There are many things you can do to make your blog content reach more audience, one of them is by putting social share buttons on your blog page. It’s an easy way to encourage users to share your site
I this post I am gonna talk about to add free social share button plus an automatic URL shortener for Twitter using Po.st by Radiumone. You also can track how viral is our posts using Po.st Analytics. So you will have benefits of three in one functions here, and it
Wanna try it? okay! lets get start it!
Sign Up to Po.st
In order to add the widget to your Blog. First
When you finished with standard sign up process and confirm your email address. From the dashboard, You can go to Social Tools page in Po.st navigation menus and ready to set up the widgets.
Setting up the widgets
In Social Tools page you will see six choices of social sharing widgets: Sharing buttons (standard), Floating sharing buttons, Dark social sharing, Native sharing buttons, Share image buttons and Newsletters sharing buttons.
Just pick one or few of them you like to activate by click on “Set up and activate” button.
It will take you to set up page. Customize the way you like it. Drag across lists to add/remove available services or up/down to reorder. Set the position, Arrangement, Background color, Symbol color, Type, Shape, Size, Counters,
When you are
To go back click on ‘back to the list’ link on the top left to go back in main Social Tools page if you want to activate more than one sharing buttons.
Copy the code at the end of the
Paste Code to WordPress
Inside your WP Admin, go to > Appearance > Editor > Theme Footer(footer.php)
Paste the code between </body> and </html> and then click Update File to save the change. See screenshot below
Note! do not messing around with Theme Functions (functions.php)
If you are using the Genesis theme you can use Simple Hook plugins to place the code.
This code is only for Floating, Dark social and share image buttons. So to install other sharing buttons like Sharing Buttons, Native and Newsletters buttons you need to go back to Po.st Social Tools page and then copy the HTML code below the ‘script’ codes, see screenshot below.
Paste the code below of the last paragraph of your post. But
And you are done! The result is like in the
Note & closing words
In order for you to easily install the code again next time when you publish a new post, it’s better to save the code on Note pad (Windows) TextEditor if you are Mac user.
To see the analytics for tracking how viral is your content, log in to your Po.st dashboard.
For you who use Blogger Blogspot as your blogging platform, you can go here to learn how to install Po.st Social sharing buttons in your blog. For Squarespace integration, you can learn here, for Tumblr integration here.
If you wanna instantly install Po.st you can download the WordPress plugin HERE. But like I said before, this plugin will getting an
Don’t wanna get your hands dirty?
This is my recommended for premium Social share plugin for ya, it’s only cost $19 for one site. The plugin is called Social Warfare. Download this awesome plugin through my affiliate link if you want to support me.
But you can also download a free version of Social Warfare plugins from the
Okay, that’s it! Hope you found this post useful, You can share this post with your friends on social media if you like, using the Po.st Social sharing buttons below? Cheers!