delicious bookmark counter button with total bookmark count

del.icio.us needs no introduction, and if you still do not use delicious bookmarking service, there is something obviously missing in your life! Delicious is a famous social bookmarking site that has achieved rapid popularity and growth ever since it was being purchased by Yahoo Inc in 2005. Delicious is my all-time favorite bookmarking service. Many features have contributed to this, including the website’s simple interface, human-readable URL scheme, a novel domain name, a simple REST-like API, and RSS feeds for web syndication. Hence I was really particular about placing a delicious badge in my blog from the very beginning.

As part of my recent blog redesign I’ve searched many places for a nice looking delicious bookmark button which can also display the total bookmark count just like the tweetmeme button. I wanted a button that blends along with other bookmarking buttons such as twitter, digg, facebook etc. A significant amount of my time was spent on googling and browsing through the wordpress plugin directory, but I never found what I wanted.

So finally, I’ve decided to create my own wordpress plugin. After going through some beginner level tutorials on wordpress plugin development nuts and bolts, I have created what I exactly wanted. I am really really happy, that I have become the proud owner of a wordpress plugin 🙂

And now after 2 weeks of releasing my new web design blog theme, I have been getting number of emails and DMs on my new delicious bookmarking button. So I have decided to share it online, so that anyone can download it and use in their wordpress blogs, if they found it useful.

So far I have checked it only in my wordpress which is version 2.8.4, and it is working perfect. In case If you come across any issues while using it, please let me know about it right away.

Anyway, enough chat – Onward to the plugin details!

Note: This plugin is outdated and is not working with the latest wordpress versions, since removing it from the page.

Written by Deepu Balan

Deepu Balan is a self-taught web UI designer and developer who is really passionate about web design related stuffs. You can follow his updates on twitter @bdeepu