WordPress ShareThis Plugin

Social Charge your Content with ShareThis – features Social Analytics, CopyNShare, Open Graph Sharing, and the Hovering Bar!


It’s easy to add ShareThis to your WordPress blog/site. Simply download and install our plugin to get started. There are two ways to do this:

Note: Domain mapping for publishers using secure installation of ShareThis plugin

Following domain mappings will be required for secure configuration of ShareThis plugin. s.sharethis.com should be mapped first and then w.sharethis.com.

Please refer the following screenshot.


Automatic Installation

Log-in to your WordPress blog.

In the sidebar, expand Plugins and click on Add New.

In the search box, type ShareThis, then click Search Plugins.

Find the search result that says ShareThis and click Install Now.

On the installation page, click the Activate Plugin link. You’re done!

Manual Installation

  1. Download and unarchive the plugin folder.
  2. Place the uncompressed share-this folder in your wp-content/plugins directory. You should end up with up with wp-content/plugins/share-this/.
  3. On the Plugin page in your WordPress Administration area, activate the ShareThis plugin.

Plugin Options

Once you have successfully installed and activated the ShareThis plugin. A link to a new settings page in the sidebar will be generated where you can customize the plugin.


Locating The Plugin Options Page

In the sidebar, expand Settings, then click on ShareThis.

Choose Button Style Option

Select from small or large buttons or ones that display share counters.

Add Hover Bar Option

Select the Hover Bar if you want your sharing buttons always in view – even when users scroll up and down the page.

Add Pulldown Bar Option

Select the Pulldown Bar and it will appear when users scroll down the page.

Choose Social Services

Select which social services you want to add and remove the ones you don’t want. You can also change the order of how they appear.

Choose Social Plugins

Select which social plugins you want to add and remove the ones you don’t want. You can also change the order of how they appear.

Enable CopyNshare

Check this box to track the shares that occur when a user copies and pastes your website’s URL or content.

Sign In

Don’t have an account? Create one today! Create your Account to access Social Analytics. Evaluate your social metrics.

WordPress ShareThis Plugin Shortcode

I’ve used the sharethis wordpress plugin for quite some time now. As a web designer and someone who is constantly working on new themes it’s been a pain not to have a shortcode to display the buttons.
Thanks to wordpress we can use the functions.php file of your default theme to create are own shortcode to do the trick!

// custom sharethis shortcode
if (function_exists('st_makeEntries')){
add_shortcode('sharethis', 'st_makeEntries');

That’s it, just use [sharethis] on your post or page to get those buttons!

Or for you more advanced users, you can use the following code in a template file of your theme:
< ?php echo do_shortcode('[sharethis]'); ?>
Hope this helps someone !

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