Vote It! WordPress Plugin

I’ve received an email from Maik Schindler of ZauberPage.de about his new Vote It! WordPress Plugin. Think of it as the Digg This button taken to the next level. Instead of just placing a Digg This button on your blog posts, Vote It! can place any social media button into your articles.

Social media sites like Digg are a great way to get traffic to your blog. Hitting the front page generally means thousands of new visitors checking out your article. Many webmasters dismiss the value of social media traffic because it’s very hard to convert. However, any traffic can be monetized if you know what you’re doing. Getting John Chow dot Com on the front page of Digg over and over again was how I built my initial reader base. I made good use of that Digg This button to help me get those Diggs. However, had Vote It! been around back then, I would have used it for sure.

Vote it

The plugin is very easy to install – just upload to your WordPress plugins folder and activate. The setup is pretty self explanatory. You enter the codes for the various social media buttons and then tell the Plugin where to place the buttons on your blog posts.

The only downside I can see is if you’re using too many social media sites. Your posts would be full of buttons and that’s bound to lower its effectiveness. I recommend you use no more than three buttons at any one time.


56 thoughts on “Vote It! WordPress Plugin”

  1. NIce plugin. Will try it.

    1. Very useful. I’ll give this a try.

      1. Sohail says:

        yeah looks great 🙂

    2. Kok Choon says:

      What is the bookmarking plugin you are using, John?

      It seems nice and neat, I love it!

    3. Awesome plugin and easy to add
      Thanks for sharing. 😀

    4. Great plugin. I actually made a post about limiting the number of options below your blog posts recently.

      You should check it out here John. Let me know what you think of my thoughts on limiting options.

      http://www.steven-sanders.com/what-to-include-below-your-blog-posts/

  2. will need to look into this – but looks promising.

  3. tony dee says:

    Hey John, with all of the others like socialmarker and add This and a host of others. I don’t see this one being any much more different.

    1. I’m with you on how this application is different from the slew of others reviewed on this site. Any clarification John?

  4. Study Babes says:

    yeah i like the way you have your buttons set up. personally i think it’d be a lot easier to just add the code to the php yourself though so you can get it exactly how you want it

  5. I actually prefer the 5 buttons on your bottom right of the post better than the plug-in itself

  6. BloggerTests says:

    It looks simple to use, I’ll try it on one of my sites.. see what it’s all about
    Having too many buttons can be an overkill.

  7. BusinessX says:

    There are three things I would like to add to posts but don’t want them cluttered. Bookmark this, send this, and vote this. Use a addthis button. Use Tell a Friend (thank you John Chow). But like many here, seems buttons would be better way to go than a plugin, especially as I am considering just using one social site for now to learn the in and outs. That means just one button.

  8. Aldhis says:

    Sorry John, but where is the Vote It! button in this post?

    1. He’s not using it & to be quite honest, he shouldn’t. The buttons he has set up now look way better.

  9. d3m0nb0y says:

    Yes. Such sites are very powerful. Talk about the digg effect!

  10. MoneyBlog says:

    Great plugin,thanks

  11. Will try this plugin, Looks great

  12. Julye says:

    Yeah.. I totally agreed on that. Too many social buttons could make the page look messy and confusing sometimes.. I don’t know.. I just don’t like crowded look page.

  13. I’m not seeing it on your blog?

    1. He never said he was going to use it though. And why would he with the way he has the buttons set up now?

  14. John, everything I learn from you here and try to implement to my Blogger site always fails… like yesterday with LinkXL, they don’t work on Blogger platform. FRUSTRATING!

    Still love to read your ideas though… somehow… some way… I’m going to make this work!

    1. Its because is a blogger site. Moce to wordpress and your problems should be fixed hun!

  15. OOps! One more thing, your Social Twist thing… the TeLL your Friends? It worked but stopped loading once it was clicked on the site (wouldn’t click through). Is that a Blogger glitch too?

    I’m running into dead ends all over from the stuff you’re promoting!

  16. Anything to get more traffic is worth giving a try. You’re right you just have to kow how to convert that social traffic.

  17. I wish someone could come up with a plugin that automatically inserts the button of any service as soon as your post is submitter…

  18. John, it would be really great if you could write up a post or two explaining how you continuously landed on the front page of Digg over and over again.

    1. I could’ve sworn he already did this ages ago. You have to look back at the previous posts, but I’m pretty sure he did.

  19. Aida Jolie says:

    Great plugin,thanks John

  20. Diana Rupert says:

    I’ll definitely try this one. Looks good. Tnx John!

  21. John, have you been noticing a problem trying to edit pages in wordpress. I have been trying to edit pages in my site but the editor is all screwed up. I updated to the latest version of WP.

  22. frustrating not being able to get this stuff to work on blogger

    1. If you are serious about your business, get away from Blogger and get your own host.

  23. GeekMBA360 says:

    John,

    Thanks for the tip. However, the version for this plug-in is v0.3. I just installed it on my blog, and it does NOT work! My blog is a standard WordPress installation. It uses the popular cutline theme.

    I think the author might have rushed a little bit. There was no documentation on system requirements.

    Also, based on what I’ve seen on the administrative UI, it only provides “Digg It” code by default. You still need to copy and paste codes for other social bookmarking sites yourself.

    The only benefit you gain from installing this plugin is instead of editing the html/javascript code, it lets you copy and paste code to a text box. And, it lets you specify location of the plug-in.

    This plugin needs more testing and documentation before wide adoption. Not ready for prime time.

    GeekMBA360
    http://www.GeekMBA360.com
    Beat Recession. Grow Career. Build Wealth.

  24. Maik says:

    @GeekMBA360 Vote It! set not automatic Voting-Buttons after install in your Blogposts. This function is coming soon…

  25. Sirko says:

    great plugin, really nice!

  26. Sirko says:

    nice plugin, really! good for use

  27. Mike Huang says:

    You should try it, so we could all see how it works. 😀

    -Mike

  28. Interesting plugin, but it’s not for me. I prefer the way I have my buttons set up now.

  29. will there be a blogger plugin?

  30. not the most tech savvy, guess im just conformtable with the easy blogger style

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