I was on Quora other day and saw that someone had posted the question: Google+: How do you link your Google+ profile to WordPress blog content?
For content marketing, Google+ is increasingly important for both search credibility and there’s been recent evidence to show increases in click-through-rates and other hidden benefits of having authorship credit. That’s why more and more people are seeking to link their Google+ Profile Page to their blog.
While the process is a bit convoluted from both Google & WordPress fronts, it’s really not that difficult. In fact, the Yoast WordPress SEO Plug-in has already solved this problem for us.
Here’s the basic steps
STEP 1: Install the Yoast WordPress SEO Plug-in.
STEP 2: Add your Website URL to the ‘Contributor’ Section of your Google+ Profile
STEP 3: Collect your Google+ URL from your Google Plus account
STEP 4: Login to WordPress. Navigate to ‘Users’ and edit your User Profile. There should be a field titled ‘Google+’. Enter the Google+ URL collected from Step 3. Be sure to remove the ‘/post’ from the URL before hitting ‘Save.’
STEP 5: Test this using the Structured Data Testing Tool provided by Google
All-in-all, pretty straight forward once you put the pieces together for this specific configuration (WordPress + WordPress SEO Plug-in + Google Plus).