What does “Press This” mean???

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  • #49765

    At the top left hand side of my site it says “Press This”. What does that mean??? What does this do???

    Obviously I’m new….thanks for any help.

    #50056

    knoizki
    Member

    I’ve been seeing that too, afraid it might give me a spook or something so I just ignore it.

    #50058

    magnox
    Member

    Try it! ;)
    It adds the blog you are currently viewing to a post in your own blog.

    magnox

    #50061

    Thanks…..I’ll try it.

    #50067

    timethief
    Member

    @magnox
    When I’m creating a post I’m not looking at any other blog. I’m on the admin side of my blog looking at a “write post” page. When I am viewing my blog I see a “press this” on the nav bar but not when I’m on the admin side of my blog. So I don’t understand what you mean. Could you explain that again please?

    #50081

    drmike
    Member

    Press It is a shortcut that you can save as a favorite to your browser. It allows you to copy over the URL and the title of the webpage that you are looking at into your blog. If you highlight any text on that page, it will also copy that over into the text field for the post.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #50094

    sulz
    Member

    i’ve always wondered what’s that about. i’m not sure how useful it is though after drmike described it. does anyone use this?

    #50097

    drmike
    Member

    I used to. Since I was using all of those library computers, I had to keep loading it every time.

    Some posters over in wp.org land swear by it.

    #50114

    raincoaster
    Member

    So, Dr Mike, you’re saying it’s something of use to a referrer/link blog like mine? In other words, when I’m WordPress-surfing and I see something neato, I can hit Press This and I’ll automatically be started on a blog post referring back to the original one I saw?

    That would be huge. Is it indeed so? (forgive me, I’ve had three glasses of Aussie “Procrastinator” Cabernet Franc, so I’m somewhat slow)

    #50119

    timethief
    Member

    Thus far the only explanation I think I may understand is raincoaster’s. The rest sailed right past me.

    #50121

    Is there any way to make it go away, or to make it say something more sensible and less cutesy than “Press This”?

    #50162

    drmike
    Member

    So, Dr Mike, you’re saying it’s something of use to a referrer/link blog like mine? In other words, when I’m WordPress-surfing and I see something neato, I can hit Press This and I’ll automatically be started on a blog post referring back to the original one I saw?

    Yes. The big thing to remember is to mark out teh text you want to include before hitting that Favorites link. There’s a writeup on it in the codex if you want to check it out.

    Sue, you would have to ask staff that directly via a feedback. You’re not required to use it and it’s a much used feature with regular wordpress’ers.

    #50165

    timethief
    Member

    O that! I just absorbed that you mean the “Press It” bookmarklet at the bottom of the write page.
    WordPress Bookmarklet
    Right click on the following link and choose “Add to favorites” to create a posting shortcut.
    Yes I use “Press It”

    I thought we were talking about that “Press This” found on the front of the blog on the blue nav bar to the left of “Blog Info”.
    Does it do the same thing?

    #50166

    drmike
    Member

    Hmmm, too many support tickets and emails recently.

    A quick test shows that it works the same as the bookmarklet thingie found on the Write Post page. That’s what I was thinking the OPer was asking about. The ‘Press This’ is located at the upper right in the blue bar on IE7 for me. I saw left and was thinking it was the bookmarklet thingie that they were discussing.

    Sorry for teh confusion.:)

    -drmike

    #50167

    timethief
    Member

    @drmike
    NP what with the headaches because I can’t see straight because can’t afford my glasses yet and the medication for the headaches that tends to make me stupid, I am also suffering from confusion these days too.

    #50168

    raincoaster
    Member

    I just tested it and, while it’s a useful feature, I’m not thrilled with the formatting. The title of the post is automatically the title of the source post, plus <<<< and the name of the source blog. And it’s a bit messy in the body of the post, requiring a lot of editing. Still, it does save one step, so I may use it in future.

    #50175

    nguahoang
    Member

    I don’t know

    #50184

    drmike
    Member

    You don’t know what?

    #50275

    tracesofme
    Member

    Even after reading all of this, I still don’t understand what the heck “Press This” is, so I guess I’ll just leave it alone… I’m too skeerd to click on it… >.<

    #50276

    drmike
    Member

    Actually clicking it won’t do anything. If you right click on the link, and choose the Bookmark Link option, it will save that short cut to your Bookmark list.

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