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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Adding Followers Gadget in Blogger (post-GFC-retirement)


So, Google decided to retire most of Google Friend Connect's feature last year, though they have mentioned that they will continue to run the service for the 'foreseeable future'. The GFC Follower's gadget, that used to be available in the 'Add a Gadget' list of gadgets, has now been replaced with Google+ Followers gadget. For those of you who are still using GFC's Followers gadget, you can keep using it, until Google decides to pull the plug. But for new users, or for those of you who had your gadget accidentally removed, here's how you can add it back.

The Easy Way

Go to Dashboard - Layout - Add a Gadget (where you want the gadget to appear) - On your left, click on 'More Gadgets', and you should be able to find the Followers gadget there.


If you get an error that says "This gadget is experimental and is not yet available on all blogs. Check back soon", or if some other reason you can't readily add the gadget from the list of gadgets, try the method in the steps below.

The Alternative Way

Step 1:

Go to Dashboard - Layout - Add a Gadget (where you want the gadget to appear) - Look for HTML/Javascript gadget - Click on the plus (+) icon to add the gadget.



Step 2:

In the next window, just copy the URL (the address, as highlighted in the screenshot below) of the page. Once you've copied the address, you can close this window.


My URL looks like this:

http://www.blogger.com/rearrange?blogID=1782490369597539464&sectionId=sidebar-right-1&action=editWidget&widgetType=HTML&referrer=directory



Step 3:

Paste this URL in a text editor (such as Notepad, MS Word, or wherever you feel comfortable editing it). Next, find for the part that says 'widgetType=HTML' in your address, and change it to 'widgetType=Followers'.

My URL looks like this now, after making the change:

http://www.blogger.com/rearrange?blogID=1782490369597539464&sectionId=sidebar-right-1&action=editWidget&widgetType=Followers&referrer=directory

Step 4:

Copy this modified URL, and paste into your browser (preferably the browser that you were using early on, the on that is logged into your Blogger account). Hit 'Enter' on your keyboard, and voila, your Followers gadget is back.



If you get errors while adding the gadget..

Blog reader Adnan Güney suggested the following to beat the error - by changing your blog's title. I haven't actually tried it, but do give it a whirl and let me know how it goes. Go to Settings - Basic - Title - Edit - Add some extra characters towards the end of your title or change your title, then save it.

231 comments:

  1. Great tutorial. Thanks so much for posting this. Your site has helped me on a number of occasions :)

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    1. Don't mention it Angela. And I'm glad I could be of help :)

      Cheers!

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  2. Hey! I need some help. Why while blog loading fonts of the title etc. are changing few times until they change to these which are set by me? It looks ugly, how can I make it to load directly?
    See: http://emesthedoc.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for help.

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    1. Hi eMeS,

      It is designed to load in its stock font, before applying your personalized choice of font. There isn't anything we can do to change this mechanism. That said, if your page load is smaller, or if your internet speed gets higher, you might not notice this issue any longer.

      Cheers :)

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    2. Thanks for the answer.
      Yup. But there are 3 fonts:
      1. Default font
      2. Comic Sans MS
      3. Rock Salt
      I'm talking about blog title.
      How Comic font could be there? I have never chosen it, and as I searched for it in HTML code - there is no word such as "Comic". How that could be?

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    3. It isn't Comic Sans. It's just stock font, being made cursive, to prep it for your Rock Salt web font. See the screenshot below:

      http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1438/20130205053951capture.png

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  3. Any idea on when they might pull the plug and take away GFC?

    Thanks!

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    1. No clue, but judging from how things have been going, I'd give it another year or so :P

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  4. Yoga Merhaba
    Konuyu biraz acarmisin. widgetType yerine blog linki eklenecek.
    Diğer toplam kod nereye eklenecek ?
    HTML/Script içine mi? Anlamadım!
    Thanks

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    1. Yoga're not using Google Translate.
      Did not understand the spelling?
      Can you open this thread a little bit. Blog Link widgetType be added instead.
      Other Total to be added to the code where?
      HTML / Script into? I do not understand!
      thanks

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    2. Hi Adnan..

      Add the URL to your browser, not anywhere else. See the screenshot below.

      http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/7417/94456985.png

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    3. Hi Everyone. My followers gadget wasn't working so I deleted it. Now there is no way I can add it back ;( It always says, "Whoops, that's an error." I even tried this trick but it didnt work :(

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    4. Hi Lily,

      What's your blog's address?

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    1. I can see the gadget loading fine in your blog Screenshot

      Temporary glitch perhaps?

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    2. Ya it look like a glitch for me.

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  6. In general, you're blog is mindblowing! I added the dynamic views to my blog and in only a few hours I completely changed everything with all your tips! Thx so much! Because of you, I spent my time wel!!

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    1. Hi April,

      Thanks a lot. Appreciate it. Hope you enjoy your stay here :)

      Cheers..

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  7. I love every bit of your work, very original, insightful and easy to follow, i must confess you've really aided me in setting up my blog http://trendevolution.blogspot.com but i wanted to confirm if there is a way to enable my social plugins display the right thumbnail for the post as well as the description. have thoroughly gone through your post but couldn't find any post on this. Sounds like is a major problem for all bloggers.

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    1. Hi Sheedah,

      I'm trying to picture what you're referring to. I can see your plugins to the left of your blog. If I can understand your question correct, you want to display your post thumbnail and description inside your social plugins? That doesn't sound right. Could you send me an annotated screenshot of what you wanna do, to speed things up?

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    2. Thank you, i was actually speaking of the plugins laying horizontally below each of my post. Particularly the share buttons (Facebook share button) when clicked on displays the the image of another post entirely and not of that which is intended to share alongside the fact that it also displays my blog title and description instead of the post title and post description. its beginning to constitute a major disaster as to how my blog will visitors will perceive my blog. Tried sending the screenshot but can't through this medium. How do i go about it?

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    3. Hi Sheedah,

      I'm still not following. Is there a problem with your share buttons? If so, it is best to get in touch with the plugin maker, as you're using a third party social media plugin. If this isn't what you're referring to, I could still use a screenshot. You can't send pictures in comments, but you can upload your screenshot somewhere (to one of your posts for example) and give me the link to uploaded screenshot.

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  8. Hi Yoga,
    Is there a trick to implement facebook share button in blogger dynamic views? Or some possibility for visitors to share posts on facebook (i tried meebo, weblia toolbars but they are not visible)? And if this isn't possible, what can i do to appear the comment box for default like button, because now when like is clicked, only the confirm like appears, without comment box. I would appreciate so much your help! Thank you!

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    1. We are at limitations for most angles when it comes to Dynamic View templates, especially when it comes to Facebook-Blogger integration. Unfortunately, I haven't come across a way to integrate the share button, or the like-with-comment box, in DV templates yes. As of now, these questions are still far-fetched, considering the amount of tweaks that we can make to DV templates.

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    2. Merhaba Yoga,
      Trefu için benim kullandığım bir çözüm var.Paylaşırsan sevinirim.Thanks.
      İnceleyin lütfen
      http://guney59.blogspot.com/2013/02/dinamik-blog-yazi-paylasim-ipuclari.html

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    3. Hi Adnan,

      I've seen that blog, but I'm not sure what I should be looking at?

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  9. I need help! My GFC is not showing up on my blog. Originally a designer built my blog, but I wanted a change. She had a gadget on my sidebar for my GFC. It had a link for a custom photo and the code for GFC.
    All I did, was change the photo. The photo shows up, but not my GFC.

    Thank you in advance for any help.

    I have learned alot from you. You are the greatest!

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  10. Never mind, thank you....It's fixed! I used your above fix.

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  11. Hi from Italy,
    compliments for this useful blog ;)
    You're really helping me with the dynamic view.
    I have a question: why some preview of my posts are not displayed in the home? you can see them here: http://idrtest.blogspot.it/
    please notify me if you answer, it's really important for me. best regards

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    1. Hi Gaia,

      If you're referring to your post thumbnails, it could be due to the fact that the pictures that you've included to your post is not hosted at Blogger. You will only see a thumbnail if you upload the picture for a particular post directly to Blogger.

      http://www.southernspeakers.net/2011/10/change-blogger-dynamic-views-thumbnail.html

      Cheers :)

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  12. Can this be added on Google Dynamic Views too?

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    1. Yeap.. But GFC is being disabled for some newer accounts.. This will be done in phase.. Give it a go and see if you can add it.

      Cheers :)

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  13. is there any option to use Disqus comment system in Dynamic view template?

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    1. Hi Jidhu,

      Unfortunately there isn't any way to replace the default comment system in Dynamic View templates - at least not for the moment.

      Cheers :)

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    2. ok.

      this is my blog : http://jidhujose.blogspot.com/
      do u ave any suggestions to improve anything ?

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    3. Nice blog you've got goin there. Good job :)

      I'd say keep posting, you're already doing a good job. Cheers :)

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  14. Any reason why I keep getting the message:We're sorry...
    The item you are looking for was not found or has been deleted. Please try again.

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    1. Hi Erica,

      Where exactly are you seeing this? Have you tried adding the gadget using the URL way (see the column titled 'The Alternative Way' in the post above)?

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  15. Thank you! I went to a zillion sites to find answers, but you finally came through!

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    1. That's great Jennifer. Glad you've got your gadget back! :)

      Cheers..

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  16. My gadget still didn't come back after following the steps exactly :( any ideas as to why? It told me my request could not be processed.

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  17. After everything it appeared to come onto my blog only to find it displayed the same 'configured incorrectly' message!

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    1. Hi Bethany,

      Have you tried both methods above? Try using a different browser, just in case.

      Let me know how it goes.

      Cheers.

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    2. still no luck, tried both options on two browsers, (google chrome and internet explorer)

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    3. any ideas why I might still be getting that 'configured incorrectly' message after trying both methods on two different browsers? Really frustrating as I can't gain any GFC followers at all!

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    4. Hi Bethany,

      Let's take this discussion to the forum. Go to Blogger Help Forum, post your question, and get back to me with its link.

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    5. Here is the link to my question on the forum
      https://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!category-topic/blogger/something-is-broken/xkIV3waclvU
      Thanks

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  18. i dunno why but something is wrong i don't have the followers widget so i tried the other way but it's not working ~~~~ ;(

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    1. Seems like you're not the only one. Have you started a discussion in the help forum yet? I'll follow with you there - it'll be easier for me to escalate the matter to Google.

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  19. THANKS! I deleted GFC and then regretted it and couldn't find where to get it back... all those hard won followers... I think i won't delete it until Google does :)

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  20. thank you thank you THANK YOU! This has made my day. Didn't have a follower widget in either google's own or 'other' widgets. Why is it so hidden?
    So happy to have found away around it now :)

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    1. Maybe it is just Google's way of hinting that the gadget might be going away, for good.. :)

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  21. I've been googeling all day of how to get the Followers gadget on my blog and I finally found a tutorial that really works! Thank you so much!! I wish you the best! :)

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  22. hey can you help regarding how to add a facebook comment box in blogger dynamic view on blogspot

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    1. The last time I tried to add Facebook comments to Dynamic View I failed miserably, and I'm not sure if anyone has succeeded..

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  23. I missed s step. I can see the followers widget in my browser, but how to I then include it back in my blog as a widget?

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    1. Hi Leslie,

      Apologies for my ridiculously late reply. As for your issue, I'm not sure if I'm getting you right. If you've added the gadget to your blog (as per instructions in the walkthrough above), technically the widget is added to your blog, and viewers should be able to see it. Is this not the case?

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  24. Thanks for posting this! You're my hero lol

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  25. I had tried for several time but the widget doesnt come out..

    It just write ขออภัย...

    Gadget นี้มีการกำหนดค่าไม่ถูกต้อง คำแนะนำสำหรับผู้ดูแลเว็บ: โปรดตรวจสอบว่า "การตั้งค่า Friend Connect - URL เริ่มต้น" ตรงกับ URL ของไซต์นี้

    I dont knw what it is mean..can you help me to sort it out..

    you can try to visit my blog and recommend anything http://inrealitylifes.blogspot.com/

    thank you

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    1. Hi Abdul Munir,

      Sorry for the late reply. Have you tried using both the methods above?

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  26. i cannot add the follower widget on my blog...i dont know why..
    can u help me? :(
    i'm very sad...maybe because of editing the template makes my blog spoil... :(

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    1. Hi Ifa,

      What's your blog's address? Have you tried using both the methods above in the tutorial?

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  27. I have tried it 100 times - all it does is show the http address as the gadget. Any other ideas? Thanks. sandie

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    1. Hi Chatty,

      Sorry for my ridiculously late reply. Have you tried using both methods, with a different browser?

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  28. Hello,I just started a blog and my followers (pictures) are not showing up, what did I do wrong?

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    1. I don't see a GFC Followers gadget in your blog http://styledbyurcia.blogspot.com/

      Are you referring to the G+ Followers gadget?

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  29. This was brilliant and very clear to understand. Thanks

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  30. Thanks alot i added it here:http://crimsonbotique.blogspot.com/

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  31. Perfectly working in my blog.loading fast and easy to use.

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  32. Yeah, it won't let me change my url.

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  33. I tried following these clear instructions but I'm just getting the HTML text displaying, not a Followers button like I have on my other older blogs. Have Google changed things so you can only follow if you are part of Google +?

    V. grateful for any advice.

    (This is my blog: http://naokosmith.blogspot.co.uk/)

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    1. Hi Naoko,

      Sorry for my ridiculously late reply. I've seen your blog and it appears your follower's gadget is showing up fine:

      http://i.imgur.com/B4SUFhJ.png

      Have you tried 'following' yourself? Click on the 'Join this site' button to see if it works.

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  34. Thank you so much!!! I have been searching on how to get the widget!!!

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  35. I just switched my blog over to the "flipcard" format and now my "network blog" followers is not showing up. I still see my "google" followers on the blog. In the gadgets fields, it still shows that "network blog" followers is there, but they don't appear. Is there a way to fix this?

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    1. Hi Marian,

      I'm not sure where you're seeing the network blog followers, but your GFC follower's gadget is loading just fine. See my screenshot below:

      http://i.imgur.com/q3rVF0d.png

      Are you not seeing this?

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  36. Is there a way to place the followers gadget inside a post? I'd like to add it to a page on my blog, but not throughout the entire blog. Nor do I want to wrap the gadget in a conditional url code here tag. This is the page I want to add it to: http://costumingdiary.blogspot.com/p/subscribe.html. Thanks!

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    1. See if this is what you're looking for:
      http://www.southernspeakers.net/2011/02/dedicated-blogger-followers-page.html

      Cheers..

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  37. Thanks for this tutorial. Very helpful. Thanks!

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  38. You have no idea how much this helped me! Before this the only followers I got were on bloglovin. Thank you!!!

    Jamie
    http://jamiesessions11.blogspot.com

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  39. Hello! I have the same problem with the followers widget and I have tried your two methods with explorer, firefox and even with chrome. Still does not appear and when it once appeared it said something like "the contents can not be disclosed due to security". My blog is in Estonian (i have changed it in the settings), it all changed when i did the change freom English to Estonian. My blog is www.meieeluilu.blogspot.com - the followers widget should be below the "Search" widget, where are two lines. Can you help me?

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    1. I can see your gadget's structure being below your search widget, but it's content is not loading. You could try the following though. Add another account to your blog as a contributor, and then grant admin privileges to this account. Next, using this account, try to add the gadget to your blog. You won't get back the gadget that you used to have, meaning your followers will start from 0, unfortunately.

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  40. Hello again! I sent you a question here on 14.09.13 but you have not answered. Could you please help me with my blogger followers widget on www.meieeluilu.blogspot.com. Thank you!

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  41. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing this. I'm a newbie in the blogging industry. :) thanks a lot!

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  42. Thank you for this information, but that didn´t help. I did all the things you said but nothing. I don´t know what´s wrong but I think I have to accept that I cannot add this gadget to my blog. Sad!
    But thank you for your help!

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  43. Thanks for that! Brilliant and only took about 30 seconds to do.
    Cheers, Don
    http://urbandon.blogspot.com.au/

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  44. Excuse me when i do all that and but in my browser and click enter it says whoops thats an error can you help?

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    1. Hi there,

      Could you describe when exactly you see this message (as in in which step) ?

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    2. Same happened to me, right after I pushed the "save" button. I've tried like hundreds of times. Feeling frustrated – I accidentally deleted the follower gadget and now I can't get it back. I followed all your steps but still... nothing. Any ideas why? (--:
      Btw, your blog is so great and helpful, thanks!

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    3. Hello Aura,

      I can see your Follower's gadget near the bottom of your blog. Have you got it sorted?

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  45. Hi, sorry to bother but I had a question.
    I recently added the google+followers gadget (because GFC is diyng) and I now my blog is in for peoples circle, I think. (One of them is me) But the avatars are not showing up, only says for people in circle. I could not find any solution for this? Any ideas?

    Here a pic:
    http://s23.postimg.org/3ug3x9okr/ORNEK.png

    Thanks.

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    1. Hello there,

      Can I have a look at your blog?

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    2. Merhaba Kaan Bey, sorunu çözemediniz herhalde.

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  46. Hello again!
    Does this gadget still work, I have a "Not found error 404 code".
    Thanks! I would like to use a gadget where the number of people are not visible but the "Sign in" which seem to be broken since a week so I thought this one would work? It is a not a new post so wasn't sure. As always, thanks!!

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    1. Hello Ob Session,

      Sorry I couldn't get back to you sooner. Are you still seeing the error?

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    2. Hi there, no problem, you must be busy with your talent and knowledge :-) so now it worked except it wasn't what I thought it would be. I would like to have a Follow/or Sign in gadget without showing the members but the one from Blogger is broken since recently.. Any thoughts? Yes I reported it and no one got back to me ever since. Thanks & regards

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    3. That sounds like Blogger alright. I tried having a look at your blog, but not sure if I'm looking at the right blog. Is this the URL you're referring to --> http://obsession0415.blogspot.com/ ?

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    4. Thanks for taking the time and getting back to me.
      Nope but: http://daisilicious.blogspot.com/
      Sorry I did remove the Sign in gadget from Blogger, it was the mini version just to sign in but since weeks it appeared to be all blank. I have no widget at all now. Not trying to get off-topic but do you know of any other nice solutions? Thanks a bunch!

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    5. I'm afraid I don't know any. But I do know that one point, the follower's gadget will be discontinued, it is just a matter of time. Lots of folks are gonna be so devastated, I bet. In any case, see if you can replicate your issue in a dummy blog. Setup a blog and install the same template there, and see if the gadget works there. Just wanna make sure your custom template isn't causing the prob.

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    6. Thanks much anyway! I did not know so I learnt this now from you that it will be discontinued .. wow I am surprised they would remove such features..

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  47. Hi Could you help me? I added this to my blog last week but it disappeared :( and cant readd it to working: http://paleoketo.blogspot.hu/ this is my blog. it's just disappeared :(

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    1. Hello there,

      I can see the Follower's gadget under your Blogger icon on your sidebar. Have you got it sorted?

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  48. Hi..if you can please help me...I followed this tutorial and ended up doing everything fine.. but I still cant find the 'followers ' title on my blog..I placed it right under my blog title..( I also tried placing it on the top left sidebar and there it shows the title 'followers' but I profile pic) ..plz help
    My Craft World

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    1. Your gadget seems to be working fine. I can see it on top of your page. Have you got it sorted?

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  49. Thank you for this tutorial. It was very helpful and now I can finally have again the followers widget. Thanks!!

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  50. The number of followers is not showing up on my Google Friend Connect widget, any idea why that might be? It's like the font is white or something, the number is invisible. Any help would be much appreciated! My blog is yorkavenueblog.com

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    1. I can see the number just fine. Have you got it sorted?

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  51. Hey I could use your help! When I put the URL into the browser it shows up but when I go to click the SAVE button it says "Please correct the errors on this form". I'm not really sure what to do.

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    1. That's weird.. Could you take a screenshot of what you're seeing?

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  52. This was simple and worked perfectly. Thanks for all the great tips you've shared here on your site. Much appreciated!

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  53. Hi There, I am unable to add the GFC widget. It says "Whoops there's an error." Do you know if this has gone away for good or something?

    styledomesticity.com

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    1. Not just yet. But it is getting increasingly difficult to add the gadget..

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  54. Thank you so much, I was able to add this today the easy way through 'more Gadgets' as described in your first photo :-)

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  55. I am trying to add the followers gadget the alternative way listed above and am getting an error. When I hit save it says Bad Request Error 400.

    msvaleriesmith.blogspot.com

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    1. I can see the gadget in your page. Have you got this sorted?\

      http://i.imgur.com/yIwlW7O.png

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    2. Hello, I'm having the same problem. Is there anything I can do to get the gadget to work?

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    3. Hi there,

      What's your blog's address?

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  56. Hello Yoga ;
    GF topic but very nice blogger made ​​changes in the code and does not work.
    Com as well as the development of our country, Google has applied. Followers gadget, and there was no we did not see. As a solution, we tried a different way. Followers Gadget is currently running.
    See the related links isye viewing this topic can be friends. Of course, if the oil publishes review of our friend. Thank you.
    http://adnanguney.blogspot.com.tr/2014/01/izleyici-gadgeti-nasl-gorulur-yaplr-gfc.html

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  57. I added this Followers (Normal followers not Google Plus Followers) gadget to my dynamic view blog. Now, I don't want it. I can't see this gadget in my layout to remove it. Any suggestions - how to remove it?
    http://gsrikar.blogspot.com/

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  58. The last trouble was because of a bug in my browser. Thanks for the taking time to think of it.

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  59. Can you tell me how to add twitter gadget to my blogs dynamic view using this Alternative technique. I have twitter widgets HTML.

    I want this as a gadget(like google+ follower gadget) unlike as a static page shown below.
    http://gsrikar.blogspot.in/p/twitter.html

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    1. Srikar,

      I'm afraid it isn't possible. DV templates dont have the ability to add third party widgets.

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  60. thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you,thank you, thank you!!!!! I went carzy for so long trying to figure out how to fix my GFC, and this worked perfectly!!!! :-)

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  61. Hi!

    Thank you for posting it.
    I followed all the steps and sadley got another error message.

    A while ago, I changed my profile into Google+.
    Is that the cause of the error message en nto being able to add the GFC gadget?

    I would like to see my GFC folowers again and let new followers be able to follow me through GFC.

    Hope you can help..


    Kind regards from the Netherlands,

    Nadine

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    1. Hey Hi.. Nope Google+ followers should not have anything to do with your GFC gadget. Unfortunately, at this point of time, adding the GFC followers gadget is a hit and miss thing. I think this is Google's way of slowly phasing out this gadget. Even if you have managed to add it, I reckon it won't be long before it is discontinued.

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  62. hai yoga :P
    i have proplem with my followers blog gadget..not working
    im trying follow u toturial still not working..you have any solution to fix this problem?
    my blog http://akusobriyaacob.blogspot.com/2014/02/tolong-saya.html

    We're sorry...

    This gadget is configured incorrectly. Webmaster hint: Please ensure that "Friend Connect Settings - Home URL" matches the URL of this site. (write this words at my followers gadget)

    im really want get back my blog followers :)

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    1. Unfortunately, at this point of time, adding the GFC followers gadget is a hit and miss thing. I think this is Google's way of slowly phasing out this gadget. Even if you have managed to add it, I reckon it won't be long before it is discontinued.

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  63. hey there I tried following the steps you provided but I can't seem to get back my blog followers it just comes back saying - We're sorry...
    This gadget is configured incorrectly. Webmaster hint: Please ensure that "Friend Connect Settings - Home URL" matches the URL of this site.
    Is there any way you could help me? thank you http://cresantiseema.blogspot.sg/

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    1. Hey yeah so we started receiving this alot recently. Unfortunately, there is no good news. I think this is just Google's way of phasing this gadget out slowly. Time to switch to G+ followers perhaps?

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  64. Hello Yoga;
    GFC we have solved the problem in my country. Blogger's text links. I would be happy if viewed.
    Thank you.
    http://adnanguney.blogspot.com.tr/2014/01/izleyici-gadgeti-nasl-gorulur-yaplr-gfc.html

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  65. Thanks Yoga;
    I would like to know your opinion.
    Blogger of the form of assistance to Turkey.
    Adnan South

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    1. Hi Adnan,

      You mean like a contact form or something?

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    2. Hello, Yoga;
      Writing translate dials incorrectly.
      Previous reviews on the link I wanted to understand the idea.
      Nothing to do with the contact form.
      Thank you.

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    3. To be honest, I'm not sure why that works. I couln't replicate the issue so I couldn't test it out. But I've included your tips in the tutorial above just in case if it might be helpful for other users. Thanks Adnan!

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    4. Thanks Yoga
      Take it easy. Happy days.

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  66. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I've had problems with this for about a month but had been unable to fix it until now! When I did it, it said there was an error but when I checked the layout it had actually worked. Thank you! x

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  67. hai bhayya..........

    I need to add the widget to my blog...... i.e., I want to add follow me on facebook ., twitter etc..... can you please tell me how to add it

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    1. Go to Layout page and click on 'Add a Gadget'. If you're using a dynamic template, third party gadgets like facebook and twitter will not work.

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  68. Hi. I added 'Followers' gadget to my blog, but this not appears all the time. What can be the cause? Can you take a look at it? http://kinga-receptjei.blogspot.ro/ Thanks.
    Your tutorials are excellent, by the way :)

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  69. When this happens, can you still see your other gadgets?

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    1. I can't replicate the issue. Seems like your followers gadget is just loading just fine. I've tested with three different computers.

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  70. Dear Yoga, I have changed the layout of the blog that I have since 2009, from the old design to the new dynamic view and I am unable to change the sidebar and make the gadget of my followers appear!

    Other gadgets that exist in the old model does not appear in the dynamic model, such as the flag counter and the Feedjit. However, when I go to the layout I can see that these gadgets are still there, I drop the folllowers gadget to make it appear below the blog archive, save the new organization, but when I go to the blog again, nothing has changed!

    Do you think that this happens because my design is very old and does not support these changes? Is there hope???

    Below is the link of my blog, please take a look and try to figure out the solution!

    Thank you, Vania

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    1. Dear Vania,

      I'm sorry it took me so long to reply. First thing first. The reason lots of your gadgets aren't showing in DV template is because it does not support the HTML/Javascript gadget - ie, any third party gadget will not show in DV templates. Sure, you can add them, but it won't show. This includes your banners, Feedjit, counters, etc - anything that goes through the HTML/Javascript gadget.

      As for your Followers gadget, well, it is more of a hit and miss thing at this point. I don't see your blog's address in your reply. Could you send it again?

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  71. Would be grateful for your help. The GFC is having a problem on my blogger blog, and the forum shows that a lot of people are having the same problem, ( https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/blogger/YkFcjJG8XR8/vcThVKmgrJ8J )that people can't follow them (and they can't follow others). I've followed your very helpful steps above but the same problems still occurring. My question, is there another follow gadget that is compatible with blogger? I don't really want to migrate the whole blog as it's just building a following.

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    1. Terribly sorry for my late response. Unfortunately, there is no good news. I think this is just Google's way of phasing this gadget out slowly. Time to switch to G+ followers perhaps?

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  72. When I click onto where you say to it only has google + now and I am not on google plus with my blog. I am on blogger. there is no followers to choose. i am a bit nervous mucking around with the settings as am not confident in that way. If you want to take a look feel free, I am always terrified of loosing my followers as it has been a lot of hard work getting to where I am, only been blogging since last august thanks for any help you can give.

    http://angetreasures.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. I'm not a big fan of Google+ Followers myself. But the fact is, sooner or later, we're gonna have to part our ways with GFC gadget. You might as well get used to the G+ now. Also, the GFC and Google+ followers are completely independent of each other. They can co-exist in your page at any given time.

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  73. Hi,
    My followers are following me through Google+ and that seems not so pleasing to me don't know why. I knw that GFC is not available to new bloggers now but still I want to confirm is there seriously no way to tuse that. Also, I tried every bit of the above suggestions in your post. But I'm unable to use anything. Be it GFC or Followers thing by any of the methods. I even tried changing the title of my blog but even that didn't help. What do I do?

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    1. Hello,

      TBH adding the GFC gadget via the 'Add a Gadget' page is kind of last resort. Is this not working for you? What's your blog's address btw?

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  74. Hi...even I have the same issue that its showing error if i use the edited URL on a new browser with Followers....
    https://www.blogger.com/rearrange?blogID=8581058242725849346&sectionId=sidebarfull&action=editWidget&widgetType=Follwers&referrer=directory

    Please help me as I would like to have GFC followers list back... on my blog....

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    1. You spelled Followers wrong in your URL. Try

      https://www.blogger.com/rearrange?blogID=8581058242725849346&sectionId=sidebarfull&action=editWidget&widgetType=Followers&referrer=directory

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  75. You are a GENIUS!!! I tried this on my new blog that I have started and it worked perfectly!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks Again!!! I now have GFC and Google+ on my blog. :)

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  76. coool .....here is my blog
    http://thebricode.blogspot.in/

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  77. These was extremely helpful! Thank you so much! :)

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  78. super helpful!!! thanks so much!

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  79. its says *Bad Request Error 400* for me...
    pls help :(

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  80. oops.... it said bad request but the followers gadget is working
    thanks so much you are the best!!

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  81. Brilliant! Had the same problem with my blog for months now… I am so happy thank you very much!!

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  82. Hi. I added my follower widget using the gadgets option. Everything is fine except it isn't showing my follower count. Could you please help.
    This is my blog url: onetinywish.blogspot.in

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    1. Hello,

      I can see your follower's count (13 at the moment). Have you got it sorted?

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  83. thanks for posting! Very helpful!

    fancyherstyle.blogspot.com

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  84. Wow , I never knew it was that easy. THANKS to you now I have follower gadget on my newly born blog. I hope now it flourish as I want it to be. Thank you again

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  85. wow thank you so much for posting this. Ive been so frustrated trying to get that thing back!!

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  86. Thank you very much! It worked!
    You make me feel like a pro! ;-)

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