How to Install ShareThis’ Tools on ReactJS

In order for ShareThis tools to work on your ReactJs apps/sites, please follow the steps below to install our Share Buttons, Follow Buttons, and/or Reaction Buttons. Important note, you can learn more about ShareThis Website tools, here.

Note: The ReactJS module for ShareThis buttons are available within our Git repository or NPMjs. You can install the library inside your ReactJS app, using this command:

npm install --save sharethis-reactjs

  1. If you don’t have a project set up yet, you can create a new react app here: https://reactjs.org/docs/create-a-new-react-app.html
  2. Run the following code in the terminal:
npx create-react-app <my-app>
cd <my-app>
npm start
  1. At the top of your component file, add the ShareThis tool that you would like to use in your project. We support the following:
    • InlineReactionButtons
    • InlineShareButtons
    • StickyShareButtons
    • InlineFollowButtons

  2. Add the component wherever you want the ShareThis tool to appear.
    import {InlineReactionButtons} from 'sharethis-reactjs';
    import {InlineShareButtons} from 'sharethis-reactjs';
    import {StickyShareButtons} from 'sharethis-reactjs';
    import {InlineFollowButtons} from 'sharethis-reactjs';

  3. Each tool has a set of configuration attributes that can be used to customize your buttons. See below for examples:

Note

The Share Count is linked to the URL, if no URL is provided in the configuration attributes, it will use the URL where the buttons are located. Remember to customize or remove the URL in the example below.

Inline Share Buttons

<InlineShareButtons
          config={{
            alignment: 'center',  // alignment of buttons (left, center, right)
            color: 'social',      // set the color of buttons (social, white)
            enabled: true,        // show/hide buttons (true, false)
            font_size: 16,        // font size for the buttons
            labels: 'cta',        // button labels (cta, counts, null)
            language: 'en',       // which language to use (see LANGUAGES)
            networks: [           // which networks to include (see SHARING NETWORKS)
              'whatsapp',
              'linkedin',
              'messenger',
              'facebook',
              'twitter'
            ],
            padding: 12,          // padding within buttons (INTEGER)
            radius: 4,            // the corner radius on each button (INTEGER)
            show_total: true,
            size: 40,             // the size of each button (INTEGER)

            // OPTIONAL PARAMETERS
            url: 'https://www.sharethis.com', // (defaults to current url)
            image: 'https://bit.ly/2CMhCMC',  // (defaults to og:image or twitter:image)
            description: 'custom text',       // (defaults to og:description or twitter:description)
            title: 'custom title',            // (defaults to og:title or twitter:title)
            message: 'custom email text',     // (only for email sharing)
            subject: 'custom email subject',  // (only for email sharing)
            username: 'custom twitter handle' // (only for twitter sharing)
          }}
        />

Sticky Share Buttons

<StickyShareButtons
          config={{
            alignment: 'left',    // alignment of buttons (left, right)
            color: 'social',      // set the color of buttons (social, white)
            enabled: true,        // show/hide buttons (true, false)
            font_size: 16,        // font size for the buttons
            hide_desktop: false,  // hide buttons on desktop (true, false)
            labels: 'counts',     // button labels (cta, counts, null)
            language: 'en',       // which language to use (see LANGUAGES)
            min_count: 0,         // hide react counts less than min_count (INTEGER)
            networks: [           // which networks to include (see SHARING NETWORKS)
              'linkedin',
              'facebook',
              'twitter',
              'pinterest',
              'email'
            ],
            padding: 12,          // padding within buttons (INTEGER)
            radius: 4,            // the corner radius on each button (INTEGER)
            show_total: true,     // show/hide the total share count (true, false)
            show_mobile: true,    // show/hide the buttons on mobile (true, false)
            show_toggle: true,    // show/hide the toggle buttons (true, false)
            size: 48,             // the size of each button (INTEGER)
            top: 160,             // offset in pixels from the top of the page

            // OPTIONAL PARAMETERS
            url: 'https://www.sharethis.com', // (defaults to current url)
            image: 'https://bit.ly/2CMhCMC',  // (defaults to og:image or twitter:image)
            description: 'custom text',       // (defaults to og:description or twitter:description)
            title: 'custom title',            // (defaults to og:title or twitter:title)
            message: 'custom email text',     // (only for email sharing)
            subject: 'custom email subject',  // (only for email sharing)
            username: 'custom twitter handle' // (only for twitter sharing)

          }}
        />

Inline Follow Buttons

<InlineFollowButtons
          config={{
            action: 'Follow us:', // call to action (STRING)
            action_enable: true,  // show/hide call to action (true, false)
            action_pos: 'bottom', // position of call to action (left, top, right)
            alignment: 'center',  // alignment of buttons (left, center, right)
            color: 'white',       // set the color of buttons (social, white)
            enabled: true,        // show/hide buttons (true, false)
            networks: [           // which networks to include (see FOLLOW NETWORKS)
              'twitter',
              'facebook',
              'instagram',
              'youtube'
            ],
            padding: 8,           // padding within buttons (INTEGER)
            profiles: {           // social profile links for buttons
              twitter: 'sharethis',
              facebook: 'sharethis',
              instagram: 'sharethis',
              youtube: '/channel/UCbM93niCmdc2RD9RZbLMP6A?view_as=subscriber'
            },
            radius: 9,            // the corner radius on each button (INTEGER)
            size: 32,             // the size of each button (INTEGER)
            spacing: 8            // the spacing between buttons (INTEGER)
          }}
        />

Inline Reaction Buttons

<InlineReactionButtons
          config={{
            alignment: 'center',  // alignment of buttons (left, center, right)
            enabled: true,        // show/hide buttons (true, false)
            language: 'en',       // which language to use (see LANGUAGES)
            min_count: 0,         // hide react counts less than min_count (INTEGER)
            padding: 12,          // padding within buttons (INTEGER)
            reactions: [          // which reactions to include (see REACTIONS)
              'slight_smile',
              'heart_eyes',
              'laughing',
              'astonished',
              'sob',
              'rage'
            ],
            size: 48,             // the size of each button (INTEGER)
            spacing: 8,           // the spacing between buttons (INTEGER)

            // OPTIONAL PARAMETERS
            url: 'https://www.sharethis.com' // (defaults to current url)
          }}
        />

Once you have completed customizing your button setup,  add your preferred network(s). Below are the network options you can choose from:

Sharing Networks

Follow Networks

Reaction Buttons