Sharing Buttons Not Appearing on Front Page

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  • #917535

    daveyhoule
    Member

    Hi again,
    One other issue is that the sharing buttons are not appearing on my front page, although I HAVE selected the Show buttons on > Front Page, Archive Pages, and Search Results setting.

    My blog is here: http://spacerspace.wordpress.com/

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!!

    Many thanks!
    Davey

    The blog I need help with is spacerspace.wordpress.com.

    #917637

    timethief
    Member

    I see sharing button on all posts on your front page. You must have a browser issue. Try clearing your browser cache and cookies please. > http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=32050
    Also try using the browser with all extensions or add-ons disabled
    Updating the browser to the latest stable version (not a buggy BETA browser version) http://browsehappy.com/ may be required.

    #917638

    zacharyhogan
    Member

    They are appearing for me, underneath each post. Or are you referring to different sharing buttons?

    #917659

    daveyhoule
    Member

    Thank you for getting back to me.

    I think I was mistaken – I was under the impression that sharing buttons should appear on the right side of the page under the widgets, as sort of a “master sharing buttons” group that would apply to the whole site (as opposed to beneath each individual post). Or something – if that makes any sense.

    But, yes, the sharing buttons DO appear under each post on the front page. So I guess it’s functioning properly?

    Thanks again!
    Davey

    #917662

    timethief
    Member

    Yes, they are appearing where expected ie. at the end of the posts above the comment box and they are functioning properly. :)

    #917676

    zacharyhogan
    Member

    I think I was mistaken – I was under the impression that sharing buttons should appear on the right side of the page under the widgets, as sort of a “master sharing buttons” group that would apply to the whole site (as opposed to beneath each individual post). Or something – if that makes any sense.

    That is possible too, but you would have to add it as a widget. You can add a custom html widget and add the code, like this for twitter. You can google how to do a similar thing for any other social networks you would like to share with.

    Alternatively, you could download a set of social media icons (a google search will return plenty), upload the images to wordpress, place the images in the custom html widget, and link the images to your social media pages.

    An example for a twitter button would be

    <img src="/path/to/image" alt="Twitter Icon">

    Post back if you have more questions.

    #917678

    timethief
    Member

    @zacharyhogan
    Aha! I wondered if you would post again. Good for you. ;)

    #917679

    zacharyhogan
    Member

    edit:
    the above img tag was also surrounded by
    <a/>

    #917681

    zacharyhogan
    Member

    edit
    I apologize, link tags don’t appear to work within the code tags.

    [a href="https://twitter.com/#!/zhogan85"][/a]

    replace the square brackets with <>

    #917682

    timethief
    Member

    @zacharyhogan
    I post code between backticks as the code buttons can be “funky”. The backtick ` not to be confused with the single quote mark ‘ is located to the left of the number 1 key in lower case under the tilde ~.
    backtick
    code
    backtick

    #917683

    zacharyhogan
    Member

    @timethief
    Thanks for the tip, will do so next time.

    #917686

    timethief
    Member

    @zacharyhogan
    You’re welcome. :)

    #917727

    daveyhoule
    Member

    @zacharyhogan and @timethief

    Thanks for your help! I’m new at this and will definitely check out your suggestions.

    Cheers!

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