How To Enable Google + Commenting Widget on Custom Templates for Blogger

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So the new Google + commenting feature is out now that is for sure a serious new edition immediately after the recent revamping of blogger default HTML Editor. The default blogger templates will automatically see the Google + commenting widget available, but for the people using free blogger templates or the free custom blogger templates will have to tweak their templates to get things going.
As discussed earlier this feature will be automatically updated on default blogger templates, provided you have shifted your blogger profile to Google Plus profile already. Now to enable this feature on your custom blogger template, read our previous article Google brings Google + Commenting to Blogger.


Now for people using custom templates on blogger have to tweak a bit to make the commenting widget appear on their blog.

Google Introduces Google + Commenting on Blogger


You don't have to worry at all, as this is a simple step that hardly would involve a few steps. 

Step. 1. Log on to your Blogger Profile and head towards the particular website's dashboard where you want the widget to appear.

Step 2. Now Access the Template section. Very importantly backup your template by downloading the entire template using the Backup/Restore menu.

Step 3. Since the Blogger template is revamped you won't find any option to expand the widget template.

Step 4. Click inside the editor and search for the code mentioned below using Ctrl + F function.

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;static_page&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:post.showThreadedComments'>
<b:include data='post' name='threaded_comments'/>
<b:else/>
<b:include data='post' name='comments'/>
</b:if>



 You will find two instances of the above code, like the one below

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;static_page&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:post.showThreadedComments'>
<b:include data='post' name='threaded_comments'/>
<b:else/>
<b:include data='post' name='comments'/>
</b:if>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:post.showThreadedComments'>
<b:include data='post' name='threaded_comments'/>
<b:else/>
<b:include data='post' name='comments'/>
</b:if>
</b:if>



Step 5. Simply replace the highlighled codes with the one below.

<b:include data='post' name='comment_picker'/>

 Step 6. Finally save the template and exit.

Step 7. Refresh your blog and you will find the Google + commenting widget enabled and appearing on your blog.


This tutorial will most probably will not generate any problem but still you find any hassle kindly revert back via comments asap.
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