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How to Make a Democracy 1-Click Subscribe Button

July 24th, 2006 by Nicholas Reville

My mission this week is to tell everyone about the new 1-Click subscribe functionality in Democracy Player 0.8.5. We can start with some examples.

Let’s say I make a video channel, called Tikibar TV (I actually don’t make this channel, but I’m sure they won’t mind the publicity). I want to make it easier for people to subscribe to my RSS feed in Democracy Player, so I go to the Democracy Button Maker and paste in the URL for my feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/TikiBarTV

Then I click ‘Make My Buttons’ and pick out the button that I want to use. I paste the code into my website or, in this case, my blog post. Here it is:

Democracy: Internet TV

Now, when someone clicks on that link, they will be instantly subscribed to my channel in Democracy Player (try it!). If they don’t have Democracy Player, they’ll be able to download it after clicking the button. And if they are running Windows (most people are) then they’ll be able to download the player with that channel already subscribed. Makes sense, right?

Here’s another example: let’s say I want to recommend five great internet TV channels to everyone who reads this blog. I’ll find the URLs for the RSS feeds (in Democracy, you can get the URL for a channel on the settings page for that channel). Then I’ll paste them into the button maker. This time, instead of a button I’ll use the text link that the button make gives me:

Subscribe to 5 great internet TV channels.

If you have any questions about the 1-Click system, post a comment here or head over to our discussion forums. And if you’ve put a 1-Click Button on your site, we’d love to use you as an example– definitely post a comment.

One Response to “How to Make a Democracy 1-Click Subscribe Button”

  1. Текст лично мне ничего не дал. Но вот для многих он может оказаться реально полезным… :)

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