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The Google+ Badge Widget helps connects visitors to your Google+ profiles, pages and communities.

It is added to Appearance > Widgets when the Extra Sidebar Widgets module in the Jetpack plugin is activated.

Here are examples of each:


Once you add the widget to your sidebar in Appearance > Widgets, you’ll see the widget settings look like this:

Google + Badge

  • Title:  Allows you to add your own custom title.  For example, Follow me on Google+.
  • Type of widget: Drop down menu where you select the Person, Page or Community Widget.
  • Google+ URL:  The full URL of your Google+ profile, page or community.
  • Width: Controls the widget width. Default is set to 220px.
  • Layout:  Sets the orientation of the badge as either portrait or landscape.
  • Theme:  The color of the badge – Light or dark.
  • Show Photo:  Displays the cover photo in the badge if a photo exists.
  • Show Owner:  When selected it displays the owner of the Google+ community.
  • Show Tag Line: When selected it displays your Profile, Page or Community tag line if one exists.