Rahul Soni, a Microsoft field engineer in Bangalore, wrote a Live Writer plug in for including “Add to…” links to a number of social services like Digg, Delicious, Technorati, and Facebook. He’s now updated the plug in to work with Microsoft’s new social bookmarking apps for MSDN, TechNet, and Expression. So even if you’re not using FeedBurner (see my FeedFlare post), you can add links to each post that make it easy for your readers to share and spread the word.
There are two catches with this plug-in:
You do have to publish twice: once to get the URL to enter into the dialog box (see above) and a second time to publish with the bookmarking links. You need to run Live Writer as Administrator.
We’re actually working on something like this within our dev team as well. It’s focused on inserting the bookmarking widgets for our sites, but will support all locales of our app.
Thanks, Rahul! We’re excited to have our services integrated with all sorts of tools in as many different ways as we can.
(BTW, I also used Rahul’s “Insert Bullets” plug in for those bullets…)
Here’s the links inserted by the plug in:
Thank you Chris. It's an honor.
If there is a way to get the Final URL programatically, please let me know so that I could fix it.
I couldn't find a convincing way and hence multiple posts.
In the last of my series of cool new toys we're adding to extend the new MSDN , TechNet , and Expression
FYI--the last beta release of Writer introduced new plugin types that can do this more seamlessly (no need to publish twice and manually insert the URL/title).
Social bookmarking plays a big role in my online life. Sites like Delicious , DotNetKicks and Digg are
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