Mashshare is a free social sharing plugin that looks to provide your website with professionalism and a regal look. Their high resolution share buttons are very prominent on any website. Share Button MashShare gives you the chance to replicate Mashable’s social buttons on your website. The plugin loads no external scripts and utilizes caching meaning it’s uber-fast. The buttons are quite nicely styled that can also be placed manually anywhere in pages or posts using a shortcode. For now the plugin shows only the total share counts with buttons of Facebook and Twitter at a glance, but you can get an add-on which can get you a few more social networks such as Google Plus, Pinterest, LinkedIn and StumbleUpon In this article we will discuss how to setup Mashshare – Social Share Button Plugin in WordPress.
Features of Mashshare – Social Share Button Plugin
- High Performance Social Media Icons – easy to use – Share Buttons for the most common networks
- High Resolution lossless vector font share button icons
- Show the Total Social Media Share count at a glance
- Object and transient caches to provide incredibly fast execution speed of Social Media Icons
- Extensible with many Add-Ons (Google Analytics, More Social Networks, Responsive, YouTube Video Share and more…)
- Developer friendly with several filters and actions.
- Highly customizable
- Smart (virtual) share count function. Add virtual shares to new articles. Use psychological aspects to increase real shares.
- Works with every Themes
- Periodic updates and improvements
Setup Mashshare – Social Share Button Plugin in WordPress
Step 1. Install and Activate Plugin
In the first step, installing “Mashshare – Social Share Button Plugin” can be done searching for “Mashshare” via “WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New” as shown below.
Step 2. Mashshare Plugin Settings
After installing the plugin, go to Dashboard > Mashshare and click on the Mashshare tab. You will see it’s Settings in your screen as shown below.
It consists of General Settings and Debug Settings.
- General Settings
Here in General settings you can set-up the numbers to refresh at a time gap of your choice which is quite helpful if you like requests to take less server resources, set the Cache expiration time period. You can also Disable the sharecount in your post or pages. The Execution Order helps you to execute Mashshare before any other plugins in your WordPress site.
The Debug settings helps you to Disable the Cache for testing to see if your shares are counted or not. If your share counts are wrong you can set the Purge DB Cache for correction. If any Bugs arises you can choose the Debug Mode before contacting the support team. It allows to check publicly hidden debug messages of the site.
Visual tab also consists of Customize and Location & Position settings.
Here in Customize settings you can setup the basic settings of Mashshare share buttons like the Round share counters, Animation of the share counters, the Share count Title and it’s styles. Moreover you can set the settings for the Subscribe buttons too.
- Location & Position
Location & Position helps you to allocate the Share buttons position in your posts or pages. You can have Mashshare buttons at the Top, Bottom or both of your posts or pages. Moreover you can also exclude some specific posts or pages like About, Contact Us page if you don’t want to display the Mashshare buttons at those pages.
The Social Networks consists of list of provided social networks that you want them to display in your posts or pages of your website. Here you can set how many Mashshare share buttons from the option block and choose which social network you want to have in your posts/pages.
After completing all the setting, now click on Save Changes button to save all your settings for the plugin.
Step 3. Viewing Mashshare Social Share Buttons
After the complete configuration of plugin setting, you will see Mashshare Social Share Buttons being displayed just above and below of your post of your WordPress website like the image shown below.
Mashshare is simply a great plugin which just takes a few minutes of your time for its installation and settings. Special and different about Mashshare is that you don’t necessarily need to be an expert to use the Mashshare plugin on your website.