Installing and Customising ShareThis Plugin On WordPress

Installing and Customising ShareThis Plugin On WordPress

So what you need to do is keep it simple as possible and encourage your readers to share your post. One of the plugins that I have found extremely helpful, as it display all the major social networking sites along with new comers such as Google plus is sharethis.com.

ShareThis is simple and easy to use, and best of all you can implement it on to more or less any platform you like such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and also on basic HTML pages.

On WordPress one of the points that I would recommend to customise is to edit the code so that it mentions your Twitter account every time someone tweets your article, as by default the plugin will only mention the title and the short URL of the page.

To do this all you need to do is edit the st_title <Span> Tag by adding your twitter account at the end of it.

To edit this navigate your way to : WordPress Admin > Settings > ShareThis Options

On This page select the option “modify the HTML tags.” and as shown below enter your Twitter account.

<span class=’st_twitter_buttons’ st_title='<?php the_title(); ?> @wasimalrayes‘ st_url='<?php the_permalink(); ?>’ displayText=’share’></span><span

Article By: Wasim Ismail

Wasim’s a project manager at Alrayes Web Solutions along with an online SEO consultant & blogger for business at wasimismail.com, specialising in online business.


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