Jetpack Sharing, a plugin by Jetpack Developers was developed with the intention to save you from the trouble of taking Sharing module out of Jetpack. Thus, the Jetpack team developed an independent plugin called Jetpack Sharing Plugin. Jetpack offers you very beautiful minimal social sharing buttons which are widely used and looks really professional. The plugin gives readers the tools to post your content to their networks from the bottom of each post and/or page. It supports nine social media networks, as well as email and print buttons. You can display icons, text, icons and text, or official sharing buttons. In this post, I will show steps to setup Jetpack sharing plugin in WordPress.
Features of Jetpack Sharing Plugin
- Beautiful minimal social sharing buttons
- Sharing module being simple, but effective
- Choose to display icons, text, icons and text, or official sharing buttons
- Enable the buttons to display (home page, archives, search results, posts, pages, and media)
Setup Jetpack Sharing Plugin in WordPress
Step 1. Install and Activate Plugin
In the first step, installing “Jetpack Sharing Plugin” can be done searching for “Jetpack Sharing” via “WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New” as shown below.
Step 2. Social Master Plugin Settings
After installing the plugin, go to Dashboard > Social Master and click on the Social Master tab. You will see Social Master Settings in your screen as shown below.
Adding to your Sharing Enabled Services is as simple as dragging the button from the Available Services area. There are 11 available social sharing media buttons (Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Skype, LinkedIn, Reddit, Tumblr, Pinterest, Pocket, Print, Email) by the plugin. You can simply Drag and Drop those available buttons from Available Services to the Enabled Services section which you want to have them in your website. Here you can set your social media icons order according to your priority order.
If you would like to add a sharing service to your blog that is not available in the standard set, you can add it using the Add a new service link in the Available Services section.
There is a Live Preview section which help you to see how the buttons will appear below of your posts, homepage, pages or media in your website.
The plugin helps you to configure services to appear as icons, text, both or the official buttons. You can change the Title of the sharing buttons using the Sharing label tab. Moreover you can select where you want to have your buttons appear using the Show buttons on tab.
After completing all the setting, now click on Save Changes button to save all your settings for the plugin.
Step 3. Viewing Jetpack Sharing Buttons
After the complete configuration of plugin setting, you will see Jetpack Sharing Buttons floating bar being displayed just below of your post in your WordPress website like the image shown below.
Jetpack Sharing Plugin provides a simple sharing solution. The output looks great, and it only takes seconds to configure the settings of the plugin. Above is a brief description about the plugin setup in your WordPress.