Setting up Social Sharing & SEO

Install the Jetpack plugin

Go to Plugins > Add New, and you will see "Jetpack by WordPress.com". Click the Install Now button.

Enable Jetpack's "Sharing" module

In the menu bar, you will see a new menu for "Jetpack". Click on Jetpack, then click on the toggle next to "Sharing" to enable it.

Once Sharing is enabled, click on the gear icon to configure the Sharing settings

Drag the sharing services you want to enable into the Enabled Services box

Drag the icons under the "Drag and drop available services here" title and then let go.

Choose the button style

Check "Views" to enable sharing. Also check "Pages" if you're embedding GravityView Views.

If you are embedding GravityView on a Page using the [gravityview] shortcode, make sure both "Pages" and "Views" are checked. If "Pages" is not checked, the Sharing Buttons won't display on the embedded View.

The same goes for Posts; if you're embedding on a Post, check the "Posts" checkbox.

Edit the View you would like to add Sharing buttons to

  1. Click the "Add Field" button where you want to add the sharing links
  2. Click the "Sharing" field at the bottom of the field picker

Click the gear icon on new Sharing field

Configure the Sharing field

  1. If you have multiple sharing plugins that are supported by the Social Sharing & SEO plugin, you can choose them under the "Sharing Plugin" dropdown
  2. Uncheck the "Show Label" box to hide the label that is displayed next to the Sharing buttons. (The default label is "Sharing")
  3. Or customize the label, (optionally) using Merge Tags to include data from the entry itself

Update your View

Or "Publish" it, if it's not already live.

Voilá! Your sharing buttons will be visible where you placed them in the View

Notice the text of the label? The field setting from the "Configure the Sharing Field" step above is being used. The label is replacing the Merge Tag with current entry data; "Share {Business Name:4} with the world!" becomes "Share GravityView with the world!" for the GravityView entry.

Troubleshooting

Things not quite right?

If you see two sharing buttons, like this:

Then uncheck the "Show sharing buttons" checkbox in the Edit View screen