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rtSocial is the lightest, yet smartest WordPress plugin for sharing your content on social media!

Download plugin from WordPress plugin directory (https://wordpress.org/plugins/rtsocial/). Install and activate it your WordPress dashboard like other plugins.

You can find the settings of rtSocial plugin under Settings -> rtSocial Options. Choose required options as per the need.

rtsocial-admin-setting-screen

rtSocial settings

  • Placement Settings - This setting will help you to set where you want the social-media sharing buttons to appear.

  • Button Style - Using this option you can specify your favorite button style.

  • Alignment Settings - This will set a default alignment for the buttons.

  • Your Google API key - If you want to keep the Google + icon active then you will have to generate and paste your google API key here. Here is the required documentation for the google API key - https://developers.google.com/+/web/api/rest/oauth

  • Active Buttons - This is the active set of social-media sharing buttons. Drag buttons around to reorder them OR drop them into the Inactive list to disable them. All buttons cannot be disabled!

  • Inactive Buttons - This is the inactive set of social-media sharing buttons. Drop buttons back to the Active list to re-enable them.

  • Hide counts - You can mark this checked if you do not wish to show the counts.

  • Twitter Button Settings - Using this option you can specify your Twitter handle.

  • Facebook Button Settings - Using this option you can specify a button style for the Facebook button.

How does it work?

  • Unlike other social sharing plugins, rtSocial does not use iframes instead it uses non-blocking JavaScript.

  • It uses a single sprite with all required images, hence eliminates the need to load images from the service provider’s CDN.

  • It's compatible with all WordPress Themes.