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Adding social share buttons to Blogger posts

Update: Support for the Digg button has been added but is not reflected in the images.

Just above this text you will see three buttons. One each for @Digg, Google Buzz, @, and @. The following instructions detail how to add the same buttons to your Blogger blog.

1) From your Blogger dashboard click on Design.

design

2) After which select the Edit HTML tab.

edit-html

3) Now you can see the HTML that makes the guts of your blog but not all of it. Expand the Widget Templates and to see the rest.

expand-widgets

4) Scroll down or control/command-f to do a search for the following line of code.


5) Just above that line insert the following code. This will put all three share button under neath the title on each single post page. Fill in the data-via value with your Twitter screen_name. If you wish you can remove the data-related value.


6) Save the template.

save-template

If you visit a blog post you should now see the three buttons but alas something is amiss. The three buttons are not aligned so let us fix that.

needs-alignment

7) Switch to the Template Designer tab.

template-designer

8) Navigate to the Add CSS tab.

add-css

9) Copy over the following code to the custom CSS box.


10) Apply the custom CSS to your blog.

apply-to-blog

And now enjoy your new share buttons. :)

share-buttons

If you have any issues let me know in the comments.

Comments

  1. thanks man it is working thanks a lot....

    ReplyDelete
  2. There's an easy (although less customizable) way to do this now -

    Design > Page Elements > Blog Posts [edit] > Show Share Buttons [tick]

    ReplyDelete
  3. Dunc: That only shows a count of +1's. It doesn't show the number of shares on Twitter, etc.

    ReplyDelete

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