At the time of writing this post you’ll probably notice (and it has been there a while) a “ShareThis” option at the bottom of each post and page. This allows readers to share the details on one of many Social Bookmarking sites using the popular ShareThis service 1.
And, back to the technical downsides, you’re often reliant on third party apps to provide the bookmarking system on your site, which limits what you can do. Well, it’s either that or learn their API.
So, over the coming weeks you will find the ShareThis plugin being replaced with seperate bookmarking options. Yes, I will be writing this as a plugin which I will then publish – it will integrate Simple Twitter Link and Simple Facebook Link as well. But I digest…
Here, simply because I had to compile them anyway, are the URLs required for some of the more popular social bookmarking services…
In all cases, replace
[url] with the URL and
[title] with, erm, the title.
- and, as always, other such services exist elsewhere!
- as in terms of code size and, therefore, the speed of your site