The New Sharing Options Thread

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  • #512587

    allnoodles
    Staff

    clrepblog, your blog is private so you can only share with email and print.

    shane3x, Twitter is built-in, there is no need to add a custom service for it.

    #512589

    clrepblog
    Member

    Ahh, of course. Thanks a lot allnoodles.

    #512590

    shane3x
    Member

    You have most of the major ones already but there are still a few missing like delicious. If you ever need ideas on what services you could add:

    http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkurl=http://shane3x.com/2010/08/24/colourful-cinema-youtube-background/&linkname=Colourful%20Cinema%20YouTube%20Background

    #512591

    shane3x
    Member

    @markel, noodle – I did mention it was an example only. Mark’s response does clarify that each service’s url slightly differs when you want to add variables.

    #512599

    markel
    Staff

    From another thread:

    Just a little question: is there a way to include sharing on index page + posts, but not on pages?

    Right now, it’s either on for index pages, single page views (which includes posts and pages), or both. There’s no distinction between posts and pages.

    #512602

    I just added this to my site. I love it.

    #512604

    cocobusan
    Member

    Hello–I am trying to get the sharing options set up but they are only showing when I am in “edit post” mode, not when the blog/posts are in actual viewing mode–have rechecked and saved settings several times…thoughts?

    #512605

    markel
    Staff

    Hello–I am trying to get the sharing options set up but they are only showing when I am in “edit post” mode, not when the blog/posts are in actual viewing mode–have rechecked and saved settings several times…thoughts?

    I just checked your site and I see the sharing tools when looking at an individual post.

    You can control whether they appear when looking at a single post, when looking at the main page of your blog, or both using the drop-down provided near the bottom of the Sharing Settings page.

    #512606

    cocobusan
    Member

    Awesome–Thank you so much! Have been hoping the sharing features would be made available :)

    #512608

    markel
    Staff

    From another thread:

    I watched the new share buttons video, did everything it told me, and none of the buttons are showing up on my page. I am having the same problem with the Tweet this button… I enabled it but it doesn’t show up on my page. What am I doing wrong?

    The sharing buttons are currently enabled only for when someone views a single post or page on your blog. You’ll see them if you click through to the post itself.

    If you want them to appear on your blog’s main page as well, you can change this setting using the drop-down near the bottom of the Sharing Settings page at Settings > Sharing.

    #512609

    brencardi
    Member

    Trying to do one for Yahoo buzz but am having no luck whatsoever.

    #512610

    Hi all, first off great news about the new Facebook share button – i’ve waited ages for this! However, I have a small problem with it..

    When a user hits the Facebook share on one of my posts, the default image which shows (to be shared on Facebook) is one of my email icons from the site furniture (?!), not the main image from the post. The user can scroll through image options to select the blog image, but, im guessing not many people will do this and if they do – it’s annoying to have to do it. The share button should default to the blog image it is sharing right?

    Does anyone know why this is happening and how i can change it so that the default image when shared on Facebook is 1) either that of the post or 2) An image i have already specified (i.e blog header)?

    The same happens when you post the link of a post within Facebook to share – the email icon pops up…

    Thanks in advance for any help

    Ryan

    #512630

    markel
    Staff

    Does anyone know why this is happening and how i can change it so that the default image when shared on Facebook is 1) either that of the post or 2) An image i have already specified (i.e blog header)?

    As far as I know, Facebook is what chooses which images are shown and in what order – it’s every image over a certain original size.

    I’ll check to see if it’s possible for us to influence this in any way.

    #512631

    markel
    Staff

    Trying to do one for Yahoo buzz but am having no luck whatsoever.

    Are there specifications for the service anywhere? A link?

    #512638

    I like Sharing–Twitter and Email work pretty well–but Print isn’t what I hoped it would be. I’d like readers to be able to print just the post itself, not the links to every page on my blog, to every category I use (not just the ones attached to the post), and to every entry in every widget (blogroll, recent posts, recent comments, RSS feeds, Weather Widget, Flickr widget . . . you get the idea). Still, we have forward momentum. That’s good.

    #512652

    brencardi
    Member

    Hiya This is Yahoo buzz link http://buzz.yahoo.com/

    Hope that helps

    #512669

    arifsali
    Member

    May be you can work with this service to enhance the print functionality for WP.com blogs?

    http://www.printfriendly.com/

    I agree with @accessiblenorth above, the print button is not very effective.

    #512694

    big thanx for this new tool folks. love your work.

    one thing i thought i might flag, it seems to be doubling up on many photo pages on my inuit types theme eg:
    http://frugalistmassive.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/urban-residential-compost-loos/sony-dsc-10/

    #512701

    jcryle
    Member

    LOVE the share button.

    Question: Can we WordPressers get just a little greedy and have the Facebook SHARE button AND the Facebook LIKE button present at the same time, as opposed to having to make a choice between the two? Please? :-)

    #512703

    jenkline75
    Member

    I am completely confused as to how this works. I enabled the buttons on my blog and then attempted to click on one (I don’t remember which) and it brought me up to what looked like my posting screen with a hyperlink to the post. I closed out of it and did not save, I was just curious what others would be seeing. But then when I went to my blog stats I had several shares for various different sharing methods. I am a very new blogger and do not have a large viewership so I can’t imagine that it would have jumped from nothing to 14 that quickly. What am I missing?

    Thanks!

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