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.
- Jan 22, 2012 @ 7:27 pm
Jan 22nd at 8:29 pm
Reblogged this on Mohamed Ali Yousfi محمد علي اليوسفي.
Jan 22nd at 8:30 pm
Reblogged this on Egill and commented:
Reblogging is back!
Jan 22nd at 8:54 pm
Jan 22nd at 9:02 pm
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.
Jan 22nd at 9:05 pm
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:”
Jan 22nd at 9:13 pm
Like this. Whahaha
Jan 22nd at 9:15 pm
Jan 22nd at 9:23 pm
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.
Jan 22nd at 9:37 pm
Reblogged this on Savvy Voyageur and commented:
Another reason to enjoy WordPress. Bloggers helping – commending – respecting…
Jan 22nd at 9:37 pm
Like the reblog. Can we get rid of the stop censorship statement please? It has outlived its past due date.
Jan 22nd at 9:39 pm
Reblogged this on Mother, Beader and Coffee lover…..
Jan 22nd at 9:54 pm
Reblogged this on Prensa and commented:
Muy bueno !
Jan 22nd at 9:57 pm
Excellent. I’ve been looking to reblog some of my favorites when I’m stuck on material for the week.
Jan 22nd at 10:01 pm
Reblogged this on Blogtallózó.
Jan 22nd at 10:08 pm
glad to say it back will be using it quite often thank you for bringing it back
Jan 22nd at 10:24 pm
Reblogged this on Yeowzers.
Jan 22nd at 10:32 pm
Reblogged this on aaron raimist.
Jan 22nd at 10:34 pm
Reblogged this on Digixav and commented:
WordPress introduce Reblog button
Jan 22nd at 10:35 pm
Let’s compete w/ Tumblr! Glad that we have this option
Jan 22nd at 10:39 pm
Reblogged this on Feathering the Empty Nest and commented:
Gotta like an easy way to share!
Jan 22nd at 10:48 pm
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…
Jan 22nd at 10:56 pm
Reblogged this on John Jr's WordPress.com Blog.
Jan 22nd at 10:59 pm
Reblogged this on thehiltonburnellfiles.
Jan 22nd at 11:18 pm
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.
Jan 22nd at 11:35 pm
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Jan 22nd at 11:51 pm
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Jan 22nd at 11:52 pm
Reblogged this on Blog Aj.Joe and commented:
สงสัยอยู่เหมือนกันว่าปุ่ม “Reblog” มีไว้ทำอะไร ได้ลองอ่านบทความนี้แล้วก็ต้องทดลองใช้หน่อย สรุปแล้วก็เหมือนกับแชร์เรื่องที่อ่านในบลอกคนอื่นที่ทำบน WordPress เหมือนกัน พร้อมอำนวยความสะดวกในการแสดงเนื้อหา และภาพจากบลอกนั้นโดยอัตโนมัตินั่นเอง คล้ายๆกับกด Press This แต่เรียบง่ายและเร็วกว่า ไม่เน้นลูกเล่น
Jan 23rd at 12:09 am
Jan 23rd at 12:14 am
Jan 23rd at 12:15 am
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.
Jan 23rd at 12:42 am
I’m going to try this now. Thanks
Jan 23rd at 12:51 am
I like the new easy to use reblogging feature! Thanks for adding it.
Jan 23rd at 12:56 am
Reblogged this on Manuscritos Digitais.
Jan 23rd at 1:09 am
Reblogged this on delimamalindo shipping and commented:
the best and fastest way for posting.
Jan 23rd at 1:58 am
Reblogged this on Gpvprasad's Blog.
Jan 23rd at 2:04 am
Reblogged this on tekArtist and commented:
Another “BOOM!” from my team, just for you.
Jan 23rd at 2:09 am
Reblogged this on yunusstikes.
Jan 23rd at 2:40 am
i always wondered if these feature could be implemented, like we do at Twitter. Thank you. Another wish fulfilled
Jan 23rd at 2:54 am
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.
Jan 23rd at 3:46 am
Reblogged this on Adam's Blog.
Jan 23rd at 3:47 am
If I reblog a reblog you can call it a reblogception! Cool!
Jan 23rd at 4:01 am
Don’t people just comment anymore? Seriously!
Jan 23rd at 4:17 am
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!
Jan 23rd at 4:27 am
Reblogged this on My Blog & other favorite blogs & their favorite….
Jan 23rd at 4:42 am
Reblogged this on PUISI AKHIR ZAMAN and commented:
Jan 23rd at 4:49 am
Seems like a beneficial move.
Jan 23rd at 4:49 am
Reblogged this on RJMarmol.com | iPhone Apps News and Reviews and commented:
This feature has been sorely missed. So glad it’s back.
Jan 23rd at 4:58 am
Again, You made it a little bit more perfect, Thanks!
Jan 23rd at 4:58 am
Reblogged this on Liebes Tagebuch…...
Jan 23rd at 4:59 am
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
Jan 23rd at 4:59 am
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?
Jan 23rd at 5:00 am
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?
Jan 23rd at 6:31 am
good concept.. But i would better prefer to tweet the link to the blog rather than re-bloggin it..!
Jan 23rd at 6:35 am
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!
Jan 23rd at 6:50 am
this really sounds great. i missed reblogging post!!!
Jan 23rd at 6:58 am
Reblogged this on fortvictoriacondophil.
Jan 23rd at 7:03 am
Great feature… thanks a lot..
Jan 23rd at 7:21 am
Thanks heaps for this, Erica! It’s very useful and excellent info especially for those who are new at blogging…like myself! Cheers
Jan 23rd at 7:28 am
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.
Jan 23rd at 8:20 am
Reblogged this on La Terra di Mezzo.
Jan 23rd at 8:22 am
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.
Jan 23rd at 8:29 am
Reblogged this on RINASCITACULTURALE.
Jan 23rd at 8:42 am
Reblogged this on Blog José ALVAREZ and commented:
Jan 23rd at 8:47 am
Reblogged this on . and commented:
A quick Wordpres.com update.
Jan 23rd at 8:50 am
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?
Jan 23rd at 9:04 am
Jan 23rd at 9:35 am
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.
Jan 23rd at 9:44 am
Reblogged this on P r o c r e a.
Jan 23rd at 10:02 am
Thank you for informing…
It’s time to get started with this feature…
Jan 23rd at 10:14 am
Reblogged this on Drusillah's Musings and commented:
Wonderful!! I was hoping for something like this, WordPress continues to serve and please.
Jan 23rd at 11:01 am
Reblogged this on .her story and commented:
Yay! I love this!! Good good good! =)
Jan 23rd at 11:14 am
Jan 23rd at 11:18 am
Real jazzy wordpress!
Jan 23rd at 11:37 am
Jan 23rd at 12:21 pm
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Jan 23rd at 2:13 pm
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.
Jan 23rd at 2:21 pm
its almost like press this, but its a great feature. iLike!
Jan 23rd at 3:24 pm
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?
Jan 23rd at 3:29 pm
Reblogged this on Jm68277hi96423's Blog.
Jan 23rd at 3:46 pm
It’s like a reshare in google plus…
Jan 23rd at 4:28 pm
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.
Jan 23rd at 4:43 pm
Reblogged this on MÜZİK ATÖLYESİ.
Jan 23rd at 5:29 pm
Reblogged this on Ich sag mal.
Jan 23rd at 5:32 pm
Reblogged this on lovelakegarda.
Jan 23rd at 6:39 pm
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Jan 23rd at 7:20 pm
Can I disable from others reblogging my blog posts?
Jan 23rd at 7:36 pm
Reblogged this on The Purple Freezer Bunny.
Jan 23rd at 8:01 pm
It’s really good article, thanks for sharing :).
Jan 23rd at 8:28 pm
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….
Jan 23rd at 8:29 pm
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.
Jan 23rd at 8:41 pm
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.
Jan 23rd at 8:51 pm
Reblogged this on Kira Moore's Closet and commented:
Thanks for all the hard work!
Jan 23rd at 9:09 pm
Jan 23rd at 10:51 pm
Reblogged this on Paul Chen's Blog and commented:
Thanks for the detailed explanation of how reblogging works on wordpress.com!
Jan 23rd at 11:10 pm
Reblogged this on Snowflakes.