Working With Automatic Display Positions for Social Share Buttons (and Plugin Integrations)

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    Overview

    Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress contains multiple display positions for automatic showing share buttons on site. Those positions are applied for the selected post types you choose to show share buttons. The selection of positions for your site you can find in Where to Display -> Positions.

    Inline Content Share Buttons

    Those are usually static or dynamic positions that are applied to the content of a single post, page or custom post type. The selected positions in the list will not show on archive pages (like categories, tags, etc.). If you do not wish to have content share buttons choose Manual display with shortcode only.

    You can choose only one option active at the same time from the list.

    Additional Share Button Displays

    The additional share button displays are methods not related to the usage of the content. Those display methods can be used anywhere on your site, including the archive pages (categories, tags, etc.) or such that does not have content at all (or custom content not using default WordPress function).

    You can select multiple additional positions at the same time. Please be aware that the usage of many positions at the same time may confuse your visitors and provide a negative effect on your social proof.

    Different Positions by Post Types

    The typical share buttons include the same display on all enabled post types in settings. But that may not be the best solution for any site. That is why you can personalize the active display positions by post type.

    To do this you need to enable the option and make a selection for the post type you need to have different displays.

    The option is not required when you are showing share buttons on a single post type (for example only posts or pages).

    Typical Usage Scenario: A real-life example for the usage of this option is when you have posts and pages on your site. In this case, you select from the post types posts and pages and select display methods to be Content top & bottom and Sidebar. That is a typical setup for blog articles but showing content top and bottom share buttons is not always the best for pages (especially when you are building them with page builder plugin). In this situation you can activate the different displays by post type and make adjustments only for the Pages – in the content drop-down you will choose manual and in the additional display, you will select sidebar. If nothing is selected for a post type the global options will be used.

    Manage Available Share Button Displays

    With the help of manage features, you can turn off positions that you will not use on-site. Turning off not use positions will make easier to apply settings but it will also speed up a bit the work as the active checks will be a small amount.

    The deactivated display methods will not go. They will be only deactivated from the run. You can revert the setting any time you need the method again.

    Warning! Using some of the plugin modes will turn off specific share button positions. Using the manage displays feature you can turn on or off positions without the need to change the mode (personalize the mode settings).

    Plugin Integrations

    The plugin integrations contain specific displays paired to a function of a plugin. An example of this is the adding share buttons on WooCommerce below the price feature.

    The usage of those paired display is not connected to selected post types or display methods. Those displays use specific plugin integration.

    The plugin integration options are not affected also by the mobile settings.

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