Share your Content With Social Share Buttons

To take advantage of the available traffic from social media, you may want to give your audience an easier way to share your content to their favorite social platforms by adding social share buttons.

Whether you run a content based website and want to get more audience, or you run an online business and need to reach more customers, you can hardly get a better tool than social media.

The website, SocialMediaToday gave some insight into people’s usage of social media. Their report shows that teenagers spend as much as 9 hours each day on social media. Across all age groups, the average time spent per day is about 2 hours.

So everyday, billions of people login to social media to share content, read about the newest gadgets and services, etc. If you want to get a piece of this traffic, your first step is to make your content easily shareable, which you can accomplish with social share buttons.

How to Install and Configure Social Share Buttons with AddToAny Social Bookmarks Plugin:

Step 1

From your Admin Panel, go to Plugins and click Add New.

Click Add New - Add Social Share Buttons in WordPress

Step 2

Search for “AddToAny”.

Search for “AddToAny” - Add Social Share Buttons in WordPress

Step 3

Locate the plugin, click Install Now and then Activate Plugin.

Locate the plugin, click Install Now - Add Social Share Buttons in WordPress

Step 4

From the menu, click on Settings and AddToAny.

From the menu, click on Settings and AddToAny - Add Social Share Buttons in WordPress

Step 5

Under Icon Size section, select either small or large.

Under Icon Size section, select either small or large

Step 6

Under Standalone Buttons section, select the platforms you’d like to include in your social share buttons. By default you have Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. For example, you can add Pinterest and Tumblr as well.

Under Standalone Buttons section, select the social media platforms you’d like to include in your social buttons

Step 7

Keep the Universal Button checked if you want it included in the social share buttons. This gives people access to other platforms that are not displayed.

Keep the Universal Button checked if you want it included in the social buttons

Step 8

Under Placement section, select where you want the social share buttons to be placed: Bottom, Top or Top & Bottom of the articles.

Under Placement section, select where you want the social buttons to be placed

Step 9

Scroll down and click on Save Changes.

click on Save Changes - Add Social Share Buttons in WordPress

Step 10

Open your website in a new tab and preview the results.

Open your website in a new tab and preview the results

Now every time you post an article, the social share buttons will be added automatically.