Clarification adding social share buttons

  • WeightLossLadder

    #5364

    Hi – I’ve just installed Graphene (latest version) and really like it. Before I was using a different theme (Intredipity). Site is http://www.weightlossladder.com

    I do have a few matters to get resolved, which I’ll post in different threads as I tackle them.

    The first problem I have is regarding adding social share buttons. I already have a floating display with the diggdigg plugin, but I’d like to add social share buttons at the bottom of each post page too.

    Before I start trying different plugins, I notice the Graphene theme has an option to add social share buttons, but it has completely thrown me!

    When I go to Graphene Options and select the General tab, then scroll down I find the ‘Social Sharing Buttons’ section. What does this do? I’ve selected ‘Show social sharing button’, selected the drop down option to add to the bottom of posts, and saved, but no buttons appear. Also, what code is expected in the ‘your social sharing button code’ box? Doesn’t the theme just publish its own pre-set icons? What should I put in this box please? Note, I don’t need links to my own social pages, simply the usual social share button icons.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

    Admin

    Syahir Hakim

    #31734
    Quote:
    Also, what code is expected in the ‘your social sharing button code’ box?

    It’s expecting the codes from any of the social sharing buttons services, like AddThis.

    WeightLossLadder

    #31735

    Thanks.

    I registered at AddThis, but it simply walks me through installing the AddThis plugin and doesn’t give me a code.

    Even if it did give me a code, if the AddThis plug in does the job anyway, I’m still really confused why this section is here. Please bear with me, I’m not particularly technically minded, just trying to understand in case there is something I’ve missed.

    Admin

    Syahir Hakim

    #31736

    Don’t get the code for WordPress, or install the plugin. Just get the code for “website”, and insert that code in the Graphene options. It should look something like this:

    <!-- AddThis Button BEGIN -->
    <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style ">
    <a class="addthis_button_facebook_like" fb:like:layout="button_count"></a>
    <a class="addthis_button_tweet"></a>
    <a class="addthis_button_pinterest_pinit"></a>
    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_pill_style"></a>
    </div>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://s7.addthis.com/js/250/addthis_widget.js#pubid=xa-502785ed50f81550"></script>
    <!-- AddThis Button END -->

    WeightLossLadder

    #31737

    Thanks very much – all sorted.

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