Adding Share Buttons

We all know how impor­tant is to nar­row the gap between your web­site and an audi­ence. Shar­ing con­tent through Share but­tons is such a nor­mal and famil­iar thing to do in the dig­i­tal area. Peo­ple are eager to let friends know about sto­ries they read and enjoy, pho­tos that an inspi­ra­tion for them, or a video that makes per­fect sense. Con­sis­tent shar­ing means an extra oppor­tu­ni­ty to grow your net­work and increase rel­e­vant traf­fic sources for your web­site.

Before you jump in:

  • We sup­port this shar­ing func­tion­al­i­ty by using the Social Shar­ing mod­ule from Jet­pack. Please make sure you go to Jet­pack → Set­tings → Engage­ment and acti­vate the Shar­ing unit.
  • Each theme allows a spe­cif­ic spot to show­case the social icons. How­ev­er, we indi­cate the best place in order to empow­er peo­ple to share your con­tent.
  • Keep a lim­it­ed num­ber of call to action but­tons for social shar­ing, and make sure they are in res­o­nance with your target’s pref­er­ences and behav­iors.

Con­fig­ure your Shar­ing Ser­vices by fol­low­ing these three sim­ple steps:

  1. Nav­i­gate to Set­tings → Shar­ing in your site’s dash­board.
  2. Under Shar­ing But­tons, drag and drop the ser­vices you want to use into the Enabled Ser­vices area.
  3. Click Save and you’re ready to go.

Disabling Sharing On Specific Pages

If you think some of the shar­ing but­tons are becom­ing irrel­e­vant on spe­cif­ic pages, then feel free to change that. You can dis­able them in no time on a per-post or page basis with the checkbox(es) in the Shar­ing tab of the edi­tor.

This article applies to Fargo, Felt, Gema, Hive, Julia, Noah, Osteria, Patch, and Silk as they share the same underlying structure.

Updated on November 30, 2017

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