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  1. To my joy, I woke up to find 3 new shares of my article The Hunger Games and Ancient Rome. One of them was a 'Press This' share. What exactly is 'Press This'? The explanation in the WordPress Codex is not exactly straight forward.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Press this is a primitive reblogging feature, that takes a snippet of your post and posts it in another blog as a blockquote. The blogger there then says something like "I was reading this interesting post on another site, and thought I'd share it with you. My thoughts are..." etc.

  3. See here > support documentation >

  4. Thanks! That makes more sense now.

  5. Hi there,
    Don't rely on the codex. Always go to our support docs instead >

  6. moved to Support Forum

  7. Hi I am new at this and want to understand properly. Please could you explain the difference between 'Press This' and content theft? I cannot find a pure description of what content theft is? I do understand copyright around images but if I use 'Press This' is copyright taken into consideration. Please help. Thanks

  8. Google for "fair use". Generally, copying enough of an article/blog/story to give a quick sense of the direction it is going is considered fair use. It should be clear that it is a copy and not represented as the copier's own work. Blockquoting generally accomplishes that. Copying the whole thing is clearly wrong.

  9. I never thought I'd hear myself say this, but "Reblog" is much better at doing the fair use thing than "Press This".

    Of course "Reblog" is limited to sites on, whereas with "PressThis" you can pretty much repost/share a piece of any website.

    In either case, the utility is as moral as the person who uses it. TOS Staff have stated in the past that if a site is nothing but reshares, they may eligible for suspension.

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