A while back, Blogger added “Share Buttons” to publish at the bottom of posts. But, if you have a modified template, the share buttons won’t publish correctly. As a solution, I used to recommend AddThis to my clients. But that involved setting up an account with AddThis. Just recently, I discovered an easier way to get the Blogger Share Buttons to show back up in your customized template. Without AddThis. So I had to “share” it with y’all, in case you were suffering from the same conundrum.
It’s really simple.
First of all, you must have the share icons enabled under “Configure Blog Posts.” To do this, from your blogger dashboard, click the tablet drop-down tab and select LAYOUT.
Once you are in your layout, click on EDIT inside the Blog Posts gadget.
The Configure Blog Posts gadget opens up. Check the box next to SHOW SHARE BUTTONS and save.
Great work so far.
Next, from your blogger dashboard, click on the drop-down tablet beside your blog name and select Template.
On the upper-right of your screen, click on “Backup/Restore” to download your current template to your desktop (just in case you make a mistake). Then click “Edit HTML.”
A pop-up warning box comes up. Don’t fret. Just click PROCEED.
Next, check the “Expand Widget Templates” box right above your HTML code box.
Then search for this line:
<p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'>
or this line:
<div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'>
or this line:
*Tip: Hit CTRL+F on your PC or Command+F on your Mac to open up a search box. Paste one of the above codes in the box and search until you find it. If you can’t find it, try using one of the other codes until you find one that matches.
Then, immediately after one of those lines (whichever one of those you find in your template – it varies), paste this:
<div class='post-share-buttons'> <b:include data='post' name='shareButtons'/> </div>
Then click SAVE. View your blog and verify that the share buttons are there.
That should do it. Easy fix. And if they’re still not there, follow along with this tutorial:
It’s a more-detailed tutorial, but it will definitely get the job done.
Glad I could help.
Thanks for reading!