Sociable & SlideShare update

I’ve just committed Sociable version 2.8.1, which, next to fixing some bugs and xhtml compliancy issues, brings a pretty cool new feature: the ability to add the social bookmark icons to your RSS feed.

This feature, requested by Rajiv Shivane, allows you to add the same buttons you were adding under your posts to your feed, and offer your RSS readers the ability to directly share your posts! An example:

sociable-in-feed.png

Another thing is that the SlideShare plugin didn’t seem to work with WordPress 2.6 either (that completes the list of now having had to update every single plugin I have for 2.6). Turns out SlideShare have also changed their embed code, and the new version 1.3 of the plugin uses that. You will need to update your settings for this one as well (sigh, yes, I know…).

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26 Responses

  1. Manuel MerzBy Manuel Merz on 17 July, 2008

    Hey Joost, is there a way to add the social icons only to single.php and not on the home or index page?

  2. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 17 July, 2008

    @Manuel yes, that’s a setting in the backend :)

  3. Not working in feedsBy Not working in feeds on 17 July, 2008

    Hi

    Thanks for sharing the use of this plugin, totally awesome.

    I found a problem, not sure if it’s something I have overlooked, or what. :(

    I don’t see any instructions on how to get the social bookmarking icons to appear in the feeds, at current, there are no icons showing up in either the entries or comment feeds and the box has been ticked to apply the icons in the feeds, but they do not appear…

    I’m using wordpress 2.5.1

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks

  4. Not working in feedsBy Not working in feeds on 17 July, 2008

    p.s
    Shuttle redirects to sourceforge.net for some reason.

  5. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 17 July, 2008

    Are you using FeedBurner?

  6. Not working in feedsBy Not working in feeds on 17 July, 2008

    No, your plugin doesn’t mention that you should use feedburner, it says that it will place those socialbookmarking icons in your feeds, which I presumed the wordpress themes.

    Is that what it was intended to do, to place them in the wordpress themes?

  7. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 17 July, 2008

    No I don’t say you should, was just looking for a cause of slow updates. What’s your site’s URL?

  8. Not working in feedsBy Not working in feeds on 17 July, 2008

    Looking at my site’s url is not going to help matters…lol :)

    All I can just say is that your plugin does not insert the rss feed icons into the wordpress rss feed.

  9. Not working in feedsBy Not working in feeds on 18 July, 2008

    Are you looking into this issue at all?

  10. Milan PetrovicBy Milan Petrovic on 18 July, 2008

    Great plugin! New RSS feature works but only if you set for RSS feed to include full posts. If it’s set to Summary only, then no sociable icons. I hope that you will fix this soon. Once again thanx for the plugin.

  11. Not working in feedsBy Not working in feeds on 18 July, 2008

    Nice Catch Milan, I hadn’t thought about that. :)

  12. TomerBy Tomer on 18 July, 2008

    Why is there a new update every day? I’m sick of that red flag going up on my Plugins tab… Getting annoying

    Love the app though

  13. MartinBy Martin on 19 July, 2008

    Thank you so much for updating sociable so soon. Keep up the good work!
    Martin

  14. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 21 July, 2008

    @milan: thx for noticing that, adding to the list of fixes!

    @not working in feeds: Milan’s note will probably help me fix it :)

    @Tomer: then disable it. I can’t help having to fix bugs :)

    @Martin: my pleasure!

  15. Evert JanBy Evert Jan on 21 July, 2008

    Hi Joost,

    I’m still struggling with css coding… When you look at this site, you will notice a lot of white space between the different buttons. Can you give me some tips on how to resolve this?

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards, Evert Jan

  16. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 21 July, 2008

    @Evert Jan: this should fix it:

    #content ul.sociable li { margin: 0; }
  17. Evert JanBy Evert Jan on 21 July, 2008

    Hi Joost,

    Thanks for your very, very, very quick reply! :)
    I’ve tried putting that line on several places in several .css files, but without any result. (Yes, I did forced reloads between the changes)

    I will give it another try, but I’m open for any other suggestions. ;)

    Tnx,EJ

  18. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 21 July, 2008

    Tried adding !important to the end of that line?

  19. Evert JanBy Evert Jan on 21 July, 2008

    Ah, I found it!

    I changed line 26 in sociable.css into:
    margin: 0 !important;
    (I added !important)

    This fixed it for me. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

    Tnx,EJ

  20. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 21 July, 2008

    Good :) glad I could help!

  21. FabricioBy Fabricio on 22 July, 2008

    Maybe there is a bug in this last version. When I am writing a new post and I click “Add Media”, the dialog appears as a new page instead of a popup ajax box. Disabling Sociable solves this problem.

  22. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 22 July, 2008

    You’re right Fabricio, fixing in the next version!

  23. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 22 July, 2008

    Should be fixed in 2.9.1 :)

  24. jimBy jim on 24 July, 2008

    Does the sociable plugin work w WP 2.6? I installed two blogs tonight and I get a blank screen for managing sociable. The grid flicked on momentarily when I first clicked in but now it’s a blank on both blogs. tks

  25. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 24 July, 2008

    That’s a known IE7 issue with the backend, working on a fix, but you could use Firefox for now, works great in there :)

  26. XavierBy Xavier on 13 June, 2009

    Great plugin Joost!

    One question though – is it possible to exclude the buttons in particular category pages? I’d like them to show in my blog only, not my portfolio stuff

    thanks!