How to add the Google +1 Button to your WordPress theme

Google Plus One

The Google +1 button hit the web earlier today, and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to put it on WordPress. Follow these steps and you can enable Google +1 on WordPress’s default TwentyTen theme:

  1. First we need to add the relevant JavaScript to the theme’s header file (by default at /wp-content/themes/twentyten/header.php). Just before the closing </head> tag, add the following:

  2. We then need to adjust loop-single.php so that individual posts will have the +1 button on them. Immediately after the <h1 class=’entry-title’> line (likely on line 26), add the following:
  3. Finally, add the following to loop.php immediately after the final <h1 class=’entry-title’> (likely on line 132), so that posts on the homepage will have +1 buttons:

And that’s it! Now you’re ready to make good on the Internet’s latest e-validation button.