WordPress: Sharing Icons

Our WordPress themes come with all of the main social media sharing icons. This allows your readers to quickly share your content with their followers on social media sites.

You can select which icons you would like to display in the Customizer options. You can also remove all sharing icons if you would prefer to use a third party sharing plugins (such as Jetpack Share).

How to enable/disable the post sharing icons

1. Go to the Customizer screen at Appearance > Customizer

2. Select the “Sharing Icons” tab from the options on the left:

You can now select the icons you would like to be shown on posts (if any). You can also change the “Share:” title text too.

Is there a share icon you think is missing? Let us know in the comments below and we will see if this can be added to a future update for you 🙂

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  1. Hannah Meadows

    I’d love a sharing widget that looks the same as the follow widget and can sit alongside it. Are there any plans to add this, please? In mobile view in particular, the sharing icons in the footer aren’t as prominent as I’d like.

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Hannah, thanks for the suggestion! However I’m not sure if creating a widget would solve your problem. This is because the widgets move to the bottom of the screen on mobile, so ironically it might become even less accessible on phones.

      Instead, you might want to try a sharing plugin such as shareaholic. This will provide some options for displaying sharing icons across your site. One thing to bear in mind is that plugins like this can slow your site down a little. So you may need to reduce the number of posts displayed via this option at the same time.

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Ava, Reddit and Digg are actually available already. They should be in the list of options in the panel 🙂

      1. Ava James

        Thanks! I thought so but cannot find it now – sorry learning my way around wordpress.

          1. Ava James

            Thanks Phil, sorry maybe I didn’t explain this. I have added the buttons as you have indicated above, but under Social Links it does not allow me to add my user name for either digg or reddit so that it links direct. Maybe this is my oversight – as is this even possible?
            Thank you Ava

            1. Phil (pipdig)

              Ah I see! Thanks for clarifying. The social links don’t currently include those options however I’ll add those to the next update for you 🙂

                1. Ava James

                  Can the sharing icons be added to all pages or is it only on the main posts from the home page? Thanks ava

                  1. Phil (pipdig)

                    The sharing icons will appear at the bottom of individual blog posts too. Usually below the “You may enjoy” section.

                    1. Ava James

                      Thanks, the blog posts work, but not on about me or any other page which isn’t a post.

  2. Petra

    Hello, how can I change the position of the sharing social media icons? Currently they are like this:
    1. post
    2. follow icons
    3. shop the post
    4. you may also enjoy
    5. SHARE ICONS – I would like to move them straight after the post

    thank you

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Petra, that’s not possible with the theme’s sharing icons unfortunately. You may wish to disable the sharing icons in the theme and use a plugin to position some new icons instead.

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