How to Install ShareThis Tools on an HTML Website

In order for ShareThis tools to work on your HTML website, follow the steps below to add your unique ShareThis code to the header section of your website: 

  1. Log in to your ShareThis platform account. If you don’t have a ShareThis account, sign up for free here.
  2. Select the ShareThis tool you would like to use and activate it by clicking the Enable tool button. 
  3. Then, customize the buttons by selecting your social channels, size, and shape.
  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 header 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 inline share buttons, follow buttons, reaction buttons, or social feed tools on your website, you will need to add placement code wherever you want the tool to appear.

  1. In your ShareThis platform, select the ShareThis tool you want to use and copy the placement code. The code should look similar to this:
    <div class=”sharethis-inline-share-buttons”></div>
  2. 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.

Need help? Get in touch with us at support@sharethis.com.