Digg Digg – The Best WordPress Social Plugin

Piotr Krzyzek —  May 9, 2010 — 17 Comments

Digg Digg   The Best WordPress Social Plugin All of us have tried many different social plugins. I know that most, if not all, of us use the TweetMeme plugin and maybe even the sexy bookmarks plugin. But that’s the problem with that idea: so many different plugins slowing down our site. Not to mention the complete mess of having so many plugins installed and having to manage each one separately.

Thankfully there is a solution! The Digg Digg plugin! As you can see on this website, I have it installed. it’s the awesome left bar that scrolls with you when you’re on a post! There are a few ‘issues’ with the plugin though.

The biggest issue is that it’s not 100% automatic. You WILL have to edit the position of where the bookmarks/social-thingies are displayed. Below the video I included my changes to the plugin setting so that it fits MY blog. Each blog is different so you have to edit it to fit your own blog.

It’s pretty easy, I show you how to do that step by step in the video Digg Digg   The Best WordPress Social Plugin So don’t worry about messing up. I’m right there with you, code isn’t scary. Also, if you have any questions about how to set it up or having trouble getting it aligned, leave a comment or hit me up on Twitter and I’ll help you get it just right on your blog.

So watch the video to see how the Digg Digg plugin works and how to get it correctly installed and positioned on your own blog!

the initial position setting for my blog:

.dd_ajax_float{
background:none repeat scroll 0 0 #FFFFFF;
border:1px solid #DDDDDD;
float:left;
margin-left:-80px;
margin-right:10px;
position:absolute;
z-index:1;
}

and the part of the code which controls the movement (and also position while moving):

if ( scrollY > descripY && !fixedShare ) {
$postShare.stop().css({
position: ‘fixed’,
left: ’50%’,
top: 20,
marginLeft: -310

});
} else if ( scrollY < descripY && fixedShare ) {
$postShare.css({
position: ‘relative’,
left: 0,
top: 0,
marginLeft: pullX
});

If you have any questions let me know in the comments below.

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  • http://www.GettingUnstuckLLC.com Terrie Wurzbacher

    Another great video – always helping us Piotr! Thanks for this instructional video. Your scrolling bar is only half visible on my laptop however. Not sure what that is.

    Thanks again!
    Terrie

  • http://www.PiotrKrzyzek.com Piotr Krzyzek

    Ek, only half-visible?! Yikes! I'll have to look into that asap! Thanks for letting me know!

  • http://twitter.com/mywebgal Deb Augur

    Nice find, Piotr! Great instructional vid, too. Btw, I see the full scrolling bar on my PC. Works perfectly for me.

  • http://mysuccesscircleonline.com Yvonne A Jones

    Piotr, This is one of the many plugins I've not become familiar with. There are just so many that I've not had time to research so I appreciate not only the written info but also the video, which makes it much easier to apply. I'll bookmark this page for additional research on plugins. Thank you.

  • http://www.PiotrKrzyzek.com Piotr Krzyzek

    Thanks :) Hm, you can see the whole scroll bar? Hm, maybe it's not compatible with every browser! Ek. gotta check!

  • http://www.PiotrKrzyzek.com Piotr Krzyzek

    I'm very glad you found this useful :) Always glad to be of service. Let me know which plugin you chose. I'm interested to know what others are using.

  • http://windows-linux-admin.blogspot.com linux tips

    Pretty nice plugin. I hope I can find something similar in Blogger Draft.

  • HelenRappy

    This is really awesome Piotr! I can't wait to go try this out for myself. There are so many great things for us to look at but it really helps when someone shares their personal experience. The video is a very helpful touch!! Great job! Your blog is overflowing with good ideas and helpful information, thank you!!
    xoxo
    Helen

  • thegiveproject

    Thank so much for this video. Very helpful. There's also another plugin that does the same thing (and slightly less complicated) – It's called “smart sharing” and can be found at wpbeginner.com

  • http://www.PiotrKrzyzek.com Piotr Krzyzek

    Thanks for commenting!

    Thanks for the plugin suggestion. I'm gonna try it very soon on http://www.QuantumFanpages.com blog! Thanks!

    –PK

  • http://marten.ro Cosmin Martin

    Hello,

    Did anyone tried this plugin on wordpress 3.1? I’m playing around with it but it has no effect. Nothing is shown on my site.

    • http://www.piotrkrzyzek.com Piotr Krzyzek

      I tried Digg Digg on WordPress 3.1 (or whatever the current newest version is) and it breaks. It simply does NOT work correctly. Which sucks.

      If you find a solution let us know,
      –PK

  • http://marten.ro Cosmin Martin

    I tried different settings, it just does nothing :( I noticed that a lot of plugins do not work on wp 3.1

    • http://www.piotrkrzyzek.com Piotr Krzyzek

      Yeah, same here Marten. I don’t know what’s going on. Once I find a solution I’ll let you know!

      –PK

  • http://www.blucorner.pl Mateusz Blumenthal

    Unfortunately, I also have a problem with digg digg. Is the problem has been solved by the developers of the plugin? Thanks for answer

  • http://www.learnfromlance.org Lance Gross

    Love the video tutorial! I tried installing this and have noticed that it doesn’t show up on my site at all? Could it be my theme or wordpress? Just want to make sure I’ve tried everything before giving up :(

    • http://www.piotrkrzyzek.com Piotr Krzyzek

      Hey Lance,

      It’s very possible that you’ll have to enable plugin features from within the plugin settings. Then enable each individual setting … at least that’s how (slightly) complicated it was when I was using it. You’ll have to enable it, then enable where you want it and then enable which services you want.