How to use Addinto to offer social bookmarking and email post options for wordpress.com blogs

ADDINTO is a service that will enable you to offer both social bookmarking and “email a friend” options under wordpress.com blog posts in just one button. You can call it Sharethis for wordpress.com. You cannot use the available drop-down menu they offer (because wordpress won’t allow you javascript), so it doesn’t open right in your blog like Share-this, but in a new window. But it enables you to get email-post and social bookmarking options in just one button.

Sharethis serves multiple purposes, but there's no workable solution for wordpress.com

Sharethis serves multiple purposes, but there's no workable solution for wordpress.com

Addinto lets you bookmark a post in an online social bookmarking site (e.g.: delicious), or to share it in a social networking site (e.g.: Facebook) or simply email it. The reader only has to choose the right tab (Favourites, Articles or Email) to do that.

Addinto lets the reader bookmark a post in 20 social bookmarking sites.

Addinto lets the reader bookmark a post in 20 social bookmarking sites.

Under the tab "Articles" 14 more options are available

Under the tab "Articles" 14 more options are available

"Email" option lets the reader open her Gmail/Hotmail/Aol account or use an email client (like Microsoft Outlook) or an email form to email the post

"Email" option lets the reader open her Gmail/Hotmail/Aol account or use an email client (like Microsoft Outlook) or an email form to email the post

If you want to experience the tabbed bliss just click the link below:


Bookmark, promote or email this post

Now how do you use it for your wordpress.com blog posts? Well, why not read the easy instructions and try it!

Instructions:

1.Get the Addinto bookmarklet for the browser of your choice. (I use Firefox). Get the bookmarklet from here. To get the bookmarklet, choose the yellow star.

* You have to perform step no.1 only once.

Addinto bookmarklet for wordpress.com

Addinto bookmarklet for wordpress.com

2. Publish a blog post and view it. Make sure the address bar of your browser shows the blog post url, and not the blog url! To be extra sure, just click the post title.

3. Click the bookmarklet from your browser (Addinto favourites). A new window will open in your browser.

4. Now click inside the address bar and copy the whole address bar. To do this, use the keyboard shortcuts (ctrl+a) and then (ctrl+c).

5. Go back to the edit mode of your post and choose HTML and not the visual mode. Write “Bookmark, promote or email this post” and click the link tab. Paste the copied url.

6. Save the blog post and view it. Click the link “Bookmark, promote or email this post” and experience the magic! :D

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Bookmark, promote or email this post

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Question
I want to use a button instead of a text link. How do I do that?

Answer
Well, if you prefer buttons, no problem! You can choose your own button and configure it according to your need by using the Addinto button generator!

The button generator does not generate non-javascript code any more – as pointed out by angelbc in a comment below. So, you can’t use the buttons in wordpressdotcom blogs.

Actually, Angelbc was right, they had deleted the non-javascript option, but they have emailed me where it is available. Also Sam has pointed it out in a comment here. Social bookmarking from Addinto for wordpress.com will let you get the code for wordpress.com. Just follow the instructions below!

Addinto button generator (for wordpress.com)

Addinto button generator (for wordpress.com)

After you publish a post, click the button generator link given above. (You can bookmark it in your browser for quick access.)

You can choose any button you like.

:!: Be careful about some of the parameters.

  • For the “Type” field choose “Favourites” and
  • for “Link Type” choose “Simple” (in order to configure a user-friendly social-bookmarking solution that works for wordpress.com).

After you configure the bitton correctly, generate the button code (click the button “GENERATE”) and copy it.

Go back to the “Edit” mode of the blog post and choose the tab “HTML” and not “Visual”. Paste the code at the end of your blog post.

Update the post and view it. Click your new power button and enjoy!!

AddInto

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  3. Sanjida:

    Hello. I’m an avid fan of your blog and I’m very thankful for the great tips you provide to WordPress.com users. I’ve used a few in the past and they have proved invaluable.

    However I tried using this particular suggestion and I have a comment. Apparently AddInto changed its button generator and bookmarklets and now it is not possible to use them in WordPress. The screens that appear now are quite different from the ones you show in your post. It seems that now they are using Javascript is being used, invalidating it for Wp.com usage.

    Check if what I am saying is right because this post might need to be updated now.

    Keep up the good work ;)

    Angel B
    Mexico City

    • Hello angelbc,
      Thanks for being a regular here and thanks for letting me know my posts are useful. A special thanks for letting me know about the changes in the Addinto services.

      I am writing a mail to them to request to bring it back. Let’s see what happens. Meanwhile, I will be doing a review of a similar service I found recently. Hopefully they won’t let us wordpressdotcommers down! :D

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