Adding Digg StumbleUpon del.icio.us Reddit Facebook link buttons to your post

I was on wordpress.com posting along and checking my progress with the stats and then it came me. I noticed many have these buttons that submit to these social networking websites – digg stumbleupon del.icio.us reddit and more. Then suddenly I found my self scrambling for answers on wordpress.com “frequently asked questions.”

WordPress.com does not currently have this feature. However, if you have installed wordpress on your server widgets are your answer and you can go to wordpress.org for that. For those who use wordpress.com, such as bpnoy3.wordpress.com, can now rejoice because I found a way.

This tutorial should be fun and easy. I found doing the task annoying at first but like anything else you get used to it. Here goes…

Time: 10~ mins.
Difficulty: Easy
Materials:

  • Notepad (we will using a text file)
  • Download this file: socialbookmark.txt
  • One of your existing post on your blog

<a href=”http://del.icio.us/post?url=xURIx;title=xTITLEx”><img src=”http://sunburntkamel.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/delicious.gif&#8221; alt=”add to del.icio.us” title=”del.icio.us:xTITLEx” /></a> :: <a href=”http://www.blinklist.com/index.php?Action=Blink/addblink.php&amp;Description=&amp;Url=xURIx;Title=xTITLEx”><img src=”http://sunburntkamel.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/blinklist.gif&#8221; alt=”Add to Blinkslist” title=”blinklist:xTITLEx” /></a> :: <a href=”http://www.furl.net/storeIt.jsp?u=xURIx;t=xTITLEx”><img src=”http://sunburntkamel.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/furl.gif&#8221; alt=”add to furl” title=”furl:xTITLEx” /></a> :: <a href=”http://digg.com/submit?phase=2&amp;url=xURIx”><img src=”http://sunburntkamel.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/digg.gif&#8221; alt=”Digg it” title=”Digg it:xTITLEx” /></a> :: <a href=”http://ma.gnolia.com/bookmarklet/add?url=xURIx;title=xTITLEx”><img src=”http://sunburntkamel.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/magnolia.gif&#8221; alt=”add to ma.gnolia” title=”ma.gnolia:xTITLEx” /></a> :: <a href=”http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=xURIx&amp;title=xTITLEx”><img src=”http://sunburntkamel.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/stumbleit.gif&#8221; alt=”Stumble It!” title=”Stumble it:xTITLEx” /></a> :: <a href=”http://www.simpy.com/simpy/LinkAdd.do?url=xURIx;title=xTITLEx”><img src=”http://sunburntkamel.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/simpy.png&#8221; alt=”add to simpy” title=”simpy:xTITLEx” /></a> :: <a href=”http://www.newsvine.com/_tools/seed&amp;save?url=xURIx;title=xTITLEx”><img src=”http://sunburntkamel.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/newsvine.gif&#8221; alt=”seed the vine” title=”newsvine:xTITLEx” /></a> :: <a href=”http://reddit.com/submit?url=xURIx;title=xTITLEx”><img src=”http://sunburntkamel.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/reddit.gif&#8221; title=”reddit:xTITLEx” /></a> :: <a href=”http://cgi.fark.com/cgi/fark/edit.pl?new_url=xURIx;new_comment=xTITLEx”><img src=”http://sunburntkamel.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/fark.png&#8221; title=”fark:xTITLEx” /></a> :: <a href=”http://tailrank.com/share/?text=&amp;link_href=xURIx&amp;title=xTITLEx&#8221; title=”TailRank”><img src=”http://sunburntkamel.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/tailrank.gif&#8221; alt=”TailRank”></a> :: <a href=”http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=xURIx&t=xTITLEx”><img src=”http://sunburntkamel.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/facebookcom.gif&#8221; alt=”post to facebook” title=”facebook:xTITLEx” /></a>

Login into your wordpress.com account. Then Manage>click one of your block post. Open notepad and open the socialbookmark.txt you downloaded earlier. You should see something similar :

socialbookmarking bookmark diggit stumbleupon reddit

So once you open that, click Edit>Replace (CTRL+H). Two fields are shown. One for “Find What” and one for “Replace With”.

For “Find what” field enter xURIx (that is a capital “i” at the end). This is for your URL post. Next get the URL of the blog post you want to put the buttons in. One way of getting this is by opening another browser window and going to your actual exact blog post and copy the URL.

Go back to Notepad and paste the URL in “Replace with” field. Then click “Replace All” button. All instances with xURIx will be replaced with the copied URL.

The next replacement is the TITLE of the post. Find xTITLEx and the same procedure applies. You can easily find the title of your blog post by going back to your dashboard and under write or manage button find the permalink. The “Edit” link should be next to your post url. Click that and copy the title (everything with the dashes.)

Ok so now we are done making all the changes needed on the text file. Go back to editing your blog post. Swith to HTML mode. Copy and paste everything. Where?? At the end of your blog post. Go back to Visual mode and save.

You can do this to all your old post as well new future ones. It might take long but hey more audience is always good.

Note: When closing Notepad, do not save the changes made or you’ll have trouble later.

This tutorial was inspired by our friends at archGFX.com. Thank you! 😉

So if everything went well it should look like one below.
add to del.icio.us :: Add to Blinkslist :: add to furl :: Digg it :: add to ma.gnolia :: Stumble It! :: add to simpy :: seed the vine :: :: :: TailRank :: post to facebook

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8 Responses to “Adding Digg StumbleUpon del.icio.us Reddit Facebook link buttons to your post”


  1. 1 david zotter May 9, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    hey, the link to the socialbookmark.txt seems to be broken…

    Would you mind sending a copy to me?

    Many thanks!

  2. 2 Hillel May 20, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Hi there,

    If you’re interested in social bookmarking, I’ve just created a free application that automatically generates (designed & beautiful) social bookmarking buttons for your WordPress.com posts.

    It’s called GetSocial and it’s very friendly, dependable and easy to use – and it will also fix your AddThis.com button!

    Check it out:
    http://hillelstoler.com/2008/05/18/getsocial-social-bookmarking-for-wordpresscom

    Hillel 🙂

  3. 3 Rick July 13, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    The link to socialbookmark.txt is broken.

    Are you able to send me a copy?

    Thank you.

  4. 4 Magazine MILF August 5, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Hi, the link to socialbookmark.txt is broken. Can you please send me a copy? Thanks! XO


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