How to Fix "Google Friend Connect is not displayed" Problem

Posted by Lasantha Bandara on October 14th, 2010 File Under : google, java script, mootools23 Comments

If you use MooTools( script inside your blogger template, mostly your Google Friend Connect widget will disappear from your blogger blog and only shows a white space.This is a serious problem to more bloggers.I also have faced to this problem and finally find the solution for this problem.I thinks this little trick will also helpful to others and decide to explain how to solve this problem.

MooTools is a compact, modular, Object-Oriented JavaScript framework designed for the intermediate to advanced JavaScript developer. It allows you to write powerful, flexible, and cross-browser code with its elegant, well documented, and coherent API.

MooTools can be included in your template in 2 ways.

First way:

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

Second way:

<script src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
google.load("mootools", "1.2.4");

You can do this with in few seconds.Now follow the steps given below.

Fix Google Friend Connect not displaying

Login to your Blogger dashboard --> Design --> Edit HTML.

You don't need to click on "Expand Widget Templates".

Scroll down to where you see the </b:skin> tag of your template.

Now copy below code and paste it just after the </b:skin> tag.

<script type='text/javascript'>

parse: function(string) {
    return JSON.decode(string);
stringify: function(obj) {
    return JSON.encode(obj);


Save your template and you are done.

When your problem is fixed, please don't forget to leave a comment.

File Under : google, java script, mootools

23 Responses to “How to Fix "Google Friend Connect is not displayed" Problem”

  1. 24monden says:

    best site...

  2. Angie says:

    Hey, I just wanted to say that I'm using one of your templates and it's absolutely awesome... I didn't know where else to put this, but THANK YOU!!! You are really, really good at what you do, and it's by far the best template I've ever had - no bugs, no hard-to-find stuff... it's absolutely awesome.

    So thanks.

  3. KatieBug says:

    WHOOO HOOO!!! Thanks so much!

  4. Admin : Trix Hunter says:

    hi! ayye oyage blog 1kanam maru...mata ayye me template 1ka ganna puluwanda? ayyage theme thiyena site eke meka thiyenawada? reply soon!

  5. Blogger Tips And Tricks|Latest Tips For Bloggers says:

    @Admin : Trix Hunter

    Sorry.this template is only for this site.

  6. Admin : Trix Hunter says:

    ah...kamak ne ayye! 🙂

  7. Admin : Trix Hunter says:

    ayye mata tawa deyak denaganna thiyenawa... puluwannam kiyanna.. ayyage blog eke sidebar eke gadget name 1ka issarahata pic 1kak add karaganne kohomada?

  8. Ari Purwoko says:


  9. muh.fadli says:

    your............. smart....

  10. muh.fadli says:

    Kalian heba..........

  11. Christel says:

    I can't find the head tag (can't type the code here) in my template D: It's just simply not there... What am I supposed to do?

  12. Tinnetam says:

    Sorry, still doesn't work on my new blog;

  13. Yette Cruz says:


  14. Courtney Reese says:

    Excellent! Thanks for the help!

  15. Chad Syner says:

    Great Article

  16. Bulma says:

    thanks so so much you are smart

  17. Trick Server says:

    it still blank
    it's doesn't work in my GFC
    any ideas??

  18. metturtravels says:

    it's doesn't work in my GFC
    any ideas??

  19. juicekodai says:

    Its not working in mine too.. i followed these steps and still nothing..
    My GFC has stopped working for about a week now..

  20. noor says:

    It is not working in mine too =(

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