Buttons to share on WordPress.com

A while ago I discovered a new option in the settings of my blogs on WordPress.com : Share . This new screen on your desktop allows – finally – to offer a simple system for your readers to share your tickets in the most common social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Stumbleupon, Reddit), in addition to printing, send by email or re-publish your entries with the controversial system we talked about at the time .

The system used is the Sharedaddy plugin and you just have to drag and drop the icons that you want to offer and, under an icon of " Share " will appear in your entries or where you define, simple and effective.

This new feature, so long expected, will be a tremendous boost for blogs hosted on WordPress.com because it greatly facilitates the task of promoting content, something that Automattic is working on a lot lately, and we congratulate ourselves for that.

Themes that imitate famous websites

We all like to have a site with a differentiating aspect but there are many occasions when it may be interesting to have a design that imitates famous websites. Imagine, for example, a Facebook fan blog, or a portal about Apple world, would not you like to offer a look similar to the service or web you're paying tribute to?

Well, here's a review by some ] themes that mimic well-known websites . Surely you already knew one, but some may surprise you.

Large companies that use WordPress • WordPress Help

A few days ago I was asked by a client, gripped by doubts and urban legends about the suitability of using WordPress for large volume projects that he knew of large companies that use WordPress to have a guarantee that your site would not leave you lying.

As you can see there is everything from corporate news sites of large corporations, digital newspapers, some of the most trafficked blogs in the world, all

Now, if you or someone in your environment is going to manage a site with more traffic, visits, needs or functionalities, then WordPress is not for you (read the ironic tone)

Turn your blog into a Menéame or Digg

You already know that with WordPress you can get almost any functionality but did you know that you do not need Pligg or other specialized CMS to create a clone of Digg or menéame ]?

You can do it really easy, like everything in WordPress, with a simple plugin called " Vote it up ", a great system to add a voting system to your posts.

] Once you install it, a button with numbering is added to each post so that your readers can vote, both positively and negatively, and many more things that you can configure in the options panel of the plugin, such as the appearance of the button, which users can vote, etc.

To appear the button in your posts you must add the following code in the 'loop':

You can also use the most voted posts widget or add it directly in your template with this code: [19659002] In short, a very complete plugin that will add to your blog a really interesting functionality, especially indicated for sites of analysis of products, downloads or any element susceptible of valuation by your readers.

Yahoo Buzz – WordPress plugin

A few hours after the release of the new social network Yahoo Buzz a site like Digg or menéame where you can ] promote your stories so that, with luck, they get to the cover of, not already Buzz but of the same Yahoo homepage there is already a plugin to be able to vote for your blog posts and appearing in Yahoo Buzz .

The plugin WPBuzz developed by Travis Johnson even before the publication opened of Yahoo Buzz it is very easy to install – like any other, and also has options page for you to configure it to your liking.

Do not want to install more plugins? ]well, there's no problem either. In the page of Yahoo Buzz have enabled a good amount of buttons so you can socialize your posts by simply choosing the code to include in your template (usually in single.php ), and that you can see right here at the end of each article.

Template in Spanish – Digg 3 columns

The template WordPress Digg 3 columns is a great theme that superbly mimics the structure and appearance of the popular site Digg.com but adapted to the necessary use in a blog. It is a classic theme but essential and very well structured.

Screenshot:

Demo in English: Digg 3 Columns in Themes HelpWordPress

Download:

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What you read is an original content of WordPress Help – Resources, themes, plugins and tutorials in Spanish and published Fernando Tellado first here: Template in Spanish – Digg 3 columns

[RUMOR] Google has purchased Digg

It seems that someone has finally bought Digg and it seems that that has been Google . I do not even want to think about the figure that will have to pay if the news is confirmed, but surely it is something less than YouTube but something more than we imagined.

 about-diggguy "src =" https: //ayudawp.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/about-diggguy.jpg "width =" 239 "align =" left "border =" 0 "/> Your initial idea, I repeat that according to the rumors, is After all, and if we look at it coldly, the task is the same as, in most cases, what users share in services such as <em><a href= Digg . ] or Menéame are news extracted from traditional media in its version online .

They also say that this is because Google did not know how to make money News which is not surprising considering that the rumors also say that they do not know how to make money YouTube .The problem is that the news that now and publish in Google News are, as I said, taken from other media and that prevents them from attaching advertising as this is directly illegal.

Who knows where this can come from, what is clear is that if this is confirms and finally Digg is integrated into Google News the latter is going to be quite different from how we know it right now. Especially because of the huge community of users that form Digg and that would give a very interesting boost to this Google service quite ignored.

And most interesting of all, if this merger comes to fruition Would you integrate Google your Digg to the other languages? If this were the case and they would get a Spanish version we would be talking about the real competitor of Menéame .

The theme will be, how will real news differ from opinion articles, funny things and bullshit? several? How do you think this can come out?

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NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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How to install plugins manually in WordPress • WordPress Help

We have already been several months and still lacked a clear and explanatory guide about how to install plugins in WordPress . Although something Guillermo advanced us some time ago, I think some more clarification was needed, especially at the time of activation in your blog.

I'll try to get it …

The basic process is the following:

1. Download the plugin

Normally, it will be in the form of a compressed (zip) file. You download it, unzip it on your computer and you will see – one of two – a folder or a simple file. In some cases it will be accompanied by a text file with explanations about its use and installation I recommend that you always read it.

The main file of the plugin is usually a file with extension .php where, if you open it with a text editor, you will see that it also usually gives information about its function, author, version, etc. This information is what is usually displayed in the plugins management window of your blog.

Also, depending on the plugin, it may be accompanied with other files and folders.

2. Upload the plugin to your server

You must upload the folder or file of the plugin to your server. The path where you should always stay is " wp-content / plugins / ", once you have uploaded it as " wp-content / plugins / miplugin / " – if it is a folder – or " wp-content / plugins / miplugin.php " if it is a simple file.

To upload files you can use three methods mainly:

  1. FTP Client – You have to enter the access data to the server provided by your hosting provider. You have very good free clients for Mac, Linux and Windows, and everyone does their work quickly and easily, even allowing uploading files with the drag and drop procedure. It is my recommended option.
  2. Hosting Control Panel – On many occasions, although not always, your hosting provider will have a file browser from which you can perform file uploading, downloading, editing and almost anything you would do with an FTP client. The advantage is that everything you do from the browser and no need to install any application on your computer.
  3. OneClick / MyFTP – These plugins for WordPress allow you to upload and install plugins and themes without leaving the administration panel of your WordPress blog. Its main advantage is that you do not have to decompress the downloaded plugin before on your computer because they do it for you.

Of course, there are more options but what you get with all of them is more or less this …

And as we mentioned before, depending on whether the plugins come in the folder or not you can have both types within the directory .

3. Activate the Plugin

Once you have the files in the right place you must access your control panel WordPress and go to the Plugins window . You will see a list of the available ones, where you can distinguish the active from the inactive by their different color and the link that offers you "Activate" or "Deactivate".

[19659003] You only have to do click on "Activate" and your plugin will be installed completely.

Now, you should keep in mind at this point that some plugins need some configuration. There are two possibilities for this:

    1. Options Page – In the Options window of your administration panel you will find sections for the configuration of some plugins. It is always advisable to visit them and customize their operation so that it adapts to the function they must perform, and sometimes you can even configure their appearance.

  1. Insertion of Code – In many (yes, many) occasions you must activate the plugin by inserting some type of code in the files of your template . It is a method that may seem old and even cause you insecurity if you have no familiarity with programming, but it is a very safe and adaptable way to include functions … especially if they are facing your readers. In this way you will not only offer what the plugin gives you but you can even decide yourself where to show your virtues . Normally in the README file of the plugin in question will tell you what is the code to include, where you can add it and even if you have variable parameters that you can adjust. Some very popular that use this method are those of Lester Chan . For example, in the documentation of use of WP-PageNavi tells you that to activate it completely you must include the following code in the place where you want the "Digg style" navigation menu offered by the plugin to appear.

    In the case of this plugin, it is advisable to add this code in the file footer.php of your template (usually before the tag )


That's it. I hope to have clarified some not very obvious aspects of installing plugins and, if you dare, you can visit the download area and install some that offer interesting features.

Do not forget to visit the blog if do not want to miss the next installment, where we will explain in detail how to install and launch the themes (templates). If you do not want to miss any article you already know that you can subscribe to the Feed by RSS or Email and receive the news on your computer.

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Digg in your Blog

 diggbutton.png There are many ways to integrate a button in your blog to socialize your posts in Digg mostly using plugins.

But none of them it is necessary, and consequently you can release the load of your blog, using a few lines of code.

You paste it in the Loop ((The part of your template that shows the interaction interface with your readers)), preferably in index.php or in comments.php .

If you also want to display the Digg button when you are viewing a post you will also have to add it to the file [19659008] single.php the following code before the "postmetadata":

You have more options in the Digg website .