Setting up sharing buttons with JetPack

Go to the Plugins page and click the Add New button, and type "Jetpack" on the search. Click the Install Now button.

The Jetpack plugin preview in WordPress

Enable Jetpack's "Sharing" module

In the menu bar, you will see a new menu for "Jetpack". Click on "Settings", then click on the "Sharing" tab. You will see a toggle inside the "Sharing buttons" box, click to enable it.

The Jetpack Sharing settings in WordPress

Once Sharing is enabled, click on the "Configure your sharing buttons link"

A link that says Configure your sharing buttons

You will be redirected to a page on called "Marketing"

On this page, you can configure which sharing buttons to display and what they will look like. Please make sure to check "Pages" and "Views" in the Options panel:

The Jetpack settings screen on

If you are embedding your View on a Page using the [gravityview] shortcode, ensure 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 it in 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 

The GravityView Sharing field

Now open up the sharing settings by clicking on the gear icon next to the Sharing field.

The gear icon next to the field label for the Share field in GravityView

Configure the Sharing field

  1. You can choose which plugin you will use between JetPack or your WordPress website itself under the "Sharing Plugin" dropdown
  2. Uncheck the "Show Label" box to hide the label 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

The field settings for the social share field in GravityView

Update your View

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

A button that says Publish

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

Social sharing buttons on a View showing movie reviews

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