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If you are looking for the best solution to add social sharing buttons to your WordPress website, then open your WordPress dashboard and follow this guide carefully.
When you hit Google, there are a lot of plugins available on the Internet for the same. But how do you decide which plugin is best for you or meets your needs?
In this guide, you will find the best way to add social sharing buttons to your website.
Step-1 Install the Plugin
First of all, you need to install a plugin called WordPress Social Share. To do this, let's go to the WordPress dashboard and choose Plugins >> Add New.
Now search for the plugin, type 'social share' in the search bar. After this, select the right plugin and click on Install Now and then Activate.
Please make sure the plugin is activated. You can confirm this by moving to plugins. On this page, you can see if social sharing plugin exists.
Step-2 Configure the Plugin
Now your next step is to configure the plugin according to your needs. To do this, you will see a new item in your dashboard called Sassy Social Share.
As soon as you click on it, you will be taken to a new window where you will see some settings of the plugin.
From now on, I want you to pay full attention to the details to avoid errors.
To show the social sharing button on your website, open the plugin configuration page. Now click on Theme Selection. Here in this window, you will see many settings and icons.
First of all, you have to decide how you want to display the button on your website. When you click on the round, the button will appear in a round shape, and when you click on the square, you will end up with a square shape.
In the same way, when you choose the rectangle option, you will have the rectangle shape of the sharing icon.
Now select Standard Interface to make another changes.
Next setting, you need to change the title. If you want to show the title along with the sharing buttons, you can type in the text field.
Select Social Platforms
Now you have to choose sharing services. In other words, here you can select multiple social platforms to share your content.
Alignment and Position
Here you need to set the alignment of the sharing button. When you click on the drop-down, you will see three settings for aligning buttons.
There are two terms you can select. You can show these buttons above the content or below the content.
Next you have to choose in which area you want these social buttons to appear. There are several options you can go with. If you want to appear on the homepage, select the homepage, or if you want to show it on page or post, you can select as per your requirements.
Additionally, you can choose more than one section to show these sharing buttons.
After making all these changes, click on the Save Changes button. Now refresh your website and you will see that the sharing buttons are visible on the website.
You can make changes according to taste, whether you want to show them on the left, right or center. More, you can set postures like horizontal or vertical.
This plugin is quite simple, everything is transparent. If you are not yet a WordPress developer, you can understand its functionality.
In this tab, you can show vertically aligned buttons on the screen. To do this, you need to follow the same steps. First, select social platforms after this selection placement and other appropriate settings.
After pressing the Save Change button, refresh your website and you can see the social button appearing on the screen.
In this guide, I have described how to add social sharing buttons to a WordPress website. I have come up with a plugin called WordPress Social Sharing. It is a free plugin and has many features!
The plugin has the number of functionality that you can enable or disable according to your needs. In this post, I have shared the basic features of the plugin for beginners to WordPress.
If you are a pro WordPress developer, by taking a single look, you can understand its full coding and functionality yourself.
You can find many hidden features to make it more user-friendly. It is entirely up to you how you want to use it.
If you need any kind of help for the same, you can leave a comment. I would love to read your thoughts and opinions.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Amit Masih
Amit Masih (author) from Jaipur, India on December 29, 2020:
Yes, I would be happy to assist you. In fact, it would be an honor for me.
Preeti Shah from Delhi on December 28, 2020:
One more piece of great information from you Amit!
Now I can't think of anyone else when I'll create my word press site in the future.