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Adding Social Media Share Buttons to Magento WordPress Integration Pages

Social Media Buttons with Magento WordPress Integration

Add Social Media Share Buttons to Fishpig’s Magento WordPress Integration

Fishpig’s Magento WordPress Integration is a real life saver for people who want to incorporate WordPress with their Magento store. Many times it is easier to produce CRM pages, articles or a blog with WordPress than with the native Magento CRM pages and blocks. However, there are some limitations with the Magento WordPress Integration. Unfortunately there are not a whole lot of plugins that will work with it. One of the things that was needed on one of my client’s websites were social media share links for its pages and posts.

Here’s how to do it:

1. In template/wordpress/page/view.phtml, just under the page or post title, I added the following:

The above is calling for the current page’s url, and the <h3></h3> is just confirming that I am calling everything correctly.

2. Thanks to Inchoo’s article on “Simple Social Sharing Buttons in Magento” (http://inchoo.net/ecommerce/simple-social-sharing-buttons-in-magento/), I was able to create the following social share links. Now these are share links, not like links, which is OK.

You will see above that I just put in a fictitious image file where you can put an image. You can place your own image there, or check back soon for graphics that will be available for download.

3. Print settings:
If nothing is done except putting the top line on the page, then the page is not printed in a friendly manner. To make the WordPress page print friendly, I added the following code just above the <h1></h1> page title tag:

Then I added the following code to my template’s css file:

4. Important Note:
*In order to have a Pinterest share button, there must be a featured image for every single WordPress page – no exceptions. If this is not doable, then the Pinterest button needs to go away.

*The “Email This” button does not open a new tab if the person is using gmail or another web-based email program. The only thing that opens a new window properly is if they use a desktop app like Outlook.

Sheri Smith

Sheri Smith

Head Programmer and Graphic Artist

Sheri is the head programmer for Improvboy, and has been working in the industry since the 1990's. Her expertise is mostly in HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, and javascript. If you need a website, ecommerce store, or website fixes, please don't hesitate to contact her here. She will be happy to help you out.

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