This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Simple Social Sharing


NOTE This plugin is no longer supported and will not be receiving any updates. Due to the ever changing nature of how the various social networks require sharing mechanisms, there are other plugins better suited to keep up with it.

A simple single post footer to include sharing links for your visitors.

Potential Enhancements

  • Got a bug? Something look off? Hit me up.


  • This is how the post footer will appear using the standard CSS
  • This is how the post footer will appear using the "dark" CSS


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the ‘simple-social-sharing’ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Select the area(s) you want the sharing links to appear
  4. That’s it.


What does this do?

It allows people to easily share your content over the social web without a lot of overhead.

Is that it?

Yep. That’s it.

Contributors & Developers

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




  • Updated for better SSL compatibility


  • Added filter to exclude output on password protected posts


  • Added Tumblr as a sharing option


  • Minor CSS fix for certain Genesis child themes


  • Added LinkedIn sharing
  • Adds optional “dark” CSS sheet for people using a dark background / light text theme.


  • Adds settings page
  • Includes functionality to allow on pages, excerpts, and the home page.
  • Fields for twitter user name and “recommended” user based on Twitter’s new functionality


  • Initial release