Fastest Ways to Post Bookmarks to Del.icio.us

By Posted 2007 Updated   Tips

Del.icio.us is possibly the most popular social bookmark sharing service online. You already know the usual ways to post to del.icio.us. I share with you the ways I post to del.icio.us.

Many times I like to post very quickly to del.icio.us without any tags (or a default tag like Unfiled or miscellaneous), using the default description of the link, with or without sharing, and all that in once click without filling any form. This helps me to quickly bookmark many pages without filling forms and I can easily edit them later in my own time, or delete them via quick menu beside each link in my bookmarks.

So I created some del.icio.us bookmarklets based on the official del.icio.us API to do this.

Usage Instructions

  • Choose the bookmarklets below which suit your purpose.
  • Drag the bookmarklet links below to your bookmark toolbar, or right click (Do NOT left click) and select Add to Bookmarks or Add to Favorites depending on which browser you use.
  • When you want to run the bookmarklet, just left click it.
  • If you are not logged in to del.icio.us or have not enabled your browser to save your username and password, a pop up alert will be ask for del.icio.us login details. This is required by del.icio.us API scripts and required by del.icio.us to identify your account, so is very trustworthy and works via a https protocol.
  • If the post was successful, it will display
    result code=”done”

    If the post failed:
    result code=”something went wrong”

  • All these are provided in 2 forms each – one will display the result in the same page, and the other opens the page in a new window. I prefer using the new window ones because I can keep reading the content while del.icio.us keeps adding bookmarks in the background. If you do not close this window, it keeps refreshing as you add favorites. However, pop up blockers may interfere with opening new windows.

Del.icio.us Bookmarklets

Quick Post
The simplest one. Click it on any page and the link is added to your del.icio.us bookmarks. No tags added.
Post Del (Same window)
Post Del (New Window)

Quick Post with 1 Tag
Click it on any page and it is added to your del.icio.us bookmarks with the default tag “Unfiled”. (You can edit the unfiled tag in the bookmarklet to anything you want)
Post Del+Tag (Same window)
Post Del+Tag (New Window)

Quick Post with 2 Tags
Click it on any page and it is added to your del.icio.us bookmarks with the 2 default tags “Unfiled” and “Technology”. (You can edit these tags in the bookmarklet to anything you want, and add as many tags as you like)
Post Del+2Tag (Same window)
Post Del+2Tag (New Window)

Quick Post without Sharing
Click it on any page and it is added to your del.icio.us bookmarks with the “do not share” option on for private bookmarking.
Post Del+Pvt (Same window)
Post Del+Pvt (New Window)

Quick Post without Sharing and 1 tag
This is a mix of both above tools. Click it on any page and it is added to your del.icio.us bookmarks with the default tag “Unfiled” and private options on.
Post Del+Tag+Pvt (Same window)
Post Del+Tag+Pvt (New Window)

Quick Post Any Url
Opens a prompt window. Enter the url and it will add the url, fill in the title automatically and shows the task done screen. Works from any page. This is useful if you want to quickly add many urls. Just enter the url, on the task done screen, again click the bookmarklet, enter another url and so on, keep on adding more.
Post Del Pop
Post Del Pop+Tag (1 tag)
Post Del Pop+Pvt (Private)

Quick Post with Date
Click this and it will add the selected bookmark with the default date (at present January 1, 2007 at 1AM). So if you use this, check back your bookmarks on Jan 1, 2007 to see it listed. (You can change this to any default date you like). Very useful to quickly add categorized bookmarks by date.
Post Del+Date (Same Window)
Post Del+Date (New Window)
Post Del+Date+Tag (Same Window, 1 tag)
Post Del+Date+Tag (New Window, 1 tag)
Post Del+Date+Pvt (Same Window, Private)
Post Del +Date+Pvt (New Window, Private)

Customize These Bookmarklets

You can easily edit any property of these bookmarklets. I have specifically kept the title of these links short like “Post Del+Tag” so that it does not occupy a large space on your toolbar. In your browser – Right click the link (or manage your bookmarks), Click Properties, and edit the name / title of the link to what ever you want e.g. make it “Post to del.icio.us with 1 tag”.

To change the default “Unfiled tag”, again do the same step as above, in the location / url box the javascript code will be visible. Look at the “Unfiled” word there and replace with whatever default tag you want. If you look up the 2 tags link, you can add as many default tags as you want – in the location box, add as many tags as you want, but remember to separate them by spaces.

To change the date, keep the format “CCYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssZ”. In our example of 1 January 2007, 1 AM, the format is “2007-01-01T01:00:00Z”. So edit it to any time, but stick to this format.

If you liked these, check out more del.icio.us tools too.


27 comments on “Fastest Ways to Post Bookmarks to Del.icio.us

  1. drazn says:

    superb!

  2. John Tropea says:

    There is also a right-click context menu (mouse version) to post to del.icio.us or to see your del.icio.us page:
    http://www.hatch.org/blog/2003/12/18/social_bookmarks_manager_rightclick_context_menu.php

    This is great because you the page you are bookmarking doesn’t even have to be open.
    Just move the cursor to the hyperlink and right-click for easy adding.

  3. Ignat Drozdov says:

    cool. I have delicious configured for daily link postings and this will definately make my posting job faster and easier. thanks

  4. Marc says:

    Nice stuff. Thanks for sharing. Some people might also be interested in the del.icio.us Firefox extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3615/)

  5. basibanget says:

    yeah..the new del.icio.us firefox extension replace your original bookmarks. so you just drag the tab to the bookmark toolbar

  6. daniel says:

    wow great tips

  7. Daniel says:

    is there a chance to develop such posting-feature to post all open tabs?

    sometimes I would post all open tabs not only one a time.

    Or is there another tool for this?

    Thanks a lot!

    Daniel

  8. Glock says:

    Thnx alot, gr8 post!

  9. Jeff Axelrod says:

    Is there any way you can return to the previous page with the same-window method? I get some XML returned back, and have to manually go back to the previous page. I’m using IE7.

  10. QuickOnlineTips says:

    @Jeff – The del.icio.us API has no way to autoclose the window or go back automatically. I personaly use the pop up one and then close the windows. Any suggestions on how to do it are welcome.

  11. Chris says:

    awesome!

  12. Sushi Dating says:

    Nice tip!. For me, I just install it on my toolbar and click on it whenever I found a good site.

  13. Gabe says:

    Seems cool, but when i try open the bookmarklet after dragging it to my firefox menu bar, i get a pop-up saying i need to enter my username/password for the yahoo/delicious api….

    what am i doing wrong?

  14. QuickOnlineTips says:

    Gabe – You need to login once to your del.icio.us account otherwise how will the API post links to your account. Once you are logged in, then it keeps working.

  15. Gabe says:

    Thanks! Awesome tool… I saw “API” and I got scared – thought I had to have applied for some sort of API keys from delicious – didn’t realize it was just my regular delicious account.

  16. DDT-MODELS says:

    Because of your work, so many people can work together, so many people have discover each other than you open a new world of communication between people.

  17. david says:

    i tried and work it thank

  18. James says:

    I have to login again every time I re-start Firefox. Is this normal?

  19. Serola says:

    Quick del.icio.us links do the job but they open empty page on Opera 9.5 and on Opera Mini. Is there any way to reload the saved page or some other page where one could have a history back button?

  20. Serola says:

    Continuing my previous post…

    Actually it would be very nice if quick bookmarklet could directly open user’s own del.icio.us page. Then user could check that bookmark is really saved. Sometimes this is not the case when using Opera Mini. I don’t know the reason for this but I suspect it has something to do with cached pages.

  21. SEO says:

    Nice tips about delicious bookmarking but I want to know, what is the way of making popular a bookmark on delicious, how a bookmark can take place on delicious home page?

  22. Todd Lohenry says:

    Does not work for me. I get “This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.” Help?

  23. dewey1973 says:

    These do not seem to work anymore. I get this error:

    result code=”access denied
    ?
    fe01.api.del.ac4.yahoo.net uncompressed/chunked Thu Dec 25 12:41:49 PST 2008

  24. Alastair says:

    These bookmarks are now defunct, probably because of API changes. A pity, I love the one-click add.

  25. Bookmarking Software says:

    really cool. Thanks man.

  26. miracle2u says:

    Thanks for sharing the tips, it makes bookmarking process on delicious become more easier ever after!

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