Add Google+ Comments and Fonts to your Template

Just in case you didn't know, like me, Google has a cool collection of online fonts you can use to change the look of your blog or website.  Find the fonts here.
Google Fonts

It's as easy as choosing the font of your dreams and adding the code to your page HTML.  That's it, nothing to it.  Just wanted to share this info for anyone out there looking to spice up their blog or website.  I do have to add you need to know a bit of code, it's not food proof and you have to troubleshoot a bit if you run into problems.  This is fairly simple but it may not be for a beginner. 

GOOGLE COMMENTS:

I tried and tried to turn on Google+ comments but they never showed up.  Of course, when you have a heavily edited template like I do, Google can't change it up so you have to do it yourself.  After looking around I finally found the solution.  It's a simple code you add to your template html and done.  

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

  • Find the 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, so make sure there is no spacing.  
<b:if cond='data:post.showThreadedComments'>
        <b:include data='post' name='threaded_comments'/>
     <b:else/>
         <b:include data='post' name='comments'/>
     </b:if>
  • Now replace the above code with following code, more than once...  I had to add it about five seperate times.  
    <b:include data='post' name='comment_picker'/>
  • Now save template

That's it!  This worked for me and hope it works for you too.  That is if you're into comments and such.  I can see why you would prefer to turn them off, or use a third party commenting system like Disqus.  I just stick with Google for now and this method allowed me to keep my heavily edited template and still use Google.  

- See more at: http://bloggerhow.com/blogger/how-to-implement-google-plus-comments-in-blogger-custom-templates/#sthash.j5P4MYx6.dpuf

Yay for that!  :)

Lorena Frith

Lifestyle Photographer in the Houston, Tx area.

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