It's easy 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.
Log-in to your WordPress blog.
In the sidebar, expand Plugins and click on Add New.
In the search box, type ShareThis, then click Search Plugins.
Find the search result that says ShareThis and click Install Now.
On the installation page, click the Activate Plugin link. You're done!
- 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.
Choose Button Style
Select one of our many different button styles. Styles include large or small social icons, and displaying social reach counters on your posts
Choose Social Services
Reorder, remove or add social buttons to the plugin to change the recommended defaults. A full list of available services can be found here.
Include Facebook Like and Google+1 < New
Choose whether you wish to automatically include Facebook Like and Google+1 on your WordPress blog. By default these are selected (checked). ShareThis will provide you analytics on shares and clicks for these services if included.
You may skip this step if your plugin is enabled (usually the default). However, if you have disabled the plugin to appear automatically, copy and paste this code into the HTML tab of your page/post. You can add more advanced button attributes here as well. See our Customization Section for details.
Modify Widget Options
You can add additional plugin options such as enabling Google Analytics, and controlling hover effects here. See our Customization Section for details.
Add Publisher Key
If you are currently using ShareThis on your site, this box will display your publisher key that provides access to your share analytics. If you are a new user of ShareThis, this box displays a key that is automatically assigned. The publisher key enables social analytics for your site's visitors. You will need to register with ShareThis to enable these features. You can learn more about our registration benefits here.
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