How to Install ShareThis’ Follow Buttons

Grow your social following with our free and easy-to-install Follow Buttons. You can learn more about ShareThis Website tools, here.

In order for our Follow Buttons to work on your HTML website, follow the steps below to add your unique ShareThis code to the <head> section of your website: 

  1. Log in or Sign up to the ShareThis Platform.
  2. Select Follow Buttons in the Apps Directory and activate it by clicking the Enable tool button. 
  3. Then, customize the buttons by selecting your social channels, alignment, and size. Be sure to add your username handles for the social media platforms you’ve selected. 
    Tip: Within the preview setup, you’re able to click and drag to reorder the position of the social services.
  4. Select the Activate code button in the top right corner. In the pop-up, click the Copy code button.
  5. Log in to your HTML website.
  6. Paste the unique ShareThis code that you copied from step 4 into the <head> section of your website.

Adding Inline ShareThis Tools

Inline tools require an extra snippet of code to work on your site. If you would like to install our Follow Buttons on your website, you will need to add placement code wherever you want the tool to appear. 

  1. Copy the placement code for the Follow Buttons below:

<div class=”sharethis-inline-follow-buttons”></div>

  1. Navigate to a page on your website (e.g., blog, product, etc) and paste the placement code that you copied from the ShareThis Platform, wherever you want the ShareThis tool to appear.