NEW! DZone Vote Bar

We're always looking to get more people to vote here at DZone, and to help solve this we've implemented an optional "vote bar" for logged in users who click through to links. It lets you vote up or down, get back to the comments page for easy commenting, see a random link, or go to your profile. It's easy to remove if you don't like it, just go to your profile and click "Edit your settings". Then uncheck "Show DZone Frame when links are opened" and click "Update Profile". We hope you'll leave it on, and we'll be making improvements to it as well. More votes helps everyone at DZone get a better experience!

DZone Live Writer Plugin

John Papa has created a new open source DZone plugin for Windows Live Writer. If you just want to use this plugin, simply download the dll and drop it in your Live Writer plugin folder. The style can either be tall or wide. Read about it more at his blog.

DZone plugin source code
DZone plugin DLL

DZone Firefox Voting Widget

A big problem at DZone is that you have to remember to go back and vote for links you have visited, and this Firefox add-on solves that problem beautifully. Every time you visit a link from DZone, this add-on places a small, unobtrusive widget on the target page to let you vote. Simply click the widget to cast your vote, and it will be registered just as if you had gone back to DZone. It’s a simple and convenient solution.

Click here to visit Mozilla Add-ons and install it now.

Vote on DZone links from your site

You can now let your website's users vote for our links on DZone without leaving your site. Copy and paste the tags for the style of voting button you'd like to use and put them on the page of the article you'd like visitors to vote for.

The options of dzone_url, dzone_title, and dzone_blurb are optional. If you leave out the url and title, the widget will pick them up from the page the widget is currently on.

If you set a dzone_style or have not set a dzone_url and have multiple buttons on a single page, you will need to set them with every use of the button.

Style 1 (tall)

<script type="text/javascript">var dzone_url = '[url]';</script>
<script type="text/javascript">var dzone_title = '[title]';</script>
<script type="text/javascript">var dzone_blurb = '[description]';</script>
<script type="text/javascript">var dzone_style = '1';</script>
<script language="javascript" src="http://widgets.dzone.com/links/widgets/zoneit.js"></script>

Style 2 (wide)

<script type="text/javascript">var dzone_url = '[url]';</script>
<script type="text/javascript">var dzone_title = '[title]';</script>
<script type="text/javascript">var dzone_blurb = '[description]';</script>
<script type="text/javascript">var dzone_style = '2';</script>
<script language="javascript" src="http://widgets.dzone.com/links/widgets/zoneit.js"></script>

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