Add the Healthy Button to your WordPress blog

We’ve received a number of questions about how to add the Healthy button to WordPress.com-hosted and WordPress.org self-hosted blogs.

To add the Healthy button to a WordPress.com hosted blog, you first need to select “Settings” and then “Sharing” from your blog admin panel. Next click “Add a new service” under “Available Services” and then configure it as follows:

Then click the “Create Share Button“. This places a representation of your new Healthy button under your “Available Services“. Drag that Healthy button to position it where you want it in “Enabled Services“; check that it appears as expected in the “Live Preview“.

Now verify that “Button style” is set to ‘icon + text‘ (assuming you want to include both) then click “Save Changes” to enable Healthy button sharing on your blog!

You can see this in action at the bottom of this blog post. Push the button and submit your comments to see this post show up in your FitnessFeed on RunKeeper.com.

What if you’re running the WordPress software yourself instead of using WordPress.com? If you self-host your own WordPress based blog, you can install this plugin from third party developer Matthew Chan. Matthew’s plugin will place the Healthy button at the top of single posts in your blog.

However you host your WordPress-powered blog, make sure it’s Healthy!

Bill Day (@billday) is Platform Evangelist for RunKeeper where he helps developers learn about and use the Health Graph.

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3 Comments on “Add the Healthy Button to your WordPress blog”

  1. scrib64 says:

    Thanks Bill, I was wondering how to do that.

    Now all I need is a ‘how to’ on getting the ‘Fitness Widget Generator’ (http://runkeeper.com/apps/widgets/fitness-widget-generator/8) working on WordPress.com
    ;-)

    • Bill Day says:

      Glad it helped!

      Unfortunately, I don’t have any good recommendation for getting Fitness Widget Generator into WordPress.com blogs. If I come up with anything in the future, I’ll blog it here.

  2. [...] gets Runkeeper Healthy button!! 5 Apr  Thanks to Bill Day’s post at Heath Graph Blog, ScribsBlog now has a Runkeeper Healthly button, at the bottom of each [...]


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