How To Add Share Links to a Single Post

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Share links have become critical to every website. If you don’t have share links on your blog posts, make sure to add them with one of these methods.

Using a Widget

The easiest way to add share buttons to your website is to:

  1. Install & activate the Gabfire Widget Pack plugin
  2. Activate the Share Items widget in Appearance > Gabfire Widget Pack
  3. Drag the Gabfire: Share Items widget to the appropriate widget zone in Appearance > Widgets
  4. Share links are now available on your single posts!

Using PHP Code

If you want to manually hard-code share links to your site, you’ll need to complete the following steps.

1. Add this code to single.php

	<span><a href="<?php echo urlencode(wp_get_shortlink()); ?>&amp;counturl=<?php urlencode(the_permalink()); ?>" data-count="horizontal" data-via="<?php echo get_option('of_bn_twitter'); ?>"><?php _e('tweet', 'blognews'); ?></a></span>
	<span><g:plusone size="medium"></g:plusone></span>                    
	<span><div id="fb-root"></div><fb:send href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" font="arial"></fb:send></span>
	<span><object data="<?php the_permalink(); ?>&amp;layout=button_count&amp;show_faces=false&amp;width=84&amp;action=like&amp;font=arial&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;height=21" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:84px; height:21px;"></object></span>
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<script src=""></script>

Under this code:

<?php endwhile; else : endif; ?>

2. Add this code to your Custom CSS box:

.archive .archive-left {width:262px;float:left;overflow:hidden;}
.archive .archive-right {width:340px;float:right;}
    .archive-right .entry_title {border-bottom:1px dotted #ddd;border-bottom:1px dotted #ddd;padding-bottom:5px;margin-bottom:5px;display:block;}
    .archive-right .postmeta {border-bottom:1px dotted #ddd;padding-bottom:5px;margin-bottom:10px;display:block;}
    .archive-right .share-items {border-bottom:1px dotted #ddd;}
    .share-items {padding-bottom:5px;margin-bottom:5px;display:block;}
        .share-google1 {float:left;width:70px;display:block;overflow:hidden;}
        .share-fbsend {float:left;width:65px;display:block;overflow:hidden;}
        .share-twitter {float:left;width:110px;display:block;overflow:hidden;}        
        .share-fblike {float:left;width:90px;display:block;overflow:hidden;}

3. Finally, add this code in inc/theme-js.php

wp_register_script('plus1', '');

Under this code: