ShareThis

ShareThis offers the most innovative sharing platform for today's social audience. It lets you customise your social media audience and share your website and products to the world e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Email, Pinterest and many more! And best of all its FREE!!

You can add ShareThis toolbars in 2 ways...
 

  • To your overall website (left, right, top, bottom)
  • To your product pages


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How to add buttons to your website - the the left, right, top or bottom


1) Go to www.sharethis.com - you do not have to register but there are benefits if you do.

2) From the home page of www.sharethis.com, select your button style and then click the 'MORE OPTIONS' button...

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3) You will be presented with a simple wizard to select the layout of your buttons. Select the following settings on each step
 
  • Step 1 = 'Website'
  • Step 2 = 'Bars' (select side, top or bottom)
  • Step 3 = Select your bar position and pick the services you would like to display i.e. Facebook, Twitter etc.

When ready, click the 'FINISH: Get Code' button.

If you are asked to register then this is up to you, otherwise click the 'No thanks, just give me the code' option' in the top right.

You will be presented with the following screen...

4) Highlight and copy the code from 'STEP 2' (box highlighted below)

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5) Log in to 'Site Admin' of your website and navigate to Integration > SEO

6) In the 'ShareThis Site Bar', paste in the code that you have just copied from the ShareThis page above.

7) Click the 'Save Changes' button to save - you should now have a brand new Sharethis toolbar.
 

How to add buttons to your product pages

PLEASE NOTE: You must be using a 'custom' product detail view - if you are unsure how to set one up please CLICK HERE

1) Go to www.sharethis.com - you do not have to register but there are benefits if you do.

2) From the home page of www.sharethis.com, select your button style and then click the 'MORE OPTIONS'.

3) You will be presented with a simple wizard to select the layout of your buttons. Select the following settings on each step
 

  • Step 1 = 'Website'
  • Step 2 = 'Buttons' (select side, top or bottom)
  • Step 3 = Select your bar position and pick the services you would like to display i.e. Facebook, Twitter etc.


When ready, click the 'FINISH: Get Code' button.

If you are asked to register then this is up to you, otherwise click the 'No thanks, just give me the code' option' in the top right.

4) You will be asked to select either 'Multi Post' or 'Direct Post' - we recommend 'Multi Post' as all sharing takes place inside the widget, without taking users away from your site.

Scroll down the same window and you will see the following boxes of code (Keep this window open)...

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5) Navigate to 'edit' your custom product detail view - Site Content > Product Detail View

6) Copy the code from box '1' (highlighted in red above) and paste in to the following field in your custom product detail view: 'ShareThis Button Code (Part 1: Copy the span tags)'

7) Copy the code from box '2' (highlighted in red above) and paste in to the following field in your custom product detail view: 'ShareThis Button Code (Part 2: Copy the script tags)'

8) Click 'Save Changes' to see your brand new ShareThis buttons on your product pages.