This tutorial will teach you how to add ShareThis to your WordPress blog/site. Simply download and install our plugin to get started. There are two ways to do this:
- Automatic Installation - search, install and activate the plugin completely within WordPress.
- Manual Installation - download and expand zip files, upload to server, and activate.
- Download and unarchive the plugin folder.
- Place the uncompressed
share-thisfolder in your
wp-content/pluginsdirectory. You should end up with up with
- On the Plugin page in your WordPress Administration area, activate the ShareThis plugin.
Once you have successfully installed and activated the ShareThis plugin. A link to a new settings page in the sidebar will be generated where you can customize the plugin.
Locating The Plugin Options Page
In the sidebar, expand Settings, then click on ShareThis.
Step1: Choose Button Style Option
Select from small or large buttons or ones that display share counters.
Add Hover Bar or Pulldown Bar Option
For extended sharing capabilities you have the option of including a share bar that is always in view, even when users scroll up and down the page.
Hover Bar allows you to dock on either the Left or Right of your webpage.
Pulldown Bar will appear when users scroll down the page. Learn More.
Select which social services you want to add and remove the ones you don’t want by dragging outside of the 'Selected Services' area. You can also change the order of how they appear. A full list of available services can be found here.
Choose Social Plugins
Select which social plugins you want to add by dragging over to the 'Selected Services'. You can also change the order of how they appear by dragging up and down.
Step 4: Enable CopyNshare
Check this box to track the shares that occur when a user copies and pastes your website's URL or content. Learn More.
Customize Widget Position
Customize the way the Widget looks to your user. You can choose between putting share buttons at the top
Customize Post Excerpt
Manage Page Exceptions
To remove the ShareThis Widget on a specific page, all you need to do is click on which page you wish it be removed from!
Once all the settings are filled out and completed, the last and final step is signing in so that you can attach your publisher key to our widget.
Don't have an account? Create one today! Create your Account to access Social Analytics. Evaluate your social metrics. Learn More.
After completing the final step, go back to your blog post/page and look for the widget installed. Congrats! You've now made it easier for your audience to share your content :)