- the buttons at the top of Sharing Page are related to your own Social Media,here you put in your connection Urls and id’s
- At the bottom of each post and page you can include sharing buttons for your readers to share your content across a range of social networks/services.To customize your blog’s sharing options go to the Settings → Sharingpage in your dashboard.
Customise Your Services
There are a range of standard sharing services available. By default these are simply links to the sharing service.
However the buttons for Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Pocket, and Digg may also be displayed in “Official” mode. Official buttons will display the number of shares in real-time on your blog, as reported by the specific service.
To enable the official buttons, go down to the Button style menu and select Official buttons.
To configure which services you are using, simply drag and drop them from the Available Servicesto the Enabled Services section.
You also have the option of dragging any of the services into the Hidden Services section.
Any services placed here will be hidden and will only be visible when the reader hovers over a Share button.
Note that some services are not available if your blog is marked as private.
Customising Sharing Settings
You can customize how the buttons behave and look with the following settings.
- Button style allows you to choose whether you only want the button icon or the text link or both, or if you want the full Official buttons (where available).
- Sharing label allows you to customize the text before the share buttons. You can leave this blank.
- Open links in either the same window or another window.
- Show buttons on the front/archive/search results page, individual posts, pages, and media.
Save your changes and check out your blog to see the results.
Disabling Sharing On Specific Posts
You can disable the sharing option on specific posts or pages by using the checkbox at the bottom of the edit page:
You can enable/disable the WordPress.com Like button on the sharing page.
- Adding Your Own ServiceIf you would like to add a sharing service to your blog that is not available in the standard set, you can add it using the Add a new service link in the Available Services section.You will need to enter:
- Service name
- Sharing URL
- Icon URL
The Service name is the name you would like to use for the sharing service. It will appear in the link to the service and in the blog sharing stats, i.e. Buzz
The Sharing URL is the URL address to the sharing service. You can use the variables
%post_excerpt%in the URL, i.e. http://www.google.com/buzz/post?url=%post_url%
The Icon URL is the URL address to the icon image you wish to use for this service, i.e.http://www.someserver.com/images/buzz.png
Save the service and the new service will appear in the Available Services section.
As you customize the sharing services, you can see how they are ordered in the Live Previewsection.
You will now be able to see what your users are sharing and what services they are using to do so in your blog stats. Only the standard share links are counted, so if you are using the “Official” buttons or the Facebook Share/Like button, then the stats for these shares will not be counted.
In the stats page, you will now see the total shares.
Click on the number to see the share stats.
The share stats will show you the top sharing services on your blog. If you click on the shares numbers here, you can see the number of shares for each of your posts for this service, e.g. If you click on number of shares for Facebook, you will see all the posts that were shared using Facebook.
Share stats also show the top posts and pages in terms of the number of shares they received. If you click on the shares here, you will see all the services used to share that post.
Poll Daddy this is a link to a short video
- Polls are another great way to enhance your blog with an interactive element or feature. WordPress.com is directly integrated withPolldaddy, a popular online poll creation service, so adding them to your blog is very easy. Here is an example poll:
Do you use polls?No
You can access all poll functions/options from the settings -Polls The Polldaddy Polls and Ratings allows you to create and manage polls and ratings from within your WordPress dashboard. You can create polls, choose from 20 different styles for your polls, and view all results for your polls as they come in.
- First you need to sign up to Polldaddy you are given full instructions on how to set up polls,surveys,questionnaires there is a bit of shortcode the same as you used to embed a video.
- When you create a poll, survey, quiz or rating widget in your Polldaddy.com account, click on ‘embed & link’ and paste it into your page