Share Buttons Plugin is created and designed to give you an ability quickly share your posts, pages or blogs on social networks. Adding social share buttons into your blog or website page is very necessary and useful element for increasing the readers. The sharing buttons helps you to increase your audience by engaging with people who are not on your site, as well as distribute content across multiple social networks and platforms such as Facebook, Google Plus, Digg, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Pinterest helping to drive traffic to your website. In this post, I will show steps to Add Social Sharing Button in WordPress with Share Buttons Plugin.
Features of Share Buttons Plugin
Some of the features of Share Buttons Plugin are listed below:
- Share Buttons plugin is easy and even a beginner can deal with it
- Incredibly beautiful design for social icons
- Share Buttons has options to set the size and position for your social icons
- Wide selection of most well known social network Share buttons
- Huge-IT Share Buttons is now available in Serbian (sr_RS) language
Add Social Sharing Button in WordPress with Share Buttons Plugin
Step 1. Install and Activate Plugin
In the first step, installing “Share Buttons Plugin” can be done searching for “Share Buttons” via “WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New” as shown below.
Step 2. Share Buttons Plugin Settings
After installing the plugin, go to Dashboard > Settings and click on the Share Buttons tab. You will see Share Buttons option in your screen as shown below:
Adding share buttons to your website is obviously a great way to increase traffic. With share buttons option you can pick up social media buttons that fits with your website design and add the look and feel of it.
- Share Buttons Social Medias
In Share Buttons Social Medias settings you can find a list of social network Share buttons. You can choose from the list of social share buttons to be displayed on posts or pages of your website. There are 10 social media option to choose from.
- Share Button Size
Share Button Size has three options for button sizes ( Big, Medium and Smaill ). You can preview the sizes in the right section of your screen and choose one of the option that looks good with your post and matches the design.
- Button Position
The last option is for positioning your share buttons in your post. Here we have 6 types of button position ( Top Left, Top Middle, Top Right, Bottom Left, Bottom Middle and Bottom Right ). You can preview the position and decide which position looks good in your post.
Your setting is almost completed. The share buttons floating bar will automatically appear in your post as per the button position you have choosen. You can also insert the Shortcodes provided by the plugin to display the share buttons floating bar in your post but you cannot adjust it’s position as you have already adjusted the button position in Button Postion setting. A preview section that appears at the right hand side of the screen is shown below. It helps you to know about how the share buttons floating bar will appear in your post and helps you to make the adjustments in your post to match your design.
Share Buttons Plugin with Pro version comes with many features so that social share buttons looks pretty much better with your website design. It has share buttons with shares count option. There are more than 10 button styles you can choose from. You can adjust the position and provide custom styling with font editing feature and arrange the share buttons the way you want to in your website.
Share Buttons Plugin is a free and non-commercial version provide by Huge IT Share Buttons. Here you can purchase the license for the pro version of the plugin. Pro Share Buttons Plugin comes with great features and some of them are listed below.
- Social sharing buttons with Share Count
- Provides 11 varieties for buttons style you can choose from
- Design the look and feel of buttons with the Buttons Style option
- Text arrangement like its position & color, font size and its font family
- Option for Buttons Custom Styles
Once you are done with the settings, Click Save button to save all your settings for the plugin.
Step 3. Adding Share Buttons in Post/Page
To create a new page, go to Dashboard > Pages >Add New and for post go to Dashboard > Posts >Add New. You can name your page or post the way you feel suitable. Here i have named the post as Test Post For Share Buttons Plugin. Write some appealing content to your post. It’s a sample.
In the above image you can see “Add Share Buttons” option is added just next to Add Media button. Click the Add Share Buttons in order to insert the Shortcodes provide by the plugin. Now it’s time to publish the post. Click on the Publish/Update tag to see the Social Media Buttons being displayed in your post.
Step 4. Viewing Social Sharing Buttons
After the complete configuration of plugin setting, you will see a share buttons floating bar being displayed in your post or page of your WordPress website like the image shown below. You may or may not insert Shortcodes in your post or page as per your desire.
The installation of Share Buttons Plugin is easy and even a beginner can deal with it, just load Share Buttons plugin, activate, insert the Share Buttons in post and start to use. For any further queries you can visit the Website.