How to add Google Friend Connect to Blogger blogs

Learn how to add Google Friend Connect to Blogger (Blogspot) blogs. It is really easy to do so. :)



Google Friend Connect is a great social networking feature not only for Blogger (Blogspot) blogs but also for other blogging platforms and websites as well. Google Friend Connect is quite new and bloggers should embrace it as soon as possible since Google has the knack of creating something that will become big one day. ;)

How to add Google Friend Connect to Blogger blogs



1. Go to Google Friend Connect home page and click on the ‘Set up a new site’ button.

How to add Google Friend Connect to Blogger blogs


2. Click on the ‘Continue’ link, fill up the ‘Tell us about your site’ form and click on another ‘Continue’ link once completed.

How to add Google Friend Connect to Blogger blogs


How to add Google Friend Connect to Blogger blogs


3. This is where most bloggers on Blogger (Blogspot) got confused. The truth is, bloggers on Blogger (Blogspot) do not have to download and upload those rpc_relay.html and canvas.html files! Just ignore such instructions and click on the ‘Continue’ link.

How to add Google Friend Connect to Blogger blogs


4. Click on the ‘Test to finalize setup’ link and then click on the ‘Get code for the Members gadget’ link.

How to add Google Friend Connect to Blogger blogs


How to add Google Friend Connect to Blogger blogs


5. Take this opportunity to customize your Google Friend Connect Members gadget. Once completed, click on the ‘Generate code’ button and copy the generated code.

How to add Google Friend Connect to Blogger blogs


6. Go back to your Blogger Dashboard and click on your blog’s ‘Layout’ link. Click on the ‘Add a gadget’ link and paste the code that you have copied earlier into a new HTML/Javascript gadget. Click on the ‘Save’ button once completed.

That’s it, you’re done! Have fun with Google Friend Connect. :)
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5 comments:

SARAHH said...

Hi.

I was wondering, if you can add it to a side instead of a sidebar? Do you know?

Thanks,
Sarah.

homebiss said...

SARAHH,

Where exactly? Within the content?

Please be more specific.

Sterling Holobyte said...

I just went to the link you supplied and stated: "Google Friend Connect has been retired for all non-Blogger sites." And there wasn't a "Set Up A New Site" button.
I do have a Blogger site. Do you know if I can still put this on my blog? I see them all the time on other blogs.

homebiss said...

Sterling Holobyte,

Sorry to inform you that the tutorial here is practically useless now. However, you can still add it to your Blogger-powered blog by adding the Followers gadget. From your Blogger dashboard, click on 'Layout' >> 'Add a Gadget' >> 'More Gadgets' and search for 'Followers'. Easy peasy. :)

Sterling Holobyte said...

Thank you kindly, homebiss!

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