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Sharedaddy Shortcode


Sharedaddy is a social sharing button plugin that nowadays ships with the Jetpack wordpress plugin re-labeled as Sharing Buttons. It doesn’t offer much options on where to place it though so theres where this plugin comes in. It removes the default Jetpack trigger to place the sharebuttons and instead places it inside the [sharedaddy] shortcode.


  1. Configure Jetpack to use the Sharing Buttons (Dashboard -> Settings -> Sharing)
  2. Upload the folder sharedaddy-shortcode to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Enable the plugin
  4. Use the [sharedaddy] shortcode where you now want the social sharing buttons to appear instead
  5. (optional) enable widget shortcode in Settings -> General -> Sharedaddy Shortcode


What is Sharedaddy

Sharedaddy is an deprecated plugin that nowadays comes with the plugin Jetpack
and called Sharing Buttons. This plugin doesn’t do anything unless Jetpack is installed.

How do I enable shortcode in widgets

Under Settings -> General theres a section called Sharedaddy Shortcode there you can enable widget shortcodes. This is global and not just for Sharedaddy Shortcode.

Another set of sharebuttons doesnt work

Du to limitations in Jetpacks Sharedaddy you can only have one set of sharebuttons.

Contributors & Developers

“Sharedaddy Shortcode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Small fixes


Put everything in a SharedaddyShortcode class and added a widget as an alternative to the shortcode.


Added settings in General to enable/disable shortcode in widgets


Fix for not displaying properly with empty posts


  • Initial release