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.
Following domain mappings will be required for secure configuration of ShareThis plugin. s.sharethis.com should be mapped first and then w.sharethis.com.
Please refer the following screenshot.
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 Option
Select from small or large buttons or ones that display share counters.
Add Hover Bar Option
Select the Hover Bar if you want your sharing buttons always in view – even when users scroll up and down the page. Learn More.
Add Pulldown Bar Option
Select the Pulldown Bar and it will appear when users scroll down the page. Learn More.
Add ShareNow Option
Select ShareNow and leverage frictionless Open Graph Sharing on your site. Learn More.
Choose Social Services
Select which social services you want to add and remove the ones you don’t want. 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 and remove the ones you don’t want. You can also change the order of how they appear.
Choose a Sharing Method
Choose between Multi-Post and Direct-Post widget.
Sharing takes place inside the widget, without taking users away from your site. Preferences are saved so your users can share to more than one service at the same time.
Your users will be redirected to Facebook, Twitter, etc when clicking on the corresponding buttons. The widget is opened when users click on "Email" and "ShareThis".
Check this box to track the shares that occur when a user copies and pastes your website's URL or content. Learn More.
Don't have an account? Create one today! Create your Account to access Social Analytics. Evaluate your social metrics. Learn More.