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Google Plus Authorship

Google Plus Profile Picture appear in Google Search. Integrate Google Plus Profile with WordPress. Make your website come up in Google.

Including Google authorship for multiple authors and for wordpress multisite

Just 3 easy steps to process:

  1. Install Google Plus Authorship
  2. Enter Google Plus Profile URL in Profile Page (found on your wp-admin panel under “Users” menu).
    (example G+ profile url: https://plus.google.com/116126868461245278419)
  3. Post a link back from Google Plus Profile to Your blog:
    3.1. Go to http://plus.google.com
    3.2. Click on “Profile” icon from left panel
    3.3. Click on the blue button “Edit profile” (on the right top of the page)
    3.4. On the bottom of the page there is “Contributor to” – click on it.
    3.5. Click on “Add custom link” and add link to blog post from your blog.

You can check and confirm this steps using google webmaster richnippets tester: http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets
1. Enter url to one of your blog posts.
2. Click on “Preview”

Have in mind that some WordPress templates are not well written and doesn’t use native WP functions to create author links.

To fix this edit your theme and add one of the following code exaples:

echo get_the_author_link()       (“echo” is required to work)
the_author_posts_link()         (“echo” is not required)

39 Responses

  1. Great plugin and easy to set up, just have to wait to see if they show up. I noticed on Google’s Rich Snippet Tool that it shows the following errors – are these important?

    Warning: Missing required field “entry-title”.
    Warning: Missing required field “updated”.
    Warning: Missing required hCard “author”.

    by Web Developer on Apr 3, 2013 at 12:37

  2. Is this possible that I can add my G+ page instead of G+ profile? if yes then the whole procedure is same for authorship rank?

    by Sandeep Sharma on Apr 4, 2013 at 13:54

  3. I am using thesis theme. I tried to use this but its not working on my blog. Please tell me how can I do that.

    by Priya N on Apr 8, 2013 at 13:42

  4. i verified on snippet everything seems to work fine
    however when i search, the image doesnt comes up
    please advise

    by kelvin on May 6, 2013 at 16:45

  5. Great simple plugin! One question: it adds a “+” and a link after the author’s name linking to the plus profile. Can that be removed? I just want the snippet function.

    by Courtney on May 17, 2013 at 16:35

  6. I checked on snippet seems to work fine
    but when i search, the image doesn’t comes up
    help please.


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    http://www.howtoslimdownthighsinfo.com/The excerpt from the page will show up here. The reason we can’t show text from your webpage is because the text depends on the query the user types.

    Authorship Testing Result

    Authorship is not working for this webpage.

    by charlie on May 19, 2013 at 22:54

  7. I have setup google authorship on my website about 2 – 3 weeks ago. Rich Snippet tools shows everything is ok but still now my images are not showing up beside searches 🙁
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    by Farzana Neha on May 20, 2013 at 17:33

  8. I have had the same problem as kelvin above works fine on the snippet tools but doesnt not work in the search results, any help would be great

    by Mark on Jun 12, 2013 at 17:59

  9. works well, need to add the code in my footer.php theme,and it does work
    great thanks

    by toni tegar sahidi on Jun 26, 2013 at 05:09

  10. i have not encounter this error before this site
    i emailed the template vendor but they say i should check with wordpress
    everything is working fine except this and some of the pages are not appearing in google.

    Warning: Missing required field “entry-title”.
    Warning: Missing required field “updated”.
    Warning: Missing required hCard “author”.

    by kelvin toh on Jun 27, 2013 at 14:37

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  15. I installed your Google plus authorship plug in, went to my Google Plus page, choose Profile from the left menu, but there is no blue button on the top right corner to click on – also I can’t find contributor to anywhere on the site. Please help. (I am resubmitting because I just noticed please put http:// AFTER I pressed submit. Sorry…..


    by Susan Benjamin on Oct 1, 2013 at 04:45

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  17. I think this link on how to edit your Google+ profile might be helpful:

    by Si Chen on Nov 6, 2013 at 07:07

  18. Great plugin mate. Really easy to use.

    by Alexander O'Byrne on Nov 28, 2013 at 06:13

  19. Looks like this plugin may not be compatible with the wordpress 3.8. After I upgraded, my image does not appear in the google search results. Because my other site that is not on 3.8 shows up in the search results. So it has to be this plugin.

    by John R on Dec 31, 2013 at 04:09

  20. John R, confirmed – the plugins isn’t working correctly with wordpress v3.8.

    Right now I’m pushing new version of Google Plus Authorship plugin. Just wait for update to appear in your wordpress blog.


    by Марто on Dec 31, 2013 at 14:07

  21. Since upgrading I am now seeing an HTML script by my name on posts. How do I fix this? Here’s what it looks like: DECEMBER 30, 2013 BY TAMMY NORTHRUP+

    by Tammy Northrup on Jan 1, 2014 at 22:50

  22. Well the copy paste didn’t work. It doesn’t show up as a plus it shows up as html.

    by Tammy Northrup on Jan 1, 2014 at 22:52

  23. We used to have this plugin working perfectly on our sites.
    After the upgrade, instead of showing like “Pranee Thongsuk” or “Joern Nielsen” as authors, now we have “Owner Website+
    We have 3 sites all updated and using WordPress version 3.8
    It would be nice to get the update soonest. Google SERPS is very sensitive to technical issues
    Otherwise. thank you for the fine plugin
    Joern & Pranee, Bangkok, Thailand

    by Joern Nielsen on Jan 1, 2014 at 23:23

  24. Please update to latest plugin version – 2.5. This one fixes the html errors and also works correctly on wordpress v3.8

    by Марто on Jan 2, 2014 at 03:15

  25. Since the most recent G+ Authorship update, it appears something may not be working properly? I am on WP 3.8 and now it shows this under my post titles: JODI+

    I used to just show Jodi as the author, but now it includes this link. Any ideas?

    Thank you!

    by Jodi @ A Mom Having Fun on Jan 2, 2014 at 05:26

  26. Never mind! I see you already addressed that issue and it is resolved. I updated to the newest version and it is now fixed. You must have just released that newest version and I didn’t catch it! TY!!

    by Jodi @ A Mom Having Fun on Jan 2, 2014 at 05:28

  27. Thank you so much for fixing the plugin so quickly! I upgraded to 2.5 and my issue is resolved.

    by Tammy Northrup on Jan 2, 2014 at 05:45

  28. Even after the update, my image is still not being shown on the google search. The rich snippet tool does show it but not in actual search results. Any Idea?

    by John R on Jan 2, 2014 at 19:02

  29. John R,
    you have to wait google to decide to include your picture in search results – you can’t control this. If rich snippet tool does show it that means that all you can do is already done.


    by Marto on Jan 2, 2014 at 20:28

  30. Thanks it Really Works…. I want to give you Coffee 🙂

    by Adesh Saxena on Mar 26, 2014 at 09:31

  31. hey , to which file i should add “echo get_the_author_link()
    the_author_posts_link() “

    by العاب باتمان on Jul 28, 2014 at 18:15

  32. I am seeing problems in google webmaster tools where authorship is being added to all pages including tags that do not have an author. Is there an update coming for that?

    Structured Data > hatom (markup: microformats.org) errors. Anyone else getting this problem?

    Thank you

    by Chris on Jul 31, 2014 at 00:43

  33. Adesh, thank you! 🙂

    العاب باتمان, you have to add it ot your WordPress theme – where you want the author data to be shown.

    Chris, can you show me an example page (tags) where this happens?

    by Марто on Jul 31, 2014 at 10:11

  34. Its more than 35 days, but still waiting for Google to show my authorship in search results.

    by Sarkari Naukri on Aug 1, 2014 at 14:54

  35. Is google authorship of much importance now after Google has stopped showing google+ profile pic in its search results ??

    by Sarkari Naukri on Aug 1, 2014 at 18:42

  36. Hello, thanks for this pluggin. I try to configure it but is not working. If I have to insert the code into my theme where should I inserí this:
    echo get_the_author_link()

    Thanks a lot

    by Laura Paez on Oct 29, 2014 at 17:05

  37. This plugin ties your google plus account to articles you post, i am reading your article about google plus , its realy nice article .

    by Sarkari Naukri search on Jan 23, 2015 at 14:26

  38. I am using thesis theme. I tried to use this but its not working on my blog. Please tell me how can I do that.

    by Saurabh on Jun 4, 2016 at 10:18

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