Digg Rolls Out New Buttons, Widget Generator

Digg continued to make strides toward its upcoming redesign, launching new buttons Tuesday, along with a widget generator for publishers.

The new buttons no longer take users to Digg, keeping them on the domain of the site they were browsing and offering a dynamic display of the live Digg count, and new options include a medium-sized button and an unstyled button that publishers can customize.

Improvements to Digg widgets are similar, with linking to the actual content instead of the Digg permalink page, along with customizable options including tabs and columns, thumbnails, and fallback content logic by domain.

Matt Van Horn of Digg’s business-development unit posted on the Digg Blog:

With the upcoming launch of the redesigned Digg, we want to give publishers the ability to more easily bring their content into the Digg ecosystem. These upgrades are a great way to get a head start on integration before the relaunch.

All existing smart Digg buttons will auto-upgrade in the coming weeks. However, it is recommended that publishers review the new documentation for optimization tips.