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This monthâ€™s hot topic has been, without a doubt, Google+. Whether the new social service from the worldâ€™s largest search company will be a â€œFacebook killerâ€ remains to be seen, but one thingâ€™s for certain: This is one social network you donâ€™t want to ignore.
When it comes to getting found, Google+ is fast becoming a great asset for bloggers and content producers thanks to its ever-expanding user base and simple sharing tools. In this post, weâ€™ll show you a few ways to start spreading a little of that Google+ love on your WordPress-powered website.
Display Your Google+ Profile Information
Add the +1 Button
If youâ€™re not already using the Google +1 button, consider taking a moment to add it to your site. This is a great way to let users save, promote and find their favorite content. The +1 button only takes a few minutes to integrate with your site and works with any Google profile. While this isnâ€™t a Google+ specific feature, we wouldnâ€™t be at all surprised to see it integrated with the service. Either way, itâ€™s another great way of adding an additional avenue for promotion and sharing.
You can learn more about the +1 button from Google.
Similar to WP Plus, PlusOne is another 3-column, fixed-width Google+ styled theme that supports custom WordPress menus. Itâ€™s a clean and well-designed theme, but it does take some liberties with how it translates Google+ to WordPress (so it doesnâ€™t look quite as accurate to Googleâ€™s own design).
Reflex+ shares all of the features mentioned in the above two theme but it also brings in jQuery and incorporates AJAX for some tasks, such as the â€œread moreâ€ post navigation, helping it appear more fluid and seamless.