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How to add social media sharing buttons to your WordPress Site

Setup Time5 minsExecution Time15 minsTotal Time20 mins

How to add social media sharing buttons to every piece of content you create, including landing pages, web pages, individual blog articles and email content.

Add social sharing links to your WordPress Site

 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
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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

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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

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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.

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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.