WordPress Deleted “Press This” Button

WordPress deleted Press This Button

Good news, the “Press This” button is now back and working. See more information from Hugh’s Views and News here.

Use this URL to find your “Press This” button. I went to my admin panel and could not find it.


As Bloggers, we love the tools that make our blogging experiences easier and more efficient. In most cases, WordPress dot com makes that process easy for us, until I read this post today from fellow blogger Hugh, of Hugh’s Views and News.

What options are open to users of the WordPress blogging platform now that WordPress have deleted the ‘Press This’ sharing button?

Note: this only applies to users of WordPress dot com. If you are self-hosted using WordPress dot org, you can still use the “press this” tool.

Another blogger, Sue Vincent has some things to say about this subject as well!

Please read more from Hugh!

Source: What To Do Now WordPress Have Deleted The ‘Press This’ Sharing Button – Hugh’s Views & News

My only caution to this as far as sharing or re-blogging another blogger’s post, is to create your own image. I don’t recommend using the same image from the blogger’s post for a variety of reasons. Creating your own image graphic is good practice anyway!

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16 thoughts on “WordPress Deleted “Press This” Button

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  2. Hi, Terri. Thanks so much for sharing this information from Sue and me.

    I’m really pleased to announce that WordPress has reactivated the ‘Press This’ sharing button, although it now works differently to how it used to work. However, the main thing is that it’s working again. 😀

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      1. Donna mentioned that she was at a WordPress conference over the weekend and said they mentioned they were deactivating the ‘Press This’ sharing button. However, she also said they failed to say anything about replacing it. I think ‘people power’ has worked here, and that they’ve finally listened to what a lot of their users were saying. Thank goodness, Terri. 😀

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      2. Yes! I just got off help chat with WP because I could not find the button under the tools setting to reactivate it. You may want to share this URL with your readers, I’m referring readers from my post (of yours) back to your current video post 🙂

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  3. Donna

    Hi, Terri – I was at a WordPress Conference this past weekend, so I heard about the discontinuation of ‘PressThis’ for WordPress.com. I am self-hosted, so should not (currently) be affected. I do make my own images when sharing other people posts on my site, but so I understand completely, what are the dangers of sharing their image directly (as long as I share their post as well and give them credit for this)?

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  4. Since I’m not tech savvy, I appreciate you pointing this out to us. I’ve never before thought about using someone else’s image should I share their blog on my site, but your brief warning made me instantly aware about potential dangers. Thanks for a really useful article, Terri.

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