UPDATED 3/16/14: I’ve closed comments on this post; most services that aren’t in this list don’t support this kind of connection. I hope you find the instructions and examples here helpful regardless.
UPDATED 3/26/11: Sharedaddy is now distributed as part of Jetpack, so I’m taking the opportunity to add some additional services to this list. Please continue to contribute if you have any other services that you’d like to see on this post.
In my previous post, I described in detail the process necessary to add a sharing service to the WordPress.com Sharing tools (also known to self-hosted WordPress users as the Sharedaddy plugin). Even if your favorite social network or sharing site isn’t available, odds are likely that you can find a method to add that service as a custom sharing button.
For the tutorial, I used Delicious as an example service because it’s a service I’ve used in the past, had a good URL structure that’s easy to demonstrate, and had nice screens that helped my instructions to be easier to follow. (It also had a nice site-provided 16×16 icon that we could use to mark the sharing service.)
This is a collection of various common sharing services that aren’t included in the Sharing tools defaults. It provides the necessary information so you can plug them in to your Sharing options. Remember, the three things you need to define a sharing service are:
- A name for the sharing service (used for the text label)
- The URL needed to send a link to the sharing service, which can use up to five variables, which are:
- And the URL of a 16×16 icon that can be used for the service.
(If you need a refresher on how to add custom sharing services, please see the previous article.)
I’ll provide the Sharing URL format—including the variable placement—and a 16×16 button icon you can use for the service. Whenever possible, I’ve tried to pull the icon from the sharing service itself to avoid any licensing issues. This means some of the icons are ugly. If you would rather, are there a few very nice sharing service icon collections available, but you’ll have to credit the author if you use them.
Since a good number of WordPress.com blogs have used GetSocialLive in the past, I think that’s as good a place to start as any. I’m only going to include those for version one of this post; if you would like another service or you have one that should be added to this list, please leave a comment and I’ll be happy to include it in a revision. I’d like this post be be a kind of “encyclopedia” of these services for people who are using ShareDaddy.
Filling Out the GetSocialLive Services
Of the services included in the GetSocialLive tool, Facebook, Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, and Twitter are already provided for use in Sharing Settings—so you won’t have to worry about those. As for the rest:
Services I Use, So They Get Preferential Treatment and Are Higher on the List
But Wait; There’s More
If you have a sharing service you either want to add to Sharedaddy’s custom option, or have added and already know how it works, please feel free to leave a comment on this post and I can get it added to this list.
113 comments on “Adding Specific Sharing Services to Sharedaddy or Jetpack”
Directions for Pinterest would be most appreciated!!
I took a look at this just this morning and there doesn’t appear to be a way to do this, but I am doing some additional looking later today.
Made any progress on a sharing option for Pinterest?
My wife just noticed that there are “Pin It” buttons on articles at marthastuart.com. I had a look at the code behind them and it looked really complicated. If you do happen to figure out how to make it work, many would be interested. Thanks!
Was going to ask about Pinterest. I was going to mess around tonight and see if I can build something..
It’s not much, but a quick way to append Pinterest pin button to the sharedaddy buttons: via jQuery (did a quick tutorial). Really just appending there goodies link to the last list element.
Unfortunately, those methods aren’t available to users on WordPress.com, so they can’t use a fully-supported Pinterest button at this time.
Looking to add Buffer…I’ve been playing a bit with it, but no dice.
(In case the code gets crapped out… http://textsnip.com/e5176a )
Nevermind..got it figured out! Yeah :)
Crap..never mind..got it halfway…doesn’t seem to pass the title or url yet…must need a bit of tweaking..
Hey, I’m trying to use a icon for Tumblr… but after I add it, another icon shows up. Any ideas on what might be the issue?
Hi, the Pinboard code leads to a login that doesn’t recognise legitimate login data, so I’m guessing they’ve changed how to share there :( Any update of the code?
Is there a way to get the Google+ share button on there?
Hi Ryan, thumbs up for your post. Successfully added a few that Jetpack doesn’t offer. Thanks agin.
Can you help me the code for We Heart It : http://weheartit.com/ ? I need it for my jetpack plugin. Thanks
Hello; do you know if there is available documentation for that service? I’m unable to find any that would help me create the sharing button.
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