Lots of mis-information surrounds how to add Google Friend Connect to a WordPress blog. Here is how to do it the right way
You can see in the beginning of this Google Friend Connect video, how Larry Brauner was having lots of problems using the HTML widget in WordPress. Do Not use the widget system in WordPress if you can avoid it. Here’s how to easily add these gadgets to WordPress code directly.
It’s easy, just watch this short video….. (Best in HD, click full screen)
Also if you are using an older version of WordPress your Google Friend Connect may not work. Use this fix by adding the code Google supplied me with just above the Google Friend Connect gadget code.
However since I upgraded my WordPress version to 2.9 I am having no problems with Google Friend Connect now."