The WordPress ‘Press This’ Sharing Button Is Back

It’s back! Yes, ‘Press This’ is back, but it’s different to what it used to look like.

#bloggingtips #blogging #PressThis #WordPress

Check out my video, and I’ll show you what’s different.

 

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      1. I don’t doubt it, Hugh. I have figured out how to use the bookmark thing but don’t have an option to add it to my own blog! Still, I am happy that I have had chance to use it for the first time!

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  1. That was very interesting, the Press This function going from no longer working to back to working again. Maybe the WP Engineers were tinkering around with it for a while. This was a great video explaining visually how to use the function. I’ve never actually used it before, and from watching the video (and trying it out on my end) you can put any title you want (and share parts of a post as part of Pressing it). It’s great that you can customise categories and tags at the side. I’ve always been a bit nervy about sharing others’ content on my blog, and have only done a reblog once. Always afraid that I’d get on the wrong side of copyright – but to get around that I’d ask the blogger before sharing just to clarify.

    Come to think of it, there was a blog that seemed to copy one of my entire blog post onto their blog. I wonder if he used the Press This function.

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    1. Thanks, Mabel.

      Another blogger mentioned that they were at a WordPress conference last weekend and that WordPress mentioned that they were disabling the ‘Press This’ sharing button. However, they never mentioned that they were bringing it back. There were a lot of complaints aimed at WordPress last weekend when they disabled the button without sending out any communication to users of what they were planning to do. The forums on WordPress were full of very unhappy bloggers. I’m just pleased that they switched it back on again. The new version is better than what we had before, so they’ve done a good job. Let’s hope they don’t do anything like this again without first communicating it to their users.

      You do right by asking a blogger if you can share their post although, in my opinion, if they have the reblog and ‘Press This’ sharing buttons on their blog then that is a sign that they are happy for their post to be shared. One place where ‘Press This’ works better than reblogging is that when sharing via ‘Press This’ you don’t import any images to your own blog from the post you’re sharing. Therefore, no copyright problems unless the post you’re sharing contains any song lyrics.

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      1. It does seem that WP is switching up things every now and then. But they do seem to want to improve features here and hopefully this continues.

        Definitely a plus with ‘Press This’ about the copyright. I think the last thing many of us want is our pictures imported onto other blogs and we don’t get credited.

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