More ways to share

Starting today there is a new way for your readers to share the posts on your blog with friends. This feature allows you to add sharing functionality from a range of services to the bottom of your blog posts.

Here’s a quick video introduction:

To begin with we have the following services for you to choose from. If there is a service missing from the list, don’t worry! You can add your own custom services as well.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Press This
  • Reddit
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Email to a friend
  • Print

You can control these new options in your dashboard by going to Settings > Sharing.

You can choose which of these services you want to display and in a range of different formats. If you have the custom CSS upgrade you can go even further and choose your own icons and layout. We have also added stats for all activity around this feature so you will be able to see what content people are sharing and on what services. Check out the sharing support article for more information on getting setup. Note: We will also be releasing this as a plugin next week.

Update: This is now available as a Plugin called Sharedaddy.

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  • Aug 24, 2010 @ 2:39 pm


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  1. drdianehamilton

    I think this is great. I have also added a bar on my page that shares with just about every site . . . see it listed on the right sidebar. I think that having both ways set up can only help!

  2. Egnaldo Oliveira


  3. j

    Yay! Been waiting for this!

  4. perpetuallypeeved

    Love it! Thanks.

  5. paniq7

    I never can stop saying thank you so much for WordPress for being better and better. Thank you for the hardwork.

  6. Hugo Silva


  7. aribadler

    Thanks to the WordPress team and all you are doing for us. You guys rock!

  8. raditherapy

    thank you wordpress, been waiting for this…great!!

  9. drvokestena


    BIG PLUS ! ! !

  10. sidgoyal1

    I wish this feature is also added in

  11. John Antonios

    This is excellent news – when you first release the Twitter share button, i was hoping for the rest to follow – and voila! thank you

  12. Shahryar

    Nice, I’m a user and was wondering about implementing the tweet button but if this is coming I guess I should just wait for this

  13. Andro Mateu

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

  14. Wendi

    Dear WordPress, this is why I heart you.

  15. Tom Schulte

    This is wonderful! Thanks for creating this. This will be much easier than what I have been doing.

  16. craftystaci

    Yay! I saw the share thing this morning, but didn’t know what it was. I love you guys!

  17. animalartist


  18. Sir Emeth Mimetes

    Awesomeness! I am loving this. Thanks a ton!

  19. Kilmore Fisz

    Nice, this is something, I was waiting for

  20. Mike Lemons

    Oh wow…finally…this will make things much much easier than what I have been doing to date…keep those updates coming… :)

  21. staff

    Fantastic. Already added to my blog. Small suggestion–in my Twenty Ten theme, the text for each share option is a bit big. Would be cool if I could make this a bit smaller.
    Otherwise, great addition. You guys are doing a bang-up job. Really. Great support for all us blogger out here.

    • Lenny

      Currently the text size is inherited from your post text. With the CSS Upgrade you can change the text size to what ever you want.

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  23. Outsidecampers

    This is just awesome!! I’ve been waiting for something like this! WordPress is simply amazing!

  24. P&M Equitacion

    I loooove WordPress!!

  25. AsylumDigital

    fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great work devs.

  26. Nishant

    Great! U guyz rock! I was really looking for this feature! It was a pain in neck copying & pasting long HTML codes at the end of my posts. I still miss a Google Buzz button though.

  27. benjammin1

    Sweet! Been waiting for this feature for so long. This is why I love WordPress. Great Job!

  28. memsaab

    I love the idea of this, but the share icons are displaying very strangely (they either overlap or have a huge gap between) in my browser (Safari)…so I probably won’t use it.

    • John

      There may be some discrepancies with certain themes – if you contact support and let them know we’ll try and get everything looking good.

  29. Ian Webster

    Hey, you guys and gals are GREAT!

  30. Fabius Maximus

    Great new feature! Thanks for adding.

    Suggestion: have these buttons appear above the “possibly related posts” line. That would be a more logical flow. Act on the post, then go to other related posts.

  31. The Hacker

    This is a feature I have long hoped and prayed for. Now that I am blogging actively at last, I am glad it is here. Just loving it. Simply amazing! Keep ‘em coming!

  32. nessafrance

    Thanks for doing this. I had recently started adding a sharing bar to every post and this will save me having to cut and paste the code each time. Great work on we bloggers’ behalf by WordPress.

  33. Bob

    This is fantastic!!!

  34. cebada

    COOL !! COOL !! This is amazing ! Thank you !

  35. g o b e r

    Wohooo, it’s about time ! :)

    But, can you guys make the buttons placed lower or separated from the post with a line or something ?

    • John

      This would need to be reviewed on a theme-by-theme basis. If you contact support they’ll be able to take this further.

  36. plrang

    One of the best news:)

  37. ghost301

    Been waiting this for ages! It make my day! I will support forever!

  38. Debi Walter

    Yea!!! I’ve been waiting for this one! So glad you’ve finally added it – I’m so excited!

  39. nickie wang

    This is just great! Thanks WP team.

  40. أحمد

    I love you wordpress

  41. dhenztm

    This is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for! Thank you very, very much! :D

  42. Barb McMahon

    I was hoping you would do this and now you did it! Thank you soooo much!

    If ever any of you find yourselves in Stratford, Ontario, drinks are on me….

  43. Dave

    I can now delete my HTML widget used just for sharing options! Thanks so much for all this :)

  44. أحمد

    How can I add Facebook Like button?
    Like the one appeared in the video .. please tell me how to add it.

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  46. roquesd

    YESS!!! great job!!! i’m very happy with that news!!!
    Hugs from brazil!!
    take a photo! lololol

  47. Ramy Caspi

    Finally, hated always having to add the code to the post

  48. Milan

    You should add option to choose where to use shortlink and where to use permalink since now somewhere is used shortlink and somewhere permalink.

    Also, why you didn’t make Facebook button (and other services too) like on Gigaom (shown below post title), it have more sense to have all button look same. There is a problem with this button now for other language – look what I see with Serbian language.

    P.S. This limitation for comments is stupid, read my suggestion here.

  49. Olivia

    I had noticed the change even when this Blog was not visible to me.. I had wanted to say something. I do that now- I love WP.. It keeps adding wonderful features. I absolutely love the grey head bar. One doesn’t have to scroll up or down anymore (depending on the theme) for the Dashboard..


  50. Julie

    Yahoo!!! This is exactly what I’ve been waiting for. I finally don’t have to add the html code to each and every post. THANKS!!!

  51. FLYNN

    Wonderful! My wish came true after all!

  52. أحمد

    John, You’re a star.
    Thanks a lot. :)

  53. Katrin und Andre Buchmaier

    Very very good. where is the like button for Facbook?

  54. Sarah

    Fantastic! This is a great new feature…keep them coming. Can we have a ‘featured posts’ option where we can add graphics and enable users to scroll through features posts…pleeeasssseeeee

  55. Ali Reza


  56. Pearlie

    Excellent! Only recently I was thinking how cool it would have been if I could have Facebook Like option in my posts and you have made it possible.
    Thanks much!!

  57. dhimasln

    i wanna ask how can i make share to button?
    thanks :)
    this is a grea feature

  58. Harmonie Millen

    Nice update!

  59. Casey

    Thank you. Thank you. Awesome addition.

  60. Dan North

    Thanks for this. It’ll save me a job on all my future posts, and anything that saves time on administration gives me more time for pontificating about pointless things.

  61. cOokie

    Perfect :oops: Thanks !!!

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  63. Arxangelo

    Thank’s, thank’s, thank’s, very super!!!

  64. Sally Relton Shakespeare

    Thank you !

  65. megantraum

    ah, finally!


  66. jalexartis

    Thanks You!!! Long desired and now, fulfillment…

  67. طارق البراج

    thank you very much

    we was ws wait it, perfect job , i love it

  68. RandomizeME

    Wow, I have been waiting for this for a long long time. Thank you – just made my day :)

  69. You're a Grown Man

    This is tremendous…thank you!

  70. John Zimmer

    WP has been on fire lately with all the enhancements. Much appreciated. This latest initiative is very welcome (even if it means that all my Get Social buttons are now duplicative!) You have also chosen wisely in terms of the default chare

    Two ideas for you to consider: (1) I second those who suggest having an option to put the buttons at the top of the post. (2) I notice that on the index page, the buttons immediately follow the post, which is good. However, on the post page, they are separated from the post by “Possibly related posts”, which is less ideal. I would recommend having the buttons next to the post.

    Hope these suggestions help. Thanks again.


  71. gtakingdom

    Thanks WordPress :)

  72. aangron

    yey! this is great! many thanks! =)

  73. LadyLindy

    A dream came TRUE!!!!!!!!

  74. angry little redhead

    This is great! Thank you

  75. sharma24

    My twitter followers (the few that I have) will be inundated by my tweets about new posts. But then that is their problem. Useful. Thanks!

  76. Deli Lanoux, Ed.D.

    Oh, goody!

    Maybe I’ll get brave and try it out.


  77. beyondanomie


    Looks like I’ll be able to stop using Add-to-Any’s share button. One less thing to remember when writing a post. Well done!

  78. Angela Brett

    For the first time in ages, I got around to adding an AddThis button to an individual post (I have one way down in my sidebar but always forget to add them to posts) and then I looked at the post today and found that it had a whole lot of other share buttons added automatically, so I needn’t have added the AddThis button. :) Thanks, now I can continue to be lazy about publicising my blog.

  79. Mo Ogilvie

    At first I enabled all the buttons, but then, considering how small my blog is I realized it looked kind of presumptuous and slightly obnoxious having a ton of share buttons at the bottom of each post, LOL. So I decided just to go with the twitter and facebook options because I think those are the two most likely to be used by my friends and casual visitors.

    Thanks guys! Keep up the great work :)

    • Lenny

      Remember you can also drag lots of services into the Share button. Then they will all be hidden behind one single share button.

  80. Yasir Imran

    This is the awesome thing you done, Thank you for accepting my suggestion as I suggested this in last wordpress blog post.

  81. Cris.

    nice! this was a must. wondering though:
    is there a way to prevent it from appearing on certain pages?
    e.g: i have selected ‘posts+index pages’ so that the button
    appears on the front page too but I want to leave it out the ‘about’ page.

    -or maybe a custom tip for a bit later? ;)

  82. M Shodiq Mustika

    :) I was smiling when I read your words, “You can choose which of these services you want to display and in a range of different formats.”
    I like it very much.

  83. Ljubomir Gatdula

    This is great!

  84. melusine08

    Great !! :) The next I´m waiting for is a Flattr button ;)

  85. apeescape

    yes! finally! :)

  86. zzavettoni

    Finally, was waiting for sharing options to happen for a long time. But… I can’t come up with editing the style & appearence of share buttons even with my CSS Editing subscription. Where I can find the class details to change? Can’t find ‘em in the Coraline Theme original CSS sheet.

    • John

      The styles are loaded separately but you should still be able to change your CSS to restyle the sharing buttons

  87. dragonflywoman

    I am so thrilled you added this feature! I’ve been adding sharing options manually at the end of each post and it’s a long, involved process. This does the same thing without my having to do anything special! Yay!!!!

  88. nancysmoments

    As always, you guys give us the best options! Thank you for making our blogs look and be the best they can be.

  89. itsMyi

    Thanks. This is great. :-)

  90. kyknoord

    Nice. Now the challenge will be to come up with something worth sharing :mrgreen:

  91. Alberto

    Ah, that’s OK !

    I’ve been waiting for this !

  92. rejistania

    Am I the only one who uses adblock against this sort of icons? Seriously‽ People actually want this‽ IMHO these things take up precious space (especially on netbook screens), RAM (there still ARE netbooks with 128MB of RAM) and attention. To me, this seems to make as much sense as sugar cubes in tubes…

  93. Gally Lines ~

    This is a great new feature :3 Thanks a lot, WordPress!

  94. Exodus

    thanks, as always! ;)

  95. Eric

    This is great! thanks so much for making this :)

  96. Milan

    Issues with email sharing:

    When you send, you get excerpts in popup where email form was
    In email user get, it seems like user got email from subscription service. This is not far from truth since you go to with that email, you have a pending subscription to blog for which post was shared

    This is absurd since sending link to someone doesn’t mean that receiver wants to subscribe to that blog immediately.

    • John

      I don’t know what you mean about excerpts appearing in the popup?

      The subscription link in the email is optional. It also gives the recipient the ability to block messages if they are being sent too many.

  97. leocheungblog

    Thank you it is a good idea

  98. nicknap


  99. வித்யாசாகர்

    Thanks lot, very very usefull!

  100. Trevor D'silva

    Well..was hoping for a Facebook based integration…buhh,this works too!..cheers! :)


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