How to Display Google+ Profile Widget in WordPress
Google+ has been a popular subject for the past few weeks. This new social network is growing very fast. Popular tech celebrities already boasts thousands of followers (in circles). If you are one of the avid fans of Google+ and want to get your profile more exposure by adding a profile widget to your WordPress blog, then you have come to the right place. GoogleCards plugin adds a widget to your blog that will display a link to your google+ profile so people can add you to a circle (follow you). It also displays your name, profile picture and the number of people who have you in circles.
How to Show Your Google+ Profile in WordPress as a Widget
When setting up the widget, you need to make sure you have the correct page type selected. For example, I used the GreenGeek’s business page in Google+ in this tutorial. If I changed the page type to “profile” in the widget, it would become blank. This will depend on how you set up the Google+ profile in the beginning.
This plugin display Google Business Reviews on your websites in sidebar widget. A unique feature of the plugin is that it saves reviews in WordPress database and have no depend on any services like Google to show reviews in the widget.
Profile Widget Ninja can be used to display user profile section with description, profile image, cover image, custom read more link and social links. It can be used in any widget area, such as a sidebar or a footer. Social link options such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest are available. Multiple user profiles can be displayed simultaneously using multiple widgets.
How To Build a Social Media Profile Widget in WordPress
Many of today’s websites contain social network icons that link to profiles. This can accomplished in WordPress using widgets. In this tutorial, we will build a WordPress widget that links to the profile of social networks. To keep things simple, the widget will support Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ profiles using Font Awesome social network icons.