How to Add Social Bookmarks to your Post

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  • #304221

    beemeister
    Member

    I have noticed a lot of questions on how to add social bookmarks to your post. I wanted to create a forum post that catalogs some solutions…so we can get them all in one place.

    For Windows users only, check out GetSocial. Teck has some great tutorials:

    http://teckline.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/how-to-use-get-social-for-wordpresscom/

    http://teckline.wordpress.com/2008/09/05/getsocial-video-tutorial/

    #304442

    beemeister
    Member

    To add the AddThis! button, use this code:

    <a href="http://www.addthis.com/bookmark.php" title="Bookmark using any bookmark manager!" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://s7.addthis.com/static/btn/lg-addthis-en.gif" border="0" alt="Bookmark and Share" width="125" height="16" /></a>

    You can change what it says by changing title="Bookmark using any bookmark manager!" to something else such as title="Share this post!"

    You can change what the button says by using a different image code:

    http://s7.addthis.com/static/btn/lg-addthis-en.gif
    http://s7.addthis.com/static/btn/lg-share-en.gif
    http://s7.addthis.com/static/btn/lg-bookmark-en.gif

    #304462

    beemeister
    Member

    To add Social Bookmark buttons:

    All you need to do is copy the code below into a text editor like NotePad or TextEdit.

    Simply “Find and Replace” xURIx with your post URI. You can find it in the address bar when you navigate to the post after you have poublished it. For instance, it may be something like http://example.wordpress.com/example-post/

    Next, “Find and Replace” xTITLEx with your post title.

    Open your post and paste the code wherever you want it. I usually put it at the bottom.

    Save the post.

    That should do it. Navigate to your post and check out out your beautiful new social bookmark buttons!

    There are some spaces in between the buttons. To separate your buttons with :: or – just do the following:

    Replace &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; with :: or or some other HTML code.

    Here is the Social Bookmark Code:

    <a href="http://del.icio.us/post?url=xURIx;title=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/delicious.gif" alt="add to del.icio.us" title="Add to del.icio.us" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blinklist.com/index.php?Action=Blink/addblink.php&amp;Description=&amp;Url=xURIx;Title=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/blinklist.gif" alt="add to blinkslist" title="Add to Blinkslist" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.furl.net/storeIt.jsp?u=xURIx;t=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/furl.gif" alt="add to furl" title="Add to furl" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://digg.com/submit?phase=2&amp;url=xURIx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/digg.gif" alt="digg this" title="Digg This" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://ma.gnolia.com/bookmarklet/add?url=xURIx;title=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/magnolia.gif" alt="add to ma.gnolia" title="Add to ma.gnolia" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=xURIx&amp;title=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/stumbleit.gif" alt="stumble it!" title="Stumble It!" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.simpy.com/simpy/LinkAdd.do?url=xURIx;title=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/simpy.png" alt="add to simpy" title="Add to simpy" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newsvine.com/_tools/seed&amp;save?url=xURIx;title=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/newsvine.gif" alt="seed the vine" title="Seed the Newsvine" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://reddit.com/submit?url=xURIx;title=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/reddit.gif" alt="add to reddit" title="Add to reddit" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://cgi.fark.com/cgi/fark/edit.pl?new_url=xURIx;new_comment=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/fark.png" alt="add to fark" title="Add to Fark" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://tailrank.com/share/?text=&amp;link_href=xURIx&amp;title=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/tailrank.gif" alt="tailrank this" title="Tailrank This" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=xURIx&t=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/facebookcom.gif" alt="post to facebook" title="Post to Facebook" /></a>

    This Social Bookmark code is from sunburntkamel:

    http://archgfx.net/blog/2006/geek/blogging/social-bookmarks-on-wordpresscom

    However, I would recommend using the code above instead of the one from sunburntkamel. I fixed some link errors in the code. Also, I added some “rel=nofollows” so that your Google Juice does not get wasted on Technorati, Reddit, Digg…etc.

    Have Fun Social Bookmarking!

    #304595

    Hey, thanks for writing this! I can use this in future!

    #304602

    teck07
    Member

    Thanks for the compliment & also thanks for referring my tutorials :)

    #304603

    beemeister
    Member

    No Prob!

    #304675

    beemeister
    Member

    Here is a version of the Social Bookmarking Code without targetblanks, which means that all the button links will open in the same window.

    <a href="http://del.icio.us/post?url=xURIx;title=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/delicious.gif" alt="add to del.icio.us" title="Add to del.icio.us" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blinklist.com/index.php?Action=Blink/addblink.php&amp;Description=&amp;Url=xURIx;Title=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/blinklist.gif" alt="add to blinkslist" title="Add to Blinkslist" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.furl.net/storeIt.jsp?u=xURIx;t=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/furl.gif" alt="add to furl" title="Add to furl" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://digg.com/submit?phase=2&amp;url=xURIx" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/digg.gif" alt="digg this" title="Digg This" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://ma.gnolia.com/bookmarklet/add?url=xURIx;title=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/magnolia.gif" alt="add to ma.gnolia" title="Add to ma.gnolia" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=xURIx&amp;title=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/stumbleit.gif" alt="stumble it!" title="Stumble It!" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.simpy.com/simpy/LinkAdd.do?url=xURIx;title=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/simpy.png" alt="add to simpy" title="Add to simpy" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newsvine.com/_tools/seed&amp;save?url=xURIx;title=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/newsvine.gif" alt="seed the vine" title="Seed the Newsvine" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://reddit.com/submit?url=xURIx;title=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/reddit.gif" alt="add to reddit" title="Add to reddit" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://cgi.fark.com/cgi/fark/edit.pl?new_url=xURIx;new_comment=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/fark.png" alt="add to fark" title="Add to Fark" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://tailrank.com/share/?text=&amp;link_href=xURIx&amp;title=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/11/tailrank.gif" alt="tailrank this" title="Tailrank This" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=xURIx&t=xTITLEx" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://sunburntkamel.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/facebookcom.gif" alt="post to facebook" title="Post to Facebook" /></a>

    #304695

    arteest103
    Member

    Thank you!

    #304697

    I use http://www.addthis.com/ for both my Bookmark & Rss Feed buttons. I then save the code in notepad and cut and paste all my html code including those codes into every post. Complicating but it’s second nature now and easy.

    #304698

    arteest103
    Member

    I was wondering about that. It has to be added to each post?

    #304699

    If you want them in each post, then yes. You can have them in a widget on your sidebar but I think the person has to be viewing the post as a permalink so it bookmarks and gets the Rss feed for that certain particular post. If it’s not set to the permalink, then it just picks up the blog’s main url link. But I have other code I add to each of my posts anyway. So I add those buttons in it also.

    #304700

    arteest103
    Member

    Thank you. I just went to the addthis.com site and there is a banner saying they only support wordpress.org. I’m a .com.

    #304701

    aw1923
    Member

    The GET SOCIAL download comes with Addthis, so I recommend getting the Get Social tool.

    #304702

    aw1923
    Member

    even if you go to the addthis.com site, they still support .COM wordpress blogs so maybe you were looking at the wrong thing. But, still, get the GET SOCIAL TOOL

    #304706

    arteest103
    Member

    Aw, can you give me a link for Get Social? Couldn’t find it with Google. Thanks..

    #304707

    aw1923
    Member
    #304708

    arteest103
    Member

    Thank you!

    #304709

    arteest103
    Member

    Sorry. I didn’t make it clear…. I’m new and I’m on a Mac. I did, however, manage to use addsite. :-)

    #304710

    aw1923
    Member

    your welcome, it brightens my day when I can help out.

    #304711

    aw1923
    Member

    well….either way happy it worked out for you.

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