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How do I add widget next to post, not sidebar

  1. I'm trying to figure out how to add a facebook share, (or "like") button beside the actual post as opposed to in the sidebar. Seems like everything in dashboard widgets page posts to sidebar.
    Thanks

    The blog I need help with is vanderloo.wordpress.com.

  2. It's not a widget you're looking for, but rather social bookmarks, such as:

    AddtoAny: http://www.addtoany.com/buttons/for/wordpress_com
    GetSocialLive: http://getsociallive.com/
    AddThis: http://en.support.wordpress.com/addthis/

  3. @vanderloo
    Are you referring to the site linked to your username? If so it's not a wordpress.COM blog and it already has an "addthis" button under the top horizontal menu bar.

  4. @vanderloo-please link your username directly to your WordPress.com blog. http://vanderloo.wordpress.com/ It will help save time for the forum volunteers if you do.

  5. @timethief CUrious to know what you're looking at? My blog is definitely a wordpress.com blog and I only have 1, and it does not have an addthis button anywhere on the page???

  6. Click your own username and you will see you have linked it to your website, not your blog. :) It's easy to change that.

    Dashboard -> Users -> Personal Settings -> then scroll down to 'Account Details'. In the spot where it says 'website' fill in the address of your blog, which is http://vanderloo.wordpress.com/ and save the changes.

  7. @vanderloo timethief was referring to http://www.hilinebuilders.com/ which is set as your website URl in your WordPress.com profile.

  8. Thanks timethief and Hanni. I'll change that now.
    But I'm still trying to add code to my posts for buttons and not getting it. The instructions-
    1. Login to your Blogger Account and go to Layout > Edit HTML and click on the check box which says “Expand Widget Templates”

    2. Look for <data:post.body/> and immediately after that place the following code. etc. etc.
    found on this site-http://www.bloggerplugins.org/2010/04/facebook-like-button-for-blogger.html -
    are confusing because I can't find the specified code- <data:post.body/> anywhere?

  9. @vanderloo
    Blogger runs on completely different software and bloggers there can edit their underlying templates. We cannot.

    I repeat on a wordpress.com blog we cannot edit our templates to make social bookmarks automatically appear on every post. Here we must manually add them to each post in the HTML editor, prior to publication.

  10. @timethief. Got it. Thank You again. I like your blog.

  11. @vanderloo
    Blogger blogs and wordpress.com blogs are very different. Also note that we do not have FTP access to our blogs, therefore we cannot upload themes or plugins into them and there are code restrictions too. Please see here > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/

  12. Repeating what I said above:

    It's not a widget you're looking for, but rather social bookmarks, such as:

    AddtoAny: http://www.addtoany.com/buttons/for/wordpress_com
    GetSocialLive: http://getsociallive.com/
    AddThis: http://en.support.wordpress.com/addthis/

  13. ~~ waving to Jennifer

    @vanderloo
    Thanks for the blog compliment. :) I see you found the post that contains all of the various social bookmarking options we have for wordpress.com blogs.
    Happy blogging. :)
    [http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/04/08/social-bookmarks-for-wordpress-com-blogs/]

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