Add Social Networking Links In Lovely Style This Time

Social networking is a great tool to generate traffic to your website. Social networking can help you gain contacts, readers, and increased public awareness. The use of social networking is an indirect way to generate more traffic to your site. Without the use of social networking sites, there is a community of people out there that may not be aware of your website.

Here is a tutorial to add social bookmarking icons in your blog. There comes many plugins but I personally like Sexy Bookmarks for it being really cool and with nice hover effect.

sexy bookmarks

Demo:

Note: Before adding this plugin, do take a backup of your data.

For WordPress Users:

01. In your WordPress Admin Dashboard, in left hand side, click on Plugins -> Add New or Download from authors site:

add plugin

and search for SexyBookmarks and click Install.

02. Now Activate Plugin
activate plugin

and then go to Settings -> SexyBookmarks to configure it accordingly.
settings plugin

All done.

For Blogger Users:

Note: Before adding this hack, do take a backup of your template.

For Original hack and support visit this page:

01. Go to Layout -> Edit HTML and click on Expand Widget Templates
edit html

02. Now find </head> and put the following code before it:

<script src=’http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js’ type=’text/javascript’/>
<script type=’text/javascript’>
jQuery(document).ready(function() {
// xhtml 1.0 strict way of using target _blank
jQuery(‘.sexy-bookmarks a.external’).attr("target", "_blank");
// this block sets the auto vertical expand when there are more than
// one row of bookmarks.
var sexyBaseHeight=jQuery(‘.sexy-bookmarks’).height();
var sexyFullHeight=jQuery(‘.sexy-bookmarks ul.socials’).height();
if (sexyFullHeight>sexyBaseHeight) {
jQuery(‘.sexy-bookmarks-expand’).hover(
function() {
jQuery(this).animate({
height: sexyFullHeight+’px’
}, {duration: 400, queue: false});
},
function() {
jQuery(this).animate({
height: sexyBaseHeight+’px’
}, {duration: 400, queue: false});
}
);
}
// autocentering
if (jQuery(‘.sexy-bookmarks-center’)) {
var sexyFullWidth=jQuery(‘.sexy-bookmarks’).width();
var sexyBookmarkWidth=jQuery(‘.sexy-bookmarks:first ul.socials li’).width();
var sexyBookmarkCount=jQuery(‘.sexy-bookmarks:first ul.socials li’).length;
var numPerRow=Math.floor(sexyFullWidth/sexyBookmarkWidth);
var sexyRowWidth=Math.min(numPerRow, sexyBookmarkCount)*sexyBookmarkWidth;
var sexyLeftMargin=(sexyFullWidth-sexyRowWidth)/2;
jQuery(‘.sexy-bookmarks-center’).css(‘margin-left’, sexyLeftMargin+’px’);
}
});
</script>

<style type=”text/css”>
div.sexy-bookmarks{margin:20px 0 0 0; border: 0;outline: none;clear:both !important}
div.sexy-bookmarks-expand{height:29px; overflow:hidden}
.sexy-bookmarks-bg-sexy, .sexy-bookmarks-bg-love{background-image:url(‘http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/176/sexytrans.png’) !important; background-repeat:no-repeat}
div.sexy-bookmarks-bg-love{padding:26px 0 0 10px; background-position:left -1148px !important}
div.sexy-bookmarks ul.socials{width:100% !important; margin:0 !important; padding:0 !important; float:left}
div.sexy-bookmarks ul.socials li{display:inline !important; float:left !important; list-style-type:none !important; margin:0 !important; height:29px !important; width:60px !important; cursor:pointer !important; padding:0 !important}
div.sexy-bookmarks ul.socials li:before, div.sexy-bookmarks ul.socials li:after, div.sexy-bookmarks ul.socials li a:before, div.sexy-bookmarks ul.socials li a:after{content:none !important}
div.sexy-bookmarks ul.socials a{display:block !important; width:60px !important; height:29px !important; text-indent:-9999px !important; background-color:transparent !important}
div.sexy-bookmarks ul.socials a:hover{background-color:transparent !important}
.sexy-digg, .sexy-digg:hover, .sexy-reddit, .sexy-reddit:hover, .sexy-stumbleupon, .sexy-stumbleupon:hover, .sexy-delicious, .sexy-delicious:hover, .sexy-yahoobuzz, .sexy-yahoobuzz:hover, .sexy-blinklist, .sexy-blinklist:hover, .sexy-technorati, .sexy-technorati:hover, .sexy-facebook, .sexy-facebook:hover, .sexy-twitter, .sexy-twitter:hover, .sexy-myspace, .sexy-myspace:hover, .sexy-mixx, .sexy-mixx:hover, .sexy-scriptstyle, .sexy-scriptstyle:hover, .sexy-designfloat, .sexy-designfloat:hover, .sexy-comfeed, .sexy-comfeed:hover, .sexy-newsvine, .sexy-newsvine:hover, .sexy-linkedin, .sexy-linkedin:hover, .sexy-google, .sexy-google:hover, .sexy-friendfeed, .sexy-friendfeed:hover{background:url(‘http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/3131/sexysprite.png’) no-repeat !important;border: 0;outline: none;}
.sexy-digg{background-position:-980px bottom !important}
.sexy-digg:hover{background-position:-980px top !important}
.sexy-reddit{background-position:-700px bottom !important}
.sexy-reddit:hover{background-position:-700px top !important}
.sexy-stumbleupon{background-position:-630px bottom !important}
.sexy-stumbleupon:hover{background-position:-630px top !important}
.sexy-delicious{background-position:-1190px bottom !important}
.sexy-delicious:hover{background-position:-1190px top !important}
.sexy-yahoobuzz{background-position:-1120px bottom !important}
.sexy-yahoobuzz:hover{background-position:-1120px top !important}
.sexy-blinklist{background-position:-1260px bottom !important}
.sexy-blinklist:hover{background-position:-1260px top !important}
.sexy-technorati{background-position:-560px bottom !important}
.sexy-technorati:hover{background-position:-560px top !important}
.sexy-myspace{background-position:-770px bottom !important}
.sexy-myspace:hover{background-position:-770px top !important}
.sexy-twitter{background-position:-490px bottom !important}
.sexy-twitter:hover{background-position:-490px top !important}
.sexy-facebook{background-position:-1330px bottom !important}
.sexy-facebook:hover{background-position:-1330px top !important}
.sexy-mixx{background-position:-840px bottom !important}
.sexy-mixx:hover{background-position:-840px top !important}
.sexy-scriptstyle{background-position:-280px bottom !important}
.sexy-scriptstyle:hover{background-position:-280px top !important}
.sexy-designfloat{background-position:-1050px bottom !important}
.sexy-designfloat:hover{background-position:-1050px top !important}
.sexy-newsvine{background-position:left bottom !important}
.sexy-newsvine:hover{background-position:left top !important}
.sexy-google{background-position:-210px bottom !important}
.sexy-google:hover{background-position:-210px top !important}
.sexy-comfeed{background-position:-420px bottom !important}
.sexy-comfeed:hover{background-position:-420px top !important}
.sexy-linkedin{background-position:-70px bottom !important}
.sexy-linkedin:hover{background-position:-70px top !important}
.sexy-friendfeed{background-position:-1750px bottom !important}
.sexy-friendfeed:hover{background-position:-1750px top !important}
.sexy-link{ margin-left:25px; float:left}
.sexy-link A{padding:10px 0; width:470px; text-align:right; border:0; outline:none}</style>

02. Now Put the below code after <data:post.body/>

<div class=’sexy-bookmarks sexy-bookmarks-expand sexy-bookmarks-bg-love’ style=’margin:20px 0 0 0 !important; padding:25px 0 0 10px !important; height:29px;/*the height of the icons (29px)*/ display:block !important; clear:both !important;’>
<ul class=’socials’>
<li class=’sexy-delicious’><a class=’external’ expr:href=’&quot;http://del.icio.us/post?url=&quot;+ data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Share this on del.icio.us’>Share this on del.icio.us</a></li>
<li class=’sexy-digg’><a class=’external’ expr:href=’&quot;http://digg.com/submit?phase=2&amp;url=&quot;+ data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Digg this!’>Digg this!</a></li>
<li class=’sexy-stumbleupon’><a class=’external’ expr:href=’&quot;http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=&quot;+ data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon’>Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon</a></li>
<li class=’sexy-reddit’><a class=’external’ expr:href=’&quot;http://reddit.com/submit?url=&quot;+ data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Share this on Reddit’>Share this on Reddit</a></li>
<li class=’sexy-google’><a class=’external’ expr:href=’&quot;http://www.google.com/bookmarks/mark?op=add&amp;bkmk=&quot;+ data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Add this to Google Bookmarks’>Add this to Google Bookmarks</a></li>
<li class=’sexy-twitter’><a class=’external’ expr:href=’&quot;http://twitter.com/home?status=Reading: &quot; + data:blog.title + &quot; – &quot; + data:post.url + &quot; (@NAME)&quot;’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Tweet This!’>Tweet This!</a></li>
<li class=’sexy-facebook’><a class=’external’ expr:href=’&quot;http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=&quot;+ data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Share this on Facebook’>Share this on Facebook</a></li>
<li class=’sexy-mixx’><a class=’external’ expr:href=’&quot;http://www.mixx.com/submit?page_url=&quot; + data:post.url’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Share this on Mixx’>Share this on Mixx</a></li>
<li class=’sexy-comfeed’><a class=’external’ expr:href=’data:blog.homepageUrl + &quot;feeds/posts/default&quot;’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Subscribe’>Subscribe</a></li>
<li class=’sexy-yahoobuzz’><a class=’external’ expr:href=’&quot;http://buzz.yahoo.com/submit/?submitUrl=&quot; + data:post.url’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Buzz up!’>Buzz up!</a></li>
<li class=’sexy-linkedin’><a class=’external’ expr:href=’&quot;http://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?mini=true&amp;url=&quot;+ data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Share this on Linkedin’>Share this on Linkedin</a></li>
<li class=’sexy-designfloat’><a class=’external’ expr:href=’&quot;http://www.designfloat.com/submit.php?url=&quot;+ data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Submit this to DesignFloat’>Submit this to DesignFloat</a></li>
<li class=’sexy-technorati’><a class=’external’ expr:href=’&quot;http://technorati.com/faves?add=&quot;+ data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Share this on Technorati’>Share this on Technorati</a></li>
<li class=’sexy-scriptstyle’><a class=’external’ expr:href=’&quot;http://scriptandstyle.com/submit?url=&quot;+ data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Submit this to Script &amp; Style’>Submit this to Script &amp; Style</a></li>
<li class=’sexy-myspace’><a class=’external’ expr:href=’&quot;http://www.myspace.com/Modules/PostTo/Pages/?u=http&quot;+ data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Post this to MySpace’>Post this to MySpace</a></li>
<li class=’sexy-blinklist’><a class=’external’ expr:href=’&quot;http://www.blinklist.com/index.php?Action=Blink/addblink.php&amp;Url=&quot;+ data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Share this on Blinklist’>Share this on Blinklist</a></li>
<li class=’sexy-friendfeed’><a class=’external’ expr:href=’&quot;http://friendfeed.com/?url=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Share this on FriendFeed’>Share this on FriendFeed</a></li>
<li class=’sexy-newsvine’><a class=’external’ expr:href=’&quot;http://www.newsvine.com/_tools/seed&amp;save?u=&quot;+ data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Seed this on Newsvine’>Seed this on Newsvine</a></li>
</ul>
<div style=’clear:both;’/>
</div>
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03. Now find this (@NAME) and replace the name with your Twitter profile name like TutZone. You can replace the feeds link with your feedburner link if you are using it.

All done.

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