Social Media Widgets

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  • #461454

    I’ve bounced up on a blog and saw this widget and was wondering where I could find it. I’ve tried contacting the blogger but to no avail. I guess that is their own little secret that they are not willing to part with. Does anyone recognize any of these 2 widgets?

    Your help and expertise is very much appreciated. Links follow.

    The blog I need help with is bryanmorrisphotography.wordpress.com.

    #461554

    timethief
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    I have seen both used on wordpress.org blogs but I have never seen them used on wordpress.com blog.

    #461555

    raincoaster
    Member

    They look like variations of the same thing. By the way, unless you’re using a theme where the sidebar does NOT appear on the front of the blog, but only on the individual posts, social media buttons in your sidebar will be far less effective. Use Getsociallive and put the buttons in each individual post instead.

    And please go to your profile and change the link on your username; that’s not a WordPress.com blog, and we only provide support and advice for WordPress.com blogs here.

    #461559

    timethief
    Member

    I removed all social media icons that link to my profile pages on various sites from my sidebar. This is because they were rarely clicked by readers and all backlinks have Google juice.

    Instead I use http://getsociallive.com social networking bookmarks on my posts. Because as raincoaster points out above they are linked to specific posts, and are far more useful than sidebar icons that load every time the page loads but are rarely used by readers and bring in no traffic at all.

    #461823

    Where do I go to get a widget that people can share the post on Facebook or Twitter? I’m new to blogging and not sure where to go to get that put on my blog. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)

    #461826

    timethief
    Member

    Publicize is probably what you are looking for. Here’s the support entry link > http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/

    #461841

    AddThjis is fabulous. I add them in to each post manually. I use both the bookmark & RSS buttons. AddThis automatically adds all the new social media sites onto their bookmark button.

    http://www.addthis.com/

    #461903

    AddThis uses javascript, which I thought WP.com did not allow on widgets.

    #461904

    timethief
    Member

    @writingofwellness
    Hi there. Checking support documentation can be helpful. :)
    See > http://en.support.wordpress.com/addthis/

    #461905

    geanderson
    Member

    Can anyone link me to the announcement on getting my blog to feed automatically into my Facebook fan page? I did it a few weeks ago for my Twitter account and now, I can’t remember the darn article title that listed the How To directions.

    #461906

    timethief
    Member

    Is this what you are looking for? Importing wordpress.com post snippets into a Facebook fan page (includes 5 methods)
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/01/12/importing-wordpress-com-post-snippets-into-a-facebook-fan-page/

    If not then maybe you are referring to “publicize”. See > http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/

    #461907

    geanderson
    Member

    Yessss! The second post was the article I needed. Fabulous, thank you, thank you, thank you! I appreciate your help. :)

    #461908

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome and happy blogging. :)

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