Buttons for Twitter, Facebook and other social networks let readers share your blog articles
Social buttons also let readers “like” articles and “follow” so they can see future blogs.
I had been using the AddToAny WordPress plugin to display share and bookmark buttons
But page performance tests like these were telling me that my site had “frames” and told me that was bad. Upon examination, it became clear that the frames were coming from AddToAny. Well, I wasn’t about to give up social network buttons, so I lived with the frames warnings.
Then I learned about a comparable plugin call Sexy Bookmarks
The name Sexy Bookmarks is, ironically, kind of a turn-off, especially given the vital role of the Internet in guiding users to “that kind” of site (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). My advice: when you see the word “sexy,” get your mind out of the gutter, start thinking about social bookmarks, and take a cold shower.
I wanted to know if SexyBookmarks used frames and how it compared with AddToAny
I did a search on the phrase “AddToAny vs. Sexy Bookmarks.” Not as many articles as I had expected, and they were hard to find. So this article, titled with the search phrase, AddToAny vs. Sexy Bookmarks was written to lead readers to this great resource:
I found this excellent article and how-to video on BlogAid.
The video, made in early July 2011, walks you through every step of Sexy Bookmark set-up and reviews the features, including new beta improvements.
The latest version of SexyBookmarks supports Facebook Like, Facebook Send, and a Google +1 button
SexyBookmarks lets you set how Tweets are forwarded, using your choice of “link shortener” such as bit.ly, goo.gl, or the WP plugins, which create a shortened URL string (to save characters in a Tweet).
SexyBookmarks offers controls over location, whether buttons appear in feeds, hide from mobile browsers, and appearance.
Momma’s little baby loves shortening, shortening. SexyBookmarks is smart and showed an error message when I invoked a WP plugin link shortener without actuallyl having installed it. Tiny URL and goo.gl both seem to work.
No problem. If you don’t want the background ( messages like “Sharing is sexy!” pointing to the buttons) the BlogAid video mentions a possible need to jump through some hoops (Uncheck SexyBookmark’s “use new version” switch, uncheck the “use background image” box, and switch the new version mode back on.) It may have been fixed, because I didn’t experience this. Although the background image was showing up even though I had unchecked “Use a background image,” when I deleted my cache and reloaded, the image “Sharing is caring” (with hearts dotting the “i”s) had disappeared.
Sexy Bookmarks appear immediately below. Feel free (hint, hint) to click them all!