Reblogging is Back!

As we mentioned last week, you can like and reblog posts directly from your reader, which displays a stream of all the updates published on all the blogs you follow from your WordPress.com account.

We’ve also brought the reblog button back to the toolbar that appears at the top of the screen when you’re logged into WordPress.com. Note that you’ll only see the like and reblog options while you’re looking at individual posts.

For example, you’ll see this on the left side of your toolbar while viewing http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/read-blogs:

And your toolbar will look like this while you’re browsing the home page of en.blog.wordpress.com:

How does reblogging work?

Reblogging is a quick way to share posts published by other WordPress.com users on your own blog. People have been reblogging others’ posts since blogging started, but our new reblogging system enables authors to retain greater control over their content.

When a post is reblogged, it shows up with a link back to the blog it came from, the first image in the post, an excerpt of the post’s introduction (if it contains text), and thumbnails of any other images that the post contains. It also shows any comments left by the person who reblogged the post:

Reblogs published on blogs you follow will also appear in your reader:

What happens when my posts get reblogged?

An excerpt of your post will be published on the reblogger’s site (with a link back to your original post), and you’ll receive a reblog notification in the post comments (you might need to approve it first):

You’ll also receive an email notification of the reblog.

Do I get credit when someone else reblogs one of my posts?

Absolutely! All reblogs contain a link back to your original post, so the more people reblog your posts, the more likely it is that you’ll attract new visitors (and perhaps new followers, too!).

What happens if I reblog a reblog?

If, for example, Stephane reblogs a WordPress.com announcement on his site and Lori reblogs Stephane’s reblog, Lori only re-publishes any comments Stephane made about the announcement. If Lori wants to share the original announcement, she should reblog the post from en.blog.wordpress.com, not from Stephane’s reblog. But if Stephane leaves a really clever comment, Lori might want to share it by reblogging his reblog on her site.

Can I edit a post I’ve reblogged?

You can go back and edit the comments you left when you reblogged a post, but you cannot edit any parts of the original post excerpt (including the post title). If you like, you can add categories or tags to the post. Reblogs show up under Posts → All Posts in your dashboard, and they can be edited the same way you edit your own posts.


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  • Jan 22, 2012 @ 7:27 pm
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  1. ocean90

    Reblogged this on ocean90 on wp.com and commented:
    Test

  2. Natasha McNeely

    This is a great feature! Thanks for all the hard work you do.

  3. Nor

    Reblogged this on Norman A. Hueck.

  4. plerudulier

    Reblogged this on Things I grab, motley collection and commented:
    We’re glad (although I had not realized it had not been possible to reblog…)

  5. fbtde

    IT’s intereseting to have this chance. But on the other hand – the stuff on my blog is not free – I have the copyright (Urheberrecht in German). What’s about that?

    • Matt

      If you look at what reblogs look like, it’s just the same as if someone used Press This (or copy and paste) to quote your blog, except it has the added benefit of ensuring that all the links and credit go to you. It’s a better, more structured version of what people have been doing anyway, just with more protection and credit for you the original author.

  6. mayousfi
  7. Egill Erlendsson

    Reblogged this on Egill and commented:

    Reblogging is back!

  8. gshiv

    Nice feature!!!

  9. J. Quigley

    Reblogged this on Yin Yang and commented:
    This is such a great feature, and a great way to share great information with all of your followers. This is my first REBLOG…checkin’ it out to see how it works. I think I am going to love it.

  10. David Bennett

    Reblogged this on Neatly Pressed and commented:
    Gotta reblog that reblogging is back…

    “When a post is reblogged, it shows up with a link back to the blog it came from, the first image in the post, an excerpt of the post’s introduction (if it contains text), and thumbnails of any other images that the post contains. It also shows any comments left by the person who reblogged the post:”

  11. Iwanzz

    Like this. Whahaha

  12. Cathy

    Great :)

  13. Piglet in Portugal

    I use the reblog feature on my Global A-Z to promote other bloggers taking part in “My Country A-Z” challenge. The reblog feature is great as I can quickly premote their posts as they appear on their blogs, or when they leave a link in comments. So simple it’s a win win. However, these are bloggers I know. If I was going to promote other bloggers posts I think I would write and ask their permission first.

  14. Savvy Voyageur

    Reblogged this on Savvy Voyageur and commented:
    Another reason to enjoy WordPress. Bloggers helping – commending – respecting…

  15. philfeedback

    Like the reblog. Can we get rid of the stop censorship statement please? It has outlived its past due date.

  16. Mother, Beader and Coffee Lover
  17. eduardodecordoba

    Reblogged this on Prensa and commented:
    Very Good
    Muy bueno !

  18. Rob Rubin

    Excellent. I’ve been looking to reblog some of my favorites when I’m stuck on material for the week.

  19. László

    Reblogged this on Blogtallózó.

  20. goober7658

    glad to say it back will be using it quite often thank you for bringing it back

  21. J's Mom on WP

    Reblogged this on Yeowzers.

  22. aaronraimist

    Reblogged this on aaron raimist.

  23. Xavier Voigt-Hill

    Reblogged this on Digixav and commented:
    WordPress introduce Reblog button

  24. Aurie

    Let’s compete w/ Tumblr! Glad that we have this option

  25. cjblythe

    Reblogged this on Feathering the Empty Nest and commented:
    Gotta like an easy way to share!

  26. eclectic revisited by maureen bower

    I include a lot of images and metatags in my posts…if someone does a google image search whose blog shows up in the search? mine or the reblogger’s blog?? I would rather my blog show up in the search but it doesn’t..I know this because I did a search and discovered that my meta tags were showing up with my blog name in the google search but when you click on the link/image it takes you to a blog that reblogs everyone else’s blogs…my blog-my meta tags-should link back to my blog and not some low-end, profiteering, robber blog…
    maureen

    • Matt

      If people use the reblog feature per above, all the links (and search results) should go to your blog. If they were copy and pasting your content by hand they might have changed the links, which could cause the symptoms you describe. You should get in touch with the blogger and ask them to update their links to you, I think you’ll find they probably didn’t mean it maliciously. If they were using the reblog feature, it wouldn’t have happened in the first place.

  27. John Jr

    Reblogged this on John Jr's WordPress.com Blog.

  28. moneymakingjus

    Reblogged this on thehiltonburnellfiles.

  29. Gerry

    From the WordPress.com Support section on Content Theft – What to Do:

    Every day, bloggers are victimized (whether they are aware of it or not) by having their content stolen, scraped, and unlawfully copied. This is unfortunate, as we understand how much you value your personal content and hard work. When this happens, and the culprit is a member of WordPress.com, we take immediate action, ensuring that your content is rightfully protected.

    • Matt

      Yep, our hope is that by giving people a one-click way to tell their audience about something interesting they found and sending all the traffic and links back to the original blogger that cases where people, knowingly or unknowingly, copy and pasted too much content will decline.

  30. sherwayacademy

    Reblogged this on Sherway Academy.

  31. LadyTee

    Reblogged this on Bits and Pieces of My World.

  32. อ.ดร.ณัฐพล อ่อนปาน

    Reblogged this on Blog Aj.Joe and commented:
    สงสัยอยู่เหมือนกันว่าปุ่ม “Reblog” มีไว้ทำอะไร ได้ลองอ่านบทความนี้แล้วก็ต้องทดลองใช้หน่อย สรุปแล้วก็เหมือนกับแชร์เรื่องที่อ่านในบลอกคนอื่นที่ทำบน WordPress เหมือนกัน พร้อมอำนวยความสะดวกในการแสดงเนื้อหา และภาพจากบลอกนั้นโดยอัตโนมัตินั่นเอง คล้ายๆกับกด Press This แต่เรียบง่ายและเร็วกว่า ไม่เน้นลูกเล่น

  33. visitinghell

    Nice!

  34. Emergingtruth

    Sounds good.

  35. guycook

    Reblogged this on Guy R Cook …. thinking aloud and commented:
    Convenient is the first word that comes to mind, along with current, timely and relevant.

  36. Sunshine

    I’m going to try this now. Thanks

  37. James Brown

    I like the new easy to use reblogging feature! Thanks for adding it.

  38. [Luís Reis » MD Editor]

    Reblogged this on Manuscritos Digitais.

  39. hassand38

    Reblogged this on delimamalindo shipping and commented:
    the best and fastest way for posting.

  40. gpvprasad

    Reblogged this on Gpvprasad's Blog.

  41. Stephane Daury

    Reblogged this on tekArtist and commented:
    Another “BOOM!” from my team, just for you. :)

  42. yunusmustofa

    Reblogged this on yunusstikes.

  43. G

    i always wondered if these feature could be implemented, like we do at Twitter. Thank you. Another wish fulfilled :)

  44. Matt Thomas

    Reblogged this on Matt Thomas and commented:

    We’ve rebooted our concept of reblogging on WordPress.com, and we think we’ve brought some interesting improvements to the table, giving bloggers a cool way to share things that interest them while protecting authors of original content. If you’ve got a WordPress.com blog take it for a spin — if you don’t, there’s never been a better time to get one. :)

  45. Adam Backstrom

    Reblogged this on Adam's Blog.

  46. Charles Fernando

    If I reblog a reblog you can call it a reblogception! Cool!

  47. BlackWidower

    Don’t people just comment anymore? Seriously!

  48. Joanna Aislinn

    Okay, I’m a touch ferhoodled with this, but that could be due to still processing the NY Giants’ NFC Championship win tonight! Who knew back in December things would go this way? Same thing with reblogging, or so it sounds–potential to go places. Thanks for reinstalling the feature!

  49. christophersaleh
  50. doangsaja

    Reblogged this on PUISI AKHIR ZAMAN and commented:
    Get Me

  51. Ian Gardner

    Seems like a beneficial move.

  52. RJ Marmol

    Reblogged this on RJMarmol.com | iPhone Apps News and Reviews and commented:
    This feature has been sorely missed. So glad it’s back. :)

  53. 360hcopa

    Again, You made it a little bit more perfect, Thanks!

  54. 360hcopa

    Reblogged this on Liebes Tagebuch…...

  55. 1matreiya

    You explain everything so well, thank you. I will have to put some more time into absorbing it all, at present my old brain is in overload!!!lol

  56. Bryan Lee

    Reblogged this on Lee Tuck Sing's Weblog and commented:
    Reblogging feature is back on wordpress!
    Some questions in my mind?
    1. Would I be using less of #tumblr now?
    2. Would reblogging actually helps me to discover new and interesting on wordpress?
    hmmm :D

  57. Bryan Lee

    Hi,

    When you do a reblog, is there a sharing feature to twitter or facebook?

    For example, when I do a quick post. the post will be automatic shared to facebook and twitter. I tried reblog by it seems that it does not share to twitter or facebook automatically?

    Cheers

  58. Sanju

    good concept.. But i would better prefer to tweet the link to the blog rather than re-bloggin it..!

  59. debpentland

    Reblogged this on My Window on the World and commented:
    ReBlogging is a new concept for me but one I’m in favor of — What a great feature! I love that it gives due credit to the original author!

  60. Cle

    this really sounds great. i missed reblogging post!!!

  61. fortvictoriacondophil

    Reblogged this on fortvictoriacondophil.

  62. Rafiullah Mian

    Great feature… thanks a lot..

  63. Mal

    Thanks heaps for this, Erica! It’s very useful and excellent info especially for those who are new at blogging…like myself! Cheers :)

  64. Jim Kemeny

    I tried this and decided it would not be suitable for blogs in languages other than English. So I might use it, but very sparingly.

  65. tizianalaterradimezzo

    Reblogged this on La Terra di Mezzo.

  66. Anthony Migchels

    When I reblog something, and somebody clicks the article on the blot, it shows up in the stats as for instance ‘#26 (article untitled)’
    But the article IS titled.

    Thanks!

  67. rinascitaculturale

    Reblogged this on RINASCITACULTURALE.

  68. Jose Alvarez

    Reblogged this on Blog José ALVAREZ and commented:
    Fine

  69. Juleah Kaliski

    Reblogged this on . and commented:
    A quick Wordpres.com update.

  70. stevo's Cafe

    I tried to re-blog a post but the whole post was on the home page. So there was no re-blog button. How do I re-blog a post that is only on the home page?

  71. Nate Maingard

    yaaaaay, stoked:)

  72. beyond the line

    Reblogged this on Beyond The Line and commented:
    Reblog is a quick way to share posts published by other WordPress.com users on your own blog.

  73. zacate

    Reblogged this on P r o c r e a.

  74. Joydeep Naskar

    Thank you for informing…
    It’s time to get started with this feature…

  75. drusillah

    Reblogged this on Drusillah's Musings and commented:
    Wonderful!! I was hoping for something like this, WordPress continues to serve and please.

  76. kimjungwon

    Reblogged this on .her story and commented:
    Yay! I love this!! Good good good! =)

  77. Agam TrueBlue

    good, nice :)

  78. Myra's voice.

    Real jazzy wordpress!

  79. aliazaribalsi

    nice! :D

  80. pettifogged

    Reblogged this on pettifogged and commented:
    Reblogging good!

  81. Tracy López

    I would appreciate a way to opt-out of re-blogging. I work very hard on my content – from the photos I take to the words that I write – and I don’t see it as a positive thing when people “re-blog” me. The fact that it’s “only” a paragraph and that there are automatic links back to my blog don’t make much difference to me. I like my content to be on my blog – no where else, unless someone has asked permission.

    When people sign up for Tumblr, they know what type of service it is and what they’re getting into – but when people create a blog on WordPress they expect to be respected and protected as the TOS tells us we will be.

    Sorry to come off negative here but after private conversations with others, I can tell you I’m not alone in what I’m expressing here. I love WordPress in so many ways but this feature disappoints me.

    • Matt

      We’ve gotten similar requests for turning of Likes, subscriptions, the reader, facebook/twitter login for comments… ultimately these things are intrinsic for the platform and it breaks the user experience and expectation if things that you expect to work for every site don’t. If you feel like someone is taking advantage of your content beyond fair use then please report it to our terms of service team and they’ll take a look at it.

  82. itsifeoma

    its almost like press this, but its a great feature. iLike!

  83. Margie

    I use my own photos on my blog, and I have a copyright notice on them. If someone reblogs my post, and doesn’t ask me if they can use my photo, isn’t his copyright violation?

    • Matt

      It depends, this Wikipedia page covers copyright and what people can and can’t do with your content (in the United States) pretty well:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use

      Of course since you’ll get notifications now (you wouldn’t have before) you can always contact the blogger and ask them to take something down, I think you’ll find that 99.9% of bloggers would be happy to. (I know I would.)

  84. Леонид

    Reblogged this on Jm68277hi96423's Blog.

  85. Gaurav Soni

    It’s like a reshare in google plus…

  86. John Hayden

    I’ve found this to be a very handy tool when I run across a post that readers of my blog will be interested in. It’s fast too. I use it sparingly, though, because I don’t want folks to think of my blog as a Reader’s Digest of other blogs.

  87. KARABUDAK TUNCER

    Reblogged this on MÜZİK ATÖLYESİ.

  88. gsohn

    Reblogged this on Ich sag mal.

  89. lovelakegarda

    Reblogged this on lovelakegarda.

  90. Pedro David
  91. Ayla Estelle

    Can I disable from others reblogging my blog posts?

  92. sleepalldaypartyallnight

    Reblogged this on The Purple Freezer Bunny.

  93. pursuingmydream

    It’s really good article, thanks for sharing :).

  94. gigoid

    This is my first look at the Reblogging function, and I have to say, I like it a lot. It makes it very simple to share posts I’ve enjoyed with all my followers; since my blog also connects to my Facebook and Twitter accounts, it also gets seen by all those folks. Thanks for the tip, and for making life easier for us newbies….

  95. PiedType

    I’m not crazy about this. The reblogs include so much text that with short posts, they could be exceeding fair use. Also, in the case of photoblogs, for example, the image could, in fact, be the entire post. At the very least, please give administrators an option to disable the reblogging of their posts. I want readers to come to my blog to read my posts.

    • Matt

      The excerpts are actually dynamic, right now they’re a maximum of 128 words but we’re experimenting the best way to intelligently excerpt content to give a good taste of it but ultimately drive people back to the original blog. I think you’ll find that reblogs will grow your audience quite a bit as it brings in people who may have never visit or seen your site otherwise.

  96. composerinthegarden

    I cannot believe you are encouraging this practice after your blacking out of Freshly Pressed in protest of SOPA. The real issue is protection of intellectual property; SOPA may have been flawed in its implementation but the intent was to protect content creators. What ever happened to the small effort of a short quote and a link to someone’s blog instead of wholesale theft through reblogging? I agree with Tracy above – give those of us who work hard on creating original content an opt-out button on this instead of facilitating a practice that encourages misuse of blogging content and makes me work to prevent it.

    • Matt

      I do not think that quoting and linking to something is an issue of intellectual property. It’s 90% of what I do on my blog http://ma.tt/ — would you suggest that my blog should be taken down? :)

  97. shdwpoet2

    Reblogged this on Kira Moore's Closet and commented:
    Thanks for all the hard work!

  98. Tobias

    Cool

  99. Paul Chen

    Reblogged this on Paul Chen's Blog and commented:
    Thanks for the detailed explanation of how reblogging works on wordpress.com!

  100. WI Snowflake

    Reblogged this on Snowflakes.

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