Simple Social Bookmarking With WordPress

The other day I finally got my act together and added some social bookmarking links to the bottom of my blog posts. Being a WordPress user I was presented with a lot of options to make this process easier. Plugins like Sociable and ShareThis will have your blog going viral within minutes.

But what about us hand-coding control freaks who want pixel-perfect placement? Or us plugin-phobics who try to avoid excessive use of plugins if at all possible? I just didn’t find these plugins flexible enough to meet my admittedly over-demanding needs.

With a little (and I mean a little) PHP you can have the perfectionist’s control over your social bookmark links.

An Example

To place a bookmark link to delicious try pasting the following code in your single.php file:

The Code:
Bookmark This Post With Delicious

The Result:
Bookmark This Post With Delicious

Easy, right? From here all the bookmarker has to do is enter their desired notes and/or tags and they’re set. Of course delicious isn’t the only social bookmarking site out there, so I’ve included some code snippets for some of the other culprits below.

Now go forth and network socially!

Delicious

Delicious

Digg

Digg

Design Float

Design Float

Furl

Furl

Ma.gnolia

Ma.gnolia

Mixx

Mixx

Pownce

Pownce

Reddit

Reddit

Slashdot

Slashdot

Spurl

Spurl

Stumble Upon

Stumble Upon

Technorati

Technorati

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Yo, I'm Andrew Lindstrom. I am a freelance web designer based in Vancouver, Canada. When not geeking out over design, I'm likely geeking out over film, technology or pretending to play the guitar.

6 Responses to This Post. Leave Your Own.

  1. Hey Andrew,

    Thanks for the ideas, i fell into the same problems when I try to add all the different plugins to my blog. It made my blog look just plain silly if you ask me.

    I will be working on a few of my blogs thanks to your advice! :)

  2. favorited this one, bro

  3. Hey Andrew, I like how you did the spread the good word section. I want to learn how to do that. Can you please let me know how to recreate something like that?

    Thanks so much

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  5. I used to rely on plugins for this sort of stuff.
    Thank you for this

  6. I use plug ins for my social bookmarking tools.

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