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Now You Can Share My Blog With Others With The Share This Plug-In

January 16th, 2007 · 8 Comments · 45,991 views

I just installed a cool plug-in that is called Share This by Alex King. The plug-in adds a link to all my posts that enables my readers to add the post to all kinds of social sites (like del.icio.us, digg, furl, reddit…) or e-mail the post to a friend.

So, instead of having 15 different icons at the end of every post that would take up a lot of space and just distract my readers I only have one link that does the same thing :) When people click the link a small box pops up giving people different choices for what they can do with this post.

Share This iconAlex created a new icon (which you can see to the right) to represent the action of sharing a web page. You don’t have to display that icon but I think it’s a cool icon and I believe more and more people are going to use it which means more and more people will start to recognize it as the “share icon”. You can find more about the share icon project…

What’s also cool about this plug-in is that you can customize it and add or remove social sites as you want. You can also customize the look of popup box. Also, you are free to put the “Share This” wherever you want – just add the special code to your template where you want it.

Feel free to try it out by pressing the “Share This” link and adding this post to some social sites. And if you want to send a link to this post to a friend this is what the e-mail looks like:

Subject: Check out this post on [name of blog, e.g. Hannes Johnson dot Com]

Greetings–

[Your name] thinks this will be of interest to you:

[permalink (URL) to the blog post]

Enjoy.


[URL of the blog , e.g. http://www.hannesjohnson.com/]

If you want to add this plug-in to your own WordPress blog you can download Share This here.

Are you using any other cool plug-ins on your WordPress blog? Let me know in the comments…

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