Add Social Links to Your Wordpress Theme Without a Plugin

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Add Social Links to Wordpress Without a Plugin

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wparena December 16, 2009 at 3:48 am

well written and easy explanation…will try on my new blog

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Markus December 16, 2009 at 7:34 am

cheers mate
better without a plugin

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Uttam Pegu December 16, 2009 at 11:50 am

Thank you for the beautiful tip! I totally agree that, its better to use this code than using a plugin.

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matthewlyle December 16, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Thanks guys; glad you agree. I think that if you can ever not use a plugin, then you probably shouldn't.

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Cliff December 26, 2009 at 12:39 am

Is there any possible way do add a LiveJournal social link to a Wordpress theme without a plugin?

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cdstar1 December 31, 2009 at 9:35 am

im not quite sure i understand, i copy and paste above code but it just shows up like that in my blog.

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matthewlyle January 1, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Where are you placing it? It needs to be placed in the theme files (single.php for example.)

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matthewlyle January 1, 2010 at 9:08 pm

That one I'm not sure about. If you could show me an example of the link that appears when you click a “Share to Live Journal” link I could give you the code, but I haven't been able to find the structure that Live Journal uses to share links.

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Lucian March 16, 2010 at 4:53 am

The plugin save us time and have additional options, and a list of hudreds of social networks or bookmarking sites to choose.

I've used sociable, but i don't like to have many social networks with small icons.

I will change to 3 icons, big ones, tweet meme button, facebook share and digg. I think it is enough and all people use those 3. Very few people use others.

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paul April 30, 2010 at 5:27 pm

thank you!

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