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How to add social media sharing buttons to your WordPress Site

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for adding Social Media Sharing Buttons

Social Media Share Links/Buttons

Adding social media sharing buttons enable your website visitors and content viewers to easily share your content with their social media connections and networks. Adding these buttons to your content allows you to expand the reach of your content to new audiences and generate new visitors back to your website.

You should add social media sharing links/buttons to every piece of content you create, including landing pages, web pages, individual blog articles, email content, etc. The Tweet/Share Button, Facebook Like and Share Buttons, and LinkedIn Share Button (and more) that we'll cover in this article all serve as social media sharing buttons.

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RatingDifficultyBeginner

Goal: To have social sharing links displayed on your website.

Ideal Outcome: Your website visitors will be able to easily share your content on their social channels.

Pre-requisites or requirements: we’ll be using the Shared Counts plugin It is the best WordPress social media plugin available on the market.

Why this is important: Social sharing links help you engage your users and encourage them to easily share your content. It is important to have them configured for both desktop and mobile devices and to enable users to access them easily. 

Where this is done: WordPress.

When this is done: Once, for your actual website and, in the future, every time you create a new site.

Who does this: You, or the person responsible for website management.

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Setup Time5 minsExecution Time15 minsTotal Time20 mins

Marketing Recipe Steps

 Install and activate the Shared Counts plugin
 Configure plugin settings
 Choose the share buttons you want to display
 Choose the share button style
 Choose where you want to display the social share buttons

Marketing Recipe Directions

1

The first thing you need to do in order to add social media sharing buttons is to install and activate the Shared Counts plugin.

2

Next, you need to scroll down to the ‘Display’ section and choose the share buttons you want to display. By default, three buttons are selected (Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest).

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Creating Social Media Sharing Buttons

3

You can click on the white area in the field to add additional share buttons that you want.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Creating Social Media Sharing Buttons

4

Next, you can choose the share button style from the dropdown menu labeled “Share Button Style”. Shared Counts plugin comes with 8 beautiful button styles.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Creating Social Media Sharing Buttons

5

After that, you’ll need to select the theme location where you want to display the social share buttons. You can choose from 3 options: Before Content, After Content, and Before and After Content.

6

Lastly, you need to select the supported post types. It has ‘post’ selected by default.

If you want to display share buttons on your pages and other post types, then you can check the box next to page option.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Creating Social Media Sharing Buttons

Don’t forget to click on the Save Changes button to store your settings.

Ingredients

 Install and activate the Shared Counts plugin
 Configure plugin settings
 Choose the share buttons you want to display
 Choose the share button style
 Choose where you want to display the social share buttons

Directions

1

The first thing you need to do in order to add social media sharing buttons is to install and activate the Shared Counts plugin.

2

Next, you need to scroll down to the ‘Display’ section and choose the share buttons you want to display. By default, three buttons are selected (Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest).

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Creating Social Media Sharing Buttons

3

You can click on the white area in the field to add additional share buttons that you want.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Creating Social Media Sharing Buttons

4

Next, you can choose the share button style from the dropdown menu labeled “Share Button Style”. Shared Counts plugin comes with 8 beautiful button styles.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Creating Social Media Sharing Buttons

5

After that, you’ll need to select the theme location where you want to display the social share buttons. You can choose from 3 options: Before Content, After Content, and Before and After Content.

6

Lastly, you need to select the supported post types. It has ‘post’ selected by default.

If you want to display share buttons on your pages and other post types, then you can check the box next to page option.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Creating Social Media Sharing Buttons

Don’t forget to click on the Save Changes button to store your settings.
How to add social media sharing buttons to your WordPress Site
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