Mashable is a well known site in social media and blogging industry. Their newly added floating bar is having tweetmeme , Facebook share, Digg, Buzz, email etc options is popular within new bloggers. At some way it is effective as well. In case of floating social sharing bar, visitor has the option to share content on different platforms at any point of time. If you want to add similar looking bar in your WordPress site,then you just need one plugin installation.
Sharebar is a WordPress plugin which shows the social media sharing or bookmarking buttons in a floating way. Default options available in this plugin are Tweetmeme, Facebook, Digg, Buzz and email. But you can add as many new buttons as want by inserting scripts or CSS or HTML code.
Floating Social Share Option on Left Side of Post
Sharebar Options on Dashboard
Add a new button as per your choice by inserting the code in the box.
Features of Sharebar WordPress plugin
1. Add floating social media sharing and bookmarking options
2. Rearrange the buttons as per your choice
3. No change required in the site template, bar auto inserted
4. There is a template code available for bar, so you can place it wherever you want on the site template
Important note: When I was installing it on my test site, I got an error while activating this plugin. The error message was “Fata Error – on line 157”. I asked Tejaswini to look into it and she found the issue with the PHP opening code. If you are also getting the same kind of error message while activating this plugin on your site then go ahead and replace the opening tag on line 135 of sharebar.php file of plugin as below,
before changes the code on line 135 is,
change the code as below,
Code changes shown in below image,
Done. Upload the updated file on your host server and then try to activate the plugin.
If you are facing any problem while activating this plugin, you can post your query in the comment section of this post.