New Twitter “Tweet Button” — Blog — WordPress.com


For those of you who have been dreaming of an easier way for your readers to share your posts on Twitter, that day has come. WordPress added an official Tweet Button as an option for all WordPress.com blogs.

More about this button and how to activate it can be found via New Twitter “Tweet Button” — Blog — WordPress.com.

Add2Any Share Button for WordPress.com blogs


At Dierckx& Associates, my business website, I have been using an addtoany button that is automatically generated to each post. Alas I was not aware that there was a similar option for my wordpress.com blog here. Just tonight  had to find out that there actually is such an option available for your wordpress.com blog like this one as well. I tried it in the previous post and myst say I am quite happy with the user friendliness of this option.

For years WordPress.com publishers have been clamoring to get a social bookmarking button properly integrated on their blogs.  We’re very aware that people have gone to great lengths to get AddToAny’s share button inserted below their posts. Minh of Digital Citizen wrote a fantastic post on how to place AddToAny in WordPress.com posts but that was still a pretty involved process.

Since April 2009 as it turns out there was a way more convenient option available: a share button inserter for WordPress.com.

With Share button integration, your readers and visitors have access to every relevant sharing and bookmarking service (including email) and you never have to worry about maintenance, upgrades, etc.  Here’s an example share button that was actually inserted into this post with the WP.com Share Button inserter:

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Doing this yourself is very easy now.  If you have the WordPress “Press It” button, you’ll feel right on home installing your inserter.  In most browsers (sans Internet Explorer), you’ll simply drag the “bookmarklet” (so it’s called) onto your browser’s link toolbar. (Internet Explorer’s just a little different though directions are available.) From there, the process is simple. You’ll publish a post, press the WP.com Share Button you installed and bam — Share button is inserted and you have successfully enabled social bookmarking on your post!  Save changes and you’re done.

If you were not aware of this option already and I admit I am considerably late in discovering it, I suggest you go get  one yourself. It works like a charm.


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