tweetmeme button shortcode for wordpress.com

tweetmeme button image

Example

In a nutshell TweetMeme is a service which aggregates all the popular links on Twitter to determine which links are popular by categorizing them into Categories, Subcategories and Channels.  Using the TweetMeme Button you can discover new content and tweet about it.

Thanks to freshcookiezblog,  who  posted the news into a wordpress.com forum thread that a Tweetmeme shortcode is now available for use on wordpress.com blogs.

What is a shortcode?
A shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. Shortcodes can embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line. Shortcode = shortcut. — Shortcodes

tweetmeme button shortcode for wordpress.com

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13 thoughts on “tweetmeme button shortcode for wordpress.com

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  2. Thank you!

    I have been looking for this code for days! The only problem I found is that the Tweetmeme button just appears in the different posts but not in the main page of the blog. How can I solve this?

    Thank you again, you have been really helpful.

    • @albertofao
      If you are referring to a wordpress.com blog then we do not have FTP access to our blogs and cannot upload plugins or anything else into them. So the social bookmarking plugins that are available for wordpress.ORG installs cannot be used by wordpress.com bloggers. That’s why this shortcode has been developed.

      At wordpress.com we cannot access, let alone, edit the templates that underlay our themes as this is a multi-user blogging platform. In this shared environment all blogs with the same theme are, in essence, using the same template. Consequently, only Staff can access those files and edit them as whatever editing they do will be reflected on all blogs using the same theme. Additionally not all bloggers using the same theme want the same social bookmarks to automatically appear on their posts.

      Lastly, if you have heard the silly rumor that’s circulating that purchasing an annually renewable CSS editing upgrade would allow you to include coding in the CSS that will automatically produce social bookmarks like the tweetmeme button on every post, then you have been misinformed. CSS editing cannot be used to do this. The only way this could be accomplished is if Staff edited the templates that we cannot access.

      Setting all that aside it takes only a few moments to add the shortcode to every post. :)

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    • I didn’t think the thread in the forum would be seen by most wordpress.com bloggers so that’s why I blogged this. You’re welcome.

    • Thanks. What I have to be cautious about is pushing myself to act like I feel fine when, in fact, I don’t. Living with invisible disabilities that cause chronic pain as well as a perpetually compromised immune system puts one in a catch 22 position. One doesn’t want to be a whiner but it’s very hard not to become stoic and attempt to live up to the expectations of others who don’t perceive what the problems are and how they affect us. I don’t discuss that in this blog, and I choose not to devote much time to discussing it in my personal blog either, but I do appreciate your concern for me very much.
      Cheers :)

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