Official Social Sharing Buttons on Blogger

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Many new features have been introduced on blogger which has improved the looks and usability of blogs. Blogger is now testing out a new Social Sharing icon set consisting of Email, Blogger, Twitter, Facebook and Google buzz buttons. The set is simple and elegant with a cool mouse over effects.

These Sharing buttons are still in draft and so wont be available in the regular dashboard. If you want to take a peek at these new sharing icons, follow the following steps:

  1. Login to Blogger in Draft Dashboard at http://draft.blogger.com
  2. Go to DesignPage Elements.
  3. Click on the Edit Button near the Blog Posts Gadget and check the “Show Share Buttons” Option.
  4. You can Drag and Drop the Share buttons and place it where you want.
  5. Now if everything went right, then you should be able to see the Share buttons on your Blog.

If it didn’t appear, don’t worry.

  • Go to the Edit HTML page under the Design Tab
  • Check the “Expand Widget Templates” option and locate
<p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'>
  • Or if that is not there then find
<div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'>
  • Place the following code just below any of these lines.
<div class='post-share-buttons'>
<b:include data='post' name='shareButtons'/>
</div>
  • Save your template.