Social Dropdown Wordpress Plugin
This plugin displays several social bookmarking options in a dropdown. Unlike other social bookmarking displays, this does not cause clutter.
Whats new in 2.0
Version 2.0 features a new fresh look which is much easier to use and is extremely search engine friendly. Nonetheless, if you do not like the new layout, you can always use the old one via the administration panel. The new layout should go well with most layouts.
Supported Social Bookmarks
Feed Me Links
In addition, you can customize the order of the bookmarks or choose to remove some of them without editing a file.
If you do not like Dropdowns, this plugin has the ability to show the bookmarks without the dropdown - similar to what other plugins display.
A working Wordpress install
Your WordPress theme must contain a call to the
Your WordPress theme must contain the Wordpress loop
Most Wordpress installs and templates have these, so you need not worry about these.
Upload the "social-dropdown" (actually, any directory will do) folder into the "/wp-content/plugins/" directory.
Login to your Wordpress Dashboard Panel and activate the "Social Dropdown" plug-in from the plugins tab. If there are no error messages (e.g. in the options panel or else-where), the plugin is properly installed.
<?php Show_Dropdown(); ?>at where you want the social bookmarks to be displayed. This line of code should be placed within the Wordpress loop (i.e. the place where your posts appear).
You can rearrange, add and remove bookmarks that are displayed via the
Settings > Social Dropdownpanel in Wordpress 2.5 and above, or in the
Options > Social Dropdownpanel in earlier versions of Wordpress.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you re-arrange bookmarks?
Version 1.30 and above of this plug-in supports the customization of bookmarks via administration panel. In order to customize your bookmarks, use the drag and drop feature in
Options > Social Dropdown.
There's something wrong with your plugin
If you found any problems, please reach me at ready725 at gmail.
What browsers do the plugin support? The plugin validates properly under the XHTML validator, hence it should looks fine on most browsers which follows standards. The plugin has been tested on Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox.
You can check what version the plug-in is at via visiting the
Options > Social Dropdown panel.
Social Dropdownplug-in. You may want to back-up your existing plug-in files just in case if there are any errors while updating.
Replace the files in the
social-dropdowndirectory located in the Wordpress plug-ins directory.
Social Dropdownplug-in from the administration dashboard.
If you have modified the
GenerateAll() function, copy the modified area and set
true to preserve your changes.
$overrideoptions can be found in
socialdropdown.php, these are some areas you can edit to influence how the dropdown appears.
GenerateAll() function, you can re-arrange how the items appear, add new items or remove them (after setting
true). You can already do this using the
Options > Social Dropdown panel.
Each social bookmark is generated using the
GenerateLink() function, and the URLs used are created using the
GenerateURL() function. The parameters are as followed: GenerateLink($type), where $type is the name of the social bookmark (e.g. Digg is represented as 'digg').
In order to add a new bookmark, add the following lines of code after an item [i.e. after
break;] in the GenerateURL() function. An example is shown:
case '[name of social bookmarking site]': ?> [URL to social bookmark page] <?php break;
In this example, when you call
GenerateURL('yahoo'), the link for this item is generated. The link is the direct link to the submitting URL, usually available as an API on the social bookmarking site. Within the URL, there is some PHP code.
the_title() represents the post title, while
echo get_the_permalink() represents the URL of the post.
generatebookmarks.php, find a variable called
$all. Add '|[your bookmark name here]' to the end of the string. For example, in the case of Yahoo, if $all contains "google", then the result will be "google|yahoo".