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.
If you have any questions or recommendations to add to this article “How to add services to Jetpack Sharing Plugin” please feel free to. I will love to hear from you. Use the comment section below for your contributions.
Manoj Jain says
Really that was very interesting topic and unique title.
The actual Jetpack giving plugin is very useful for those that tend not to want to hardcode their particular sharing keys. I accomplish advise employing css earned sharing keys because it is the best way of overall speed of your respective blog, but of which doesn’t ensure it is right for everyone.
Ryan Biddulph says
Thanks Nwosu! Bookmarked. I wanted to know how to share through these other sites….now I do. Appreciate it.
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Very helpful Desmond, at least for any blogger that have installed the JetPack plugin. I am personally impressed with this plugin because of its rich collection. It should be a must have pack for every WordPress blogger.
I never considered adding sharing buttons but this tutorial could make me think otherwise. I could have better control of my blog if I am able to include other social sharing buttons.
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Chitraparna Sinha says
This is an excellent resource for anyone using the Jetpack plugin, Nwosu.
Sadly, I don’t use it anymore because the plugin breaks my blogs and makes them super slow.
Nwosu Mavtrevor says
I use cache plugin and cdn as well.
Chery Schmidt says
Wow You sure did put some work into this post my friend! I have tryed the Jet Pack Plug-in on my last blog and I had some difficulties with it so not sure I am willing to give it another try. I do have quite a few plug-ins already, curious as to how many plug-ins are to many? Thanks for the detailed article.. Chery :))
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Nwosu Mavtrevor says
The number of plugins you use does not matter provided your hosting server is good enough to process them in time to load your webpages quickly so as not to affect your user’s experience.
hi nwosu, nice for the jetpack articles and tips on this blog. I also have the jetpack plugins and hope to see more of their features on this blog. also i’m having difficulties deactivation some of those features. any help?.Cheap Domain Names and Webhosting for your Website.
Thanks for this post. This post will surely help me add services to jetpack plugin. useful info
It doesn’t work with scoop.it!
Nwosu Mavtrevor says
Did you see the share button after my article? Scoop it is among them, so it does work.
Thank you! This was very helfpul. Greetings from Switzerland
Rahul Yadav says
Thanks for sharing nice post on how to add services to jetpack plugin!