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How to add a “Share” link to your WordPress blog for Windows Live Messenger

I just migrated my Windows Live Space to WordPress, but I want to have my new blog’s visitors easily be able to share my blog posts out to their favorite online communities like Facebook, Twitter, and Windows Live.  I noticed that WordPress has built-in buttons for Facebook and Twitter but not Windows Live.  So I did a bit of digging and figured-out how to add a button to share on Windows Live Messenger.  Here’s what I did:

1. Login to WordPress.com

2. Go to your “Dashboard” and then to your sharing options page (ex: https://robdolin.wordpress.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=sharing)

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3. Under Share Button | Available Services, click the “Add a new service” link

4. Populate the dialog as follows:

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5. Click the (Create Share) button

6. Now drag your newly created button into the Enabled Services section:

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7. Click the (Save changes) button at the bottom of the page

8. Go to your blog and try it out.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy.–
Rob

P.S. If you’re interested in learning more about sharing content on Windows Live, see this MSDN article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/ff796213.aspx

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Filed under: Blogging, Microsoft, Online Communities, Social Networking, Step-by-step, Technology, Windows Live

One Response

  1. RobDolin says:

    If you don’t like the Messenger logo with the white background, you can also use this one with an orange background: http://js.live.net/static/img/SharingBadge16x16Orange.png

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