Configuring Easy Social Share Buttons – Easy Social Metrics Lite Module

Posted OnMay 13, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

In this section of the guide to the Easy Social Share Buttons plugin, we will look at how to setup the Social Metrics Module!

The Social Metrics Module displays a bird’s eye view of the total number of both the Total Social Shares and the Top Shared Content by Social Network.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) On the left-hand sidebar of the Dashboard, click Easy Social Share Buttons to display the Main Settings tab.


Step 3) Scroll down until you see the Modules area and click Easy Social Metrics Lite to select.

Step 4) Complete the fields as outlined below:

A. Activate Easy Social Metrics Lite Place a checkmark in this checkbox to start collecting information for your selected Social Shares.

For this example, this field was checked.

B. Monitor following post types Place checkmarks in the appropriate checkboxes for the items you want to collect information on.

For this example, Posts and Pages were selected.

C. Data refresh time From the dropdown list, select a Refresh Time The options available are from 1 Hour to 7 Days.

For this example, 1 Hour was selected.

D. Choose update provider From the dropdown list select a Default Metrics Update Provider.

Select, to have all data extracted with a single call.

Select from my WordPress site with call to each Social Network which uses another method with native calls from your WordPress instance.

For this example, from my WordPress site with call to each Social Network was selected.

E. Easy Social Metrics Pro To extend the functionality of Easy Social Metrics Lite, you can purchase a standalone plugin called Easy Social Metrics Pro.

Easy Social Metrics Pro Overview

Easy Social Metrics Pro is the Most Complete Social Metrics and Analytics plugin for WordPress that allows you to monitor how your content performs on major social networks. Easy Social Metrics Pro is designed to give you the information you need without unnecessarily complicating things. Easy Social Metrics Pro made simple so you can deal with it even if you are absolute beginner.


Step 5) Click the Update Settings button to save any changes.

Step 6) Once the Easy Social Metrics Lite Module has been activated, a new menu item will appear on the left-hand sidebar. Click on this menu item to be forwarded to the Easy Social Metrics Lite Dashboard.

Easy Social Metrics Lite Dashboard

The Dashboard:

  • Displays the total number of Total Social Shares.
  • Displays the total number of Top Shared Content by Social Network.
  • Allows you to filter the list of Posts/Pages based on the date the Posts/Pages were published (1-12 Months or anytime).
  • Allows you to update all Post/Page Analytics.



Prior to moving forward, we recommend that you review the changes applied above and make any modifications as needed.

The next step of the guide will focus on Configuring Easy Social Share Main Settings – Social Fans Counter Module.


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