Plugins 030 – Sociable WordPress Plugin

Today we’re covering the Sociable WordPress Plugin. Similar in function to the Share This WordPress Plugin, Sociable adds link and share icons to the bottom of your blog posts and pages to make it easy for your web visitors to share your content through their favorite social network. List of social sites is extensive and include Digg, Facebook, Delicious, Twitter and MySpace and also provides an share via email option.

Features Include:

  • Ability to order the icons with an intuitive drag and drop interface
  • Disable/Enable the roll over functionality
  • Select which types of pages icons should appear on, such as posts, pages, homepage, etc..
  • Switch between icons and text links
  • Option to use a pop up (thickbox) to display icons
  • Open links in new window option
  • Use your own custom icon images

Plugins Podcast Skill Level: Any

To learn more about the Sociable WordPress Plugin, please visit the WordPress plugins sociable page,

Plugins 009 – Share This Plugin

Today we’re covering the ShareThis WordPress plugin. The ShareThis plugin adds the famous ShareThis widget to your blog posts and pages. The ShareThis widget makes it easy for your viewers to link your posts and pages on their preferred social bookmarking sites such as Digg, Facebook, Delicious and MySpace and also provides an share via email option.

ShareThis WordPress pluginFeatures Include:

  • Simple ShareThis link with icon
  • Extensive list of social bookmarking and sharing sites
  • Share via Email option
  • Options to add to pages and posts
  • Code snippet to add to your theme
  • Widget you can add to other parts of your web site

The plugin gives you the ability to customize the placement of the ShareThis widget in your theme. All you have to do is add the following line where you want the ShareThis link to appear.

<?php if (function_exists('sharethis_button')) { sharethis_button(); } ?>

To learn more about the ShareThis plugin, please visit the ShareThis WordPress plugin page, To learn more about ShareThis, please visit the official ShareThis web site,