Del.icio.us This in WordPress

Delicious is the incredibly popular social bookmarking site that no one in the “Real World” has ever even heard of. I’m serious. Have you ever asked anybody who’s not fused to a computer if they use delico? The universal response is “What the hell is that?”

But that doesn’t matter because Yahoo’s heard of them and Tech Geeks like us know what it is, use it and swear by it.

For those of you who don’t know, del.icio.us is not just some website with an impossible to remember URL. It’s a place where you can save your bookmarks online and share them with the world.

For every 2 people who actively bookmark in delico there are 98 who use it to find out what’s new and cool on the Net. What kind of people? Tech geeks (early adopters) and webmasters: basically the most influential people on the Web.

If a story becomes popular on delico it makes it to the del.icio.us/popular section where even more people see it. The more people delico a page, the longer it stays on delico’s popular section, so more people delico it and so on. When a page really takes hold on delico, it will help drive hundreds of inbound links and thousands of visitors.

With these kind of benefits, you want to make it as easy as possible for people to add your posts to their del.icio.us. So right next to where you have that link to the comment section in your posts, why not add a “del.icio.us this” line for your users?

Here is the code to accomplish this in a WordPress template:

<a href=”http://del.icio.us/post?url=<?php the_permalink(); ?>&title=<?php the_title();?>” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> del.icio.us this</a>

So del.icio.us this and enjoy!

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6 Responses to “Del.icio.us This in WordPress”

  1. benoitb says:

    I too had the expirience of asking people about Del.icio.us and no luck. It’s a great site, I first heard of them when yahoo aquired them.

  2. Ozh says:

    The code you provide here for wordpress will break if the title has quotes.

  3. John says:

    Is there a non-wordpress way to add a del.icio.us “bookmark us” to a web site. Been searching, can’t find anything.

  4. Just curious, why the emphasis on “delico” ? Is that a worthwhile keyword to get ranked on? 😉

  5. Brian says:

    Excellent – worked once adjusted the quote marks. 🙂

  6. Klaus says:

    Login needed! So… not good to call it from a server.

    Maybe a cookie trick?!