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Vertical Social Share Box for WordPress from AddThis

Alright, I have the AddThis plugin for WordPress, but sadly they only allow you to display horizontal sharing icons. I had to get the vertical sharing icons from the AddThis site-which defeats the purpose of having a plugin, nonetheless I took some time modifying it and wanted to share it with you.

Here’s a quick tutorial to add the vertical sharing and have it display to the left of your posts. By the way this adds Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus share buttons only.

Here’s how it looks:
Screenshot

So when you get the code to share AddThis plugin from addthis.com, it looks something like this

So let’s change that up a bit, and make it pretty, and actually look good.

Go to Appearance -> Editor and Add the following to footer.php

Note: If you have this AddThis plugin, you can remove the last line (line 7 above) because the addthis plugin already loads that .js file for you.

Now go to Appearance -> Edit CSS and Add the following as an addon to your already existing stylesheet

If it looks messed up you need to adjust margin-left.