“Add This” Bookmarking Widget

Posted on January 31, 2008. Filed under: Bookmarking Tools, How-To | Tags: |

It’s an all in one bookmarking or feedburner widget that can be added to your blog. It can really cut down clutter on your site as this one little bar contains so much. Here is what it looks like, you can also find it over in the sidebar to the right.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

It’s so simple and easy to add, so here are the basics.

  1. If you just click on the button itself, it will bring up the list of all the places a person could bookmark this particular site, or any of which you happen to be on. (Which as we have mentioned in a previous post is a good thing to do in order to let us bloggers know you like us…)
  2. It also gives you the option to get your very own button as well, just down at the bottom of the page, so click there.
  3. Click on “Get Your Button”
  4. Choose your options and where you will be using it.
  5. Then get your code and paste it to your site.

Just a little side note for anyone who seems a bit confused about this part of it and how to paste the code to your site. In Blogger it is very easy to do. Just log in to your account, Click on Layout and Add a Page Element. Choose the “HTML” option and paste your code in the box. Click Save and your done, you should now find it on your site. You can also choose to have the button appear at the bottom of each post in Blogger, just follow the steps they provide for you.

Now if you are using a free WordPress.com site, it’s really easy to do also. Just took me a few minutes to figure it out because of how they word it, or instruct you how to do it. I was under the impression that since I could not add java script on a free account, that I couldn’t use this here. But obviously it is possible. All you do is under “Presentation” click on “Widgets” Your going to need to paste into the “text” sidebar option. Just highlight, copy & paste. Close the box by clicking the x. Save Changes. And then view your site. It should definitely be there.

So there you have it. Now you’ve made it easier for your readers to share the love with the rest of the world.


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