DID you know that it is possible to offer “Email a friend” options for each post using Feedburner? And no, I am not talking about the “Get email update” things from Feedburner.
“Email a friend” options are available for many blogging platforms, but not wordpress.com – the script is not compatible with wordpress.com blogs.
If you are like me, you probably feel underprivileged. But say good-bye to disappointments. Here is how you can work Feedburner to have “email a friend” option under the posts of your wordpress.com blog.
The manual process discussed in this post is no longer applicable, because there is a much better way to generate Feedburner “email this” links for your posts. I have created a Feedburner bookmarklet that automatically gets the job done. To learn how to use the bookmarklet, use the following link:
How to use the “Email this post” Feedburner bookmarklet for wordpress.com blog posts
Posted on April, 14, 2008
Log in to your Feedburner account. Select the feed of your blog and click “Optimize”. Choose “Feedflare” from the links that appear on the left. Activate and save it.
(I have assumed that you have a Feedburner account already. If not, go ahead! Create one and burn your feed! Otherwise this trick is totally useless!)
Take a look at the code below. you will need it to get feedburner to work for your “email a friend” options.
1. Publish a blog post.
2. Write the words “Email a friend” under your post.
3. Copy and paste the code(without any space anywhere) above – and get it linked to the words “Email a friend”.
Replace BlogPostTitle with the title of your actual blog post. Likewise, replace BlogPostUrl with the permalink of your blog post (please be careful not to paste the blog url!)
4. Save and view the post.
5. Come back to this post and thank me!
No, seriously, if you like this workaround, do tell me. I thrive on feedback, don’t you know!
(Posted on Mar, 24, 2008)
And here is a bookmarklet to automate the “email this” link creation process! It’s a two-click process.
Better still, try out this one-click Feedburner bookmarklet to automatically generate the needed url!
Click the link below to see that the trick really works and also to.. ahem… email this post to a friend!
Bookmark this post and help others find it!