Now compatible with the AMP Plugin! The Free WordPress Share Buttons Plugin from AddThis makes it easier than ever for your audience to spread your content around the web. Our quick-loading Share Buttons Plugin lets you connect to over 200 social channels including Messenger, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and many more.
Our clean, customizable and simple share buttons are beautiful, quick to load and recognized all over the web.
AddThis is trusted by over 15,000,000 websites with over 2 billion unique users, sharing content all over the world, in more than sixty languages.
Types of Share Buttons:
Floating share buttons: Placed on the side of your page, following your reader as they scroll. A great way to promote sharing without getting too in-your-face.
Expanding share buttons: Modern, clean, and best suited for sites with tons of mobile traffic. This button expands to reveal sharing options on hover or click.
Inline share buttons: Integrate share buttons into your own content for a seamless sharing experience.
Image sharing buttons: Seamlessly integrate sharing into your layout with adjustable image sharing buttons. Perfect for pages with tons of shareable content.
Designed for desktop, tablet, and mobile
Choose from over 200 social media channels to display
Adjust coloring to match your brand
Sign up for a free AddThis account to get analytics on how your content is performing such as your top shared content, referring social networks and more. After you register, these analytics are accessible by logging into your AddThis.com account and visiting your AddThis dashboard. Analytics include site pageviews, your top shared content, referring social networks, and more.
We strive to provide best-in-class support with a response time of around two hours, and a customer satisfaction rate of over 98%. To get in touch with our team, head to http://www.addthis.com/support.
Check out our other plugins to help you grow and engage your audience!
Follow Buttons: Add followers to 65+ social networks, including Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and more.
Related Posts: Boost your on-site engagement with our Related Posts tool, which recommends content not only by what’s popular, but also what’s most relevant.
Want more? Visit our website to learn how you can activate our Email List Building and Link Promotion Tools.
Go back to your WordPress admin dashboard, go to Plugins and click on Add New => Upload Plugin
Upload the zip plugin files you’ve just downloaded and click on Install Now
Once WordPress is done uploading the files, just click on Activate Plugin
Is AddThis free?
Yes, AddThis is free for all users!
Do I need to create an account?
No, you do not need to create an account in order to control a limited number of AddThis sharing tools from within WordPress. In order to use more AddThis tools and see your site’s analytics you will need to create an account with AddThis. It requires an email address and name, but that’s it.
Why use AddThis?
Ease of use. AddThis is easy to install, customize and localize. We’ve worked hard to make a suite of simple and beautiful website tools on the internet.
Performance. The AddThis menu code is tiny and fast. We constantly optimize its behavior and design to make sharing a snap.
Peace of mind. AddThis gathers the best services on the internet so you don’t have to, and backs them up with industrial strength analytics, code caching, active tech support and a thriving developer community.
Flexibility. AddThis can be customized via API, and served securely via SSL. You can roll your own sharing toolbars with our toolbox. Share just about anything, anywhere your way.
Global reach. AddThis sends content to 200+ sharing services 60+ languages, to over 2 billion unique users in countries all over the world.
GDPR compliant – All of our website tools are GDPR compliant.
What PHP version is required?
This plugin requires PHP 5.2.4 or greater and is tested on the following versions of PHP:
Who else uses AddThis?
Over 15,000,000 sites have installed AddThis. With over 2 billion unique users, AddThis is helping share content all over the world, in more than sixty languages.
How do I remove AddThis from a page
In the screen options you can enable the AddThis meta box. Check the box and save if you’ve already published that page or post to disable AddThis on that page or post.
Are there filters?
Yes! There are lots of filters in this plugin.
Filters allow developers to hook into this plugin’s functionality in upgrade-safe ways to define very specific behavior by writing their own PHP code snippets.
Developer documentation on our filters is available. This documentation lists all the filters for our plugins. This plugin does not include filters for follow tools or related post tools.
Are there widgets?
Yes! There are widgets available for all AddThis inline tools (the ones that don’t float on the page).
Developer documentation on our widgets is also available. This documentation lists all the widgets for our plugins. This plugin does not include widgets for follow tools or related post tools.
Are there shortcodes?
Yes! There are lots of shortcodes in this plugin. There are shortcodes are available for all AddThis inline tools (the ones that don’t float on the page).
See our documentation on our shortcodes. This documentation lists all the shortcodes for our plugins. This plugin does not include shortcodes for follow tools or related post tools.
Fixed a bug which caused unneccessary errors in log when in AMP mode
Fixed an incompability with AMP for WP plugin
Added AMP support for tools made in anonymous mode
Added configuration option to disable AMP support
Removed notices regarding AMP
Added compatibility detection with official AMP plugin
Fixed an incompatibility with PHP < 5.4
Added support for AMP in registered mode when used in conjunction with the official AMP plugin
Removed references for Google+
Fixed a bug where a script tag causes browser errors in certain circumstances
Fixed a bug where previewing a new post may remove tools
Removed Pro features and country dropdown menu for registration page
Updated yaml configs and added script tag to login page
Remove uninstallation hook
Added actviation/deactivation/uninstallation hook
Upadate readme.txt and screenshots
Updated error messaging that is no longer relevant regarding related post tools
Tested compatibility with WordPress 4.9
Fix for PHP notice from AddThisPlugin.php on line 610
Fix for PHP error from AddThisSharingButtonsMobileToolbarTool.php line 66
Fix for PHP error from AddThisSharingButtonsFeature.php line 200
Fix for PHP notice from AddThisFeature.php line 652
Fixing error message complaining about plugin not being compatable with itself for upgraded users.
Correcting language for widgets in conflict mode after upgrade
Removing line breaks from HTML added to public pages
Not using addthis.layers() json on page when user is using their AddThis account as this creates buggy behavior
Disabling the wp_trim_excerpt by default as it’s the most likely to cause theme issues
Adding error message if browser can’t talk to addthis.com and communication with AddThis APIs are required for funtionality.
Adding requested AddThisWidgetByDomClass functionality that will allow users adding a widget via PHP to customze the URL, title, description and image used for that share. Please see the widget documentation for more infromation.
Plugin rewritten from scratch.
Adding shortcodes for use inside posts for all current AddThis tools
Redesigned the plugin’s widget to work all current AddThis sharing tools. The class for the new widget is AddThisWidgetByDomClass. Widgets created through WordPress’s UI will automatically be migrated to use the new class. However, any hard coded use of the old widget class AddThisSidebarWidget will need to be updated before upgrading. Developer documentation on the new widget is available.
The filter addthis_post_exclude is replaced with addthis_sharing_buttons_enable. Please review the documentation for usage.
Optionally, allows users to set up their AddThis account and AddThis site profile from inside WordPress.
Optionally, walks existing AddThis users through logging into their AddThis account and picking a site profile to register their plugin without leaving WordPress. Once registered, AddThis is able to start collecting Analytics on your visitors social use of your site. No more copying in Profile IDs! (Analytics are only available at addthis.com.)
After registering the plugin with AddThis, Pro users can edit settings for any share tools from within WordPress.
New feature: set your own addthis.layers() paramaters to customize further using our Smart Layers API (in WordPress mode only)
Fixing a bug with the AddThis Sharing Buttons meta box not showing up for users in AddThis mode when editing posts
Fixing a bug with addthis_config where the JSON wasn’t always checked before submitting the settings form
Fixing a bug with the sharing sidebar, where the theme for the sidebar was used for all AddThis layers tools (in WordPress mode)
Fixing a bug between AddThis Sharing Buttons and AddThis Follow Buttons, where saving changes in Follow Buttons would reset Sharing Buttons settings
Support for WordPress 4.3
Fixing XSS bug in the administrative panel
Fixing a bug that resets settings to defaults during the upgrade for users in AddThis mode
Reverting to pre-5.0.9 settings of plugin for upgrades from 5.0.9, 5.0.10 and 5.0.11
Fixing overwrite of $addThisConfig global to resolve more PHP errors where a function is called from a non-object
Fixing bug where all checkboxes get unchecked on first settings page save
Fixing PHP error with getConfigs() on a non-object in addthis_social_widget.php on line 1086
Updated troubleshooting information available to AddThis support to be more in line with other plugins, including providing the anonymous profile IDs to help in moving over statistics to registered profile IDs upon request.
Improving the way variables are being shared to support global AddThis variables between AddThis plugins (not supported yet by any other plugin) and plugin specific settings. Specifically, this is to make sure things such as the profile ID or addthis_config settings are the same across all AddThis plugins.
Refactored the filter used on wp_trim_excerpt in WordPress mode to better interact with other modules’ and themes’ filters on wp_trim_excerpt, excerpt_length and excerpt_more (such as mh-magazine-lite)
Resolving issues with PHP errors for URLs with %s in them when using “Select Your Own” services
Resolving services bug, where once a user selected their own for above or below content, the custom services where always used, even if the user went back to Auto Personalization
Fixing bug with a PHP warning for undefined index below_chosen_list
PHP notice fix for AddThisConfigs.php on line 204
Changed the page/post edit screens AddThing sharing buttons checkbox to on/off radiobuttons
Added a checkbox to the plugin’s settings page’s Advanced Options tab to enable/disable the per page/post sharing button configurations mentioned above
Limiting when we filter content from get_the_excerpt because of issues with the manshet and backstreet themes
Reducing PHP warnings and error messages
Removing conflicts with WordPress Login Box plugin
Removing conflicts with AddThis Follow Widget plugin
CSS to remove new lines from br tags between our buttons, because some themes add them and break stuff (such as Customizr)
Exposing more objects for use with adding sharing buttons to troublesome themes
PHP error fixes for strict modes of PHP
Reduced the size of the plugin by removing unused images
Fixes for WordPress instances running on PHP verions below 5.5
Improved migration of checkbox settings from 4.0 plugin
Improved settings page layout on mobile devices and small screens
Improved CSS class naming around red/green enable sliders on the settings page, to reduce CSS conflicts
Removing unused CSS
Two functional modes allowing users to choose whether to control sharing buttons from within the WordPress admin area (with limited features), or through the AddThis Dashboard at addthis.com.
Sharing sidebar configuration available within WordPress (in addition to the previously available sharing buttons above and below content).
Seperate preferences for what sharing buttons appear on what templates.
Cleaned up plugin and removed deprecated AddThis config options.
Removed the global configuration for custom service list.
Removed support for themes that use the get_the_excerpt method because of inconsistent results across themes.
Added node marker and loop cap to getFirstElderWithCondition to solve infinite loop
Fixed the issue where characters *,+,- were printed in feeds
Adds data-url and data-title attributes to get_the_excerpt toolbox divs
Fixed js folder
Fixed issues with certain themes using get_the_excerpt method
Fixed issue with Share layer and Recommended layer showing up in wrong order
Fixed issue with Recommended layer showing up page title instead of Recommended layer title
Fixed PHP warnings in Divi theme
Added option to show inline sharing buttons on category and archive pages
Control inline share buttons for each page/post
Implemented asynchronous script loading
Added option to add checkbox to show/hide Addthis sharing buttons in admin post add/edit page.
Prevented buttons showing on 404 error pages
Added css classes to prevent inline div from taking extra spaces
Frictionless integration with AddThis Dashboard.
Updated services list in description
Added new snapshots to give more idea on the new plugin flow
Minor text changes
Integrated with AddThis Dashboard.
Managed the plugin in such a way that, tool settings can be controlled from AddThis Dashboard
Provided options to upgrade to new setup for the existing users
Minor bug fix
CURL bug fix
Resolved conflict with another plugin
Fix for better analytics
Minor bug fixes.
Fixed JS errors in Options page.
Fix for wrong url being shared while using Custom Button option
Minor bug fixes.
Reintroduced Custom Button Code box
Drag and drop customization of buttons
Better preview of buttons
Better support for excerpts
Internal issues with tw:screenname resolved
Better JSON validation
Bug fixes: Style conflicts resolved
Bug fix: Style conflicts with some themes resolved
Made friends with WPSupercache
Bug fix: Style tags are now allowed in Custom Code box.
Bug fix: Conflict with WpSuperCache resolved
WordPress 3.5 style conflicts resolved
Bug fix: Issues with usernames/passwords with special characters
UX changes in admin settings
Credential verification in Admin settings. If AddThis account details are wrong it will be notified to user.