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New AddThis, Retweet, and Facebook plug-ins
by Steve Testone on March 8th, 2010

In addition to all the new improvements are are already making, we are planning on rolling out several smaller updates with new features. Today we just updated the site with one of these new features. Everyone wants more integration with existing social networks so that's one of the things we are working on.

You'll notice on this blog that at the top next to the comment count we have a "tweet" button and a "share" button for facebook. These, in addition to the new AddThis button that you see at the bottom of this post, are new plug-ins for the blog. You can enable these on your blog in the settings under the new "Plug-ins" tab. It's as simple as that. Just enable the plugin and it will automatically show up on your blog.

We've also added a new "AddThis" block that you can add to any web page and it will add the same AddThis button that you see on this blog to any page on your site. You can even set what URL you want shared in case it's not the same as the page the button is on. You can find this block in the "widgets" section of your web blocks in the page editor.


Posted in Updates    Tagged with AddThis, twitter, facebook, plug-in


10 Comments

Ben - March 9th, 2010 at 12:43 PM
Thanks for the social media updates! The down side to doing a great job though is that it gets guys like me thinking about what else I'd love to see. Any chance you have thought about a way to make a snap page website mobile browser friendly? I really like how my wordpress.com blog redirects to a mobile version when viewed by a smartphone. What are you thoughts?
Steve Testone - March 9th, 2010 at 2:05 PM
I don't see a downside to having more suggestions so keep them coming!
Avis - March 10th, 2010 at 9:39 PM
Thanks Steve! It's sure a big help...
Angela s - March 12th, 2010 at 4:59 PM
This is all great, but how can we get these buttons to work on the BLOG app? See how in your blog right up here you have a button for retweet and facebook share and at the bottom to add this? Well This is all great for the site pages but it's most useful for the blog app because that is where most of the new content gets updated and so where you want these buttons to share the most. PLEASE do this!!! Please, pretty, please? !
Steve Testone - March 12th, 2010 at 7:17 PM
You already can use these in the blog. There is an explanation of how to do this in the blog post, but basically just go into your blog settings and look in the "plug-ins" tab and you'll find the options to enable these for you blog.
Angela - March 16th, 2010 at 2:33 PM
Steve,

Not sure if there is a bug or something, cause i wouldn't know about those things, but i have gone in to set these settings in the blog feature and when i save it doesn't do it! It just doesn't update the changes in the blog. Help?
Steve Testone - March 17th, 2010 at 4:37 PM
Let me know if this is still causing and issue for you and I'll look into it.
Angela - March 19th, 2010 at 5:06 PM
Steve,

I'm afraid it's still not working. Tried a few times, on different days and it still doesn't save the settings. Should I open a ticket or post on the bug forum? Can you look into it? Any help on how to handle this is greatly appreciated. I've been looking forward to these features, will love to use them asap.
Steve Testone - March 22nd, 2010 at 7:38 PM
I think it should be working now so let me know if it's not.
Angela - March 26th, 2010 at 2:01 PM
Steve,

It's working! Thanks so much for your help. I'm so excited, already using these exciting new features.

You're a doll.
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