How to Configure Share Buttons by Add To Any

Posted OnOct 16, 2014     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

The second step in the guide to the Share Buttons by Add To Any WordPress Plugin is to go through the standard settings of the plugin, which will get your social sharing buttons up and running on your website.

Step 1) From the ‘Settings’ section of your Dashboard, choose ‘AddToAny’ from the dropdown. This will take you to the options for the plugin.

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Step 2) You will be given two lots of settings: ‘Standard’ and ‘Floating’. We’ll take a lot at the ‘Floating’ options in the final section of the guide, so for now, keep to the ‘Standard’ options.

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Step 3) The first port of call is to choose whether you would like large or small icons on your website.

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Step 4) Standalone buttons are those that – believe it or not – stand alone! These are usually the most popular icons, such as the ones below – Facebook, Twitter and Google+, but you can Add/Remove services as you see fit.

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Step 5) The universal button is one that will open up a range of sharing options under one roof. You can give it an icon up adding the image URL in the space provided, or choose to have it as a text only button, e.g. Share. You can turn the universal button off by choosing ‘None’.

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Step 6) The Placement of the share button/s is entirely up to you, but you have a range of options, including at the bottom or top of posts, and on which posts and pages you choose to have them on. You can also choose to have them at the bottom of pages and excerpts.

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Step 7) The Menu options are used to decide where the universal share menu shows up. You can have it so the share menu only shows when the user clicks the universal share button (which will pop up the options in menu form), and you can also show the title of the page within the share menu. By clicking the ‘Open Menu Styler’, you can design how your menu looks (See Step 8).

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Step 8) The Menu Styler allows you to customise the look of the universal menu (see options on the right), and use the menu on the left to see what it will look like on your site. You can change colours, add a corder, change the link text colour and the colour it changes to when you hover over it, and finally, change the background colour. Click ‘Done, Get The Code’ when finished.

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Step 9) After clicking on the ‘Done, Get The Code’ button to get the code for your customised menu, add it into the box under ‘Additional Options’ to activate it on your website.

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Step 10) The advanced options allow you to add custom icons for your share buttons (add the URL in the box provided) or stick to the default CSS by ticking the box. You can also choose to cache any AddToAny updates.

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