Power Of StumbleUpon & How-to Add Sharing Button To WordPress.com

By: | June 11, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , |
Use #StumbleUpon to find new articles and increase #blog traffic

StumbleUpon tells you how popular their recommended articles are.

Recently, I have been writing about how bloggers can use StumbleUpon to drive traffic to their blogs even though WordPress discontinued its StumbleUpon sharing button:

9 Proven Ways to Skyrocket Your Traffic

How to Make Blog Traffic Skyrocket with StumbleUpon

and 5 Smart Things You Can Do to Be a Better Blog Promoter

What if I told you that Fiction Writer Sue Coletta discovered a way to put the button back?

Yes, it’s true. WordPress.com users can once again have a StumbleUpon sharing button if they follow Sue’s instructions, and the instructions in those of her commenters.

Sue begins her post with the importance of StumbleUpon as a way to get traffic to your blog and ends with how to get the StumbleUpon sharing button back.

For WordPress.com users who would like to have the StumbleUpon sharing button back on their site, here are the instructions. Theyy are at the bottom of the post:


  1. Janice Wald

    I followed Sue’s instructions and put the StumbleUpon sharing button back. It was easy!

    • Janice Wald

      I expect Sue will help a lot of WordPress.com users. I’ve already put the button back. It was easy.

  2. purpleslobinrecovery

    I will try this. More great content, Janice. Thanks for re-blogging Sue!

    • Janice Wald

      Thanks for writing Melinda. I don’t consider myself tech. savvy. If I can do this, anyone can.

  3. Jennifer Waddle

    Hi Janice,
    I took your advice yesterday and added StumbleUpon to my blog’s share buttons. I also shared my latest post and guess what?
    I woke up to 12 new email subscribers! I have never had that many in one day.
    Thank you so much for sharing such a great tip and easy to implement tweak to my blog!

    • Janice Wald

      Dear Jennifer,
      Thank you so much for writing me and letting me know. I am excited and happy for you. Do you have any idea what to attribute this to? By the way, I have advice posts like this all the time. I added you to my once-a-week mailing list, so you are kept apprised of my tips. Thanks for sharing.

      • Jennifer Waddle

        Hi Janice, I really don’t know how it all works, so I can’t say. But thank you again. The subscribers keep coming!

  4. JcCee

    It worked. I just left Sue’s blog thanking her. I want to thank you also since I was able to find her through your reblog, Janice. I hope you enjoy your weekend! 🙂

  5. Debbie Woodruff

    I really need to up my Stumbleupon game. {sigh} Yet another social media format to learn.

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  7. Cook & Enjoy

    Thank you very much for your help. Even I managed to work my way through this information and create the new StumbleUpon button on my blog. Thanks, thanks, thanks.

    • Janice Wald

      My pleasure Esme. I am happy I could help! When I was at WP.com I manually installed it too.
      I apologize for calling you “Ingrid”. You and I have written each other before, and I should have known.

      • Cook & Enjoy

        Janice, no problem dear – I am just happy that I eventually managed to get this installed and its now visible on my blog.
        I will keep you posted on how things turn out. Thanks again.

  8. Simon

    Really helpful! Thanks for this, much appreciated. I followed the steps, all setup and ready to be stumbled upon haha.

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