Add This! social bookmarking button and rss suscribe button

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  • #86926

    timethief
    Member

    Okay so it’s back to “unresolved” … lol … and I’ll leave it to drmike to send in the feedback or change the staus or whatever … lol :D

    #86941

    options
    Member

    hello folks,

    although you can use the so called AddThis.com “Feed Widget” pasting its code to one of a .com sidebar “Text Widget” (but just don’t forget to include your Feed URL and optionally ‘Blog Title’ there), the “Bookmarking widget” (which allows to bookmark any particular post of your blag ) does not work here and now without the same kind of an internal support as was made for the ‘Digg This’ button.

    the matter is to bookmark a particular post AddThis, Digg or any other soc. bookmarking svc. first of all needs a ‘Permalink URL‘ and a ‘Post Title‘ of this opsts, which are supposed to be passed as parameters by means of tiny JavaScript bits to the AddThis service.

    it works all the same way as a ‘Press This’ button on a WP navbar, but the problem is a JavaScript part of a Addthis “widget” code is Automatticaly striped on .com hosted blags.

    a mere embedding an image (as in all examples above) just gives you a clickable image link to the AddThis service without actually telling it which post (or feed) needs to be bookmarked, what is probably not exactly what you originally intend.

    PS
    the correct code for the “Feed Widget” only is:

    <a href="http://www.addthis.com/feed.php?&h1=http://YOUR_BLAGNAME.wordpress.com/feed" title="Subscribe using any feed reader!"><img src="http://s3.addthis.com/button1-rss.gif" title="AddThis Feed Button" /></a>

    PS2
    as already was suggested by Adam another cool aproach is to use a very nice Alex King’s plugin for WP called ‘Share This’. you can see it in action on the Alex King’s own blog or on this one.

    [kudos to Matt who took into consideration and Ryan who has finally implemented a remedy to a “Full text feed problem when using <!–more–> tag” real issue.]

    #86943

    gottabkd
    Member

    Hi everyone,
    I was away for the weekend and see that a fix has been made. Cool.
    It appears to work in my wideget now. Thanks sunburnt.
    TT, I do not belong to delicious but do belong to technorati… and would think it would allow me in that way. (I wonder if Add this is a delicious sub company?)
    Maybe I will make an addthis account to take care of it all and see what happens from there.
    BKD

    #86944

    gottabkd
    Member

    @sunburnt, yes I did forget to switch to “code” when I added the button. Du-Oh! LOL
    It worked properly on my Starbucks article.
    Thnx

    #86945

    As charlie brown and peanuts would say, Grrrrrrrr… I am so confused by the do this, no this, no try this for it to work, place this code here, no there and don’t forget to add this to that in the other place. Seesk.

    Due to my disability I have problems with sequences of information, even with out the variables. I just get overwhelmed with all the sequences and back switches, ect. I appreciate all the trouble shooting that has been done to sort out what works and does not work.

    If someone could distill it down for me so that there are simple easy steps to adding this Add this widet to my blog, your time and energy would be very much appreciated. Note: when I tried to add get clicky to my blog it took countless forum questions. You may remember those forum threads. I do not want to allienate anyone nor do I want anyone to think I am spamming the system. Thanks. Craig

    #86946

    timethief
    Member

    Social bookmark button 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>

    RSS feed button code – remember to replace “YOUR_BLAGNAME” in the code below with your actual blog’s name.

    <a href="http://www.addthis.com/feed.php?&h1=http://YOUR_BLAGNAME.wordpress.com/feed" title="Subscribe using any feed reader!"><img src="http://s3.addthis.com/button1-rss.gif" title="AddThis Feed Button" /></a>

    #86947

    Hi Timethief,
    Thanks so much. Text widget placement or where?

    #86948

    timethief
    Member

    A text widget in your sidebar will do nicely. :)

    #86950

    gottabkd
    Member

    @second…. just like the three you have on the left of your blog under “about”:)

    #86952

    Several follow up questions. Do I have to place anything on my specific posts for it to work on all my blog?

    Is there anything else that I have to do to introduce my blog to delicious or any other social bookmarking type sites?

    Secondly, I have found that if I include anymore code to my main side bar in my Presentation>side bar widgets that when I update the settings, my new addition to the side bar ends up not aligned with the other left side bar widgets. I do not know why I can not place more widgets in my left side bar. The widget is placed next to the current title of my most recent post. Got any ideas?

    #86953

    timethief
    Member

    Do I have to place anything on my specific posts for it to work on all my blog?

    (1) No.
    (2) These widgets are for your readers’ use. If they are already registered members of social bookmarking organizations then the widget provides a quick way to add a bookmark to your site.
    If you would like to become a member of any social networking site then it’s up to you to decide and to register.
    (3) I know of no reason why you cannot go to =>Presentation => Sidebar widgets and rearrange your left sidebar widgets as desired or add to them. :)

    #86956

    Hi Timethief,
    Thanks for the codes that you provided. I copy and pasted them into a Text 2 widget and they showed up on the front of my blog. I clicked the social book marking page and it showed all the sites that involve social book marking. When I clicked on the Rss feed, it opened a window and I was given these 2 messages (see below). I am not sure what is up with these 2 messages. Are my blogs going to be noticed now by social bookmarks and the like?

    Warning: fopen() [function.fopen]: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home/addthis/public_html/feed.php on line 603

    Warning: fopen(http://secondchancetolive ME.wordpress.com/feed) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/addthis/public_html/feed.php on line 603
    could not open feed

    #86957

    timethief
    Member

    I believe the error messages may be a result of not entering the name of your blog correctly into the code. Remember that you had to replace “YOUR_BLAGNAME” in the code with your actual blog’s name.

    `http://secondchancetolive.wordpress.com/feed’

    The reason people join social bookmarking groups is to increase traffic to their blogs.

    #86959

    Timethief,
    This is what I have in my text 2 widget. I am continuing to get the Warning messages below. ???

    <img src=”http://s3.addthis.com/button1-bm.gif” width=”125″ height=”16″ border=”0″ alt=”AddThis Social Bookmark Button” />

    <img src=”http://s3.addthis.com/button1-rss.gif” />

    Warning: fopen() [function.fopen]: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home/addthis/public_html/feed.php on line 603

    Warning: fopen(http://secondchance.tolive. wordpress.com/feed) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/addthis/public_html/feed.php on line 603
    could not open feed

    #86962

    Sorry for the duplications above. Thought if I tried again, the correct code with my blog name would show up for your to see. It seems to get cut off each time I try and leave a reply. Bottom line is that I have correctly placed my blog name in the area of the code, but I am still receiving the warning messages. I am at my wits end on what to do to fix the matter and get my RSS Feed operating with the Social Networking. I want to get my blog to those readers, but am clueless. Can anyone else help?

    #86965

    drmike
    Member

    Someone bump this for me in a little bit and I’ll look at it. Which specific link are you clikcing on and it’s not working?

    I deleted the dupes. :)

    #86966

    drmike
    Member

    Never mind. Secondchance is still using the ‘www’ bit within their URL. That’s part of the reason. That and the link in broken. This is what’s posted there for a link:

    http://www.addthis.com/feed.php?&amp;h1=http://www.secondchancetolive.(A whole lot of empty space here)wordpress.com/feed

    Need to remove the ‘www’ bit and the empty space that’s in there.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #86971

    Hi Dr. Mike,
    Thanks for getting back to me. Sorry I have not responded sooner. I had some business to take care of and just got on the site recently. I followed your instructions and removed the www. and the space and saved the settings to my side bar Widgets and am still continuing to get the below Warning. Any suggestions? Thank you for your patience and help. I will include the way I have my code in the text 2 widget below.

    <img src=”http://s3.addthis.com/button1-rss.gif” />

    Warning: fopen() [function.fopen]: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home/addthis/public_html/feed.php on line 603

    Warning: fopen(http:// secondchancetolive.wordpress.com/feed) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/addthis/public_html/feed.php on line 603
    could not open feed

    #86972

    options
    Member

    this time there’s an extra space after ‘http://’ and the rest of the blag feed URL:

    http:// secondchancetolive.wordpress.com/feed
    _______^ -- remove this space char

    #86979

    That was the ticket. I am recognized. Thanks so much for your patience in helping me sort this one out. Have a great Tuesday.

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