If you are using Webflow to create your website, adding a share button can be a great way to encourage your visitors to share your content with others. In this tutorial, we will show you how to add a share button on Webflow.
Step 1: Choose a Share Button Provider
To add a share button on Webflow, you need to select a share button provider. There are several options available, but for this tutorial, we will be using AddThis.
Step 2: Sign Up for an AddThis Account
Before you can start using AddThis, you need to sign up for an account.
- Go to the AddThis website (https://www.addthis.com) and click on the “Get Started” button.
- Fill in the required information such as your email address and password, then click on the “Create Account” button.
- Verify your account by clicking on the verification link sent to your email address.
Step 3: Customize Your Share Button
Once you have signed up and verified your AddThis account, it’s time to customize your share button.
- Login to your AddThis account.
- In the dashboard, click on the “Toolbox” tab at the top of the screen.
- Select “Share Buttons” from the list of available tools.
- Choose your preferred style and size for the share buttons.
- Customize the share buttons by selecting the social media platforms you want to include and rearranging their order.
- Save your changes and copy the provided code snippet.
Step 4: Add the Share Button Code to Webflow
Now that you have customized your share button, it’s time to add the code snippet to your Webflow website.
- Login to your Webflow account and open the project where you want to add the share button.
- Select the page where you want to include the share button.
- Add an HTML embed element to your page by dragging and dropping it from the sidebar or using a keyboard shortcut (D, then E). This is where you will paste your AddThis code snippet.
- Paste the code snippet into the HTML embed element.
- Publish your changes to make the share button live on your website.
Step 5: Test Your Share Button
To ensure that everything is working correctly, it’s essential to test your share button before announcing it to your visitors.
- Open your published website in a new browser tab or window.
- Navigate to a page where you have added the share button.
- Click on the share button, and a popup should appear with various social media platforms for sharing. If the popup doesn’t appear or if there are any issues, double-check your code and settings in AddThis.
Congratulations! You have successfully added a share button to your Webflow website using AddThis.
Now your visitors can easily share your content with others, helping to increase its reach. Remember to monitor the performance of your share button using the analytics provided by AddThis to optimize its placement and maximize its effectiveness.