I’ve always wondered why WordPress was never included in the share here icon sets:
Even this gigantic list of share options from Monarch fails to mention WordPress:
But it includes Amazon! 🤔I don’t even know how that would work…
Even on articles suggesting we ditch Facebook in favor of posting on our own personal websites there’s no easy way to do so:
When searching for WordPress plugins that add social sharing icons to your site, one of the top results is a post from bloggingwizard.com which lists their Top 11 WordPress Social Sharing Plugin Recommendations for 2018: not one of them includes sharing to their own personal WordPress site.
There are two easy ways… sort of…
The WordPress iOS app does make it quite easy to share via the iOS share options:
However you have to enable the setting via the More
… menu, so if you don’t know to look for it, it’s kind of hidden:
And on WordPress.com sites you can go to Configure > Share > Sharing Buttons settings to add a WordPress repost like the one you see at the bottom of this post*. 😁
*Although it only shows up for viewers that are logged in to their WordPress.com site. Whomp, whomp. ☹️
Which brings us back to the fact that there’s no real easy way for someone to share a post like this on their own self-hosted WordPress website, at least not as easy as we’ve made it to share on Facebook, Twitter, and the like.