Last week we had some discussion around a new experimental feature in the Flattr button. Namely a new popout to help users better understand what Flattr is. It looks like this:
The feedback was positive, so we’re making it the default button style starting… now!
What does this mean for site owners?
The new popout should “just work”. If you discover a bug, please contact our support.
Our tests show much better response to the richer experience of the improved button. Those new to Flattr get a little bit more context up front, those who already know Flattr get a stronger sense of community.
How can I test that it works?
There’s a Flattr button below here on this post, you can hover your mouse over that. If you have a button on your own website then do the same there. The popover should appear when you hover your mouse over it.
How do I disable the new popout?
To disable the popout, you can either add “popout=0″ to the params where you load the flattr script:
or you can add “popout:0″ to the button specific parameters. Example:
<a rel=”flattr;category:text;popout:0″ href=”http://example.com”></a>
If you are running the WordPress plugin then the newest version (v1.1.1) provides an option to toggle it under your plugin settings (it’s turned on by default).