Using flattr in wordpress

Maffelu.net now uses flattr! When I first read about flattr I thought that it was a great idea, but I didn’t really look into it. Now I’ve read some about it, created an account and added buttons for each article here, and on MorkaLork.com, but some things were not completely clear from the start…

If you use wordpress, as I do here on maffelu.net, then it was extremely simple. There was a plug-in you use (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/flattr/) and it was very simple to use. You install it and you get a button in your admin page. If you press it you get your flattr preferences and you connect your wordpress account to your flattr account. If you don’t have an account you’ll have to create one. After that, you just configure it the way you want it.

Now, you’ll have to add a category that describes the content of your blog. I chose text as most stuff here is text related, but you can chose photos or music or whatever your main focus is. Then I selected to add the button in the beginning and havinng a compact button which takes up less space.
If you want to you can also chose not to show your pages on the flattr homepage, but I wanted that so I checked that box.

Then there’s the hard question regarding having a button on each page, or on each post (or even both). I chose to have it only on my posts, but that’s up to you.

Note also that flattr buttons that belong to you (that are registered on your account) will always say “My Thing” when you are logged in to flattr (which you will be for a long time unless you actively log out). This is because you can’t and shouldn’t flattr yourself.

Otherwize it works ok, you can do it yourself on custom pages as well, as I have on Flooder at morkalork.com 😛

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