You will need a working WordPress, a good quality photo of yourself (not a cartoon avatar) and an active Google Plus account. With these three items, most people can set up Google Authorship and get it working on WordPress in five easy steps:
1. Log in to your Google Plus account and upload your head shot photo to your profile.
2. While you are logged into Google Plus, make sure to set your +1’s to “public.”
3. Go to your About > Links > Contributor section and add your blogs url.
4. Log in to your WordPress. Go to themes and find your header.php file
5. Add this line of code into the header file:
<link rel=”author” href=”https://plus.google.com/9147803476913677024903/posts” />
(See the long string of numbers in the code? You will need to use your Google Plus page url instead of the number in the example above) and then hit the save changes button.
If your header.php file is not writable you will need to FTP the file to your computer to insert the author code and then serve it back up. Once Google crawls your blog again your picture should start showing up with your posts. You can test if it is set up right immediately by running one of your blog url’s through this Google Webmaster tool: http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets
In the majority of cases this is all it takes. If you try and try and can’t get it to work, you may want to contact a professional for help. 970-379-2744
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