How to: Create a fbshare.me shortcode

Social networks are everywhere. I am sure you’re on facebook. Well why not at a facebook share script to your site?

Don’t know PHP that well?

Well here is a simple way to add a share script like fbshare.me to your site, via shortcodes.

Paste the following code in your functions.php file in order to create your shortcode:

function fbshare_script() {
     return '<div class="fbshare"><script src="http://widgets.fbshare.me/files/fbshare.js"></script></div>';
}
add_shortcode( 'fbshare', 'fbshare_script' );

Once done, you can display the facebook share button anywhere on your posts. In WordPress editor, make sure you are in HTML mode and insert the following:

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When your post will be published, the shortcode will be replaced by the fbshare.me button.

1 Comment

  1. David Merrick

    October 23, 2009

    I didn’t even know you could do this. I’d seen a script to do something similar but it was written in some complicated CURL/PHP code. So thanks for this!