Saturday, June 13, 2009

How To Add Share This Widget To Your Posts

From this tutorial, you will be able to add social icons under your posts for readers to have easy access while trying to share information with others. Having a share this widget for your blog posts is almost crucial if you want to drive traffic to your website. This widget is definitely recommended to have on your blog because the more people that shares, the more traffic you will attain. As always, make sure you download your current existing template just in case it doesn’t turn out as expected.

You will need these files for this tutorial:
1. Set of social icons no.2 by ~Tydlinka

Note: You will need to upload these files to your host and replace the links with yours.

Steps to follow:
1. Login to your Blogger dashboard.
2. Go to Layout > Edit HTML (click on “expand widgets” box)
3. Next, you will need to locate this section code: <div class='post-footer'>
4. Add ALL of the following section code right after it.

<p class='feedburnerFlareBlock'>Share this: <img src='http://www.yourlinkhere.com/16x16/rss.png'/><a href='flare2url'>RSS</a> <span>&#8226;</span> <img src='http://www.yourlinkhere.com/16x16/twitter.png'/><a href='flare3url'>Twitter</a> <span>&#8226;</span> <img src='http://http://www.yourlinkhere.com/16x16/digg.png'/><a href='flare4url'>Digg This!</a> <span>&#8226;</span> <img src='http://www.yourlinkhere.com/16x16/facebook.png'/><a href='flare5url'>Share on Facebook</a> <span>&#8226;</span> <img src='http://www.yourlinkhere.com/16x16/delicious.png'/><a href='flare5url'>Add to del.icio.us</a></p>

Note: Replace the links in orange with the links you uploaded your images to, and replace the links in blue with your social accounts.

5. Preview, and if all looks fine, Save Template.

Extra information on post:

Note: If you want to add more social icons, simply add this section code right after any of the section code: </a>. Replace the link in orange with your desired social icon image link and replace the blue link with your desired social account.

<span>&#8226;</span> <img src='http://www.yourlinkhere.com/16x16/delicious.png'/><a href='flare5url'>Add to del.icio.us</a>

Note: The section code in green represents the dot separating the social icons, if you do not want to have that, simply remove the entire section code in green.

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