Digg This Button WordPress Plugin

I have added a really cool new Plugin for WordPress. Digg This is a plugin that detects incoming links from Digg.com and automatically display a link back to the Digg post, for people to Digg your story. When a Digg is first recognized, an email is sent to let you know that someone has Dugg your story. The detection of the Digg comes from the referring Digg URL. In case there are more than one Digg posts to your page, only the first one is considered.

There are many options to choose from in order to display the Digg link. The most popular is the Digg button that displays the number of Diggs a story received. You can see this Plugin in action at this post.

The Plugin is very easy to install and use – just upload the file to your Plugins folder and activate it in your WordPress Plugins control panel. Then add < ?php digg_this_button(); ?> to the part of the blog template where you want the button to appear.

The button works amazing well. Before the Digg button, I used a “Digg This Story” text link but since switching to the new setup, the number of Diggs per hour has increased. I believe the reason for this is because the button stands out more. The button is not without its flaws – the “digg it” part of the button does not work in IE, but works fine in Firefox. I doubt this will be much of a problem since 65% of my blog readers use Firefox. IE users can click on the button to go to Digg and vote on the story.