Step 1: Activate your Content
The first step for using ShareThis is to activate your content (or social media pages). To do so, select “Get the code-it’s free!”:
Step 2: Choose your Platform
You have a number of options here to connect your Social Media pages with. For the sake of example, we will utilize the Website option:
Once you have chosen your platform, select “next” at the bottom of the selected box.
Step 3: Selecting a Style
You can now select from a range of styles that would best suit your site. From buttons to Toolbars, the choice is yours:
After making your choice (we will go with buttons), you will click “next” once again in the selected box. This will take you to the customized tab.
Step 4: Customize Buttons
This next step will allow you to select which buttons you will like to appear on your website. You will have a number of options and multiple social media buttons to choose from:
If the incorrect Social Media buttons appear under “Selected Services”, simply click the x beside the specified button. This will remove it from the list. You can also search for certain social media outlets under “Sharing Buttons” and “Other Social Plugins”. You can also adjust the size of each button under “Button Size” and select what you would like to monitor. Whether people copy and paste your URL or your website content, this can be found under “CopyNShare Settings”. ShareThis also provides you with a preview of your selected social media buttons. Once you are satisfied with your choices, select “Get the Code!”.
Step 5: Add the Code to your Website
After following the above steps, ShareThis will then provide you with the following code to add into the HTML coding of your website:
HTML – The HTML Code can be placed anywhere between the <body> tags on your page. This code tells ShareThis what type of button and social service to use:
ShareThis is a helpful tool to help link your Social Media accounts with your website. For more information on what ShareThis is, and how it can help your website, check out their website (http://goo.gl/PdoRUs).