How To Add a Social Media Sharebar To Your blog

One of the most dynamic elements of the new blog design is the sharebar on the left side of the post. The bar offers a way for readers to share my blog posts on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

The social media widget has generated a lot of emails from readers asking where/how they can get the bar for their blogs. Fortunately, no custom coding is required because the sharebar is available as a WordPress plugin that you can download and install.

Written by DevGROW, the sharebar is fully dynamic. For most readers, the bar will appear on the left side of the blog post.

Readers using mobile devices or running monitors with resolutions below 1,000 pixels will see the horizontal sharebar.

Because it’s fully dynamic, you can see the switching from vertical to horizontal sharebar but simply resizing your browser to below 1,000 pixel.

Installing the sharebar is pretty painless: download the plugin, upload it to your plugins directory and activate it in the WordPress admin panel. The plugin is enabled automatically when you activate it so that’s really all there is to it.

Settings and Customization

You can change nearly everything about the plugin from the Sharebar settings page. The main page displays all the active plugins. You can change their order, edit the button code or delete them. There is an option to add more buttons. The plugins comes preinstalled with seven social media sites, plus email. I’ve engaged Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus only.

You can change the way the Sharebar element itself looks by modifying the CSS file found in the plugin folder. This is where Unique Blog Designs came in. They tweeted the look and feel of the sharebar to match the new looks of the blog.

Click Here To Download The Sharebar for WordPress


27 thoughts on “How To Add a Social Media Sharebar To Your blog”

  1. I like these sidebars, and I think the plugin works well for most blog designs. For my site, I don’t like how it overlaps the footer as you scroll down the page. I tried several plugins and they all did the same thing, so I ended up coding my own that disappears when it reaches a certain point, that way it’s not overlapping content I want to show. Kinda picky I guess 🙂

    Tony http://www.FromDesireToSuccess.com

  2. John Volpendesta says:

    Hey John nice post. I was using a different plug-in that was similar but I’m going to give this one a try. Do you know why the floating box won’t load the tweet box and facebook like in chrome? It’s loading in firefox but for some reason chrome it isn’t.

  3. HeadwayCoupons says:

    i use a plugin for all

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  4. Abhik says:

    This is what I use.. Way better than the one you are using.. IMHO.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/slick-social-share-buttons/

    1. John Chow says:

      @Abhik That looks pretty good! I may have to try it out. Thanks!

      1. Abhik says:

        Glad that you liked it.. @John Chow

    2. rabbistarak says:

      Thanks for sharing this awesome plugin I will check it out @Abhik

      1. Abhik says:

        You’re welcome pal!! @rabbistarak

  5. I have been using the same types of stuff.Thanks you to share with us!

  6. fas says:

    The below post sharebar looks much better.

    1. John Chow says:

      @fas Maybe, but the left sidebar grabs more attention and gets more use.

  7. This left static sidebar is getting great results… The people at Mashable are using it too. I’ve seen it on some of the blogs I visit daily but mainly Mashable and Jeff Johnson’s site are the ones I’ve seen with this Social Media Bar… I might make the switch during the week after I get fat from Thanksgiving :-)- Happy Holidays

  8. great…now I know how to inser this plugin into my webpage…thanks for sharing

  9. I use the GetSocial plugin which is pretty similar but I will check this one out too. I am interested to know if he sidebar sharebar better than the one below posts?

  10. Kent Chow says:

    Thanks for sharing. I use Sharebar on my niche sites too.

    I prefer to have it on the right hand side as I have menu and navigation on the left. You got my LIKE too. Thanks!

    KC

  11. Kent Chow says:

    Thanks for sharing. I use Sharebar on my niche sites too.

    I prefer to have it on the right hand side as I have menu and navigation on the left. You got my LIKE too. Thanks!

    KC

  12. joel says:

    absolutely efficient plugin. a few more plugins around that have a similar interface, but this one is the easiest to customise and tweak

  13. Thanks, really want to put this plugins on my blog 🙂

  14. I love these boxes and I think the plugin works well for most blog templates.Thanks for sharing your valuable information

  15. Cosmetics says:

    Wow , Now i know that how to place sharebar in web page.Thanks for giving this info!

  16. I use a identical sharebar plug-in. Individuals are becoming very used to this design of giving switch and I’m sure it improves the stocks.

  17. chapped lips says:

    GetSocial plugin adds a sailing public networking bar to your WordPress site. Make your site site more public by adding this lightweight and wise

  18. rosacea says:

    Many thanks to you Pubudu and also to Emsisoft for the support of this offer.

  19. Thanks for giving. I use Sharebar on my market websites too.

  20. rosacea diet says:

    Thanks for giving this brilliant tool I will have a look at it out.

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