see screenshot).

enabled google plus commenting system in blogger

Enable Google+ Commenting System on Custom Blogger Templates

If you are using custom Blogger templates, then you need to do some additional steps.

  • Go to Template > Edit HTML
  • Search for "showThreadedComments".
  • Now, you can see this code
  • <b:if cond='data:post.showThreadedComments'>

    <b:include data='post' name='threaded_comments'/>

    <b:else/>

    <b:include data='post' name='comments'/>

    </b:if>

  • You can see the above code many times in your template. Replace all the occurences of the above code with this code
  • <b:if cond='data:post.showThreadedComments'>

    <b:include data='post' name='comment_picker'/>

    <b:else/>

    <b:include data='post' name='comment_picker'/>

    </b:if>

  • Click on "Save template" button.

That's it. Now, you can see the Google plus commenting system on your blog.

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