We have just rolled out another feature. It’s a nifty new Button to add to blogs, which we call the Buffer Button.

You can see it right next to the Retweet button above. I hope you’ll try it out, it works just like the browser extensions do.

We are currently testing it on a few blogs to see how it works for everyone and plan on rolling out a WordPress plugin to make it easy to add to your own blog.

Would you use it?

We would be super thankful if you could tell us what you think about the Button. Do you think it is useful?

We also plan on showing the number of Buffered tweets there, just like the regular tweet Button does.

I want one!

Would you like to test the button on your own blog?

For now you can simply add this code in:

If you would rather wait for the WP-Plugin we will keep you up to date here. Or let us know on Twitter or below in the comments so we can put you on the list so you are the first one to know!

We also plan on connecting the Buffer button to an affiliate program so any blog with the button installed can earn a monthly commission if someone signs up through the Buffer Button.

Do you think that would be attractive?

 

Any thoughts you have on this are very welcome, please share them with us! 🙂

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  • This would be very cool – help with the promotion of the Buffer platform

    • Awesome, that is so great to hear James, exactly we think it will have a far better reach and more people can learn about Buffer 🙂

  • enjoying the new task. would be helpful to get the WP-Plugin.

    • Hi Klement, many thanks for your comment. Awesome I just put you on “You are the first one to know” list for the WP-Plugin, stay tuned! 🙂

  • Excellent little button, all nicely installed on my blog now 🙂

    • Awesome, just heading over now Ryah so I can tell everyone about it! Many thanks for helping us test it, much appreciated 🙂

  • I am waiting for the wp-plugin, but I will definitively add it 🙂

    • Awesome, I will keep you posted Jens! 🙂

  • I will be waiting for the WP-Plugin, but I think the idea of an affiliate program would be wonderful. I am telling everyone about this that I know of, but would love to get a bit of compensation for doing so.

    • Hi Nicole, many thanks for stopping by. Awesome, so great you are interested in the WP-Plugin, I will let you know when it is ready for sure!

      Yes, this is our exact intention with the affiliate program so we can give people back a little once they recommended others.

      For now, have you seen our referral program Nicole? This allows you to invite friends to Buffer and you and the person invited will get extra space in your Buffer for it :). Hope that helps!

  • Hi everyone. You may like to see an example of the Buffer button working on a post at my self-hosted WordPress blog, http://dgil.so/eWdBwb

    If you want to put the code into your WordPress blog before the plugin is available you need to replace {full URL of post goes here} with [LT]?php the_permalink(); ?[GT]; and replace {title of post goes here} with [LT]?php the_title(); ?[GT].

    [LT] = less than, [GT] = greater than. Disqus wouldn’t let me put the code tags in properly!

    • Many thanks for your great support David. Yep, great walk through, this is a very good explanation how to set it up.

      Thanks 🙂

    • Thanks for the code tip.

  • Would love to know when the WP plug-in is available.

    • Steve, that’s so great to hear, I will let you know for sure when it is ready! 🙂

  • Hi, it is exactly as I wished and it would be even greater when count too are incorporated.

    You should provide two buttons at least so that it can be integrated with Share bar. This bar turns to small icon horizontal when screen width is smaller and vertical at the side when screen width is sufficient. So if there are two buffer buttons, I could plug it directly in into Sharebar.

    I’m loving bufferApp.

    • Wow, amazing Suresh, I have just checked it on your blog it really looks amazing!

      And yet again man you are providing us with the most awesome ideas. Yep, this is very smart, 2 buttons which fit both the side bar and smaller screen, we definitely will incorporate that.

      Again, thanks for the thoughts and I will keep you posted when it is all ready 🙂

  • Ohh love this idea! I’ll wait for the WP plugin, but I love this idea. Count will be great too. Would love to help spread use of Buffer and I think this helps.

    • Tim, awesome, so good to hear you are finding it exciting, ok perfect, I will let you know once we have it ready! 🙂

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  • Looking good, love the idea of the button, just waiting or the WP-Plugin, the affiliate program sounds very appealing 😉

    • Glad you like yes, we really hope to create something that actually earns you money as well as gives you a functionality for your site too. Stay tuned for it Karen :).

  • Waiting for the wp-plugin since I’m very code-phobil.

    • Awesome Tony, yes I will hit you up once we have the plugin ready, you are now on our “the first one to know” list. 🙂

  • Looking forward to the WP Plugin 🙂

  • Ian

    will be waiting for the WP plugin (I’m lazy), but definitely looking good!

    • haha, no worries, I agree the WP-plugin will be much more convenient! 🙂

  • I’d love to use the button, but I’m currently blogging on WordPress.com which does not allow Javascript, so I’ll wait until an HTML only version is out.

    • Ok, thanks for letting us know Mark, I will keep you postedon an html only version! 🙂

  • Soapchick

    I think its a fantastic idea, I would definitely like this on my blog – Yes Please!

    • great, let me get back to you as soon as it is ready! 🙂

  • Interested in the WP plug in as well.

    • Awesome Denis, I will keep you posted for sure! 🙂

  • Hey Leo.. these new updates sound REALLY familiar lol Happy to see the new updates.

    • Hi John, yep it is exactly what we discussed, glad you like them!

      Yep, I will keep you posted on further updates for sure! 🙂

      • Sounds good.. need to talk again.. more on what you discussed on the phone.

  • Is there any way to add it through Jetpack? The idea with code or with plugin is nice, but I am using Jetpack and it would be nice if I can add it at service.

    • Hi Stefan, thanks a lot for the suggestion, this could definitely be useful. We have just started out with the plugin, but hopefully a solution for you might be available at some point! 🙂

      • Thanks, Leo! Great work with Buffer! And good luck with the plugin. I am excited to see the final result. Good luck again!

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  • Thank you! All installed, Lordy I think! I need all the help I can get with Twitter! This may be the answer! 

  • The Successfulist

    Hi Joel and Leo – Definitely want to know when the WP-plugin will be available for the Buffer button. Love the way Buffer keeps getting better and better. –RC @successfulist:twitter

  • And for blogs on Blogspot/Blogger???? Have tried but I don’t get it 🙁
    Basically: (short)url and post title do not appear correctly……..
    Thanks in advance 4 any hint!!

  • Love it 🙂
    Added it to both of my blogs using Sharebar. It was easy enough even for me to do!

  • Lisa
  • bradley

    any way of adding this to tumblr? 

    • Hi Bradley,

      Yep, it is totally possible and not too difficult. I have the Buffer button on my blog, which you can see here: http://joel.is

      To do it, you need to “Customize” your blog, then open the “Theme” tab, click “Use Custom HTML” and add the code – https://gist.github.com/1028760 – just before “{/block:Posts}”.

      Hope that helps! Let me know how you get on 🙂

  • Wanting to be updated for  the WP-Plugin

  • Hi all, I’ve seen the button in action and its a great tool. I’m not very confident when it comes to messing with the code on my blog, one mistake and it’ll be 😥 😥 so I’ll wait for the plugin.

    Barry

  • 🙂

  • Michele

    Yes – WP plug for me too 🙂

    • Hi @ba4dfddb023a399d97dcb9b3188815eb:disqus . Thanks a lot for the interest, the plugin is fortunately already ready! Here is the link: http://blog.bufferapp.com/the-buffer-button-wordpress-plugin-is-ready-how-to.

      Hope @twitter-144503423:disqus can take a look too. @4e4e7ee952d291c5f2e957f53c73fbca:disqus @twitter-10096552:disqus 🙂 

  • Please keep me up to date as to when the WordPress plug-in is available

    • Hi @twitter-203566140:disqus  it is actually already available! You can give it a go here: http://blog.bufferapp.com/the-buffer-button-wordpress-plugin-is-ready-how-to, let me know if you have any questions about it. 🙂 

  • Soonernation

    Any updates on the affiliate program?

  • Nice update.