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Adding "Digg It, StumbleUpon It, del.icio.us it" links to each post

  1. Is it possible to add "Digg It, StumbleUpon It, del.icio.us it" submission links to the bottom of each post?

    This site is a good example of what I'm asking: http://www.consumeblog.com

    Thanks!

  2. yes, currently it's possible for "Digg" only; please do search a FAQ blog on how to.

    as for any other social service, .com users have to go through a tedious procedure adding links to those sites manually to the end of every post they want them to have such linking buttons.

  3. I use the method below. It's quick and easy. No need for "find and replace", etc.

    Adding Social networks buttons to wordpress.com posts

  4. It's possible for almost all of them..not just digg..as abbydonkrafts said. search the faq and you'll also get more info that you need in previous threads. i've done the pick 'n choose thing and I have digg, del.icio.us and reddit but you can have pretty much all of them if you want.

  5. lettershometoyou
    Member

    @abbydonkrafts - can't seem to download that zip file on the site you link to. Have I missed a step along the way?

  6. Thanks! This totally worked! I don't use the wordpress software so I don't think the plugin is gonna help me. Otherwise, grabbing the code and doing a little copy & paste and a couple of find & replaces... it's not THAT tedious... ;)

    @lettershometoyou - Yeah, I had problems with that link too.

  7. Here's the reference to sunburntkamel's the copy and paste version of
    social networking bookmarks
    Alternatively, here's the code for the AddThis button

    <!-- AddThis Bookmark Button BEGIN -->
    <img src="http://s3.addthis.com/button2-bm.png" width="160" height="24" border="0" alt="AddThis Social Bookmark Button" />
    <!-- AddThis Bookmark Button END -->
  8. I would love to use the AddThis button, but WordPress disables Java, don't they?

  9. I have been using the AddThis button on every post I publish for months. It's not javascript. See the code above.

  10. Really? I must be doing something wrong then. I just pasted it into the end of my last post and the image shows up but it doesn't function. Here's the link: http://saucygrrl.wordpress.com/2007/08/08/puppydom-month-one/

  11. When using the text rich editor you have to switch from "visual" to "code" in order to paste in the code and have it display as an image. Try the code below and see icon #17 http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/15/what-do-all-the-icons-mean/
    <a href="http://www.addthis.com/bookmark.php" title="Bookmark using any bookmark manager!" target="_blank"><img src="http://s3.addthis.com/button1-bm.gif" width="125" height="16" border="0" alt="AddThis Social Bookmark Button" /></a>

  12. Although I truly appreciate the additional tutorial I've always used the code section, I don't like working in the visual mode.

    So even though I pasted the code into the coding window, it still doesn't function. :(

  13. Wait!

    Woo hoo! That last bit of code worked! Weird. I don't know why it didn't work before...

  14. Thank you timetheif!

  15. YAY! I love happy endings. :)

  16. this is not exactly one yet.

    yes, there's a link-button to AddThis 3rd-party service, but it's absolutely useless -- it doesn't contain a post permalink!

    should any visitor to bookmark that post hitting this button they'd have to return back to the post, copy permalink, then go back to AddThis, paste permalink, check needed soc. bookmarking service and so on.

    without a permalink it's just a misleading useless thingy.

  17. Oh no! So what has to happen now?!

  18. Try this:
    http://runningthroughrain.wordpress.com/2007/07/15/social-bookmarking-links/

    Warning: use Notepad, as people have found weirdness with the quotation marks otherwise.

  19. Soooo... basically it's going back to suggestion #2. No?

  20. Yes. You have to add it manually to every post unless you only want people to go to your main blog page.

  21. Ok. Awesome. Thanks. :)

  22. > So what has to happen now?!

    oh, nothing special, just what I've already said above: you have to add a permalink URL (at the very least) and a post title *manually*, to each post -- whether it's a single addthis big badge or several tiny badges for particular services.

    this has come before quite a number of times and still looks like it's hard to comprehend the idea that *any* bookmark needs an URL and title.

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=9051&page&replies=55#post-62423
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=5696&page&replies=17#post-72893

  23. set the addthis button in the sidebar. if you visitors are clever enough, when they want to save specific post, they will click the title of the post, and then jump to the page just contain that post, click addthis button in that page. They can save the post now.
    I think that works. But frankly, that's not convenient for your visitors.

  24. I have to admit that the solutions here that really work also need some brainwork. i was looking for an easier way out and i have succeeded!

    http://shongjog.wordpress.com/2007/09/10/easy-social-bookmarking-under-each-post-for-complete-idiots-like-me/

    the above url contains a step-by-step instruction on how to add social bookmarking icons under each post.

    Trust me, if I can do it, anybody can! all you have to do is copy-paste, link and upload. not much cerebral activity involved.

    all the best!

  25. Learn how to modify the Addthis social bookmarking code so that it works for individual wordpress.com blog posts

    THANKS TO OPTIONS :) :) :)
    ------------

    btw, the post includes both the original addthis bookmarking code and the modified version needed for blog POSTS. so you can see for yourself what they do!

    ps: it is very very easy! so give it a try if giving your readers to choose from a lot of social bookmarking options sounds like a good idea!

  26. @jlai,
    I think that works. But frankly, that's not convenient for your visitors.

    yes it does work that way. but i would never recommend it. it's not intuitive.
    if someone is desperate enough to use it, there better be an easy-to-find instruction somewhere.

  27. @jlal
    I used to place the addthis button at the end of each post and my click throughs on my stats page showed me that some of my visitors had no problem at all clicking it and then adding the post url in manually.

    @sanjidas
    This is just a friendly suggestion I'd like you to consider. There's a possibility that by posting links to your own blog into these forum threads you may be interpreted by others as promoting your own blog posts on the support forum. One way to avoid such a presumption from taking root in the minds of other bloggers is to post all the information from your blog post into an appropriate (the most recent) forum thread on this issue and then cross-reference to the other threads. As I said above this is just a friendly suggestion - it's up to you. :)

  28. @tt,

    thanks for your friendly suggestion. and i wouldn't mind doing it your way. but a very friendly and knowledgeable volunteer in wordpress forum once shared with me that it is sometimes better to leave out too many instructions in the forum thread, so that the not so savvy bloggers don't get confused. that's the only reason i am linking to the posts.

    besides, i am sure other people share stuff this way too. for example, you linked to sunburntkamel's bookmarking code post and raincoaster linked to her own bookmarking code post at her runningthroughrain blog. i am aware of these examples :)

    so i hope you understand the situation. besides i know exactly where to promote my blog posts. ;)

  29. There's no need to respond to this - thanks for considering my suggestion and best wishes for happy blogging. :)

  30. H-E-L-P!!
    It all seemed so easy after reading the info from sunburntkamel's directions; yet, now after reading every post here I am more confused than ever before. So using the KISS principle if one wanted to have several social bookmarks to increase exposure, and perhaps visitation, what, if anything, can one do?

    A very confused,

    Onemorecup

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