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You can add sharing buttons to your posts and pages so that your readers can easily share your content on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks using the Sharing module in the JetPack by WordPress.com plugin.

The sharing buttons are displayed at the bottom of post content when you use the Sharing module.  To display sharing buttons before your post content use the AddThis Social Share plugin.

Enable JetPack Plugin

To get started you first need to activate the JetPack plugin as follows:

  1. Enable Jetpack using existing WordPress.com account
  2. Enable Jetpack by creating a new WordPress.com account

Set up your Sharing buttons

You add sharing buttons to your blog as follows:

1.  Go to Jetpack > Settings

Jetpack Settings page

2.  Click on the Sharing Tab.

Sharing Tab

3. Scroll down to the Sharing buttons module and activate ‘Add sharing buttons to your posts’.

  • If the module is not activated yet, it will be grayed out, and a blue “Activate” button will allow you to activate the module.

Activate Sharing

4. Go to Settings > Sharing

Go to Sharing settings

4. Drag and drop the services you want to use into the Enabled Services area under Sharing buttons.

Drag and drop services

5.  Select your Button Style.

Select button style

6.  Customize your Sharing label (optional).

Sharing Label

7.  Select where you want the share buttons to be displayed.

Select where share buttons displayed

8.  Add your twitter username if you want it displayed at the end of each tweet shared when someone shares your post using the Twitter Share icon.

Username

9.  Click Save Changes.

Save changes

Here’s an example of the share buttons at the bottom of a post:

Example of sharing buttons on posts

Share Counts

Share countIf the service supports third party sharing counts you’ll see a number next to the service that indicates how many times your post has been shared via that service.

Twitter doesn’t support third party sharing counts which is why you won’t see share counts on the Twitter share button.