Image shows a young woman on a fuzzy screen…the screen is glitching…
I’m not sure how many have noticed or become irritated due to the REBLOG button not working. Well thanks to Chris Graham mentioning something to him when I messaged him about having to continually follow his blog, it all sort of fell into place.
Then a client mentioned to me the tonight that she couldn’t reblog. Now this time it is a bit different because Patty uses a Screen Reader and I wasn’t sure if my idea would work… IT DID…YAY
If you wish to share via REBLOG and the REBLOG button is there, but not working…this is what you need to do.
RE-FOLLOW THE BLOG AND REFRESH THE PAGE EVERY TIME THE REBLOG BUTTON DOESN’T WORK!
Meanwhile, we all hope that WORDPRESS will sort this irritating glitch out.
Recently, my friend Pradita over at The Pradita Chronicles pointed out that I was missing a reblog button on my site. Since I often don’t notice things when I can’t see them, I hadn’t noticed this issue. On a typical WordPress.com site, this isn’t a problem, but I use a self-hosted WordPress.org site. The reblog button is simply not available to me.
As is often the case, when I searched around the net for help on this, I had to search a lot and wade through a lot of useless information. Because of that, I thought I would post something simple about it here. Here’s the WordPress blog about it all… it’s well written, but I still found it all confusing. Sometimes I’m like that.
Simply put, if someone has a WordPress.com site, you can reblog something from their blog on your WordPress site, simply by clicking their reblog button (at the end of their post). If the reblog button is unavailable, it either means they don’t want you to reblog their site or it means they are self-hosted (like I am) and as such do not have this feature available for their site.
The way around this for you (the person trying to reblog a site) is to use a feature called, “Press This.” That’s a creative name! Can you guess what you do with this feature?
Here’s what you do:
1. Go to WordPress.com and log in to your account. 2. Click “My Site” (top left-hand corner of the screen) 3. Scroll down to Settings on the left-hand side and click it 4. In the center of the screen, you’ll have four menu options: General; Writing; Discussion; Traffic. 5. Select the “Writing” menu and scroll down to the bottom of the screen 6. Read the little description about “Press This” and then either drag the “Press This” button up to your favorites bar and drop it there (Chrome or Internet Explorer) or add the button to your favorites (right-click in Internet Explorer)
Now, Pradita found the “Press This” button in Settings-Writing was unresponsive. I think the reason for this is because the internet is often irritating. So, she kept digging and found the solution was to head over to her dashboard and the “Press This” button could be accessed through “Tools.” So if the above steps do not work, check out “Tools” in the Dashboard.
Yes I know there are tutorial for WordPress about how to use and improve your websites & blogs (especially for beginners. The tutorials are brilliant and informative. It is a great place to start your journey. Here is a tutorial link to various things you may want to learn
However. I keep getting asked how to do various things on wordpress, or I assist where I can depending on what I know. Like everyone else I am still learning due to technology changing and updating.
This post is about Share Tabs…How I sorted mine out prior to knowing about wpbeginner.
Everything you do on your wordpress site starts with your HOME PAGE – Whatever name you call it. Mine is PACKAGES. This is also called your LANDING PAGE so it needs to be impressive.
Up on the top left hand side you can see the words MY SITES. Click on this and it will open a panel on the left side as shown below.
This is what you will find. Here you can check your Stats, look over your Site Pages, Customize and so much more.
Scroll down to the bottom of this bar and you will find WP ADMIN. Click on this and it will take you to another page. Also note on the main page you can see all my share tabs for viewers to use.
This time you will find yourself on your DASHBOARD – Behind the scenes of your website where only you and those you give permission to can visit. Once you get to this page, you can do all the different things you wish to show on your website. Trial and error is part of the learning curve.
Click on SETTINGS and a new small black box will appear.
This time we want SHARING so we can sort out the tab we wish to make available to our visitors.
The next three slides show you what is available to use and how to move the tabs so they show up where you wish them too. Drag and drop, choose the style and choose where you wish them to show
DON’T FORGET THE REBLOG TAB. THIS IS HOW YOU CAN EXTEND YOUR REACH AND GET MORE FOLLOWERS.
IF YOU WISH ANY OTHER QUICK TUTORIALS TELL ME WHICH ONES AND I’LL GIVE IT A GO.