If you are looking for how to add services to Jetpack Sharing plugin then you must have known about Jetpack by WordPress.com plugin. Jetpack brings a lot of awesome features to WordPress.com users and among these features is the social sharing service.
Jetpack sharing plugin makes it easy for your website visitors to share your posts to their favorite social media or social bookmarking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Pocket etc.
But if you are someone like me who always want to add something unique and new, and it looking for ways to add other sharing services such as Evernote, Buffer App, Scoop.It!, Feedly, Inbound.org etc to your sharing buttons, then this tutorial is for you.
In this article I will be assuming you have already installed the Jetpack by WordPress.com plugin on your self-hosted WordPress site, activated it and connected it to your WordPress account. The Jetpack sharing module is activated by default so head over to the Settings page at Dashboard > Settings > Sharing.
You can drag and drop the default sharing services such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Pocket, Print, Email buttons to any spot to arrange it any any order you want.
To add new sharing services to Jetpack sharing plugin, click on the “Add a new service” link under the “Available Services” section and you will see a pop-up box asking you to supply the Service name, Sharing URL and Icon URL.
Enter the service name of the sharing button you want to add such as Feedly, Buffer App, Scoop.It!, Evernote etc on the Service name space provided.
Add the sharing URL of the service in the space provided for it. Here are some sharing URLs for some popular services.
Buffer App : https://bufferapp.com/add?&text=%post_title%e&url=%post_url%
Scoop It!: https://www.scoop.it/bookmarklet?url=”%post_url%
Yahoo! Buzz: http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzz?targetUrl=%post_url%&headline=%post_title%
Hacker News: http://news.ycombinator.com/submitlink?u=%post_url%&t=%post_title%
Do melhor: http://domelhor.net/submit.php?url=%post_url%&title=%post_title%
Google Buzz: http://www.google.com/buzz/post?message=%post_title%&url=%post_url%
Then you can search for their corresponding 16 x 16px icons on Google image search, upload it to your cPanel and add them to the Icon URL fields.
Then click on the “Create Button” to add your service.
Then you can drag and drop the new custom Jetpack sharing services to arrange them as you want. Then you can save your configuration and preview your blog for the new custom sharing buttons you just created.
I hope you find this tutorial useful in adding those awesome sharing services you can’t easily find in any sharing plugin. The good this about this is that it uses the same styling and script as the other Jetpack sharing services without adding more load to your site.
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