How to Add Social Share Buttons in WordPress (2 Ways)

Sharing is caring. A quick post sharing of yours can be a lot of help to others. Therefore, always try to add a social share button to your posts/pages. Besides, this button helps you to get more traffic to your posts/pages.

In an earlier version of WordPress, you had to write custom codes manually to add social share buttons. But now you can do it easily. In this post, I have shown how to add social share buttons in WordPress easily. Just follow the full post, and you will be able to add social share buttons all by yourself. 

Let’s begin, then. 

Social sharing buttons are important in WordPress for a number of reasons:

  • Increased traffic: Social media is one of the best ways to drive traffic to your website. When visitors share your content on their social media accounts, it is seen by their friends and followers, some of whom may be interested in what you have to say and click through to your website.
  • Improved brand awareness: Social sharing buttons help to increase brand awareness by exposing your website to a wider audience. When people see your content being shared by their friends and followers, they are more likely to remember your brand and visit your website in the future.
  • Social proof: Social proof is a psychological phenomenon where people are more likely to do something if they see others doing it. Social sharing buttons can help to create social proof by showing visitors that other people have found your content valuable and worth sharing.
  • Boosted SEO: Social sharing can also boost your website’s SEO. When your content is shared on social media, it can generate backlinks to your website. Backlinks are one of the most important factors in Google’s ranking algorithm, so the more backlinks you have, the higher your website will rank in search results.

In addition to these benefits, social sharing buttons can also help you to:

  • Track your engagement: Many social sharing plugins include tracking features that allow you to see how many times your content has been shared on each social media platform. This information can be used to determine which platforms are most popular with your audience and what type of content they are most likely to share.
  • Grow your social media following: Social sharing buttons make it easy for visitors to follow you on social media. This can help you to grow your social media following and reach a wider audience with your content.

Adding Social Share Buttons Using Ultimate Blocks

Ultimate Blocks is not a dedicated social sharing plugin. It’s mainly a Gutenberg blocks plugin that extends the functionality of the Block Editor.

It has a Social Share block that lets you add social sharing buttons on your WordPress post/page.

Step 1: Install Ultimate Blocks Plugin

Now let’s install the plugin. Go to your WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New and search for Ultimate Blocks. Then install and activate the plugin.

Step 2: Add Social Share Block

Once you’ve activated the plugin, go to the WordPress post/page where you want to add social share buttons. Then click on the + icon to add a new block and search for ‘Social Share‘.

Step 3: Customize Block

After adding the social share block, You can customize size, shape, visibility, captions, and color from the right-hand side options panel.

This is how you can quickly add social share buttons using the Ultimate Blocks plugin.

Adding Social Share Buttons Using Social Snap

Social Snap is one of the most popular social sharing plugins for WordPress. It has both free and premium versions. Here we will be using the free version.

Step 1: Install The Social Snap Plugin

Let’s install the plugin. Go to your WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New and search for ‘Social Snap’. Then install and activate the plugin.

Step 2: Add Social Share Buttons

Once you’ve activated the plugin, click on ‘Settings’ from the Social Snap menu and then click on ‘Social Sharing’.

Afterward, click on ‘Manage Networks’ to add or remove social sharing buttons. Other settings are good to go. So you can go with the default settings here.

Now go to your site, and you’ll see social sharing buttons like this –

So this is how you can add social buttons on your WordPress posts/pages quickly.


There are also many other ways and plugins that will allow you to add a social share button in WordPress. But its complex procedure may end up wasting your valuable time. Therefore, I have shown you the easiest ways. 

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