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Social Block


Super social share block for the new Gutenberg post editor.

A fun new plugin from BlocksWP – a partnership of Caldera Labs and Easily Amused.

Supported Networks

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • WhatsApp
  • Tumblr
  • Email

Display Settings

  • Show/Hide Icons
  • Change Icon Size
  • Show Count When Possible


  • This is what a the social block looks like after its been added and configured to a post in the admin.
  • When you click on the social block, you can see the network and display settings available for edit.
  • When searching for the social block you will see a networking icon and the words Social Share.
  • Example of what the social block could looks like in the front end of your site.


  • Install and activate Gutenberg
  • Install and activate this plugin


Installation Instructions
  • Install and activate Gutenberg
  • Install and activate this plugin
How Does It Work?
  • In the editor, click the plus button to add a block, search for “Social Share” and add that block.
  • Select which networks to show.
  • Set your other options.
Anthing thing else needed?
  • No APIs needed, but you will need the Gutenberg plugin installed.


January 14, 2018
Thank you Josh and James for building this. I love that I can download Gutenberg-compatible plugins to test on The buttons look great and the work very well. Thank you. The weird part for me is not seeing the preview or a save option when I add the block. I just updated the post and boom, it worked. The other thing that is a tiny bit of a bummer, though I suspect it's because I don't have a block template yet, is that I have to add it to each post manually. Whereas with Mashshare, I just tell it to be on all posts. I cannot wait to see how you iterate this plugin. I'm so excited about this. Thank you Bridget Willard
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Contributors & Developers

“Social Block” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Initial release to