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Adding Share buttons

Add share buttons to blog posts, product items, events, and Album Pages to help visitors share your content on social media and other websites. Encouraging social sharing can expand your audience and drive more traffic to your site.

You can add Share buttons for these services:

  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter

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Add Share Buttons

To select the services to add to your Share buttons and enable them for some pages:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Settings.
  2. Click Marketing.
  3. Click Share Buttons.
  4. Check each social media site you want to add as a sharing option.
  5. To hide a social media site from the list of sharing options, uncheck it.
  6. Click Save to confirm your changes.
  7. After saving your changes, Share buttons will appear automatically for blogs posts and products.

 

Enable Share buttons for other pages

After selecting social media sites, you might need to add Share buttons to Album Pages and Event Pages separately, depending on your template.

To enable the Share button for Albums:

  1. While on an Album page, click Design in the Home Menu.
  2. Click Style Editor.
  3. Uncheck Hide Album Share Link.

To enable the Share button for Events:

  1. While on an individual event, click Design in the Home Menu.
  2. Click Style Editor.
  3. Check Show Social Buttons.

Where Share buttons display

Depending on your template: 

Album Page

  • Supported templates - All
  • Location - Usually below album titles

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Events Pages

  • Supported templates - All
  • Location - Usually on an individual event, below the description

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Gallery Page

  • Supported templates - Flatiron only
  • Location - Usually below the Gallery Page title

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Regular Page

  • Supported templates - Flatiron only, and only when viewed in an Index Page
  • Location - Usually below the page title

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Blog posts

  • Supported templates - All, except those with special Share buttons
  • Location - Usually below the content or near the Comments section

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Product items

  • Supported templates - All, except those with special Share buttons 
  • Location - Near the Add to cart button.

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Share links

The following templates display Share buttons behind the Share link.

Templates are grouped by family:

  • Adirondack
  • Avenue
  • Aviator, Aubrey, Encore
  • Bedford, Anya, Bryant, Hayden
  • Five
  • Flatiron
  • Forte
  • Galapagos
  • Ishimoto
  • Marquee, Adversary, Alex, Eamon, Ginger, Mint, Shift (discontinued)
  • Momentum
  • Montauk, Julia, Kent, Om
  • Native
  • Pacific, Charlotte, Fulton, Horizon, Naomi
  • Supply
  • Wells
  • Wexley

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Advanced Share options

Some templates display Share buttons directly on the page and have advanced styling options.

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Templates are grouped by family:

  • Brine, Aria, Basil, Burke, Cacao, Clay, Ethan, Fairfield, Feed, Foster, Greenwich, Hatch, Heights, Hunter, Hyde, Jaunt, Juke, Keene, Lincoln, Maple, Margot, Marta, Mentor, Mercer, Miller, Mojave, Moksha, Motto, Nueva, Polaris, Rally, Rover, Sofia, Sonny, Sonora, Thorne, Wav, West
  • Skye, Foundry, Indigo, Ready, Tudor
  • Tremont, Camino, Carson, Henson
  • York, Artesia, Flores, Harris, Jasper, Jones, Lange, Shibori

After enabling Share buttons, you can adjust their size, spacing, color, and style:

  1. Go to a blog post or product item.
  2. In the Home Menu, click Design, and then click Style Editor.
  3. Scroll down to Share Buttons.
  4. Use the Style tweak to adjust the style (icon only, solid, outline, or raised) of the Share buttons.
  5. Depending on which style you choose, more tweaks will appear to add labels and adjust the button options.

Here are a few ways you can style them:

Hide Share buttons

To remove all Share buttons on your site:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Settings.
  2. Click Marketing.
  3. Click Share Buttons.
  4. Uncheck all the social media sites in the Share Buttons panel.

Hide from product item pages only

To remove Share buttons from product item pages only:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Design, and then click Style Editor.
  2. Use the tweaks below to remove the buttons. Templates are grouped by family.
  • Galapagos
  • Supply
Check Hide Product Share Button
  • Brine, Aria, Basil, Burke, Cacao, Clay, Ethan, Fairfield, Feed, Foster, Greenwich, Hatch, Heights, Hunter, Hyde, Jaunt, Juke, Keene, Lincoln, Maple, Margot, Marta, Mentor, Mercer, Miller, Mojave, Moksha, Motto, Nueva, Polaris, Rally, Rover, Sofia, Sonny, Sonora, Thorne, Wav, West
  • Farro, Haute
  • Skye, Foundry, Indigo, Ready, Tudor
  • Tremont, Camino, Carson, Henson
  • York, Artesia, Flores, Harris, Jasper, Jones, Lange, Shibori
Uncheck Show Share Buttons.
All other templates Uncheck Product Social Sharing

Remove from blog posts

You can only remove Share buttons from blog posts in certain templates. Templates are grouped by family.

  • Bedford, Anya, Bryant, Hayden
  • Pacific, Charlotte, Fulton, Horizon, Naomi

Scroll down to Blog and check Hide List Entry Footer. This hides comments and the Like and Share buttons on the blog landing page.

  • Skye, Foundry, Indigo, Ready, Tudor
Scroll down to Share Buttons and uncheck Show Icons, Show Labels, and Show Counts
  • Farro, Haute
Scroll down to Blog: Item and uncheck Show Share Buttons.

For all other templates, uncheck all the social media sites in the Share Buttons panel to remove them from your whole site, including blog posts.

Remove from Album Pages

To remove Share buttons from Album Pages only:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Design, and then click Style Editor.
  2. Scroll down to Album Options.
  3. Check Hide Album Share Link.
  4. Click Save.

Facebook, Pinterest, and StumbleUpon display

Note the exceptions with these services:

  • Facebook - The Facebook option displays as a Like icon. Clicking this button won’t post content directly to visitors’ Facebook timelines, but the content may appear in their friends’ News Feeds, depending on their individual settings and Facebook’s algorithms.
  • Pinterest - The sharing option only appears for blog posts, products, or Album Pages with thumbnail images because Pinterest pulls the thumbnail as the image to pin.
  • StumbleUpon - The sharing option doesn’t display if you’re logged in, but it always displays to your visitors.

Next steps

Squarespace offers other ways to connect your site to social media:

  • Add icons that link to your social media sites to your header, footer, or other page content areas.
  • Add blocks that embed your Tweets, Instagram photos, and other social content on a page or blog post. 
  • Learn more about how Squarespace connects to social media in our Connected Accounts guides.
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