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Enabling readers to share your WordPress content with their friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter is the key to your site growing and prospering. Staff author Morten-Rand Hendriksen shows how to add social media sharing buttons to your posts and pages, with several different WordPress plugins. This course covers the different options, including the sharing features in Jetpack and the dedicated WPSocialite and AddThis plugins, and their pros and cons.
Hi. I'm Morten Rand-Hendriksen, staff author at Lynda.com, and I would like to welcome you to WordPress Plugins: Social Media Buttons. In this course, I'll show how you can use different plug-ins to add social media buttons to the posts and pages of your self hosted WordPress site. Making it easy for your visitors to share your content with their friends and followers on social media is a sure fire way of getting more visitors to your site, and these plug-ins will get you up and running in just a few minutes.
We'll start off by looking at the sharing option built into the Jetpack plugin, and how we can use it to add buttons to your sites. Next, I'll show you the WPSocialite plugin, and how you can use it to lazy load social media buttons on demand. And finally I'll show you my preferred social media button solution, called AddThis. And how you can use it, not only to display sharing buttons, but also to track how your visitors interact with and share your content. Social media sharing buttons are an important edition to your WordPress blog or site, and I'm here to show you how to get it right the first time.
So let's get cracking with WordPress Plugins Social Media Buttons.
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