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Custom Sharethis bar Positioning (2 posts)

  1. bluantinoo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,
    the sharethis plugin seems to be very nice, but I cannot figure out how to put it on my template just where I want with a shortcode or a function that I can make a shortcode of.

    is it possibile?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/share-this/

  2. sharethissupport
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    It is not possible to control where buttons appear on WordPress post (location on a page) from ShareThis WP plugin. We can provide you the guidelines on how to achieve this using manual installation of ShareThis code. Manual installation can be done after removal of previously installed ShareThis Plugin from WP.
    Its a bit tricky procedure.

    ShareThis widget code can be obtained from here: http://www.sharethis.com/publishers/get-sharing-button
    By selecting "Website" as a Platform follow the steps till you get the ShareThis widget code.

    In order to add the buttons at the top of each post, please go through the instructions below. You can add the buttons in a way you want by following these instructions.
    --
    Sharethis script and span tags go on the page where you want the buttons to appear and they also determine what kind of button appears as well as what URL and title it shares. You will have to put 'script tags' in your Main index template(index.php) and 'span tags' in Single Post template(single.php).

    Here is the basic span for just the ShareThis button:
    <span class="st_sharethis" st_title='<?php the_title(); ?>' st_url='<?php the_permalink(); ?>' displayText="ShareThis"></span>

    You can change the class of the span to determine the button that appears. For example class="st_twitter" will make a twitter icon and class="st_email_vcount" will make a email vertical counter button.

    However, adding code in index.php and single.php will not display sharethis buttons on the blog page but will show buttons whenever an individual post is opened.
    If you wish to display sharethis buttons on the blog page ,you will have to put 'span tags' in (loop.php).

    In loop.php,
    1. put span tags just above the line "<div class="entry-utility">" to display buttons at the end of each post on the blog page.

    <span class='st_sharethis' ></span>
    <div class="entry-utility">

    2. to display buttons at the beginning of each post on the blog page,put span tags just below the lines

    <h2 class="entry-title">" title="<?php printf( esc_attr__( 'Permalink to %s', 'twentyten' ), the_title_attribute( 'echo=0' ) ); ?>" rel="bookmark"><?php the_title(); ?></h2>
    <div class="entry-meta">
    <?php twentyten_posted_on(); ?>
    </div><!-- .entry-meta -->
    <?php if ( is_archive() || is_search() ) : // Only display excerpts for archives and search. ?>

    [Moderator note: Please wrap all code in backticks. As it stands, your code has been parsed by these forums and may be corrupted]
    If you face any issues during implementation, feel free to contact us.

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