Looks like the WordPress Plugin called ShareThis has some competition in the form of a widget. AddToAny is a service that you can use to make it easy for your visitors to subscribe to your content. Creating a button for your site is easy. There are two types of buttons you can make. One for your specific webpage or, for your RSS feed. For my example, I’m using my RSS feed.
Once of the cool things about this button is that when you hover over it, a big list of bookmarking services are presented as links. This makes it easy for you to cover alot of ground by using one image, instead of having a different image for each service which would make your blog look like a mess.
AddToAny works pretty much in the same way that AddThis.com works. AddThis.com is the one I use and have used for quite some time. I use that in conjunction with ShareThis so there shouldn’t be any issues in saving a particular item on this blog to a bookmarking service or feed reader of your choice.
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Alex King and company has released Share This Classic 1.5.1 which promises to add functionality from the new Share This 2.0 widget.
For those of you who have had trouble positioning the new ShareThis widget or need internationalization features now1, you can use the ShareThis Classic plugin for WordPress. The ShareThis Classic plugin adds three often requested features from prior versions: 1. the ability to choose which tabs you want to display 2. which order you’d like the tabs to display in 3. Facebook as a Social Web option
ShareThis Classic 1.5.1 | alexking.org
Alex King and the Share This team have done a splendid job with this plugin. It’s packed with features yet, is all contained within a small package.
Aaron over at Milienzo.com has published his first ever WordPress Plugin entitled ‘I Love Social Bookmarking‘. I love social bookmarking gives your readers a chance to submit your site/articles to various social bookmarking services via a tidy drop-down list.
Screenshot of the plugin in action:
Version 0.1b is a pre-release trial version released to eliminate bugs and identify popular feature requests before a general public release. If you’d like to help me test this version please install it and let me know of any problems you encounter or additional features you’d like to see included.
Personally, I enjoy using the ShareThis plugin as it provides many more options than Milienzo’s plugin, including the option of emailing the post. However, this is his first ever plugin so it will be interesting to see where he takes this. Milienzio, my advice is to look at what ShareThis has to offer and see if you can improve upon that.