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:
  3. Post a link back from Google Plus Profile to Your blog:
    3.1. Go to
    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:
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)

89 Responses to “Google Plus Authorship”

  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”.

  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?

  3. Priya N says:

    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.

  4. kelvin says:

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

  5. Courtney says:

    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.

  6. charlie says:

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


    How to slim down thighs | Healthy Diet 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.

  7. Farzana Neha says:

    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 🙁
    Последнот от Farzana Neha: Mon Amar Sudhu Tomar

  8. Mark says:

    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

  9. toni tegar sahidi says:

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

  10. kelvin toh says:

    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”.

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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…..


  16. Si Chen says:

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

  17. Alexander O'Byrne says:

    Great plugin mate. Really easy to use.

  18. John R says:

    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.

  19. Марто says:

    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.


  20. Tammy Northrup says:

    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+

  21. Tammy Northrup says:

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

  22. Joern Nielsen says:

    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

  23. Марто says:

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

  24. 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!

  25. 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!!

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

  27. John R says:

    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?

  28. Marto says:

    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.


  29. Adesh Saxena says:

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

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

  31. Chris says:

    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: errors. Anyone else getting this problem?

    Thank you

  32. Марто says:

    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?

  33. Sarkari Naukri says:

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

  34. Sarkari Naukri says:

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

  35. Laura Paez says:

    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

  36. Sarkari Naukri search says:

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

  37. Saurabh says:

    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.

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