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How to put widgets like FB on the home page

  1. dysfunctionalbachelor
    Member

    How do add buttons which will allow readers to share posts from the home page (for FB, twitter etc)?

    I worked out how to share stories from my blog page with widgets on individual post pages but my posts are so short most people aren't going to click on them (as they appear in there entirety on the home page)

    I'm sorry, I tried the search function and google but I'm absolutely useless at this stuff. I managed to get a subscribe button on the homepage but even that took hours.

  2. dysfunctionalbachelor
    Member

    NB: I've found responses which have told me to leave lines of code somewhere, 1. I'm not sure if this works. 2. I can't work out where to stick the code.

    This site aint easy for the non tech savvy but I'm trying!

    :)

  3. Note that Facebook widgets contain Javascript and the software on this multi-user blogging platform strips the code to preserve security. http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/

    Please see here to enable up social networking sharing icons to appear at the bottom of your posts. http://en.support.wordpress.com/sharing/

    If you wish you can post a Facebook badge in your sidebar. http://en.support.wordpress.com/facebook-badge/

    If you want both Facebook like & share buttons see here. > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/its-possible-facebook-share-and-like-buttonsat-the-same-time?replies=78

  4. dysfunctionalbachelor,
    I am not sure if you want to add a Facebook like in your homepage via the sidebar. It will allow your reader to like your blog in whole, not a specific blog post.

    You can add this code in a text widget:

    <p style="text-align:left;" class="getsocial"><img style="border:0;margin:0;padding:0;" src="http://getsocialserver.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/gs2008.png" alt="" /><a title="Add to Facebook" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://dysfunctionalbachelor.wordpress.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img style="border:0;margin:0;padding:0;" src="http://getsocialserver.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/gs2018.png" alt="Add to Facebook" /></a><a title="Add to Digg" href="http://digg.com/submit?phase=2&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdysfunctionalbachelor.wordpress.com%2F&title=dysfunctionalbachelor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img style="border:0;margin:0;padding:0;" src="http://getsocialserver.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/gs2028.png" alt="Add to Digg" /></a><a title="Add to Del.icio.us" href="http://del.icio.us/post?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdysfunctionalbachelor.wordpress.com%2F&title=dysfunctionalbachelor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img style="border:0;margin:0;padding:0;" src="http://getsocialserver.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/gs2038.png" alt="Add to Del.icio.us" /></a><a title="Add to Stumbleupon" href="http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdysfunctionalbachelor.wordpress.com%2F&title=dysfunctionalbachelor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img style="border:0;margin:0;padding:0;" src="http://getsocialserver.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/gs2048.png" alt="Add to Stumbleupon" /></a><a title="Add to Reddit" href="http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdysfunctionalbachelor.wordpress.com%2F&title=dysfunctionalbachelor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img style="border:0;margin:0;padding:0;" src="http://getsocialserver.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/gs2058.png" alt="Add to Reddit" /></a><a title="Add to Blinklist" href="http://www.blinklist.com/index.php?Action=Blink/addblink.php&Description=&Url=http%3A%2F%2Fdysfunctionalbachelor.wordpress.com%2F&Title=dysfunctionalbachelor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img style="border:0;margin:0;padding:0;" src="http://getsocialserver.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/gs2068.png" alt="Add to Blinklist" /></a><a title="Add to Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/home/?status=dysfunctionalbachelor+%40+http%3A%2F%2Fdysfunctionalbachelor.wordpress.com%2F" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img style="border:0;margin:0;padding:0;" src="http://getsocialserver.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/gs2078.png" alt="Add to Twitter" /></a><a title="Add to Technorati" href="http://www.technorati.com/faves?add=http://dysfunctionalbachelor.wordpress.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img style="border:0;margin:0;padding:0;" src="http://getsocialserver.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/gs2088.png" alt="Add to Technorati" /></a><a title="Add to Yahoo Buzz" href="http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzz?targetUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fdysfunctionalbachelor.wordpress.com%2F&headline=dysfunctionalbachelor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img style="border:0;margin:0;padding:0;" src="http://getsocialserver.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/gs2098.png" alt="Add to Yahoo Buzz" /></a><a title="Add to Newsvine" href="http://www.newsvine.com/_wine/save?u=http%3A%2F%2Fdysfunctionalbachelor.wordpress.com%2F&h=dysfunctionalbachelor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img style="border:0;margin:0;padding:0;" src="http://getsocialserver.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/gs2108.png" alt="Add to Newsvine" /></a><img style="border:0;margin:0;padding:0;" src="http://getsocialserver.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/gs2118.png" alt="" /></p>

    I got the code from getsociallive and it will allow your readers to share your blog in fb, twitter and some other sites.

    How to add code using a text widget:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/

  5. @dysfunctionalbachelor
    With regard to widgets provided by wordpress.com please see this main page. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/topic/widgets-sidebars/ On that page you will find links to individual widgets you may be interested in having in your sidebar. If you click any of the links you will find a description of what the widget is for, how it operates, and how to install it here > Appearance > Widgets.

  6. dysfunctionalbachelor
    Member

    OK, So i tried a couple of the links above with little success and then I worked it out, I didn't need to install a widget at all. It was all right there before my eyes.

    On the sharing page, toward the bottom it says: Show sharing buttons on:

    And I had it on posts and pages (the default setting I think). Once I added index pages it did exactly what I was after which was to add a button where readers could share from the home page.

    Sorry if I wasn't clear in my original message.

    But while I have you (cheeky I know) is there a way to change the setting for subscribers where they only get emailed say once a day (or less) rather than after every post?

    I'm sure I could spend an hour working it out but I know you guys will have an answer in 30 seconds.

    :)

  7. Hi there,
    It's good to know you have the sharing icons enabled now. Your subscribers get to control how often they receive emailed updates via blog subscriptions. When readers subscribe, they’ll get an email update (either immediately, daily, or weekly, depending on the frequency they choose) when you write new posts on your blog. http://en.support.wordpress.com/blog-subscriptions/

  8. dysfunctionalbachelor
    Member

    thank you so much! I'm starting (slowly) to get the hang of this!

    :)

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