The AddToAny WordPress sharing plugin founded by Pat Diven II, is a advanced and button-based sharing plugin that’s un-intrusive and easy to use, both from the perspective of the blog owner and the visitor sharing content. It includes a ton of services, from the most popular to ones you may never have heard of. It helps people share your posts and pages to any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Reddit and over 100 more sharing and social media sites & apps. One of the best features of this plugin is that it will allow you to track your social media sharing using Google Analytics. Let’s discuss on how to Setup AddToAny Share Buttons Plugin in WordPress.
Features of AddToAny Share Buttons Plugin
- Vector sharing icons in any size made for mobile, tablets, touchscreen devices, Retina and high-PPI displays
- Traditional sharing icons in a standard size
- Optimized performance and efficient loading via world-class CDNs
- Universal sharing button and smart menu
- Visitor personalization
- Google Analytics integration
- Accessibility and graceful degradation
- Cross-browser and backwards compatibility
Setup AddToAny Share Buttons Plugin in WordPress
Step 1. Install and Activate Plugin
In the first step, installing “AddToAny Plugin” can be done searching for “AddToAny” via “WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New” as shown below.
Step 2. AddToAny Plugin Settings
After installing the plugin, go to Dashboard > Settings > AddToAny and click on the AddToAny tab. You will see AddToAny Settings in your screen as shown below.
There are three types of social media icon size (Large, Small, Custom). As per your convenient you can choose the icon size.
Once you click the dropdown button you will see the list of Social Media Icons that have more than 100 icons. You can choose the social networks that you want to display them in your website to get the traffic for your blog. Some icons have Show Count counter and you can Enable them too. Here you can set your social media icons order according to your priority order by simple Drag and Drop function.
The plugin provides the Universal Sharing Buttons. You can display the Button, it’s Image URL or the Text only. You can even Disable the button from displaying it on your blog and also display the share counter of the share button.
Sharing Header & Placement
Sharing Header provides the header title for your floating bar social icons in your posts. You can set the floating bar to display at the top, bottom or both in your post in the Placement section.
Floating bar is a fixed bar that is placed at the top/bottom or left/right of your website. You can set it’s position using the Placement, Responsiveness, Position and Offset tabs as per your wish so that it can match the look and feel of the design of your website. There are two types of floating bar. One is Vertical and the other one is Horizontal.
The settings for both the floating bar is same. Vertical Bar adjustments are made for bigger screens like Laptops, Desktops and Horizontal Bar adjustments are made for smaller screens like mobile, tablets.
After completing all the setting, now click on Save Changes button to save all your settings for the plugin.
Step 3. Adding AddToAny Share Buttons in Widget
For adding social icons in widget, go to Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets. A new screen will appear where a new widget AddToAny Follow is added in the Available Widgets section. Simply drag and drop the widget in the Widget Area section. Then click on the widget to edit.
You can add the widget to your sidebar or footer widget area wherever you want to. You have the option to Define Widget Title in Title section. Here you have to provide your social media account information to the corresponding blocks.
Step 4. Viewing AddToAny Share Buttons
After the complete configuration of plugin setting, you will see AddToAny Share Buttons floating bar being displayed in your post along with the fixed Vertical Bar and AddToAny Widget at the let side of your WordPress website like the image shown below.
AddToAny is the universal sharing platform, and AddToAny plugin is the most popular share plugin for WordPress. The Plugin is very easy to use. Following the above steps you can easily install the plugin in your WordPress website. You can have beautiful responsive social media icons on your website, which links to more than 100 popular social networking sites.