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is this where i add the stumbleupon code?

  1. I'm trying to add the stumbleupon icon to my blog and can't figure out how. This is the only theme editor I can find, and i cant find the index.php in the code.

    anyone want to help me?

  2. Please proceed to http://wordpress.org/support and post your question there. You are clearly in the wrong forum as at wordpress.com we cannot access our php files.

  3. We do not have access to the underlying php and html files here at wordpress. You can add it to a text widget in your sidebar, or add it to the bottom of each post, but the code cannot include javascript, flash.

    To add a button with a link, this will explain how to do it: http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/07/01/how-to-write-links/

  4. OOPS! Is this your wordpress.com blog? http://trumpethope19.wordpress.com/ And is your question about it? If so then you can place the stumbleupon icon into a text widget http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/10/18/put-an-image-in-your-sidebar/

  5. Are you talking about the blog linked to your username ( http://trumpethope19.wordpress.com/ ) or a different one?

  6. @tsp
    ...lol :)

  7. {big grin - there we go again... lol :D}

  8. @tsp
    And how this relates to css customization has yet to be explored.
    I'll leave that to you. I'm hungry. ;)

  9. Have a good dinner and I'll be here waiting for a response from the OP.

  10. My explanation? http://herselfswebtools.com/2007/05/how-to-add-stumbleupon-links-to-your-blog-posts.html#comment-52
    I originally went to that website to follow the instructions on how to add it.

    So I went to presentation...and then proceeded to what I figured would be the theme editor. Which was a CSS editor.

    Am I way off track or what?

  11. Here at wordpress.com, we cannot edit the themes or underlying html and php files. The instructions refer to self-hosted blogs using the software downloaded from wordpress.org. Since this is a multiuser platform, we all share the underlying templates and files, so any changes you were allowed to make would effect us all.

    If you were self-hosted using the wordpress.org software, you could make the changes to the underlying files.

  12. so...unless i have a self hosted blog (meaning...i use my own template?) I cant add it?

  13. If you look here at http://wpbloggers.wordpress.com , you can see how timethief has put a row of images across the bottom of each post with digg, stumbleupon and such. You need to do this manually, but you can make a text file with the code in it and then when you write a post, you can just pop over to code view, and copy and paste the text from the text file into the bottom of the post.

  14. Alright, I understand now.

    Thank you.

  15. Dang I messed up on the link above. It's http://wpbloggingtips.wordpress.com . Sorry about that timethief and trumpethope19.

    That's one of the limitations of wordpress.com, we cannot edit the templates or underlying files.

  16. Yeah, I was confused with the link, but I'm pretty sure I got it anyways.

  17. Sorry for confusing you. Happy blogging.

  18. If you want to add a row of social bookmarking icons, including StumbleUpon, at the bottom of every post, sunburntkamel's code offers one elegant solution: http://archgfx.net/blog/2006/geek/blogging/social-bookmarks-on-wordpresscom

    You could obviously edit that so it's only StumbleUpon, if you wanted.

    We've been using the full row of icons at qarrtsiluni for the past three months, and our hits show that they are used - especially del.icio.us and StumbleUpon. And the hundreds of extra hits we've gotten from the latter site does actually make the extra trouble worthwhile. I must admit I've been kind of skeptical about the value of social bookmarking sites for small, specialized blogs and ezines, but StumbleUpon hits do seem to translate into additions in the regular readership.

  19. I also use the code sunburntkamel has provided on my wordpress.com blog. It takes only a few moments to find and replace the title link and the title name and then add it to the end of my posts.

  20. Hi there:
    This again, is a silly question and really basic BUT--I used sunburntkamel's code and was wondering if anyone could tell me how to replace the tiny images with small text? I've been fiddling around with it and haven't gotten it to work...Thanks for any help you can provide!

  21. You need to take out the image part of the code (the part that says "IMG")and replace it with text. It's quite a bit of work, and it will result in fewer clicks. I used to have them done textwise, but changed it to images and now many more people use those links.

  22. Using Keotag will give you text instead of icons with minimal fuss:

    http://www.keotag.com/sociable.php

    But I agree with raincoaster in preferring the icons. I haven't had a huge increase in clicks on them since switching from text, but there is some increase. I think they look better too, but that's subjective.

  23. If you don't like the little icons, you can also use the Add This button:
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=9051&page&replies=44#post-62497

  24. Thanks a lot. I added the addthis widget. And that Keotag site rocks!
    I figured out how to to the text, but now may switch back to icons instead.

    Thanks again for the help Raincoster and ellaella!

  25. There is a downside to using social bookmarks that do not contain the url to your specific blog post. Bloggers clicking those links expect to find that the url has been included when it has not.

    This is why I use the code provided by sunburntkamel at the end of my posts instead. It takes only a few moments to find and replace to insert the url to the post and the post title http://archgfx.net/blog/2006/geek/blogging/social-bookmarks-on-wordpresscom

  26. {waving to qarrtsiluni}

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