Mashable Like Floating Social Sharing or Bookmarking WordPress Plugin

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

Mashable Like Floating Social Sharing or Bookmarking

Sharebar Options on Dashboard

Mashable Like Floating Social Sharing or Bookmarking

Add a new button as per your choice by inserting the code in the box.

Mashable Like Floating Social Sharing or Bookmarking

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 

Download Sharebar WordPress plugin

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,

<?php

Code changes shown in below image,

sharebar correction

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.

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.

5 Comments

  1. shashank

    July 2, 2010 at 5:31 am

    hey dude..
    i had posted the same on
    http://www.gurushala.net/mashable-style-scroll-down-share-buttons-for-wordpress/
    on 3rd may..
    so this is gonna damn old post :)

  2. xia

    July 2, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I love the GetSocial plugin. It provides Mashable-like floating box and is very easy to setup. Does not affect page loading speed.

  3. Indranama

    July 24, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Its awesome dude! :)

  4. Urban

    August 6, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I tried using the sharebar on my site and it somehow mess up my meta description… does anyone have that problem

  5. Tejaswini

    August 10, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Please use the Internet Techies QA Forum to post the issue with the plugin, so that we can help you ASAP

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