Adding Big social Bookmarking Icons in wordpress

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Do you use social bookmark sites to promote your blogs ? Social bookmarking site can promote a big-social-bookmark-iconblog or site quickly. I saw bloggers are adding social bookmark icon in their post and articles. But the icons of social bookmark sites are unnoticeable. Do you think that blog readers will search for those social bookmark icon to promote your article? Most of the readers will not notice .By adding Big, Eye-catching Social Bookmarking Icons you can help blog readers to promote your articles on social bookmark sites.You can do ir menually or you can do it by using a plugin. Follow this steps to add big social bookmark icon :

Using Plugin
1. To do this you need a wordpress plugin named sociable. Download sociable from here. We are going to edit the plugin.

2. Create or dowload Big, Eye-catching Social Bookmarking Icons. You can find good collection of big social bookmark icon from here.

3. After now extract the zip file and go to sociable directory. Replace images inside sociable/images/ directory. For example, if you want to replace digg.png inside images directory.. rename your coustomized image as digg.png and replace it inside images.

4. Now you have to edit sociable.css inside sociable directory.  Find .sociable img and edit width and height to 60px. Save it and Upload the sociable folder to wp-content/plugins. Then activace the plugin from admin panel. Select yor favorite social bookmark from admin panel > settings > Sociable and have fun.

Note: Save your Image files and modified css file to replace those in later update on sociable plugin.

You can find lots of tutorials to add social bookmark icon manually. Here is a turorial about how to add Big social bookmark Icon Manually.. Have fun..

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7 Responses to Adding Big social Bookmarking Icons in wordpress

  1. Gume April 27, 2009 at 8:00 am #

    I was lloking for the plugin which would install SB icons on my blog. These icons will make it much more attractive.

  2. Chris September 30, 2009 at 12:18 am #

    Thanks for the tip. How to remove that hover effect?

  3. schwarzkophf January 29, 2010 at 6:33 am #

    Wiw, it’s nice tutorial for me!

  4. dim kon April 27, 2010 at 12:29 am #

    thanks, for advise. i did not realize up until now how much sb. brings traffic. those big icons help too.

  5. Oren Cohen May 20, 2010 at 10:51 pm #

    In wordpress 2.9.2 you need to disable “sprite usage for images” or it will not work.

  6. Miss Bathory July 6, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    Does Sociable work with

  7. Jewel October 17, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    Using these social bars on your site can really make a difference with traffic. Was surprised at how mine picked up after adding something similar.

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