WordPress Plugin Review: Digg Digg
If you’ve had a chance to check out my Top 10 Must Have WordPress Plugins post, you probably already know that I’m in love with the Digg Digg plugin.
If not, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to a plugin that has become a must have on my blog!
Social media integration is a must these days and few things are more annoying than trying to get countless little share button plugins to all behave at the same time. It seems no matter what you do with the suckers at least one of them always has to have a mind of its own.
Fortunately for us, there’s Digg Digg, a WordPress plugin which integrates nineteen and counting possible social media share buttons. It makes them all easy to lay out, lots of flexibility and the best part is they tend to actually go where you tell them to! (Novel idea right?) While adding the functions to the thesis theme is much more light-weight and hosting resource friendly, but not everyone wants to poke in the code.
I’ve only ran into a handful of free themes that this plugin did not play nice with – and one highly customized theme. Beyond that, its stable, functional, easy to set up, and plays nice with other plugins. I love all of the choices it gives you too!
Here’s a tutorial on what you can do with Digg Digg and how to get it set up on your WordPress site!
The video is rendered in high-definition (720p) so if you want you can open it in 720p and then in full screen to make it easier to read.
Sorry about the video error I think my PC may have had a gremlin, LOL!
There ya have it. A tutorial of one of my favorite plugins. Digg Digg also just added Topsy support, which I cover in my guest post over on ShoutMeLoud (coming soon).
Are you using social media share buttons? Which ones do you feel are essential? With all the possible social sites how do you decide which ones to show and which ones not to? Are you using Digg Digg already or are you using another plugin (or three!) to get your share buttons? Which ones are your favorites?
If you enjoyed this post I hope you’ll test my Digg Digg buttons out really good (above) and share it with your friends and followers! LOL! I look forward to reading and replying to your comments below!
PS: Yes, switching from Tweetmeme to Topsy may show empty twitter counts. Check your site. The are two different servers and do not share counts. However, since I lost all of my counts while changing permalinks, now was a great time for me to make the escape to Topsy!