WordPress Share Buttons Plugin – AddThis
The WordPress Share Buttons Plugin from AddThis (absolutely FREE) makes it easier than ever for your audience to spread your content around the web. Our quick-loading Share Buttons Plugin lets you connect to over 200 social channels including Messenger, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and many more.
Our clean, customizable and simple share buttons are beautiful, quick to load and recognized all over the web.
AddThis is trusted by over 15,000,000 websites with over 2 billion unique users, sharing content all over the world, in more than sixty languages.
Types of Share Buttons:
Floating share buttons: Placed on the side of your page, following your reader as they scroll. A great way to promote sharing without getting too in-your-face.
Expanding share buttons: Modern, clean, and best suited for sites with tons of mobile traffic. This button expands to reveal sharing options on hover or click.
Inline share buttons: Integrate share buttons into your own content for a seamless sharing experience.
Image sharing buttons: Seamlessly integrate sharing into your layout with adjustable image sharing buttons. Perfect for pages with tons of shareable content.
Designed for desktop, tablet, and mobile
Choose from over 200 social media channels to display
Adjust coloring to match your brand
Sign up for a free AddThis account to get analytics on how your content is performing such as your top shared content, referring social networks and more. After you register, these analytics are accessible by logging into your AddThis.com account and visiting your AddThis dashboard. Analytics include site pageviews, your top shared content, referring social networks, and more.
We strive to provide best-in-class support with a response time of around two hours, and a customer satisfaction rate of over 98%. To get in touch with our team, head to http://www.addthis.com/support.
Check out our other plugins to help you grow and engage your audience!
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Installing AddThis directly to WordPress:
Sign up for AddThis at: https://www.addthis.com/register
Go to your Get the Code tab and copy the code that looks similar to:
Go to your WordPress Admin Dashboard, hover over Appearance => Editor and click on the footer.php template file
Paste the AddThis code you just copied right above the closing tag
Save the file changes
For an automatic installation through WordPress:
In your WordPress admin sidebar, go to Plugins and then click on Add New
Search for AddThis
Click Install Now and activate the plugin
For a manual installation via FTP:
Go to https://wordpress.org/plugins/addthis and click on Click to Download to download the AddThis zipped plugin files
Unzip the plugin files
In FTP, upload the entire addthis plugin folder you’ve just unzipped to your
Go back to your WordPress dashboard, click on Plugins in the sidebar, find the AddThis plugin you’ve just uploaded and click Activate
To upload the plugin through WordPress, instead of FTP:
Go to https://wordpress.org/plugins/addthis and click on Click to Download to download the AddThis zipped plugin files (do not unzip this file)
Go back to your WordPress admin dashboard, go to Plugins and click on Add New => Upload Plugin
Upload the zip plugin files you’ve just downloaded and click on Install Now
Once WordPress is done uploading the files, just click on Activate Plugin
Is AddThis free?
Yes, AddThis is free for all users!
Do I need to create an account?
No, you do not need to create an account in order to control a limited number of AddThis sharing tools from within WordPress. In order to use more AddThis tools and see your site’s analytics you will need to create an account with AddThis. It requires an email address and name, but that’s it.
Why use AddThis?
Ease of use. AddThis is easy to install, customize and localize. We’ve worked hard to make a suite of simple and beautiful website tools on the internet.
Performance. The AddThis menu code is tiny and fast. We constantly optimize its behavior and design to make sharing a snap.
Peace of mind. AddThis gathers the best services on the internet so you don’t have to, and backs them up with industrial strength analytics, code caching, active tech support and a thriving developer community.
Flexibility. AddThis can be customized via API, and served securely via SSL. You can roll your own sharing toolbars with our toolbox. Share just about anything, anywhere your way.
Global reach. AddThis sends content to 200+ sharing services 60+ languages, to over 2 billion unique users in countries all over the world.
GDPR compliant – All of our website tools are GDPR compliant.
What PHP version is required?
This plugin requires PHP 5.2.4 or greater and is tested on the following versions of PHP:
Who else uses AddThis?
Over 15,000,000 sites have installed AddThis. With over 2 billion unique users, AddThis is helping share content all over the world, in more than sixty languages.
How do I remove AddThis from a page
In the screen options you can enable the AddThis meta box. Check the box and save if you’ve already published that page or post to disable AddThis on that page or post.
Are there filters?
Yes! There are lots of filters in this plugin.
Filters allow developers to hook into this plugin’s functionality in upgrade-safe ways to define very specific behavior by writing their own PHP code snippets.
Developer documentation on our filters is available. This documentation lists all the filters for our plugins. This plugin does not include filters for follow tools or related post tools.
Are there widgets?
Yes! There are widgets available for all AddThis inline tools (the ones that don’t float on the page).
Developer documentation on our widgets is also available. This documentation lists all the widgets for our plugins. This plugin does not include widgets for follow tools or related post tools.
Are there shortcodes?
Yes! There are lots of shortcodes in this plugin. There are shortcodes are available for all AddThis inline tools (the ones that don’t float on the page).
See our documentation on our shortcodes. This documentation lists all the shortcodes for our plugins. This plugin does not include shortcodes for follow tools or related post tools.