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Friday, December 12, 2008

Social bookmark buttons at bottom of posts (detailed)

Adding social bookmark at the bottom of every post seems to be a favorite request. Fortunately, AddThis has made it very easy. You can see an example of this at the bottom of every post of Natural Remedies.

To get your own buttons, just go to AddThis social bookmark, click on GET YOUR BUTTON and that will take you to a page as shown in screen shot below:

AddThis social bookmark

select the type of button you want, chose your blogging platform which for the majority of readers of this blog will be BLOGGER, then click GET YOUR BUTTON. If you do not already have an account, sign up for an account. You will then be taken to a page where you will get the codes for adding to your template which in my case will be as shown in the scroll box below (yours will have a different addthis_pub=""):

To include the button beneath each post, go to LAYOUT, click EDIT HTML, tick EXPAND WIDGET TEMPLATE, search for <div class="post-template"> tag and paste the code immediately after the tag. A fast way of finding the tag is to press ctrl+F and search. After you have pasted the code into the template, PREVIEW and if everything OK, save template.

IMPORTANT: Always backup template and backup Widgets (formerly called Page Elements) before editing the template.


  1. Yep, AddThis makes it very easy. :D

  2. Help! I want to take out my digg widget at the side of every post. I have tried to take out the same text I put in but either can't remember it or am doing something wrong!!!

  3. Faced with same situation I would backup Page Elements (gadgets), backup template and reinstall fresh template.

  4. Thankuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

  5. Hi there..seriously i love ur blog. I would like to put ur link i my blog. Juz need to ask you sumting. I've add the YM logo in my blog but it seems not functioning. Even if i'm online (YM), the YM button there is still offline. Can u assist? Thank you

  6. This was great! THANK YOU! I've seen other people who have this on their blogger account and was wondering how to do that!

  7. nice trick mate !
    thanx for this post !

  8. How would I add the AddThis button to every post if I am using the older form of Blogger that has "template" instead of "layout"?

  9. Hi. I've been blogging seriously for about a year and have blogged a little before that. I'm "teaching" a beginners class for blogging and am looking for some tips on making blogging easy. And some simple extras to teach. Please let me know if you can help me.


  10. Blogger Book is written for beginners. If anything missing, please comment and suggest.

  11. finally! i found the perfect social bookmarking for my blog. thank you so much for sharing this one! really helped me.

    maxi of

  12. I can not find this tag:
    div class="post-template"
    in the HTML. I used control F, etc. Did this change since the post? Please help! thanks ~Gretchen

  13. Different template may use different terminology

  14. Thank you so much for all this helpful information. I had to use post-footer instead of post-template.

  15. This is perfect. I've been looking for this solution for a while.


  16. I installed this, and while the blog entry shows up on my facebook page, the thumbnail picture with it won't show up. Any suggestions?

  17. >>>>
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  18. Old Blogger - - does anyone know how to "enable permalinks" so I can get the share button to work for every post?? - I already put the code into the template but it won't "share" the individual posts

    thanks for any help

  19. Sign into Dashboard, go to SETTINGS > ARCHIVING and enable post page.

  20. Thank you so much
    I use blogger but on my own server - I had to change the "add this" code to match the permalink code in blogger in order for it to work so each post would "share"

  21. Thank you sooooooo much!!

  22. Thanks for sharing information.....

  23. Hi,

    Great post! As a blogger, you always look for more traffic isn't it.The secret way to increase traffic to your website and improve your page rankings is to get your blog - website linked to Social Bookmarking Sites.


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  24. Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to organize, store, manage and search for bookmarks of resources online. Unlike file sharing, the resources themselves aren't shared, merely bookmarks that reference them.

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  25. Nice blog!! I would say that, Social bookmarking is a method for web users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of tags or keywords on sites.
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