How to add social sharing buttons to your website

Step 1

Sign in to your GetSiteControl account. If you do not yet have an account, create one, it is free.

Step 2

When you are in your Dashboard, click the green Create widget button and then select Share from the drop-down list.

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Step 3

On the Appearance tab choose where you want to position your widget. The most popular position for the Share widget is a set of buttons either on the right or on the left side of the page.

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Step 4

You will find the Choose a color section on the same tab. Click the Theme button to pick a color for your widget. Here you can choose from the colors used on your website or pick any other color. Try different color options to see which one looks best on your website - you will see the result in the preview window on the right. You can also click the Full-size preview link to see a bigger preview of the widget on your website.

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Step 5

Next switch to the Content tab and choose what social networks you want to include. By default the widget includes two buttons - ‘Share on Facebook’ and ‘Share on Twitter’. If you want to add more networks, click +Add button that will open a drop-down list of available options.

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Step 6

When you are done editing your new widget, click OK. Please note that when you first create a widget it is not activated and not displayed on your website. When you are ready to publish the widget, activate it.

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That’s it. Your ‘Share’ buttons have been published and visitors of your website can now easily share your website content on social networks.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or contact us at support@getsitecontrol.com.