Social buttons allow people to interact with their social media accounts and share information. They also allow you to follow other social media accounts. If you want your website to be social, this is a great place to start. There is more than one way to install social buttons.

Social Buttons from AddThis.com

One way to install buttons is by using the website addthis.com. Addthis.com provides a free service or a Pro service and it also keeps up with the analytics for the buttons. This page uses the AddThis follow buttons in the upper right-hand corner on large computer screens and the share buttons float on the left side of the screen. The image below shows the variety of ways to share information using addthis.com buttons. 

 

 

Addthis.com Share Buttons

 

WordPress Plugins for Sharing and Following

Another way to have share and follow buttons is by using special plugins for a WordPress website. There are many plugins for this. These buttons were created using the “Ultimate Social Media PLUS” plugin.  [DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_PLUS]

“Yoast SEO” lets you set-up the appearance of a Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ post. This makes sure that your site looks great on those platforms.

 

Some Sites Provide Code

Some sites provide handy gadgets that create code for your website. All you have to do is fill out the forms, copy the code, then past it to your website.

Pinterest

If you have a Pinterest Business Account and a website, you can: 

Providing appropriate images in posts allows people to share pictures on Pinterest.

LinkedIn

If you have a LinkedIn Company Page and a website, you can:
 

Facebook

Use Facebook on your Website with Facebook Login.

Social Plugins:

Google

Social Plugins:

  • +1 Button 

     
  • Google Follow Button

 

Google Calendar

 

Google Trends

 

 

 

Published: September 28, 2015

Author: Honor Sphere

  • Project Type: Add Share & Follow Buttons
  • Skills Needed: HTML Coding, WordPress Plugins, Addthis.com
  • Team: Honor Sphere
  • Project Year: 2011 - 2015