NICK WYNJA

Add Instapaper’s Read Later Button to Your Tumblr Blog

I really love what Marco Arment is doing with Instapaper, so when I was working on alterations to the theme for my new blog Hack/Make I wanted to include Instapaper’s Read Later button. I went over to the documentation to see what I was getting myself into. The “one-click button” that I was interested in is a simple iframe with a few variables specific to your post. Luckily, the URL and title for you tumblr post are kept in the easy-to-access {Permalink} and {Title} variables. All you need to do to add Instapaper’s Read Later one-click button to your tumblr page is to add follow code into your theme wherever you want the button located:

<iframe border="0" scrolling="no" width="78" height="17" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" style="margin-bottom: -3px; z-index: 1338; border: 0px; background-color: transparent; overflow: hidden;" src="http://www.instapaper.com/e2?url={Permalink}&title={Title}"></iframe>

If you need to add some padding, simply put the iframe into a <div> and apply the appropriate styling. Now your readers can easily take your article on the go with them on the wonderful Instapaper apps for iPhone and iPad.

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