google-button-7Many people are using Google+ for social networking online, the Google +1 button is a simple way for visitors to share your website with other people. The free Google Plus One add-on in the Concrete5 marketplace lets you easily add a +1 button.

In this tutorial we will show you how to add a Google +1 button to your Concrete5 website using the free Google Plus One add-on, so visitors can easily share your website with others.

How to Add a Google +1 Button:

  1. Login to your Concrete5 Dashboard.
  2. Roll your mouse over the Dashboard button and click add-ons.
  3. In the Keywords field enter 'google plus one' then click the Search button to the right. You will see the Google Plus One Add-on listed, select it.
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  4. Click the blue Download & Install button on the bottom right.
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    You will see a notification stating "The package was successfully installed." Click the Return button on the bottom right, then the Return to Website button on the top left.
  5. Using the menu navigate to the page you want to add the Google +1 button to, then click the Edit button on the top left.
  6. Select the block where you want the Google +1 button displayed, and select +Add Block.
  7. Scroll down and select, or search and click Google Plus One from the list. 
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    You will be presented with some options:
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    OptionDescription
    Button Size:

    Choose what size you want the button to be, in my tests I chose Standard (24px). Available options are:

    Small (15px)

    Standard (24px)

    Medium (20px)

    Tall (60px)

    With or Without Counter:

    Choose if you want to display a counter that shows how many people have shared your webpage using the Google Plus One addon. In my tests I chose No Counter.

    Options are:

    With Counter

    No Counter

    Language: Select what language you want the button to display in. Choose from over 40 languages. In my tests I selected English (US)

    After making your selections, click the blue Add+ button on the bottom right.
  8. Roll your mouse over the Editing button, and click Publish My Edits. You will now see the Google +1 button displayed. 

    Congratulations, now you know how to a Google +1 button to your Concrete5 website using the free Google Plus One add-on available in the Concrete5 Marketplace.
     
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