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Add Floating Share Bar/Widget To Your Blogger Blog With ShareThis

In my previous post, i have discuss on how to add ShareThis widget below all your post, but today am sharing with you how to add a floating ShareThis widget on your blog. As a blogger sharing tools is very essential on blog for you to drag a real organic traffic, because most readers may find your post interesting and want to share it with there blogger mate, so for you to spread out your post to a wide range, you will need a sharing tools on your blog/site.
This sharing widget will automatic move up and down as your readers scroll up and down, it offers the same function with share buttons, but the only difference is that it floats and move up and down, and before you can use this widget you must have a ShareThis account, you can register for a ShareThis account.

Add Floating Share Widget
  • Login to your blogger dashboard
  • Click on "Design" > "Edit HTML" > Back up your template
  • Mark/Tick "Expand Widget Template"
  • Use ctrl F to find </head>
Copy and paste the code below immediately Before/Above </head>

<script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://s.sharethis.com/loader.js"></script>

The code highlighted determines how you want your articles to be shared.
> Choose "True" if you want readers to share your article without leaving your site [Multi-post].
> Choose "False" if you want readers to be automatically redirected to the site in which they want to share your content [Direct-post]

Find the next code </body>

Copy and paste the code below Before/Above </body>

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
var options={ "publisher": "Enter Publisher Key", "position": "left", "ad": { "visible": false, "openDelay": 5, "closeDelay": 0}, "chicklets": { "items": ["facebook", "twitter", "linkedin", "pinterest", "email", "sharethis"]}};
var st_hover_widget = new sharethis.widgets.hoverbuttons(options);

Replace the highlighted portion above "Enter Publisher Key" with your ShareThis publisher key, to get your publisher key, login to your sharethis here. your publisher key will appear similar to the code in the image below.

To change the position of your share widget change the highlighted portion "Left" to right if you which to change it to the right position.
Check any of your post to see the amazing floating share widget moving up and down on your blog.
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  1. Hi, I tried it and it worked, however I was expecting to have the same widget as in your blog.

    Do you have a post for this one as well?

    1. Read http://www.realcombiz.com/2012/05/add-floating-bar-having-google-1.html

  2. I tried but it didn't work on my blog. When I saved my template this message say "More than one widget was found with id: HTML2. Widget IDs should be unique."

    Anyways thanks


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