How To Use ‘Press This’ On WordPress #bloggingtips – Hugh’s Views and News

A detailed and exceedingly useful post from Hugh on the aternative to the ‘reblog’ button which, although common to most wordpress.com sites, does not appear on self hosted sites or general articles across the web.

I first came across the Press This marklet thanks to D.G. Kaye’s excellent article and it solved my biggest problems with reblogs… how do you reblog when there is no reblog button…and how to schedule a reblog for a future date.

Read on for Hugh’s step by step guide…


I stopped reblogging blog posts months ago. In fact, I wish I’d never started using the reblog button. Why? Because of the fantastic little feature WordPress call ‘Press This’. But, what is ‘Press This’, where can you find it, and how do you use it?

‘Press This’ is an alternative way to reblogging. It’s like reblogging a post, but you can do so much more with it than you can when using the reblog button. It does take a little more time to set up, but that’s because it’s more than just about pressing a button and then moving on. For quickness, reblogging a post is perfect. However, if like me you have made the most out of reblogging (click here to read the post) then you can easily make up the extra time it takes in setting up a ‘Press This’ share.

The ‘Press This’ button can be found amongst the sharing buttons at the bottom of a published post and is easy to spot. Here’s where it appears on my blog.

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The WordPress ‘Press This’ sharing button

I’ll now go through a step-by-step guide on how to use it.

  • First, find a blog post you want to share. It can be one of your own blog posts or a blog post that has been written by another blogger.
  • Click on the ‘Press This’ sharing button, and a new window will open (like the one below).

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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14 Responses to How To Use ‘Press This’ On WordPress #bloggingtips – Hugh’s Views and News

  1. Peter B. Giblett says:

    I recently wrote about this subject. About 9 months ago I introduced a new category to my site called “Web Explored” it was a way I could tell my readers about the thoughts of other people. What I do is create a post that is a random collection of things other writers talk about. I may quote a sentence or two, no more. Doing this I am able to inform my readers without negatively impacting another blogger’s SEO by copying a large chunk of their text.

    I have removed the reblog button from my pages, to discourage this practice.

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  2. Sue, thanks so much for sharing this post. I really appreciate it.
    Wishing Ani and you a great weekend, full of walks, cheese, and tennis balls. 😀

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  3. Reblogged this on ENLIGHTENMENT ANGELS and commented:
    Press This…

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  5. depatridge says:

    Thanks Sue for this. Sure, Press This is wonderful. Like you, I used to use reblog. Of late, I Press This.

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  6. Thanks for sharing this, Sue–very helpful!

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