Social Butterfly: Sleek Social Media Sharing Plugin for WordPress

Written by Mohammed in Social Media, WordPress with 13 comments

Updated September 29, 2018

Social Butterfly is a sleek and attractive social media sharing plugin for WordPress, offering users a unique, compact and enticing way to share your content. The plugin is lightweight, secure, and allows for easy integration above and below content on all posts (customizable in plugin settings) as well as simple post override settings (ex: show or hide social butterfly on individual posts).


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Social Butterfly makes it so easy for admins to use, it should have been called Simple Butterfly! Once the plugin has been installed and activated, simply navigate to the plugin settings page (accessible from Settings > Social Butterfly or the Settings link on the plugins admin page under the Social Butterfly plugin) and then:

1) Select the networks you would like to include.

Social Network Selection

2) Customize style settings.

Style Settings

3) Select whether to include Social Butterfly automatically on all posts above the content, below the content, or both.

Social Butterfly Display Settings

Note: Social Butterfly allows you to override these default display settings on individual post edit pages. Selecting the “Override all individual post settings with these new settings” option here will override all custom post settings. If you want to maintain your existing post override settings (for example, to hide Social Butterfly on certain posts) then *do not select this option*.

Social Butterfly Settings

Custom Post Settings

Let’s say you want to include the plugin on all your posts except for a couple. Maybe your “Terms of Use” is a post and you don’t really want to include Social Butterfly here. The best way to do this is to set your default options on the plugin settings page to include Social Butterfly on all posts, then override this setting on the individual posts where you don’t want Social Butterfly to be included:

1) Navigate to the edit page of the post.

Social Butterfly Post Edit Page

2) Select “Override default settings on this post”. Checking this box will enable the options below.

Social Butterfly Post Manual Override

3) Set Social Butterfly to show or not show on this particular post.

Social Butterfly Post Custom Override

4) Save your post. That’s all!


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Version Info

July 13 2018:
Bug fixes.

July 13 2018:
New Feature! Retina quality icons.

April 28 2015:
Adding support for Pinterest.

October 22 2014:
Bug fixes.

October 19 2014:
New Feature! Easily modify colors from plugin settings page.

October 16 2014:
New Feature! Automatically include your Twitter handle in tweets. Slight makeover to expanded mode. Bug fixes.

July 11 2014:
New Feature! Expanded mode option. Keep social butterfly open.

May 17 2014:
Bug fixes.

April 07 2014:
Bug fixes.

March 24 2014:
Initial release.

Upcoming Features

Social Butterfly has just emerged from its cacoon. We’re working hard on adding new and exciting features including:

  • Resizable.¬†Make social butterfly bigger for more impact.
  • Support for pages. Include Social Butterfly on pages as well as posts.
  • More Networks! Tell us which networks you want to see.
  • Suggest a feature. Let us know what you’d like to see in Social Butterfly.

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