The Digg Digg Alternative Plugin is a floating toolbar designed and developed for WordPress website that is lightweight, clean and fast. Because the plugin is built with substantially less code, the plugin is fast and very popular in WordPress community. In this post, I will show steps to Setup Digg Digg Alternative Social Sharing Plugin in WordPress
Features of Digg Digg Plugin
With Digg Digg Alternative by Buffer, you have an all in one social sharing plugin for your blog. Display all social sharing buttons nicely on your blog and make it look amazing. SOme of the features are listed below:
- Displays all popular social sharing buttons with count, such as Twitter, Facebook , LinkedIn, Google plus, Reddit, and others.
- Great customization options.
- Lazy loading to increase website performance
- Support for email and print services.
- Less settings to run through to get it working.
Setup Digg Digg Alternative Social Sharing Plugin in WordPress
Step 1. Install and Activate Plugin
In the first step, installing “Digg Digg Plugin” can be done either by searching for “Digg Digg” via “WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New” as shown below.
You can also use the following steps for installing the “Digg Digg Alternative Plugin” in your WordPress dashboard.
- Download the plugin.
- 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 “Digg Digg Alternative” being added in the left menu bar of the admin menu bar in the Settings tab.
Step 2. Digg Digg Alternative Plugin Settings
For opening the settings of the plugin go to Settings tab. You will see Digg Digg Alternative and click on it.
In Location Settings you locate the position of the social media buttons to be displayed in Post, Page or Home Page of your website. You can float the sidebar to left or right of the page by assigining the pixel values.
Style Settings helps to style the background and border color to the social media floating bar. You can choose any type of color you want to so that the sidebar can match with the website design.
Display Settings consists of 8 social media accounts. You can choose from the lists of social accounts that you want to display them in the Floating Sidebar of the site. The setting is very easy, only you have to tick mark the options.
Floating Bar Option
A WordPress website consists of Home Page, Posts and Pages. In Floating Bar Option you can assign the post ID’s and pages ID’s where you want to display the floating bar in your website. Also we have the option for the Home Page too. You can include the floating bar in your homepage.
After completing the settings just click on the Save Settings buttons.
Step 3. Floating Bar in the Site
The Plugin is very easy to you as i have already said before. As per the settings that you made the floating bar will display in your website like the image shown below. No need to insert and shortcodes or to edit and source codes. You can simply see the outcome of the plugin in your website.
Digg Digg Alternative Plugin is one of the most popular sharing plugin for WordPress blogs. It adds a nice and appealing floating bar to your blog, just like the above image. In this way you can set up the Digg Digg Alternative Plugin in your WordPress website.