asked 11 years ago

Google+ Social icon doesn’t increment from ‘0’ despite shared many times in DW Focus

Google+ Social icon doesn’t increment from ‘0’ despite shared many times in DW Focus theme. Can you please fix this up asap.

3 Answers
Jackie Lord
answered 11 years ago


Hi Mike,
To fix the issue, please add the following code lines to the file /functions.php, above “?>

function dw_get_plusones_share_count($url) {
$curl = curl_init();
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://clients6.google.com/rpc");
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POST, true);
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, false);
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, '[{"method":"pos.plusones.get","id":"p","params":{"nolog":true,"id":"'.rawurldecode class="prettyprint"($url).'","source":"widget","userId":"@viewer","groupId":"@self"},"jsonrpc":"2.0","key":"p","apiVersion":"v1"}]');
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array('Content-type: application/json'));
$curl_results = curl_exec ($curl);
curl_close ($curl);
$json = json_decode class="prettyprint"($curl_results, true);
return isset($json[0]['result']['metadata']['globalCounts']['count'])?intval( $json[0]['result']['metadata']['globalCounts']['count'] ):0;

– Then, at the line 434 in the file /functions.php


<li class="google"><i class="icon-google-plus-sign"></i><a href="https://plus.google.com/share?url=<?php echo $url; ?>" ><?php _e('Google +','dw_focus') ?></a><span>0</span></li> 


<li class="google"><i class="icon-google-plus-sign"></i><a href="https://plus.google.com/share?url=<?php echo $url; ?>" ><?php _e('Google +','dw_focus') ?></a><span><?php echo dw_get_plusones_share_count( $url ); ?></span></li>

Hope this helps,


answered 11 years ago

Can you please include all the fixes in the DW Focus theme and then ship it with a new release. This will make the implementation clean.

We don’t want to touch the core files of your theme.

replied 11 years ago

i sent an email to [email protected]. please check it.

Murat Tekmen
replied 11 years ago

I want it also please.

replied 9 years ago

I have the same problem and needs to fix please help Thanks.

dominic Staff
replied 9 years ago

Firstly, you can check your version. we have released the latest version 1.1.0. if you updated the theme and still face there issue, you can send me username & password of your site (via private answer) for further checking.

answered 11 years ago

Hi Rambu,

The code is incorrect. It is displaying same static value (15) for all posts!

Please look into it.

replied 11 years ago

I have updated code again and email new file to your email

replied 11 years ago

Working now,,you can close this thread now..

Murat Tekmen
replied 11 years ago

Hi Rambu, can i get the updated code also please? Mine G+ not working aswell. 🙂

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