Not thanks to WordPress for not letting us know they had disabled this handy button. I found out via Chris the Story Reading Ape who shared a post by Hugh’s New and Views. Turns out that it was disabled sometime on Friday night/Saturday morning 3rd/4th November, depending where you live I guess.
After Hugh did his post, which I shared, explaining how much more useful that button was than the reblog button, I had started using it a lot. It turns out that nasty folk had been misusing it to spam people with phishing software.
So what to do now? Well, I guess either revert to the reblog button or write an intro and provide links to the post you want to share – though I can’t see what is stop those nasty fellows doing the same.
There is, now, an app. confusingly called ‘press this’, which allows you to cut and paste blog extracts into your blog, but there are disadvantages associated with installing it. Read Hugh’s article for a more detailed explanations of those.