I’ve been looking at Social Bookmarking sites and what kind of impact they’re having on the way the general Internet populace finds news, tells the world about their discoveries and in general increases activity on a particular topic of interest faster than any search engine ever could.
I recently modified the blog template on my site to include a “Click to Social bookmark” section below each post title as you must have noted.
Want the same section on your site? Read on…
My Social Bookmarking section seems to have gained some sort of audience and I thought I’d go
ahead and give it off to anyone who was interested. So I made a
Wordpress template for everyone to use. If anyone’s interested I could
make a Blogger template as well. Ask for it if you want it.
The WordPress template snippet
Here’s the WordPress template snippet: dhirajgupta_socialbookmark_wordpress.zip
How to install?
This will currently only work for people who host their own WordPress blogs with someone other than WordPress. This seems to be a requirement for you to be able to edit your WordPress theme – they don’t let you edit it right there.
The template snippet expects the images for the Social bookmarking block to be present in a folder called Images inside the folder where you have the WordPress template. This is the norm and you should already have it. Copy the images from the zip file to your template’s Images folder.
Next it’s time to finally insert my Social Bookmarking template snippet into your actual WordPress template. To do this, open up the wordpress.html file from the zip file you downloaded from my site. Copy all the contents from this HTML file into the correct place in your “The_Loop” section. Normally you would paste it right under your title header area. Save and refresh your blog; you should see the Click to Social Bookmark link come up.
Place, lay it out and tweak according to your preferences.
And in case you have any problems, do let me know.
A word of caution
I’m not quite an experienced WordPress user, any help / assistance / feedback on the working of the template snippet would be quite appreciated.
This template snippet will end up increasing the page download size of your blog for first time visitors, a little bit. The stuff that gets added (Overlib JS, image) should be cached by the browser well, though. Your Mileage May Vary.
This is not really a full blown template yet, it requires you to already have a template ready. If any of you’ve got a cool template and would like to share it with the rest of the Internet along with the Social Bookmark section incorporated, do drop me a line.
I really don’t want to get into any kind of licensing or that kind of stuff. So please consider it free of all restrictions, modify, use, do *whatever* you want to, with it.
If you’re feeling thankful, you could leave a shoutout on your site. Do tell me if you find it useful, here or by feedback.
A big shoutout to Socializer, for inspiration on this.
A bigger shoutout to NEO Binaries for helping me find Socializer in the first place! I just clicked Bookmarks on the comprehensive category list.
A big shout out to the guys at Overlib too, you guys rock!