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Social Bookmark WordPress Plugin

Social Bookmark Links is a plugin that has the same functionality as the Social Bookmark Link Creator. I’m just trying to automate it a little more and make it tie into WordPress.Now I’m just learning how WordPress plugins work. This is a new area for me and I’m not guaranteeing anything. It worked for me and it should for you.

Install & Configure Instructions [new location]
1) Download the plugin. Version 0.3
2) Open social-bookmark.php and configure it. Turn on the buttons you want and set up a few optional features.
3) Upload the social-bookmark.php file into your WordPress plugins directory.
4) Activate it via the Plugins area in the admin.
5) Put this code where you want the social bookmark links to show up: < ? social_bookmark(); ? > (remove the space before the first ? and after the last ?)
— On the home page it should be within the loop that displays all the posts. I put mine before the < p class="postmetadata" > code.
— On the single post pages I put it above the < p class="postmetadata alt" > code.

Granted, I know this isn’t the most streamlined process. As I learn how to get things to automate better and tie into WordPress’ admin area, I can make this plugin easier to use. But, for now, this is a good start.

Incase you are wondering where the Chicklet Creater plugin is, well it’s coming. I was going to create both this morning until I deleted the Social Bookmark Links plugin and had to start all over. 😉

Enjoy but remember it’s still in early stages and I’m learning as I go.

Ohh and a big thanks to Mark Jaquith for creating an excellent tutorial on how to create a WordPress plugin! It’s very basic, yet enough to get me started.

Thanks

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25 Responses

  1. orlando says:

    It works on WP 1.5.3

    Thks!

  2. Thomas says:

    Great to hear!!

  3. Hi, I’m the creator of Sociable, a WP plugin that does much the same thing as your Social Bookmark Links plugin. Would you like to help develop Sociable? I’ve already got an admin interface, don’t require template editing, and I’m working with a few other developers to add translations to other languages.

  4. Thomas says:

    Peter, I haven’t had much time to check out your project but I am interested. 🙂

  5. hamza says:

    Many thanx 🙂
    for the tool and the fix

  6. RT says:

    Looks great. Im going to try it out on my site http://rihannalive.net I have wordpress 2.0 so after i try it im going to comment back to see how it went.

  7. GooL$ says:

    Thanks, it works just fine.

  8. PiggyBob says:

    Great plugin, but is it possible somehow to make it in horizontal line, not vertical?

  9. Thomas says:

    PiggyBob – Please explain your needs a bit more. The drop down is just a menu and can’t be horizontal. The link list however can be.

  10. PiggyBob says:

    Ah, right, haven’t found config page, now made a link list, not drop down. Works great!

  11. Hey everyone, I’ve been using this plugin for a little while and love it.

    Over at our site (http://www.hackcollege.com) we wanted to use Facebook.com’s sharing functionality as well. It’s pretty easy.

    Just copy the following code into the sites.xml file of the social_bookmarks folder:

    Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u={link}
    facebook_icon.gif
    facebook

    Oh, you’ll need a small Facebook image too. I think Facebook has one, or you can just steal the one we use.

  12. Thomas says:

    Great Tip Kelly. I’ll have to remember to add that next time I do an update.

  13. steve says:

    The plugin doesn’t seem to support Technorati and MSN. How can I add those? Also, Is there a way to just have separators between the links? It seems that there is always either a trailing or leading separator.

  14. Thomas says:

    steve – Technorati and MSN are not choices as they are not social bookmark sites. MSN might have a service that I’m not aware of. Also there will always be a trailing slash as it’s just putting the dash bore or after all choices. What I’d recommend is putting ‘Bookmark’ before all and then a – before each. That should look good.

  15. JC says:

    Is it possible to make the links to open in a different tab or window so that the readers dont go away from my blog?

  16. Thomas says:

    JC – If you are good with code, you can dig into the plugin file and make the necessary edits.

  17. Jürgen says:

    Great Post. Very helpfull information. Thanks, guys. Jürgen from Germany 🙂

  18. Jayce says:

    Thanks for the tips. 😉

  19. bob says:

    this breaks xhtml validation

  20. lavner says:

    thanks good plugin.

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