How to Implement Google plus comments in Blogger Custom Templates
Blogger introduced new Commenting system in Blogger, using Google plus comments. It is very easy to implement it on default templates. But how to enable it on Custom templates? And this is quite a question that we need to answer because your move with your G+ will definitely impact your site drastically. You have to make sure that there is a proper implementation of Google Plus on your site because it boosts your performance and ranking on Google search engine.

If there is one thing that I can advise you with regards to making use of your social networking site accounts as a blogger, you should spend more time making use of your Google Plus because you are not just socializing but optimizing as well. If you are making good with this, you will see in the near future the benefits that you have worked hard for, and you are working hard for the right thing.

Here is a step-by-step instruction on how to implement Google Plus Comments on a Custom Templates. I advise you should follow the steps in order to see the result. Anyways, this is easy to follow and you will get to see this by constantly refreshing your account.

How to Implement G+ Google Plus Comments in Blogger Custom Templates

Enable Google plus comments in Blogger

The new Google plus comment system can be implemented in default templates (the ones from Blogger) by Going the Google + tab of Blogger dashboard and ticking the option for the same. If you didn't link your Google plus with Blogger profile, you have to do this now.

Interesting Topic: 3-in-1 Customized Comments (Blogger, Disquss and Facebook Comments)

How to enable this on Custom Blogger Templates

1. Check your blogger template if you have the default comment codes, search the code below, you will find two codes containing this code:
<div class='comments' id='comments'>

2. The first code you will see (upper part of the template) should follow the same code below, if not change it to that code.

3. The second code you will see (next to that first code) should follow the same codes below, if not change it to that code

4. After changing the comment code to default save your template then choose whic one fits your need below

Option 1. Edit Template, Enable both Google+ and Blogger comments

  • Go to Template > Edit HTML
  • Click inside the Template Editor window and Press CTRL + F to find the code below
<b:includable id='comment-form' var='post'>

  • Click on the arrow to expand the widget code
  • Add following code as next line

  • Now save the Template
  • You are done. and it shows like the image below
Edit Template, Enable both Google+ and Blogger comments
Add the code as given above

Option 2. Implement Google+ Comments only

You can use Google + commenting system only by a simple template edit.

  • Find following code in the template, it is difficult, try to expand every code and then use Ctrl+F. Use the first line of the code to search, else due to spacing you can't find the code.
<b:if cond='data:post.showThreadedComments'>
<b:include data='post' name='threaded_comments'/>
<b:include data='post' name='comments'/>

  • Now replace the above code colored red above with following code, more than once.. You can find 2-3 same code like that in your blog html.

  • Now save template
  • You are done

Advantages of Google Plus Comments in Blogger

  • Comments becomes so easily shared: the comments are getting shared on Google plus circles, so more traffic from Google plus circles.
  • Everything in one place: If someone shares your post (from another place on Google place), it is visible in the comment section.
  • Different views for comments: User can filter comments based on the comments from their circles or top comments etc.

Some important points you have to note in relation to Google Plus Comments in Blogger 

  • If you are using Disqus or other third party commenting system, comments can't be recovered.
  • For moderating comments, you need to visit the post. You can hide, delete and approve comments from there.
  • If you change domain name, comments are gone. So if you plan to use custom domain name, implement Google plus comments after that.
  • You need a Google plus profile
  • No more anonymous comments. Only registered Google plus users can comment. (If you are using this method, both commenting systems are there, so no problem.)
  • Adult and private blogs can't use Google plus comments

Note: If you have further question just leave a comment below, thanks

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