Social Bookmarkings

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  • #34297

    liski
    Member

    Is there anyway to add a Social Bookmarkings to the end of each post as some new blogs have?

    #34406

    timethief
    Member

    We don’t have a social book marking widget yet for this purpose but I will join you in requesting that one be made. In the meanwhile I believe you will have to add links to each one to each post you make.
    P.S. I believe staff may want to consult drmike regarding this as he has one on his wordpress MU site.

    #34423

    raincoaster
    Member

    AMEN!!!!

    I think this is a great idea, and best handled through software. Because I’m lazy, frankly, too lazy to update delicious and digg and yadda yadda yadda every post, regardless of how much a famewhore I am. And I am.

    My WordPress.org blog has a delicious thingy for each post automatically, and it would be a huge advantage to not only the individuals but to WordPress to add one to every post on each template automatically, not to mention Digg, etc. Nominations?

    #34503

    drmike
    Member

    We’ve discussed it a few times in the past. I think Lorelle came up with a bookmarket thingie as a work around.

    #34837

    thestatusjoe
    Member

    I agree – I would love for this to happen automatically.

    For now, I’ve begun to manually add social bookmark links (del.icio.us, digg, ma.gnolia and Technorati) at the end of my posts, tho it will probably become very tiresome to keep plugging URLs in – code template or no.

    I’ve pasted the html below. You can see how it looks on my site.

    Hopefully this helps someone out. Right-click in this text field and then ‘view page source’ to see the plain-text code of the links below. It should do the trick; just plug in your URLs/titles where the TEXT IN CAPS is.

    – Joe

    del.icio.us
    —————-
    Digg it
    —————-
    ma.gnolia
    —————-
    Technorati

    #34838

    raincoaster
    Member

    Thanks! Brazilliant!

    #34841

    drmike
    Member

    The issue with that though, as Status mentions, is the poster has to go back and manually add in the URL into the links after they’ve made the post. :(

    #34842

    timethief
    Member

    Agreed and that’s still a pain. Perhaps we could convince sysadmin to move this up the priority list folks.

    #34843

    gavilan1010
    Member

    It would be nice, even IF we have to go back and put the URL in, Would be a big help from putting the image manually

    #34875

    raincoaster
    Member

    It seems to work as far as I can tell.

    #34877

    drmike
    Member

    I think most serious bookmarkers probably have bookmarks set up for these already anyway in their browsers.

    #34881

    raincoaster
    Member

    All I know is that since I started doing this I’ve been Digged and Stumbled several times and gotten on several aggregators I never even heard of before. But they’re butt-ugly right now; I have to find images for them and put that into the template. It is taking me about 15 minutes per post to put the social bookmarks in.

    #34882

    the best solution i’ve seen is (ex-wp-dev)alex king’s share this. it holds all the social bookmarks, and the “email this” (requested in another thread), without taking up tons of space, or being ‘butt ugly’.

    i’d love to see something like that added to wordpress.com.

    #34883

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, that is very nice. Unfortunately, it’s javascript.

    #34884

    right, it would have to be made available by the staff.

    #34885

    thestatusjoe
    Member

    on the topic of third parties, feedburner offers sweet, no-hassle code to add social bookmark links as addendums to your posts, under the ‘publicize’ tab in its dashboard. you can choose to add links to digg, del.ici.ous, newsvine, etc. – and very many others that you can simply toggle to preview how it would look in a feed aggregator and on your site.

    but yeah. that’s also javascript.

    #34886

    raincoaster
    Member

    Given that the stone knives and bearskin-level crude HTML I’m using works, I’m sure with a bit of tweaking a technically inclined person could make an icon-based system that you could plug the URL and title into OFFLINE and then paste the resulting HTML in. What I’m using right now is just a Word document. I’m going to keep playing with this and see what I can come up with over the next week or so, Luddite though I am.

    I wonder if Feedburner would consider doing some HTML stuff just for WordPress.com? There are a half-million blogs here, including some pretty heap big mucky-muck tech bloggers.

    #34888

    raincoaster
    Member

    Just adding that the social bookmarks I added a few days ago are now responsible for about 10% of my hits.

    #34890

    15 minutes a post is a long time, but that’s a lot of hits.

    i should go back and add them to my posts.

    #34891

    raincoaster
    Member

    You want the code for what I’m using? If you’re clever enough to figure out how to put icons in there, I’d appreciate a tip. I’m changing the first pointy bracket to a curly one in hopes it’ll show up this way. You can see where to put the URL in and where to put the title.

    Note that I have NOT tested these. But I have seen I’ve been on Digg and Stumble and such. No Fark yet, dammit.

    Nope, the forum gibbles it up. I’ll paste it as a blog post right now and put the link in this thread when I’m done.

    Here ya go: http://raincoaster.com/2006/11/27/operation-global-media-domination-social-bookmarks/

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