Flare Plugin is a simple yet eye-catching social sharing bar for WordPress website that gets you followed and lets your content get shared via posts, pages, and media types. It allows you to make detailed design changes, add or remove social networks with fine grain control with easy to use screen management. This plugin is free to use and is not actively supported by the author, but will be monitored for serious bugs that may need correcting. In this post, I will show steps to add Social Sharing button in WordPress with Flare Plugin.
Features of Flare Plugin
With the easy use the plugin is with powerful and unique features that gets your visitors or users sharing. Up your website’s social score with a little social Flare! Easily configure and share your blog posts across some of the most popular networks. Some of the Flare Plugin features are listed below:
- Configure multiple share icons for some of the most popular sharing services like Twitter, Facebook, Stumble Upon, Reddit, Google+ and Pinterest! More coming soon!
- Easily order your icons, customize their icons’ appearance
- Control which post types your Flare appears on
- Display your Flare at the top, bottom, left or right sides of your post content
- Flare displayed on the left and right of your post follow your visitors down the page as they scroll and conveniently hide when not needed
Add Social Sharing Button in WordPress with Flare Plugin
Step 1. Install and Activate Plugin
In the first step, installing “Flare Plugin” can be done either by searching for “Flare” via “WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New” as shown below.
You can also use the following steps for installing the “Flare Plugin” in your WordPress dashboard.
- Download the plugin from
- Upload the ZIP file through WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New > Upload screen in your WordPress dashboard.
- Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
Once the plugin is installed and activated you will find a new menu named “Flare” being added in the left menu bar of the admin menu bar.
Step 2. Flare Plugin Settings
After installing the plugin, go to Dashboard > Flare. You will see SHARE option in your screen as shown below. The other two main settings are FOLLOW and METRICS.
In the SHARE settings, you can specify where you want to display the share buttons, before or after the post. You also have option to specify various button options and button styles. You can also choose whether you want the share buttons to be displayed on posts, pages or media.
Bar Display Settings
With the help of bar setting you can set up the position for bar that is inserted with the social media icons in it. The position may be at the top of your post or you may float the bar either to left or right of your post/page.
Style Settings for Flare Bar
This section provides the settings for the design view of your Social Media Buttons. There are various types of buttons provided by the Flare Plugin. You can choose one of them along with their background color that suits or matches your website design. The buttons are provided with Score Counter and Total Flare Counts that provides your visitor information who visited your website. A vertical sharebar is also available so that the user can hide the Social Bar as per their convenient.
Button Option Settings
Button option helps you to add or delete the Social Media Buttons in your Social Bar. You can adjust the background color or paste in code snippet to your social icons as per your need that is displayed in the social bar in your website.
Follow option helps you to add a new follow button into your follow bar or else you can select the default button types provided by the plugin. You can stylize the follow button to match them with your website design. Click SAVE button to save all your changes you have made.
Metrics shows statistics of things that have been shared by the readers.
Step 3. View Social Sharing
After configuring plugin settings, you will see a Floating Bar being displayed in your post or page of your WordPress site like the image shown below.
Flare Plugin is a social sharing plugin which is easy to use in your WordPress website to let users to share the post and articles. Using the above steps you can use this plugin for WordPress.