How to Install Share Buttons on WordPress

By March 2, 2017

WordPress is open source software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. It is one of the easiest and most flexible blogging and website content management system (CMS) for beginners. By adding Share Buttons onto your WordPress blog you’re unlocking the power of social sharing across the web!

This tutorial will teach you how to add ShareThis’ Inline Share Buttons and Sticky Buttons onto your WordPress blog/site.

WordPress Directory Installation

1: Log-in to your WordPress blog.

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2. In the sidebar, expand Plugins and click on Add New.

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3. In the search box, type ShareThis, then click Search Plugins.

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4. Find the search result that says ShareThis and click “Install Now”.

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5. Within the same page, click the “Activate”.

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6. Once you have activated the ShareThis plugin, the next step is click on “ShareThis” on the left-hand side bar, and click on “On”

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7. Upon clicking, a page from ShareThis will appear which will allow you to choose which style of buttons you prefer.

8. Once you’ve selected which style, the fun part begins… customizing!
Within this page you’re able to select social channels, button sizes, shapes and more. 

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9. Once you’ve selected the desired style of your share buttons, create an account here so you’re able to go back and make changes to your buttons in the future.

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10. And… BAM! Once you sign in/up, you will be directed back to your WordPress dashboard where you can continue to customize share buttons to your liking.

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 🙂


Short Code

By using the short code

, you’re able to insert your inline or sticky share buttons into any post or page you please. No additional code is required, just paste within a widget of WYSIWYG editor!


For more advanced users, you can use the PHP code <?php sharethis_inline_buttons(); ?> to insert your inline or sticky share buttons within a template.