In this article, we're going to show you how to add social share buttons unto your pages on the FLEX theme.
Step 1: Before you get started, you'll need to log into your WordPress dashboard. To log in, please visit http://yourwebsite.gsu.edu/wp-admin and then type in your username and password.
Next, once your log into the dashboard, select the page or post you'd like for your social buttons to appear. You can do this by looking on the left hand side of your dashboard for the pages and post button. Click it and then search for your page on the list of current pages. Once you find the page, click the word "edit"
Step 2: Now that you've logged in, please make sure that you're modifying your page in back-end editor mode instead of classic. To do this click the word "back end editor" on the top left area of your WordPress WYSIWYG editor.
If you do not see the button called "backend editor" on the site, that's good! It means you're already in the back end of the FLEX theme.
Step 3: Now, your going to create a row for your social feed. To create a row, click on the large plus button and then select the row button.
Step 4: Now, within that row, your going to add the social media feed. Begin by clicking on the smaller "+" button and then looking for the button called "Social Share Buttons".
Step 5: Finally, fill in all the information in the pop-up box then drag and drop the field where you'd like to place it.
Setting Social Share Buttons for All Posts and Pages
In order to set up Social Share Buttons for all of the posts and pages on your site, you need to select EASY SOCIAL SHARE BUTTONS > WHERE TO DISPLAY on your dashboard left menu.
Once on the WHERE TO DISPLAY page, check the places that you want the Social Buttons to appear on your site. Then click on UPDATE SETTINGS to save your
Setting Social Share Buttons for Individual Posts and Pages
In order to set up Social Share Buttons for individual posts on your site, you need to select EASY SOCIAL SHARE BUTTONS > WHERE TO DISPLAY on your dashboard left menu.
Once on the WHERE TO DISPLAY page, check the places that you generally want the Social Buttons to appear on your site. Then scroll down to the DEACTIVATE DISPLAY ON section. In the form field next to EXCLUDE AUTOMATIC DISPLAY ON, add in the page IDs for the posts, pages, etc. that you do NOT want the Social Share Buttons to appear on. You can find the numbered ID by going to the edit page for your pages, posts, etc. and looking to the top right in the black bar section for the page or post number.
Put the page and post numbers that you don't want the buttons to appear on in the previously mentioned form field, separating them with a comma. E.g.: 7081, 7082, 9201
How To Add Social Profiles To Site
We recommend keeping the Social Icons for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Email on your pages if you use Social Share Buttons on your site, but if you need to change them, you can go to EASY SOCIAL SHARE BUTTONS > SOCIAL SHARING > NETWORKS and add, remove, or re-order the social media icons that you would like to appear.
How To Turn on the Floating Share Link in the Bottom Right for the Entire Site
In order to set up Social Share Buttons in the bottom right for your site, you need to select EASY SOCIAL SHARE BUTTONS > WHERE TO DISPLAY > POSITIONS on your dashboard left menu, and scroll down to ADDITIONAL BUTTON DISPLAY POSITIONS. You can select "Share Point (Advanced Version)" from here, and then save by clicking on UPDATE SETTINGS.