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How to Add Social Media Share Count Widgets in WordPress

Grab the Original Widget

Most of the share counts are a piece of JavaScript that you must retrieve from the social media service. This article is also meant to serve as a one stop shop. You can come here to find the location for top social media services because a lot of them makes it really hard to find on their sites. The goal of this article is to avoid using as many plugins as possible, so when you are picking the type choose site: Normal.

  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tweetmeme Retweet
  • Facebook Share
  • Facebook Like Button
  • Reddit
  • Njuice Google Buzz
  • Sphinn

Share Count Widgets

Customizing the Codes

Because we chose the code for a Normal Site, we may need to modify it to make it compatible with WordPress. We are also going to be showing just the Compact Share Count Buttons. You can ofcourse use the codes as a guide to get different sizes.

Note: You must paste all of these codes inside a loop, most likely in your single.php file.

Digg

01    <script type=”text/javascript”>
02    (function() {
03    var s = document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0];
04    s.type = ‘text/javascript’;
05    s.async = true;
06    s.src = ‘http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js&#8217;;
07    s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);
08    })();
09    </script>
10
11    <a href=”http://digg.com/submit?url=&lt;?php the_permalink(); ?>”></a>

Normally, you should not have to add the href part of the link area. But if you don’t, and you have paginated comments or posts, then your digg button will not work on all pages. So if the main page was submitted, the second page will show a submit URL allowing users to submit duplicate content to digg.

StumbleUpon

1    <script src=”http://www.stumbleupon.com/hostedbadge.php?s=1&r=&lt;?php the_permalink(); ?>”></script>

Tweetmeme Retweet

1    <script type=”text/javascript”>
2    tweetmeme_source = ‘wpbeginner’; tweetmeme_service = ‘bit.ly’; tweetmeme_style = ‘compact’; tweetmeme_url = ‘<?php the_permalink() ?>’;
3    </script>
4    <script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.js”></script&gt;

Make sure that you change the Tweetmeme_source variable to your twitter handle. Right now it is @wpbeginner. So whenever someone clicks it will show RT @wpbeginner Post Title – Link. We are using bit.ly as the link shortening service, you can change it to others that tweetmeme offers, but bit.ly is the best one.

Facebook Share

1    <a name=”fb_share” type=”button_count” share_url=”<?php the_permalink(); ?>” href=”http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php”>Share</a><script src=”http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share&#8221; type=”text/javascript”></script>

Facebook Like Button

Facebook Like Button is a phonemonal tool for traffic. Syed has shown how it has helped in our WordPress Newsletter in the past.

1    <iframe src=”http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=&lt;?php echo urlencode(get_permalink($post->ID)); ?>&amp;layout=standard&amp;show_faces=false&amp;width=450&amp;action=like&amp;colorscheme=light” scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ allowTransparency=”true” style=”border:none; overflow:hidden; width:450px; height:60px;”></iframe>

Reddit

1    <script type=”text/javascript”>
2    reddit_url = “<?php the_permalink(); ?>”;
3    reddit_title = “<?php the_title(); ?>”;
4    </script>
5    <script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://reddit.com/static/button/button1.js”></script&gt;

Njuice Google Buzz Count

Google Buzz do not have an active API that allows to keep track of count. There are a few ways to work around that which gives you some what of a misguided count. But for those users, who want to have a Google Buzz Count, then here is how you can add it.

1    <script type=”text/javascript”>
2    var njuice_buzz_size = ‘small’;
3    var njuice_buzz_title = ‘<?php the_title(); ?>’;
4    var njuice_buzz_url = ‘<?php the_permalink(); ?>’;
5    </script>
6    <script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://button.njuice.com/buzz.js”></script&gt;

Sphinn

1    <script type=”text/javascript”>submit_url = ‘<?php the_permalink(); ?>’;</script>
2    <script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://sphinn.com/evb/buttons.php?b=small”></script&gt;

That is all the customizing we need to make each of these widgets work with WordPress perfectly. Now, you may have to customize the styling for it to work with your theme design. You are better of putting these codes above <?php the_content(); ?> code. You can also use our Smart Sharing Plugin, to display a floating icon down your window.

Source : wpbeginner.com

5 Ways to Get Your Business Found on Facebook

Almost all the social networking sites are quite popular these days and Facebook is no exception. Advertising your business on Facebook is a very good idea as it would open up possibilities of getting the attention of a lot of would-be customers. But to do that successfully, you will need to help people access your business ads in the Facebook first. In short, you will have to make it more browser-friendly. There are five effective ways that can help you to make your business in Facebook easy to trace.

Facebook

1. Appearance
We remember a person not only by his name but also by his or her face. The same holds true for making your business recognizable on Facebook. Once you register your business profile on Facebook, you should also upload a few photographs. In case your company has a logo, make it noticeable. Make sure that you paste your picture too. You should also provide accurate information regarding your business contact and other details. Thus, you will gain the trust of the net surfers as all these factors will tell them about the person behind the business.

2. Naming
Choosing a name for your business is very important. It should reflect what you are going to offer. At the same time, it should also help you create a trusted bond with your prospective customers. Once they feel that your business addresses their wishes or problems, they are likely to give you enough attention. So, don’t hurry while choosing a brand name.

3. Business URL
Keep your personal identity different from that of your business. Take care while choosing a URL. Make sure that your URL leads the traffic to the business page. You may like to discuss matters with some SEO professionals while designing the page. Remember – if your customers do not reach the right page, their interest may wear off. So, using proper SEO techniques to make them land at the right web page is crucial to your business success.

4. Personal Touch
This is important. Your website must be unique and it should communicate your business vision with clarity to your visitors and potential customers. This personalization will help you stand apart from other businesses registered on Facebook or on other social networking sites. You can use various Facebook applications in order to achieve this goal. You may also seek professional help from someone who knows how to use Facebook applications for marketing purposes to the optimum level.

5. Connect and Link
Though you have kept your business and private profiles different, you should provide the link to your business page in your private profile. This will help you get the attention of those who otherwise visit your personal site. You should provide this link on various other social networking sites too where you have a profile. If you are writing industry related blogs, you can even paste the business URL there. It is also a good idea to provide the same link with your outgoing emails.

Source : Studio1c