Digg This Button WordPress Plugin

I have added a really cool new Plugin for WordPress. Digg This is a plugin that detects incoming links from Digg.com and automatically display a link back to the Digg post, for people to Digg your story. When a Digg is first recognized, an email is sent to let you know that someone has Dugg your story. The detection of the Digg comes from the referring Digg URL. In case there are more than one Digg posts to your page, only the first one is considered.

There are many options to choose from in order to display the Digg link. The most popular is the Digg button that displays the number of Diggs a story received. You can see this Plugin in action at this post.

The Plugin is very easy to install and use – just upload the file to your Plugins folder and activate it in your WordPress Plugins control panel. Then add < ?php digg_this_button(); ?> to the part of the blog template where you want the button to appear.

The button works amazing well. Before the Digg button, I used a “Digg This Story” text link but since switching to the new setup, the number of Diggs per hour has increased. I believe the reason for this is because the button stands out more. The button is not without its flaws – the “digg it” part of the button does not work in IE, but works fine in Firefox. I doubt this will be much of a problem since 65% of my blog readers use Firefox. IE users can click on the button to go to Digg and vote on the story.


12 thoughts on “Digg This Button WordPress Plugin”

  1. Dawn says:

    I wonder if there’s a Drupal module as well.

    -Dawn
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  2. John Chow says:

    This is the closest thing I found: AJAXified Digg-It button

  3. Dawn says:

    Thanks for the links! I’ll check it out.

  4. Peter Haimes says:

    It’s definately a nice addition to a blog post, If you can see that a story has recieved a heap of diggs you are more inclined to read it instead of just skimming the post title’s as I tend to do.

  5. Matt says:

    Interesting. I was wondering how you managed to include the Digg graphics into your posts. I’m using Digg text links at the moment. I’ll need to read up a little more on this as my attempts at Digging so far have seriously sucked…

  6. Ahsoon says:

    Hi, I wonder if it is so easy, just put “” in your ‘SinglePost.php’??

    I tested it on a post of my site:
    http://ahsoon.net/2006/10/11/asia-pacific-advertising-festival-2006/#more-481

    Then I digg it,
    http://digg.com/videos_comedy/Wooden_Board_Breast_Enlargement_Cream_Commercial

    No, the button is not showing… how ar?

  7. Aden says:

    Hello,
    Just wondering if anyone could help. I did something stupid and started my blog using a numerical archive system, and now I'd like to change it so that the post title is part of the URL for SEO reasons. Is there any WordPress plugins that anyone knows of that could switch it without sending Googlers to invalid pages? Maybe some sort of redirector to the correct page?

    Thanks.

  8. Russell says:

    Does anyone know the name of the wordpress plugin that creates a list of your posts in a category instead of just displaying them one after the other? I want it so that when someone clicks on a category they just get a list of posts from that category.

    I'm sure Ive seen one…and sifting through the WP site is a nightmare

  9. Brent says:

    Does any one know how digg does those google ads so they are just one large one at the top?
    Jump on to any digg article to see what i mean (cant post links yet)

  10. Danny says:

    What I want to do on my blog, is every few hours take the oldest post and move it to the
    front of the queue, all automatically. Anyone know if there is a plugin that can do this or
    a simple way to set up another plugin to do this (use my own feed perhaps)?
    Thanks.

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