It all started when a blogger from registered in IndiBlogger.in wanted to know how to add social bookmarks to blogger.com. And soon I noticed that there were more bloggers requesting help for the same. So I thought it was better that I put down a blog post about this. And here goes my tutorial on how to add social bookmarks to blogger.com.
First things first, blogger.com does not currently have a provision to add Social Bookmarking to blogs hosted at blogger.com. However, there are work arounds that work really well. Below is a tutorial of how one such workaround will put up Social Bookmarking on your blogger.com blog.
To start off you need some help from 3rd party websites like AddThis. Visit http://www.addthis.com/web-button-select and select the social bookmarking button you like. Then select ‘on a blog’ and ‘Blogger’ platform as I have shown in picture below and click on the “Get your button code” button.
Then you will see the next page where you can copy the code to be inserted into your blogger.com template. Copy the code and paste it on a notepad or just leave the window open.
In a new window, log in to www.blogger.com with your username and password. Once logged in you will see your dashboard. From the dashboard click on the layout link that will take you to edit the layout of your blog.
Then click on Edit HTML link to edit your template.
Then select the check box that says “Expand Widget Template”.
Then do a search for the tag <div class=’post-footer’> in the template. Copy and paste the Social bookmarking widget code below this tag.
Once that is done, click on Save Template as indicated with arrows above.
And that’s it, Social Bookmarking has been added to your blog. Have fun making your blog readers add your blog posts to Digg, Delicious and other Social Bookmarking sites.
You can also download social-bookmarks-on-blogger as a PDF file for easy offline reference.
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