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Getting addthis.com to work

  1. I am new to the wordpress but would really like to get http://www.addthis.com to work on my site. I see that it has a download specifically for wordpress but i cant figure out how to add the widget if i am hosting the blog on WordPress. ANY HELP?

    Thank you Jensen Walker

  2. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=9051&page&replies=44#post-62497
    OOPS! I was off getting some more info.
    The code for the "AddThis" social booking badge that you can place at the end of your posts is at the link above.
    The second code is for the rss reads badge that can be put in a text widget in your sidebar or posted into your Blogroll (judy provides the link to the instructions below).

    {waving to judy}

  3. You can't use their widget (it's for blogs hosted elsewhere using the wordpress software), but you can add the button to your site:
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2005/10/27/how-can-i-post-buttons-and-images-links-in-my-sidebar/

  4. timethief's link has the code. Just to be totally clear, you can get the code from their site too. The code you can't use is the one designated for WordPress blogs, for after posts. It's made for WP.org blogs as judyb12 says. ( I assume it puts the button after all your posts, automatically.) But you can use the code designated for the sidebar or the code designated for "other" platforms. (I think the two are identical.) You just paste it in at the end of every post. (That's the code Timethief provided. There's a tiny difference [an s3 vs an s5] between that code and the code currently on the site. But both worked the same last I checked.)

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

    THANKS TO OPTIONS!

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    btw, it is futile to post the code that addthis provides under each post. you must modify it for the reader to be able to bookmark a blog post, and not the whole blog.

    the link contains both the original and modified code. see for yourself what they do!

  6. Thanks for the update. :)

  7. thanks for thanking!

  8. that link in Judyb12's answer just takes me to another FAQ page. Can someone tell me how to add the "add this" button to the end of posts? Thanks.

    Jacqueline
    The Sixteenth Minute

  9. Here's the code:
    <a href="http://www.addthis.com/bookmark.php" title="Bookmark using any bookmark manager!"><img src="http://s3.addthis.com/button1-bm.gif" width="125" height="16" border="0" alt="AddThis Social Bookmark Button" /></a>

  10. tt, I'm sorry but this code won't do what the jacqueline1230 wants, in such form it's futile.

    seems like I have noticed it to you for the quite a few number of times already.

    I am unhappy that I had to tell you this yet again, but *any* bookmark (whether it's in your browser or anywhere else) needs an URL and title. and this has not changed since. is it still too difficult? ;-)

    the correct code is just four posts above on this very page.

  11. the link contains both the original and modified code. see for yourself what they do!

    i have removed the original code from my post, cos i deemed it unnecessary.

  12. @options
    I clearly understand. I answered the question. The reference to how to modify the code to include the url of the post each time the button is used was posted so, I assumed the posting party had read both posts.

    Why would anyone use the button without including the url for their post in it when this is not effective is not known to me. What I do know is that many, many bloggers who are aware of the deficiency are using the button as is, without inserting the post url into it.

  13. Why would anyone use the button without including the url for their post in it when this is not effective is not known to me. What I do know is that many, many bloggers who are aware of the deficiency are using the button as is, without inserting the post url into it.

    maybe they don't modify the code as needed cos it needs an extra bit of work as opposed to the comfort of pasting a readymade code - and they value their own convenience a little bit more than user-friendliness?

  14. I'd rather vote for the following explanation:

    those bloggers said think that instead of creating quality content, they can get by with only fancy image buttons (and other wonderful things like "oh, SEO, omgbbq!"), which are supposed to do the trick succeeding in their hit whoring trip.

    unfortunately, being technically ignorant (as most of the clueless masses, .com target audience is constituted from), they are simply unaware about wordpress.com restrictions (banned JS, embeds, etc), which are not advertised by the automattic staff at the sign-up, of course.

    and while addthis service is intended for the same yet lazy but hit-whoring sort of clueless masses, still it's supposed that they are, at least, users of some unrestricted, truly multi-user blogging platform (such as Blogger for instance) which does allow JS, essential for the stock code snippet to work as it's implied to.

    if all I said above fails, then I'd have to believe in serious deficiency of either the blogs mentioned by tt, at the very least, or if not of their operators themselves. sorry.

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