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ThingLink introduces Tumblr share

Tumblr: more addictive than crack? Discuss. Or, just spend hours browsing the photos and thoughts of urban tech and media folk and teenagers. There are fashion Tumblrs to drive home just how underdressed you are, and a-day-in-the-life-of-my-kitten Tumblrs to waste hours and hours of productivity.

And now, it can all be ThingLinked. Moar content! More fun! Who needs sleep?

Yes, ThingLink now offers sharing to Twitter, Facebook AND Tumblr on all ThingLinked images. Users could, of course, post ThingLinked images to Tumblr before we made this change — but now the sharing is automated.

 

Take for example this Soundcloud Heroes post originally posted on their blog. It’s easily sharable to Tumblr. Try it out yourself  on the embedded image below.

We’ve also made it easier to reblog images on Tumblr — when you reblog a ThingLinked image in Tumblr, it is now reblogged with the tags intact.

 

And the tagged image can now also be viewed in your Dashboard — you only need to click the Play button to see the interactive image.

 

If all that wasn’t enough, those of you who love to look at your Tumblr pages in Flipboard will be happy to know that ThingLinked images also work in Flipboard. There’s no excuse not to start posting and reblogging ThingLinked images in the hottest micro-blogging platform around!

Watch this video of one of our awesome employees, Thomas, showing off how great ThingLinked images look in Flipboard:

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Preview tagging images in blog posts with ThingLink

One questions that we often get is: How do I tag the images in my post BEFORE I release the post? In short, how do I preview tag with ThingLink? We understand that many bloggers and publishers want their posts to be completely finished before releasing them to the world, so we decided to write down how to do this with some of the most common content management systems such as Drupal 6-7, WordPress, Typepad and Tumblr.

Enjoy!

DRUPAL:

1.  Log into your account on www.thinglink.com

2.  Copy your embed code

3.  Log in as admin into your Drupal site. [yoursite]/users

4. Go to the administration section of your Drupal website, and then into Blocks under Site Building [yoursite]/admin/build/block

5. Add a Block, paste the copied embed code into the contents, and set the input filter to Full HTML.  [yoursite]/admin/build/block/add

6. Set Block title to <none>, and select Show on every page except the listed pages.

7 Finally add the new Thinglink Block to the content zone of your Drupal site to ensure the Thinglink script is loaded on every page. Add it to every enabled theme to use it in both admin and regular sections of the site.

Note:

If you wish to exclude the Thinglink script from a specific page, add the path of the page to the Pages field under Page specific visibility settings.


Drupal 6 ~ Tag Images

1. Create a page that has an image field. Upload an image into it.

2. Click preview, and tag the image.

3. Once you have finished tagging, click Done and then Save the page.

4. As long as you’re signed into your Thinglink account, you can edit the tags for an image without editing and re- saving the entire page.

5. That’s it!

Note:

Be careful that you tag the correct image. Drupal pages have modes such as teaser and full. The images in each mode, if resized or dynamically generated (using a module like ImageCache), would have to be tagged individually. All build modes display in Preview.


Drupal 7 ~ Tag Images

1. Add content from admin dashboard. Select page type which has an image field. Upload an image into it.

2. Click preview, and tag the image.

3. The Done button, is hidden underneath the dashboard. However, the tags have already been saved. So click anywhere outside the Thinglink window to return to the page preview.

4. Save the page.

5. As long as you’re signed into your Thinglink account, you can edit the tags for an image without editing and re-saving the entire page.

6. That’s it!

Note:

Be careful that you tag the correct image since all build modes display in Preview. (Refer previous section)

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WORDPRESS

1.  Log into your account on www.thinglink.com

2.  Copy your embed code

3. Log in to your WordPress site as an admin

4. Install the official ThingLink WordPress plugin

5. Add a new post, insert an image and click Save draft

6. Click Preview

7. Tag the image in the preview.

8. When you finally publish the post, the image will show the tags as you tagged them in the preview.

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TYPEPAD

1.  Log into your account on www.thinglink.com

2.  Copy your embed code

3. Log in to your Typepad blog

4. Once you are logged in, select your blog from the dropdown selection or create a new blog

 

5. After you have selected your blog, click Settings on the right side

 

6. Insert the embed code that you copied on ThingLink’s page into the Blog description field.

 

7. All the images on your blog are now taggable with ThingLink. Click Compose to try it out.

8. Upload an image to your new blog post and click Preview down on the right

9. Tag the image in the preview view.

10. When you finally publish the post, the image will display the tags as you tagged them in the preview.

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TUMBLR 

Now, on Tumblr this is a bit more tricky to do but it works.

1.  Log into your account on www.thinglink.com

2.  Copy your embed code

3. Log in to your Tumblr account

 

4. Create a new blog or select an old one

 

5. Click Customize appearance

6. Click Info and paste your ThingLink embed code into the Description field

 

7. Click Save and close in the top right corner

8. Click to add text to your Tumblr

9. Add an image to your text post by clicking the image icon above the text field. Insert the URL of the image that you want to feature and set the dimensions (it should do it automatically). Unfortunately you need to host the image somewhere else, since Tumblr changes the URL of the image depending on if you view it in the preview or live.

 

10. Click Preview to view the image.

9. You should now see the tag indicator in the image’s top left corner. Tag the image in the preview.

10. When you finally publish the post, the image will display the tags as you tagged them in the preview.

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These instructions will simplify your preview tagging with Drupal, WordPress, Typepad and Tumblr. Blogger will unfortunately not allow preview tagging but normal image tagging works just fine.

If you have any trouble preview tagging please share your experiences on ThingLink’s support forum or in the comment section of this post and we’ll help you out.

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