Free Social channel auto - Share feature in WordPress
Starting a blog or website needs traffics either organically or via paid traffics. To build organic traffics you have to build enough backlinks to your site from social media channels, forums, blogs, articles etc.
Backlinks are posts, articles or medium where your content links are posted thereby availing traffics to locate and link back to your main content. This can be very important to the growth of your website traffics and impact your marketing objective positively.
However, there are free tools that may be used to increase your traffic growth with WordPress Jetpack
While Jetpack offers a lot of different functionality, the Sharing module allows you to autoshare your posts to social media channels immediately as you are posting unto your website and also you can easily add social share buttons to WordPress – and your blog posts, so readers can quickly share your content on their social media channels.
Currently, Jetpack supports popular channels some of which are:
- many more networks
Here is an example of Jetpack’s attractive sharing buttons, though you can always choose a different style:
Like the look of these buttons? Read on to find out how to install Jetpack and set up the Sharing module on your WordPress website.
Simple Steps to Installing Jetpack
To install the Jetpack plugin, select Plugins → Add New from your WordPress menu.
Type Jetpack into the search function and then select Install Now → Activate.
You will now be asked to connect your website to WordPress.com to enable Jetpack to work on your site. To do so you will need to register with WordPress.com, or simply log in if you already have a WordPress.com account.
Next, you will be asked to Approve the syncing of your website with WordPress.com.
Once connected, click the Start for Free button to continue (you don’t need to pay for the Sharing functionality). You will now be returned to your website where you will find a Jetpack menu has been added to your WordPress dashboard.
Activating Sharing Buttons
To activate sharing buttons, navigate to Jetpack → Settings → Sharing.
Here, under Sharing buttons, turn on the Add sharing buttons to your posts button.
Next, from your WordPress menu, select Settings → Sharing.
Under Sharing Buttons, drag the services appropriate to your website into the Enabled Services box. There is also the option of hiding services behind a generic share button.
Further down the page, you can:
- Modify the look and position of your sharing buttons
- Alter the button style
- Change the labeling
- Decide whether you want your buttons displayed on posts, pages, homepage, and/or media
Once you’ve made some selections, you can check your changes under Live Preview to see if they work with your website’s design.
Once finished, select Save Changes at the bottom of the page.