Put a multiple option save and share button under all your blog posts

This addtoany save / share button has become extremely popular with bloggers.It is not too invasive on your blog style, takes up little room yet covers all the options you must make available to your blog readers to increase return visitors and provide social bookmarking options.


How to add a multiple option save and share button under all your blog posts
We all want visitors returning so no need to explain that one.If your unsure of the advantages of social bookmarking to your blog (and they can be staggering) i covered it in a previous post How Social Bookmarking Helps Your Blog .

Here is the button you will be adding under your posts
(Hover your cursor over the button to reveal all the options)


We will add the button under your blog posts in 4 easy steps

1. Click : ‘Layout’–>’Edit html’ for your blog
(Check the “Expand widget templates”)

2.Find the following piece of code (use CTRL F to use search)


3.Paste the code Directly Below <data:post.body/>

<a href=’http://www.spiceupyourblog.com’><img alt=’Best Blogger Tips’ src=’http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_rKG-ziTSNUQ/TQ5eV0U0EiI/AAAAAAAACik/xo2eFaDbfrE/s1600/best+blogger+tips.png’/></a><a class=”a2a_dd” href=”http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkname=&linkurl=YOURBLOG.BLOGSPOT.COM“><img src=”http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png” width=”171″ height=”16″ border=”0″ alt=”Share/Bookmark”/></a><script type=”text/javascript”>a2a_linkname=document.title;a2a_linkurl=”YOURBLOG.BLOGSPOT.COM“;</script><script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js”></script>

Edit : You must make 2 changes

YOURBLOG.blogspot.com appears TWICE and must be replaced :

You must replace “YOURBLOG.blogspot.com” with your blog address.
Example : spiceyourblog.blogspot.com

If you use a custom domain no problem just replace YOURBLOG.blogspot.com with your custom URL.
Example : spiceupyourblog.com

4.Click save and your addtoany button is ready and waiting, What do you think ?

For more Social Bookmarking buttons and options check out these posts Social Bookmarking Posts


  1. There is no place in my blog that I can find the exact phrase that you have written white on white above…
    (*”data:post.body”(with paragraph tags))

    And even when I found a similar tag, I couldn’t find any place that looked appropriate for the code you’ve provided… Tried a few different places and blogger told me the code was improperly marked up.
    Sorry, this one just didn’t work for me.


  2. Hi Jarrett,

    Its actually a good thing you left the comment i just edited this post to include the latest Save/Share button and made an error in the code (First time that ever happened :D).

    Try again and you should have no problems…

    Thanks for leaving the comment,



  3. Hi there,
    I’m trying to post this code to my Blogger layout but I keep getting this message:

    Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure that all XML elements are closed properly.
    XML error message: The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup.

    Can you help?



  4. Hi Amy,

    Thanks so much for pointing that out, i edited this post recently and there was an error in the code.(Of course thats the first time that ever happened !)

    I have replaced the code and tested it and it should work fine now.



  5. YzhaBella (aka Kate)February 15, 2010 at 11:12 PM

    Hi! I’ve added this tool to my blog, but I can’t seem to figure out how to get the tool to poll the thumbnail from the post rather than the generic one from my blog. I’ve used sharethis @ www.bittenbybooks.com and the post/thumbnail is always post specific, but I can’t seem to get mine to work that way. Any ideas?


  6. Hi Kate,

    I dont really understand the question, i went to your blog (love the header-awesome) and cant figure what your asking.

    Give me the exact details of what you want to achieve, you can use the contact form or just reply to this comment.



  7. Paul – Hi, can you tell me how to remove this from my blog? www.principledlife360.com

    I found most of the text in my edit template, but it’s missing the last line. (src=”http…..) I was afraid to delete anything until I asked.




  8. @ Jeff – Just follow the steps above and find the exact code you added.You can back up your template just in case you do make a mistake..


  9. hi i’m using vulcan theme .I did which you mentioned but nothing happened. I saved saveral time but this thing i not working .


  10. nice description ..thnx for the post


  11. Hi, Paul

    I am from Indonesia, in my blog there are two , where I should put the code.

    Thank you in advance.


  12. blogger latest widgetsJuly 28, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Awesome post thats realy very helpful .


  13. Good post, Paul..Much appreciated!