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How to Add Social Sharing Buttons in Astra Theme without Plugin?

In this tutorial, we are going to Add Social Sharing Buttons in Astra Theme without plugin by just using CSS & PHP code with SVG icons.

This is by far a simple technical tutorial but you need to follow step by step to implement sharing buttons code into your Astra WordPress Theme.

We’ll be using HTML, CSS, PHP to create social sharing buttons. Here we aren’t using any FontAwesome or bootstrap icons rather we’ll be using SVG inline code.

In this guide, you will also learn to

  • Use Hooks in Astra WordPress Theme.
  • Use SVG Inline Code.
  • Create you own social sharing buttons for Astra Theme.
  • Show Sharing buttons on top and bottom of the singular posts/pages.
  • So on…
How to Add Social Sharing Buttons in Astra Theme without Plugin

Why Add Social Sharing Buttons in Astra Theme?

Since Google rolled out the Core Vitals update, Speed is one of the factors you need to look after if you are serious about ranking. You may find many social sharing plugins in the WordPress repo but all of them are not meant to be good and well optimized.

Some of them are bloated with useless code. so, here we have come up with a custom solution to create social sharing buttons without any plugin which is scriptless i.e. we haven’t used any Jquery code.

Also Read: WP Rocket Tutorial: Configure & Speed Up WordPress

WPLogout Social Sharing Buttons Features

We have named this button, the WPLogout Social Sharing button so here are some of the important features.

  1. Only use PHP, HTML, and CSS code.
  2. No JavaScript Code.
  3. No FontAwesome or any third-party Integration.
  4. Uses SVG Inline Code.
  5. No Extra Request.
  6. Lightweight and Responsive.
  7. No Tracking Code.
  8. Only made for Astra Pro WordPress Theme.
  9. Super Fast Social Sharing Buttons.
  10. Clean Code and Awesome Design.

Process to Add Social Sharing Buttons in Astra Theme

Before proceeding, I have already written a tutorial to Create Social Sharing Buttons in GeneratePress without Plugin, you can also check it out. This tutorial is similar to GeneratePress one.

Since we have already mentioned that this tutorial is only for Astra Pro Theme, for the free version you need to use a plugin.

If you haven’t Astra Premium Theme then you can purchase Astra Addons Plugin to unlock lots of features.

1. Install Astra Addon Plugin

If you are using a free version of Astra Theme then you need to install Astra Addon Plugin first then we can proceed furthermore.

  • Go to Plugins > Add New.
  • Click on Upload Plugin.
  • Choose File and Click on Install Now.
  • Finally, Activate the plugin.

2. Activate Custom Layouts Module

After activating the Astra pro addon plugin, you now need to go to Astra Options.

Activating Custom Layouts Module in Astra Theme
  • Go to Appearance > Astra Options.
  • Now go to Astra Pro Modules section.
  • Activate Custom Layouts Option.

Check Out: Insert Social Media Icons in Astra Theme without Plugin

3. Add Social Sharing Code using Custom Layouts Module

First, Go to Appearance > Astra Options > Custom Layouts. Click on Add New button to add custom layouts. Now, Enable Code Editor Option that is located at the top of the box.

Here, Add the title for the social sharing button, and under Layout Option, choose the Hooks option. Now, you will be able to see more Hooks options.

Adding Social Sharing Buttons code in Astra WordPress Theme

Here is the list of a few social sharing button URLs. You can add more according to your need.

Facebook Social Sharing URL

https://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=[post-url]

Twitter Social Sharing URL

https://twitter.com/share?text=[post-title]&url=[post-url]&via=[via]

Pinterest Social Sharing URL

https://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=[post-url]&media=[post-image]&description=[post-title]

Linkedin Social Sharing URL

https://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?url=[post-url]&title=[post-title]

WhatsApp Social Sharing URL

https://api.whatsapp.com/send?text=[post-title] [post-url]

Reddit Social Sharing URL

https://reddit.com/submit?url=[post-url]&title=[post-title]

Copy and paste the following code in the snippet box.

<?php
$wplogoutURL = urlencode(get_the_permalink());
$wplogoutTitle = urlencode(get_the_title());
$wplogoutImage= urlencode(get_the_post_thumbnail_url(get_the_ID(), 'full'));
?>
<div class="wplogout-social-wrapper">
	<span class="hide-on-mobile">Share on:</span>
	<a class="wplogout-social-sharing wplogout-social-facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=<?php echo $wplogoutURL; ?>" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M9 8h-3v4h3v12h5v-12h3.642l.358-4h-4v-1.667c0-.955.192-1.333 1.115-1.333h2.885v-5h-3.808c-3.596 0-5.192 1.583-5.192 4.615v3.385z"/></svg></a>
	<a class="wplogout-social-sharing wplogout-social-twitter" href="https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=<?php echo $wplogoutTitle;?>&amp;url=<?php echo $wplogoutURL;?>&amp;via=wplogout" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M24 4.557c-.883.392-1.832.656-2.828.775 1.017-.609 1.798-1.574 2.165-2.724-.951.564-2.005.974-3.127 1.195-.897-.957-2.178-1.555-3.594-1.555-3.179 0-5.515 2.966-4.797 6.045-4.091-.205-7.719-2.165-10.148-5.144-1.29 2.213-.669 5.108 1.523 6.574-.806-.026-1.566-.247-2.229-.616-.054 2.281 1.581 4.415 3.949 4.89-.693.188-1.452.232-2.224.084.626 1.956 2.444 3.379 4.6 3.419-2.07 1.623-4.678 2.348-7.29 2.04 2.179 1.397 4.768 2.212 7.548 2.212 9.142 0 14.307-7.721 13.995-14.646.962-.695 1.797-1.562 2.457-2.549z"/></svg></a>
	<a class="wplogout-social-sharing wplogout-social-pinterest" href="https://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=<?php echo $wplogoutURL; ?>&amp;media=<?php echo $wplogoutImage;   ?>&amp;description=<?php echo $wplogoutTitle; ?>" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M12 0c-6.627 0-12 5.372-12 12 0 5.084 3.163 9.426 7.627 11.174-.105-.949-.2-2.405.042-3.441.218-.937 1.407-5.965 1.407-5.965s-.359-.719-.359-1.782c0-1.668.967-2.914 2.171-2.914 1.023 0 1.518.769 1.518 1.69 0 1.029-.655 2.568-.994 3.995-.283 1.194.599 2.169 1.777 2.169 2.133 0 3.772-2.249 3.772-5.495 0-2.873-2.064-4.882-5.012-4.882-3.414 0-5.418 2.561-5.418 5.207 0 1.031.397 2.138.893 2.738.098.119.112.224.083.345l-.333 1.36c-.053.22-.174.267-.402.161-1.499-.698-2.436-2.889-2.436-4.649 0-3.785 2.75-7.262 7.929-7.262 4.163 0 7.398 2.967 7.398 6.931 0 4.136-2.607 7.464-6.227 7.464-1.216 0-2.359-.631-2.75-1.378l-.748 2.853c-.271 1.043-1.002 2.35-1.492 3.146 1.124.347 2.317.535 3.554.535 6.627 0 12-5.373 12-12 0-6.628-5.373-12-12-12z" fill-rule="evenodd" clip-rule="evenodd"/></svg></a>
	<a class="wplogout-social-sharing wplogout-social-linkedin" href="https://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?url=<?php echo $wplogoutURL; ?>&amp;title=<?php echo $wplogoutTitle; ?>&amp;mini=true" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M4.98 3.5c0 1.381-1.11 2.5-2.48 2.5s-2.48-1.119-2.48-2.5c0-1.38 1.11-2.5 2.48-2.5s2.48 1.12 2.48 2.5zm.02 4.5h-5v16h5v-16zm7.982 0h-4.968v16h4.969v-8.399c0-4.67 6.029-5.052 6.029 0v8.399h4.988v-10.131c0-7.88-8.922-7.593-11.018-3.714v-2.155z"/></svg></a>
	<a class="wplogout-social-sharing wplogout-social-whatsapp" href="https://api.whatsapp.com/send?text=<?php echo $wplogoutTitle; echo " "; echo $wplogoutURL;?>" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M.057 24l1.687-6.163c-1.041-1.804-1.588-3.849-1.587-5.946.003-6.556 5.338-11.891 11.893-11.891 3.181.001 6.167 1.24 8.413 3.488 2.245 2.248 3.481 5.236 3.48 8.414-.003 6.557-5.338 11.892-11.893 11.892-1.99-.001-3.951-.5-5.688-1.448l-6.305 1.654zm6.597-3.807c1.676.995 3.276 1.591 5.392 1.592 5.448 0 9.886-4.434 9.889-9.885.002-5.462-4.415-9.89-9.881-9.892-5.452 0-9.887 4.434-9.889 9.884-.001 2.225.651 3.891 1.746 5.634l-.999 3.648 3.742-.981zm11.387-5.464c-.074-.124-.272-.198-.57-.347-.297-.149-1.758-.868-2.031-.967-.272-.099-.47-.149-.669.149-.198.297-.768.967-.941 1.165-.173.198-.347.223-.644.074-.297-.149-1.255-.462-2.39-1.475-.883-.788-1.48-1.761-1.653-2.059-.173-.297-.018-.458.13-.606.134-.133.297-.347.446-.521.151-.172.2-.296.3-.495.099-.198.05-.372-.025-.521-.075-.148-.669-1.611-.916-2.206-.242-.579-.487-.501-.669-.51l-.57-.01c-.198 0-.52.074-.792.372s-1.04 1.016-1.04 2.479 1.065 2.876 1.213 3.074c.149.198 2.095 3.2 5.076 4.487.709.306 1.263.489 1.694.626.712.226 1.36.194 1.872.118.571-.085 1.758-.719 2.006-1.413.248-.695.248-1.29.173-1.414z"/></svg></a>
	<a class="wplogout-social-sharing wplogout-social-reddit" href="https://reddit.com/submit?url=<?php echo $wplogoutURL;?>&title=<?php echo $wplogoutTitle; ?>" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M24 11.779c0-1.459-1.192-2.645-2.657-2.645-.715 0-1.363.286-1.84.746-1.81-1.191-4.259-1.949-6.971-2.046l1.483-4.669 4.016.941-.006.058c0 1.193.975 2.163 2.174 2.163 1.198 0 2.172-.97 2.172-2.163s-.975-2.164-2.172-2.164c-.92 0-1.704.574-2.021 1.379l-4.329-1.015c-.189-.046-.381.063-.44.249l-1.654 5.207c-2.838.034-5.409.798-7.3 2.025-.474-.438-1.103-.712-1.799-.712-1.465 0-2.656 1.187-2.656 2.646 0 .97.533 1.811 1.317 2.271-.052.282-.086.567-.086.857 0 3.911 4.808 7.093 10.719 7.093s10.72-3.182 10.72-7.093c0-.274-.029-.544-.075-.81.832-.447 1.405-1.312 1.405-2.318zm-17.224 1.816c0-.868.71-1.575 1.582-1.575.872 0 1.581.707 1.581 1.575s-.709 1.574-1.581 1.574-1.582-.706-1.582-1.574zm9.061 4.669c-.797.793-2.048 1.179-3.824 1.179l-.013-.003-.013.003c-1.777 0-3.028-.386-3.824-1.179-.145-.144-.145-.379 0-.523.145-.145.381-.145.526 0 .65.647 1.729.961 3.298.961l.013.003.013-.003c1.569 0 2.648-.315 3.298-.962.145-.145.381-.144.526 0 .145.145.145.379 0 .524zm-.189-3.095c-.872 0-1.581-.706-1.581-1.574 0-.868.709-1.575 1.581-1.575s1.581.707 1.581 1.575-.709 1.574-1.581 1.574z"/></svg></a>
</div>
Pasting PHP Code in Astra Pro Module

Note that, we are using SVG Inline Code from iconmonstr, you can find different icons styles over there.

In the above code change the Twitter username (Search “via=wplogout“) to your site Twitter username (Replace “via=yourusername“)

4. Adjust Custom Hook Settings

Now, you have to decide where you want to show the social sharing buttons in Astra Theme. Basically, we show sharing buttons in All single Posts also on pages too.

So, we can adjust hook settings according to our needs. Let’s manage the Custom Layout settings.

Under the Action option select entry_content_after if you want to show sharing button after the content in a single post or page. Also, if you want to show before the content then select entry_content_before.

Now on the Display On option, select the All Singular option.

Hook Setting for Astra Social Sharing Button

Also, in the Responsive Visibility option, you can check the option according to your need. Other than these options, you can leave all the settings as it is.

5. Style Social Sharing Buttons using CSS code

To style social sharing buttons using CSS code, you need to go to Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS.

Copy and Paste the following CSS code & Hit Publish button.

.wplogout-social-wrapper {
    margin: 30px 0;
    font-size: 0;
}

.wplogout-social-wrapper span {
    font-weight: bold;
    padding-right: 10px;
    font-size: 16px;
}

.wplogout-social-sharing {
    font-size: 17px;
    padding: 7px 20px;
}

@media only screen and (max-width: 600px) {
    .wplogout-social-sharing {
        font-size: 17px;
        padding: 7px 12px;
        display: inline-block;
    }
}
	
@media only screen and (max-width: 600px){
.hide-on-mobile {
		display:none;
	}
}

.wplogout-social-sharing svg {
    position: relative;
    top: 0.15em;
    display: inline-block;
}

.wplogout-social-sharing:first-of-type {
    border-radius: 100px 0 0 100px;
}

.wplogout-social-sharing:last-of-type {
    border-radius: 0 100px 100px 0;
}

.wplogout-social-facebook {
    fill: #fff;
    background-color: rgba(59, 89, 152, 1);

}

.wplogout-social-twitter {
    fill: #fff;
    background-color: rgba(29, 161, 242, 1);
}

.wplogout-social-pinterest {
    fill: #fff;
    background-color: rgba(189, 8, 28, 1);
}

.wplogout-social-linkedin {
    fill: #fff;
    background-color: rgba(0, 119, 181, 1);
}

.wplogout-social-whatsapp {
    fill: #fff;
    background-color: rgba(37, 211, 102, 1);
}

.wplogout-social-whatsapp:hover {
    background-color: rgba(37, 211, 102, .8);
}

.wplogout-social-reddit {
    fill: #fff;
    background-color: rgba(255, 87, 0, 1);
}
	
a.wplogout-social-sharing:hover {
   opacity: 0.8;
}

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Bottom Line

This is how you can add social sharing buttons in Astra WordPress Theme without a plugin. Beyond Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin, WhatsApp, Reddit buttons, you can also add other buttons like Mix, Telegram, Email, etc.

If you have any queries/feedback then feel free to comment below.

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