It’s easy to add share buttons to your WordPress posts.
Since you’re adding new functionality to your site, you’ll just need a plugin to add the sharing buttons. Keep reading to find out the plugin I use here at Compete Themes and always recommend to others.
How to Add Share Buttons to Your Posts
To add social sharing buttons, you can use the Simple Share Buttons Adder plugin. I recommend it because:
- It has great display controls
- There are many styling options
- It won’t slow down your site
The first step, is to search for “Simple Share Buttons Adder” in your Plugins menu. Then, install and activate the plugin.
Once activated, you’ll find a new Share Buttons submenu under Settings in your dashboard.
The very first section in the Share Buttons menu contains the Location settings:
To show the share buttons on your Posts, simply click on the Posts switch. This will automatically include the buttons on your Posts, after the content.
Then you can use the Placement option to control whether you want the buttons displayed before, after, or before and after your post content.
If you want the social sharing buttons to appear on each Post excerpt on the blog too, turn on the Excerpt locations option.
That’s all it takes to add sharing buttons to your Posts.
If you want to customize your buttons, you can choose exactly which social networks you want use, change the style of the buttons, and more with Simple Share Buttons Adder. There is also a premium upgrade available that adds a host of new button styles and features.