How to show tweetmeme button and facebook share button with the_excerpt function.

I created custom wordpress theme. In that theme I am using the_excerpt method for showing the post on some pages.
I installed the tweetmeme and facebook-share-new plugins and activated on wordpress site.
I saw one issue with these plugins. These plugins are showing on only single pages or posts.


Facebook and twitter button are not showing when I am using the the_excerpt() function.

I tried google but I did not got any suaitable answer. Everybody is saying about do mannual work when we creating the post.

So did checked the these plugins and I found the solution.

First I am taking about tweetmeme plugin. I opened the “tweetmeme.php” file. This file you will find in wordpress plugins and tweetmeme folder.

Add following code to line no 721 and comment the following line.

add_filter(‘the_excerpt’, ‘tm_update’);
//add_filter(‘get_the_excerpt’, ‘tm_remove_filter’, 9);

Add following code to line no 129
remove_action(‘the_excerpt’, ‘tm_update’);
When you done with changes you will be able to see tweetmeme button with wordpress post excerpt also.

Updated tweetmeme.php file you can download from here. Please right click and choose save as option.

Now I am going to talk about facebookshare plugin. I opened the facebookshare.php file. This file you will find in wordpress plugins facebook-share-new folder.

Add following code to line no 843

add_filter(‘the_excerpt’, ‘fb_share’);

When you done with changes you will be able to see facebookshare button with wordpress post excerpt also.

Updated facebookshare.php file you can download from here. Please right click and choose save as option.

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    Do you know how to implement with tweetmeme.php Version: 1.8.2 ?

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    Here’s how to get it to work in version 1.9, by adding the 2nd line and commenting out the 3rd line. Identical to this articles directions but also includes the ,8 at the end of the enabled add_filter lines.

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