Friday, July 23, 2010

"Show Share Buttons" Not Working For All Blogs

Blogger wants bloggers to participate in social networking. They have encouraged this, for a long time, using the "Email Post Links" icon. Recently, they improved on the latter option, with a small set of buttons for sharing posts in the most popular social networking platforms. Now, our readers can have the option to easily share our posts using Email, Blog This!, Twitter, Facebook, and Google Buzz.

The new "Share Blog" Buttons are a part of the post template. Just like every other post template component, they are selected using the "Blog Posts" gadget in "Page Elements". Blogs with older templates may not have the required post template code, to make this option work.

If you use "Blog Posts", enable the Share Buttons, and still don't see the new buttons on your blog, reset the post template. Remember to backup the template, before and after making this change.

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11 comments:

Bombchell said...

I tried that & it didn't work

Bombchell said...

oooh ma bad, I went back and looked at my settings, then clicked the new share this, and it works!!! (^_^) thanks

Chuck said...

BTDT. Tx for the update. 8-}

SOiNTOiT said...

It worked!!!!!! Thank you!!!! Now...if I can get my avatar fixed....I'm over on your followers between Paul Scott and Keith Swiader but when I changed my avatar from that photo to a piece of my artwork....it didn't completely change in 'blogdom' (I think it will show here as my 'bubbles' when i click right now, we'll see):)

Chris Luhman said...

Thanks for this post! It helped me fix my site by resetting the post template.

Victor said...

Worked for me as well. Thank you!

tropichahni said...

It worked for me, but I had to then return to the widget and select again the share buttons. It took me 3 attempts until I realized that in the process the item had been deselected. Thanks for the help.

Colin Farr said...

ah cheers mate. worked for me!

Dreth said...

Just swingin' by to thank you, this little tip fixed my problem.

Victoria Koldewyn said...

Thank you! It worked a treat....I did have to clear cache and then go back to the Dashboard and reclick the widget to enable the share button bar (if that makes sense). I really appreciate your expertise and help!

Eric Knickerbocker said...

Yep. Your post was just what the doctor ordered. :D