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Celebrating a Century of blogging

admin | October 11, 2007

Something special has happened to miLienzo.com recently. Its voice has dropped, its shoulders have broadened and it’s started to develop a bit of stubble under the chin. It’s even started showing a keen interest in lady blogs! That’s right, miLienzo.com has come…..

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Guest blogging: if it’s good for you it’s good for me

admin | September 15, 2007

Guest blogging has become quite a common trend these days. Many bloggers are taking advantage of guest writers, and it seems a mutually beneficial process. The host gets to put their feet up for the day and get a nice…..

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Give me your full length!

admin | September 12, 2007

As I’m sure the infamous Swiss Toni would agree, writing a blog is like making love to a beautiful woman. First you must seduce her with a sexy headline. Once you have her attention you should start at the top, whispering irresistible…..

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Trials and tribulations of using WordPress to display code syntax

admin | September 6, 2007

Have you ever tried to display HTML, PHP or JavaScript code as part of a WordPress article? It’s not fun is it? Yet there are a few steps we can take to make code render exactly how we want it to……

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Be ‘digged’ and die happy

admin | September 4, 2007

You may have noticed a new funky little ‘Share the love’ icon appear at the bottom of every article over the last few days. Go on, hover the mouse over it and see what happens. I’ve got absolutely no evidence…..

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Do you want to win $4,000 worth of stuff?

admin | September 1, 2007

After a brief respite from blogging, today I return to my blogging action stations (my cheap desk from Office World) to report on how you could get a chunk of David Airey’s amazing $4,000 anniversary blog giveaway. Despite the fact David is…..

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I Love Social Bookmarking

I Love Social Bookmarking is a simple WordPress plugin that allows your readers to submit your content to social media services via a clutter-free drop-down list of attractive icons.

What are social media services?

If you’ve not heard of social media sites such as Digg or del.icio.us you should get to know them. They allow Internet users to save and rank web pages that they find interesting and share them with their friends and other users. When your content gets shared with others this can potentially generate huge levels of traffic for your blog. Just what you want, right?

How is ILSB different?

There are other social media plugins that do a similar job. ILSB aims to keep things as simple as possible for both you and your readers, to run with minimal system resources, and to look good whilst she’s at it. The plugin features attractive icons provided by FastIcon.com, is easily customisable to fit your blog’s theme, is XHTML standards-compliant and is SEO optimised by using the “nofollow” tag.

Which social media services are supported?

Currently supported: Blinklist, Blogmarks, Digg, del.icio.us, Furl, Ma.gnolia, NewsVine, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Technorati. More to come soon!

Download

  • Download Share the Love 0.3.2 (Released 7 March 2008)

If upgrading from a previous version, you may need to hit the “Reset Defaults” button to initialise all the new features and options.

Installation

  1. Unzip the download file and upload the i-love-social-bookmarking folder into your WordPress plugins directory. (eg /wp-content/plugins/i-love-social-bookmarking/ )
  2. From the Plugins page of your WordPress administration panel click ‘activate’ for I Love Social Bookmarking.

Administrator options

From your WordPress administration panel (under Options > I Love Social Bookmarking) the following options are available:

  • Automatic or manual display – select whether to have I Love Social Bookmarking automatically inserted at the end of each post or whether to manually insert it into your template files. If manual use the following code:<?php if (function_exists(‘ilsb’)){ilsb();} ?>
  • Select WordPress pages – Select which WordPress page types on which the plugin will automatically be placed.
  • Select social media services – Select which social media services you would like to include
  • List title – A string of text that will be used alongside the Love icon
  • List style – Horizontal or vertical
  • Background colour – The hexadecimal colour of the background of the list
  • Link anchor – Whether or not to display the name of the social media service
  • Font – The font face to be used
  • Font size – The font size to be used
  • Link target – Option to force the links to open in a new window

Version History

  • 7 October 2007 – Version 0.1b – Pre-release trial version
  • 9 October 2007 – Version 0.1.2 – Fixed bug affecting WP2.3 users viewing admin options
  • 10 October 2007 – Version 0.1.3 – Streamlined PHP
  • 13 October 2007 – Version 0.2
    • Added option to select which on WordPress page types the plugin is displayed
    • Added option to force links to open in new window
    • Added social media serviced: Bloglines and Facebook
    • Fixed bug causing conflicts with other plugins, including WP-Tables plugin
    • Streamlined PHP
  • 16 October 2007 – Version 0.2.1 – Fixed minor bugs affecting users with WordPress installed in folder other than root folder, and CSS conflict with some themes.
  • 28 October 2007 – Version 0.2.2 – Fixed bug affecting non-WordPress 2.3 installations when using search function.
  • 2 March 2008 – Version 0.3 – Major rewrite of the hover-over effect using JavaScript. Should eradicate many of the minor CSS bugs/browser-discrepancies.
  • 6 March 2008 – Version 0.3.1 – Bug tweak fixing minor display issue in Internet Explorer.
  • 7 March 2008 – Version 0.3.2 – Background colour bug fix.

License

I Love Social Bookmarking is released under the GNU General Public License. This means the software is free to use, redistribute and modify. Happy days!

If you like ILSB please write about it on your blog and send a link my way.

Do you want a Jaiku invite?

admin | January 17, 2008

Do you have too much time on your hands? Are you sometimes left wondering what you could possibly do with all your spare time? Do you just wish that there was another instant-messaging-social-media know-what-you’re-doing-at-all-times thingy to play around with? Well,…..

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Aviary: The sky’s the limit for web-based design applications

admin | January 14, 2008

A small group of Internet software developers in New York are hoping to turn the world of online art on its head with a new suite of creative applications called Aviary. Aviary will consist of an entire flock of bird-themed applications…..

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LoopPress: New WordPress showcase site launched

admin | November 11, 2007

It is my duty to make a quick mention for a new WordPress showcase site that was launched last week. LoopPress is the brainchild of Jim Keiffer and has been launched to showcase beautiful WordPress designs. From LoopPress:If you’re like me, you…..

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Microblogging: What’s it all about?

admin | November 8, 2007

So, microblogging eh? What is it all about? To be honest with you, I haven’t got a clue. In the past I’ve been quite vocal about the pointlessness of Twitter, but something strange must have come over me today because I’ve joined the microblogging revolution……

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What do you make of this PageRank hullabaloo?

admin | October 28, 2007

Even the less observant amongst us wont fail to have noticed the recent disquiet emanating from the blogosphere concerning that little green bar we all love to hate. One minute it’s down, the next it’s up, leaving many bloggers in something of…..

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This time next year, Rodney, we’ll be millionaires!

admin | October 22, 2007

One of the winners from David Airey’s anniversary giveaway bonanza was a chap called Bruce who won a blog review from yours truly. I’ve not been the quickest in honouring my commitment (sorry, Bruce) but I am a man of my word…..

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Celebrating a Century of blogging

admin | October 11, 2007

Something special has happened to miLienzo.com recently. Its voice has dropped, its shoulders have broadened and it’s started to develop a bit of stubble under the chin. It’s even started showing a keen interest in lady blogs! That’s right, miLienzo.com has come…..

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Nipperz with attitude: DJ Sara and DJ Ryusei

admin | September 21, 2007

I may be away from home and away from the blogoshere for a week, but that doesn’t stop me using the power of WordPress’ forward-publishing capabilities to serve up something for the weekend. As many of you know, I used to…..

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Guest blogging: if it’s good for you it’s good for me

admin | September 15, 2007

Guest blogging has become quite a common trend these days. Many bloggers are taking advantage of guest writers, and it seems a mutually beneficial process. The host gets to put their feet up for the day and get a nice…..

Read more

Give me your full length!

admin | September 12, 2007

As I’m sure the infamous Swiss Toni would agree, writing a blog is like making love to a beautiful woman. First you must seduce her with a sexy headline. Once you have her attention you should start at the top, whispering irresistible…..

Read more