ShareThis Share Buttons plugin Installation and Configuration

Submitted by galactus on Sun, 02/09/2020 - 02:17

In this blog post, you will learn how to install and configure ShareThis Share Buttons plugin to a WordPress site.

First, let me give you a short introduction about what is ShareThis. ShareThis is a platform sharing tool that allows sharing of content across 40+ social channels. It gives users freedom to share contents in social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and more.


Let's Get Started!

Installation Steps:

  1. Navigate to plugins page /wp-admin/plugins.php
  2. Click Add New buttonAdd New
  3. Type Sharethis on Search boxSharethis
  4. Install and activate the plugin

Configuration steps:

  1. Navigate on sharethis general configuration.sharethis config
  2. You can either choose Inline Share Buttons or Get Sticky Share Buttons but for now let's choose Sticky Share Buttons.
  3. Choose which social networks you want to enable sharethis by clicking the icons, for now let's keep the default settings.sharebuttons
  4. After choosing social networks scroll down and hit the green Register button.Click Register
  5. Click the green button Register and Configure.Register and Configure
  6. If you already have an existing account on ShareThis navigate on ShareThis configuration page and click the link  Login and connect your property.
  7. Login your ShareThis account.Login ShareThis


  8. Click the green button Connect or Create New Property.Connect or Create


  9. Voila! after that navigate to home page and you should be able to see the ShareThis icons on the left side now.HomePage