How to Add a Floating Social Share Bar in WordPress
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How to Add a Floating Social Share Bar in WordPress

August 27, 2019

Hello and welcome to the WPBeginner screencast in this video I’ll be showing you how to add the floating social share bar to your WordPress site we’re going to go to the plugin
section and add a new plugin called floating social bar, so ahead and
click installed now on this plugin and activate
the plugin, now when you go into your settings you’ll see a floating social
bar link here you can simply drag the buttons that you want to show so I’ll go ahead and
add Facebook Twitter and Google and since we are adding Twitter we must add our Twitter handle so we’ll go ahead and add
WPBeginner. All you have to do is click save settings and now when you go to
your post’s page and a refresh it see how there’s a social
share buttons that are added when you scroll down it will tag to the top
of your screen right above your post and there you have it and you can add as many social buttons that you want you can add LinkedIn you can add Pinterest you can
even add like text here so if you go like this and refresh it it will say share this
post and you bring your mouse over it you see
how like button and the Google plus button would refresh so there you have it this is how you add the floating social share bar to your WordPress site

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  1. Just launched an update of this plugin. Go to Settings > Floating Social Bar. Last option on the page says Make Social Bar Static. Check that checkbox and then you will see the option to position this at the bottom of the post.

  2. I'm new to WordPress. There is no "plugins" section on my dashboard.
    I love this plugin, how do I get it on my blog? Need help.

  3. This most likely means that you are using WordPress com. The plugins are only available for self-hosted WordPress org users.

  4. It's not meant to be shown on the homepage. It only shows on singular pages such as posts, pages, custom post types.

  5. I love this plugin… any idea how to get the Facebook Like button to work?? I click "Like" and it adds the number "1" for a half second before resetting to "0". Thoughts?

  6. That is the intended behavior of this plugin. The count is stored in cache to prevent the script from loading. This updates every 30 minutes. You can change the cache time as you please.

    However if you think about, the user is not going to refresh your page to see if their share went through. Once they have read and shared your article, they will go onto the next one or leave. So they don't see this.

  7. That sounds good to me! I just don't see how it gets shared. I noticed on your website, I click "Like" and it gives me a pop-up to share on my wall. I try from my site and it doesn't happen. Is that normal as well?

  8. No that's not normal. When you click Like and wait your mouse there, it should open a share box below.

  9. Im finding that when you click 'facebook', the facebook icon drops lower than all the other icons. Does anyone else have this issue?

  10. This plugin has been recommended in a number of plugin lists b/c it's fast and lightweight, which appeal to me since I want my site to be as fast as possible. I don't like that there are tickers to show how many people have shared an article. It seems like that might not be a good thing in a brand new blog when you are trying to build an audience. It looks bad when you have 0 or 1 share. That info might be good to make public LATER, after you have enough shares for the numbers to look impressive, but not in the beginning. It seems to me that the plugin would be even lighter if it just showed the icons instead of tracking the number of shares.

  11. hi when I changes in customize penal I can not see my web page can you help me what can I do to see my web page?

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