Note NOTE: This video refers to older versions of WordPress or external websites. While the general principles demonstrated may remain the same, specific details may differ slightly from when this was recorded.

Summary

Social Networking Icons

Walkthrough

  • One thing that people often want to add to their website is Social Media Sharing Tools
  • What that allows you to do, is when a visitor finds something of interest on your site they can share it with their friends
  • This can include tweeting it on twitter, adding it to facebook, bookmarking it, mailing it and much more
  • There are other options to share with StumbleUpon, Technorati, Squidoo and others
  • So go to Add New, under Plugins on the left sidebar of your Dashboard
  • The name of the plugin we use in the example is SexyBookmarks, type it into the search box and hit Search Plugins
  • It should be the top of the results. Click Install now under the correct one
  • When it's installed, now click Activate Plugin
  • Now it will say that SexyBookmarks has been activated but needs to be configured, click Visit Plugin Options Page
  • Scroll down the page a little to see all of the icons, which are ticked or checked
  • In our example we chose to click None, to disable them all, then clicked Most Popular to just select the main ones
  • You can go through the numerous icons and tick or untick any you wish
  • When done scroll down, the default settings were fine for us, scroll down further to the Background Image options
  • Choose one that you prefer and click the box beside to select it, we clicked "Share and Enjoy"
  • Scroll down further. Now we have to tell it where we want to put the Social Media Icons
  • Below content is standard, but do you want it on all Posts & Pages, or just on Posts, or other options
  • Choose what suits you best, we chose on everything for the minute, and when ready click Save Changes
  • Go to your home page, or the relevant post, click refresh and it should appear where you've requested it

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