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How-to: Add Social Media Share Buttons In Wordpress

Having social sharing buttons on your Wordpress blog is a big plus if you want to improve your blog visibility. You make it easier for people to spread the word about you! In this post, I'll give you 2 styles, and you can choose one. Here's how you can add them:

HOW-TO: Add Social Share Buttons on Wordpress

Style #1: Flare Social Sharing Buttons

In this style, we'll add the Flare button, here's how it will look like:

Example of Flare Buttons
  1. In the left hand side of your dashboard, click "Plugins" > click "Add New". Install Flare
  2. Now type "Flare" on the search box and click "Search Plugins" Type Flare
  3. Click "Install Now". Click Install Now
  4. Click "Activate Plugin". Activate Plugin
  5. Now view your website's homepage and click on one of your posts. You should now see sharing buttons at the top and left side (when you scroll down) of your post.
  6. IF you want to enhance your social sharing buttons, you can configure the settings. Here's how: Go back to your dashboard. Click "Flare" from the left bar > "Share". Flare then Share
  7. By default, the sharing buttons show at the top of the post and bottom left. If you want to add the share buttons at the bottom of your posts, you can check the blank drop down and select "At the bottom of the post". Here's an example: Flare then Share
  8. Now if you want to add more sharing buttons other than Facebook & Twitter, scroll down a little until you see the "Add" button after the Facebook button. Look how I do mine: Click Add Button
  9. Select the buttons you want to add: Social Sharing Buttons
  10. Click "Save" once done. Voila!

Style #2: Mashshare (Like Mashable)

And here's an example of Mashshare buttons:

Example of Mashshare Buttons
  1. In the left hand side of your dashboard, click "Plugins" > click "Add New". Add a new plugin
  2. Now type "Mashshare" on the search box and click "Search Plugins" Search for Mashshare
  3. Click "Install Now". Click Install Now
  4. Click "Activate Plugin".
  5. Once you're done with the activation, go to Settings > select "Mashshare". Select Mashshare
  6. Now you can configure where you want the buttons to show up. The sharing buttons will show on the top location of your posts by default. To change the position, select any options from the "Position" option. Change Position
  7. Now check the "Posts" checkmark to allow the buttons to show up on your posts.
  8. Click "Save settings" and you're done!
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By Pauline Cabrera

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