Share on Orkut button for Blogger and WordPress blogs

Here comes the another feature of new orkut which I think would be very useful to Bloggers. Like Share on Twitter buttons and others like Twitter, Digg,etc. Orkut too released its API and now you can have share on orkut button on any blogging platform like WordPress and Blogger aka Blogspot Blogs.

Let’s get started with How to add Share on Orkut button in your blogpost, at the end of blog posts.

How to add Share on Orkut button on Blogger / Blogspot Blogs

Go to Edit HTML tab under Layout of Blogger — Expand Widget Templates

Press CTRL+F and find </head> Now, just above or before this paste the following code.

<!--orkut share starts here-->
 <script src='' type='text/javascript'/>
 <script type='text/javascript'>
 google.load(&#39;orkut.share&#39;, &#39;1&#39;);
 google.setOnLoadCallback(function() {
 var params = {};
 params[google.orkut.share.Field.TITLE] = &#39;<data:blog.pageName/>&#39;;
 params[google.orkut.share.Field.DESTINATION_URL] = &#39;<data:blog.url/>&#39;;
 var connection = new google.orkut.share.Connection(params);
 document.getElementById(&#39;orkut-share&#39;).onclick =
 function(e) { connection.send(&#39;;, {}); };
 }, true);
<!--orkut share end-->

Now find <div class=’post-footer-line post-footer-line-1′> and add this code immediately after it

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
 <span id="orkut-share" style="cursor:pointer; border:1px solid black">
 <img src=""/>

You have successfully added share on orkut button blogger, Thanks to bloggerstop who shared this tip. Now you can see orkut share button below each post. You can see live demo of it on Musicalblast

How to add Share on Orkut button on WordPress blog

Comparing to Blogger, its somewhat easier to add share on orkut button on self hosted WordPress Blogs.

There is a Share on Orkut WordPress plugin which makes it very easy to do it but why add a plugin for such a small thing and increase load on webpage when you can do it simply by adding a code.

<a href="<?php the_title(); ?>&du=<?php the_permalink() ?>">
<img src=""> </a>

Done! You can see its live demo below this post and do you mind sharing it on orkut? This is made simple using GET Method of Orkut API. You will see share button like this share on orkut and when you click on it- another page opens similar to screenshot below:

share on orkut button

Just click share and it will be posted to orkut successfully. You need to be login to your orkut account to make this happen. When you look at your Orkut Homepage, it will appear like this:

share on orkut-1

This was the feature that New orkut was missing which Facebook had since its launch. The above screenshots refers to new orkut, if you are still on old orkut then, update will however not be published but instead there will be orkut promote of the blog post you shared which looks like this:

share on orkut-2

For new Orkut users, you can choose to promote it too and share via update also with friends. If you need

My Verdict: It is overall an useful feature and especially for Indian bloggers whose main traffic source is India can avail great benefit from this as Orkut is most popular social network and have a greater impact than any other thing. For, readers who are following my Beginner’s blogging guide series and looking for some traffic and loyalr reader base, this tool is recommended for them.


About the Author

Rohit Langde is Founder and Editor-in-chief of Blogsolute. Tech Blogger by Passion & Profession | Mechanical Engineer by Qualification | Introverted Geek by Choice

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  1. Moumita Paul says:

    The share button really works but it doesn’t add my website to orkut.The link shows as instead of
    Please help.

  2. Rohit Langde says:

    Hi Moumita, You said that button really works then what is the problem?
    I saw that you are using Add to any plugin for sharing articles. That is also working fine.

    I can help you further if you just elaborate your problem. Thanks

  3. Rohit says:

    I am not able to add the orkut share button on my blogger blog. I cannot fing this code on my blog:

  4. Sribharath says:

    that was nice info here rohit ..i have made it much easier by making plugin for wordpress users

    pls check it here

    and pls make a note of it on your blog ..

    with regards

  5. techie says:

    will try but
    I was thinking whether the content of orkut is crawled by any crawler as in case of twitter and facebook where you can get search result but not for orkut.

  6. whoah this blog is excellent i love reading your posts. Keep up the good work! You know, lots of people are hunting around for this info, you can help them greatly.

  7. sribharath says:

    Add to orkut plugin has been moved to

    from youngindiamovement..

    Enjoy the plugin guys

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