Sharing buttons on front page

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  • #786156

    shutterjet
    Member

    I can’t get the share buttons to show up on the front page of my blog. I’ve gone into Settings > Sharing, but it’s not giving me the “Posts and index pages” option under the “Show sharing buttons on” setting. Instead of the scrolling list I’m getting check boxes that give me the options “Front Page, Archive Pages, and Search Results”, “Post”, “Pages” and “Media”. Although I’ve checked these options to be on, I’m still not seeing the sharing buttons on my front page, just on the posts. Please help!! I’m using the Twenty-Eleven theme.

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

    #786314

    raincoaster
    Member

    I see the same as you do; perhaps if you make another post it’ll force the changes? That’s all I can suggest at the moment.

    #786588

    timethief
    Member

    @shutterjet
    Does this help you?

    This is what I have on my Sharing page:
    Button style – official buttons
    Sharing label – share this
    Open links in – new window
    Show buttons on – Front Page, Archive Pages, and Search Results
    Posts
    Pages

    #786624

    shutterjet
    Member

    That’s exactly what I have setup on my sharing page too. But for some reasons the buttons are just not appearing on the front page??

    #786628

    timethief
    Member

    Your blog is displaying the same way mine is. When the titles of your posts are clicked the whole post displays on it’s own page and the sharing buttons are visible. That’s consistent with the expectation that people read our whole posts before sharing them. On the front page there are only excerpts ie. the beginnings of posts.

    #786631

    shutterjet
    Member

    Yes, and I get that, but I’d also like the share buttons to appear on the front page for people who’d like to share my whole blog and not just individual posts. Do you know if there’s a way to do that? Thanks so much for your input!!

    #786632

    timethief
    Member

    No I don’t think there’s a way to do that.

    #786633

    macmanx
    Staff

    You have your one and only post set to use the Gallery Post Format, which uses an except style and won’t display the sharing buttons. Instead, edit it and switch that to the Standard Post Type.

    #786638

    shutterjet
    Member

    Switching it to Standard Post does work, but that’s not how I want to display my posts on my front page. I want the posts to display as excerpts with a thumbnail and still have share buttons at the very bottom of the front page for people to share the website as well as individual posts. I really appreciate all your help and suggestions, but I think this might be a case of I can’t have my cake and eat it too!

    #786639

    timethief
    Member

    but I think this might be a case of I can’t have my cake and eat it too!

    You’re right. We have laid out what’s possible and what isn’t. Best wishes with your blog. :)

    #786642

    macmanx
    Staff

    If you want to, you can keep the post as Standard and manually display the except by splitting it with a More tag: http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/

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