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. 

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.

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

Once you’ve activated the plugin, click on ‘Settings’ from 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.


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.

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.

Once you’ve activate 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‘.

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.


Conclusion

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 eating your valuable time. Therefore, I have shown you the easiest ways. 

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