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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.


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>
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.


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>


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;


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 Free Ways to Market Your Blog

As a blogger you don’t want to pay a high rate to advertise your blog and risk not getting a return on your investment; nor do you want to do an adwords campaign. You want free ideas for marketing your blog.

Lucky you! Here are five free ways to promote your blog.

1. Social Networking. In the web 2.0 times we currently live in, this may seem like a dead giveaway, yet many bloggers don’t take full advantage of it. Make sure you use the social networks and take advantage of the sites that are most advantageous to you. Create a Facebook fan page, develop a fan base on Twitter and promote your blog on these social outlets.

2. Article Submission. Similar to social networking, article submission is another way to get your blog in front of more eyes. Stumbleupon appears to be the best place for submitting blog posts, but other good submission sites include Digg, Sphinn and Mixx. This also has SEO value by building links.

3. Guest and sponsored posting. This can have a couple different benefits for your blog. By having guests posts, the guest often promotes their posts, and therefore your blog, through their different networks. Depending on the authority and size of your blog, you can often charge a rate for……

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Vectors Icons for Web Designers

1. Icon Description : “Fed up with the same standard set of social icons for your blog or site?

This set of six social icons (Digg, Twitter, Delicious, RSS, Reddit & Stumbleupon) are free to use on your websites and blogs however you wish!

The icons are provided many different formats”

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2. Icon Description : “12 freeware “iPhone-like” icons of Web 2 Social Bookmarks for use in blogs, websites, desktops, softwares.
The Linux version includes .PNG files sized from 512X512 to 16X16 pixels. Great for Bloggers.

Blinklist, BlogMarks, Delicious, Digg, Feeds, Flickr, Furl, Magnolia, Newsvine, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Technorati “

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3. Icon Description : “The icons are available in resolutions 64×64px, 128×128px and 256×256px, in 32-bit transparency PNG. These icons can be used for a variety of purposes — in particular, in portfolios and in corporate designs.”

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4. Icon Description : “15 retro vector icons with transparency, 100% free to use. Photocamera, microphone, ham radio, plasma, computer, tv, videocamera, books, envelope, pim, wifi, frame… Standard on a white and black background, but with the included EPS file you can put it on whatever background you want.

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5. Icon Description : “wonderful set of web 2.0 vector icons in eps. In first set you can find: travel icons, church icons, financial icons, space icons and post icons.

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6. Icon Description : “8 freeware feed icons for blogs and websites.”7 60+ Free Vectors Icons for Web Designers

7. Icon Description : Christmas Related Rss Vector Icons13 60+ Free Vectors Icons for Web Designers

8. Icon Description : “DrinkRSS offers free RSS and Feed icons to use on your blogs and other websites”.

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