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Using Inline Sharing Buttons In Monarch

Don’t skip the basics. Monarch’s simple inline sharing buttons can be placed above and below your posts.

An Overview Of Inline Sharing Button Settings

inline buttons settings

Monarch dynamically detects where the content of your pages and posts begin and end so that it can automatically place social sharing buttons above or below your content. Place icons and share counts at the beginning of your content to show your readers how popular your posts are or place them at the bottom to encourage users to share your posts after reading.

Choose Icon Style

Select Hover

This option allows you to choose from any of the available hover styles Monarch offers for Inline Sharing Buttons. You can hover over any of the options to get an example preview of the hover effect. Once you decide on an option, just click to select any style and your section will be indicated by a green checkmark.

Choose Icon Shape

Select Shape

Monarch offers 3 shapes for your icon buttons: Squared, Rounded, and Circles. Combined with the styles mentioned above you can create a variety of great looking social buttons.

Display Settings

Choose Location

This dropdown lets you choose to display sharing buttons either above your content, below your content, or above and below your content.

Icon Alignment

This option lets you select either ‘Left’ or ‘Centered’. Selecting left will display your button labels and/or share counts to the right of your network icons, creating a more horizontal button shape. Selecting ‘Centered’ will place your button labels and/or share counts below your network icons and center the button content, creating a taller button shape.

Number of Columns

Monarch offers 7 column width options. You can choose to have up to 6 equal width columns, or let your buttons take on an auto-width based on the width of your buttons’ content. No matter your selection, Monarch accommodates for small browser widths and adjusts your column selection for mobile devices.

Display Share Counts

Displaying share counts is a great way to show off how many times your pages have been shared and even a great way to encourage visitors to spread your content. This number will appear inside each button either to the right or below your network icons based on your ‘Icon Alignment’.

Minimum Count Display

Sometimes it is better to not show counts at all than it is to show that your content hasn’t been shared over a certain threshold. This setting allows you to set the minimum share count that Monarch will display in your inline buttons. This is a great feature for new content that hasn’t had the opportunity to be shared for much time.

Display Total Shares

This share count will add up the shares across all displayed networks and display the total right above your buttons. This is a great way to show the totality of how popular a given page is.

Display Network Names

Check this box to display the network labels in your sharing buttons. These can be customized to whatever you wish. For example, you can choose to replace the Network Name ‘Twitter’ to something like ‘Tweet This’ or ‘Share This’.

Outer Text Color

If the option above is selected, this option will appear to allow you to choose your Outer Text Color. This setting will affect your Total Shares Count, and your Network Label and/or individual share count if you have selected circular buttons, which place button text outside the background color of your buttons. Your page’s background may be light or dark in color value — this option lets you make sure your text stands out on top of your background.

Remove Icon Spacing

By default, the inline icon buttons are spaced out with a small margin. Checking this option lets you remove the spacing between your icons for a whole new set of design possibilities.

Hide On Mobile Devices

If you wish to not display inline sharing buttons on mobile devices you can check this box.

Color Settings

Use Custom Colors

By default, Monarch uses the default network colors, but for a more custom approach you can select your own button colors. If an option below is not defined, the default setting will be used for that element.

Background Color

This color picker will define the background color of your inline sharing buttons.

Hover Background Color

This color picker will define the background color of your inline sharing buttons when the user hovers over a button.

Icon Color

This color picker will define the color of your inline sharing buttons’ icons.

Icon Color

This color picker will define the color of your inline sharing buttons’ icons when the user hover over a button.

Post Type Settings

Select Your Post Types

All post types that exist on your website will appear in the Post Type Settings, whether it is a post or page, a WooCommerce Product, a Project post from a portfolio plugin, etc. These are global settings that allow you to choose what kind of posts you would like your inline sharing buttons to appear on. Note that you can override any of these settings on a per post basis.

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