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  1. All right, this is a cool, but why do comments have to be exposed for this button to show up? With both of the templates I use for my blog, it says X comments, and you have to click to see them (I am not a fan of this, btw, and wish designers would lose this idea, and just leave comments exposed). Only then does the Tweet button show up. Why? I want the POST to be retweeted. I don't care if the comments are. This is also the case with http://lionseye.wordpress.com.

    Also in the main blog linked above (not Lion's Eye), the like button isn't showing up, even though it's checked in the Extras menu.

    And what about the FB like button tie in? Type Pad and other blogging platforms have that. Why doesn't WordPress?

    The blog I need help with is claudiaputnam.com.

  2. If you wish to have comments exposed, you should try a different theme than the one you are using. Some themes expose the comments and some don't (and some make this an option).

    They typically do this by design as if a post has 100 comments, and they were exposed on the main page, it would run the entire length of the blog.

    As you can see from the post announcing the feature, the tweet button appears on post pages themselves, Just as the Like button does.:

    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/new-tweet-button/

    But we will considered allowing these on main pages as well.

  3. Thanks. Ah, I see. I didn't realize there was a difference between post pages and the main page. When I tweet a new post, I usually tweet to the main page. Which maybe I should not do.

    Gotcha.

    I see, and comments are exposed if they go to the post page itself.

    I would like to have the freedom to be able to choose a template I prefer aesthetically and not have to trade off functions. (It is bad enough I have to have those really busy-looking underlines for hotlinks in Mistylook). But I guess this is less of an issue now that I see the post pages.

    Here's a tweet button on the main page in Blogger: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/

    I hate Blogger, and I can't get this guy's blog to synch with my Outlook RSS, so that's a deal breaker for me. But it's cool that he can have a tweet button on his page. Plus an FB like button. And all those other sharing buttons.

  4. PS, thanks for getting back to me so quickly! I really appreciate that!

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