How to Add Simple And Elegant Social Sharing Widget In Blogger

Social sharing widgets are an essential part of blog especially when you are considering to do much of promotional work through social media. They are shortcuts to sharing the whole post. In this tutorial today you are going to learn 'How To Add an Elegant Social Sharing Widget In Blogger' and it's simple to use. This widget will help you and your visitors to share your blog content easily all over the internet via various social media sites they own. Okay, let's roll on further and see how we can add this widget/plugin to you blog. Keep in mind this widget will appear below your article or just above the author profile.

Before Editing we recommend you to make a backup of your template, so that anything goes wrong you still have your blog design safe.

Step-1: The First thing you need to do is to login into your Blogger account and go to >> Templates >> Edit HTML and search for the ending ]]></b:skin> tag and just above it paste the following code.
.share-box {
position: relative;
padding: 10px;
}
.share-title {
border-bottom: 2px solid #777;
color: #010101;
display: inline-block;
padding-bottom: 7px;
font-size: 15px;
font-weight: 500;
position: relative;
top: 2px;
}
.share-art {
float: right;
padding: 0;
padding-top: 0;
font-size: 13px;
font-weight: 400;
text-transform: capitalize;
}
.share-art a {
color: #fff;
padding: 3px 8px;
margin-left: 4px;
border-radius: 2px;
display: inline-block;
margin-right: 0;
background: #010101;
}
.share-art a:hover{color:#fff}
.share-art .fac-art{background:#3b5998}
.share-art .fac-art:hover{background:rgba(49,77,145,0.7)}
.share-art .twi-art{background:#00acee}
.share-art .twi-art:hover{background:rgba(7,190,237,0.7)}
.share-art .goo-art{background:#db4a39}
.share-art .goo-art:hover{background:rgba(221,75,56,0.7)}
.share-art .pin-art{background:#CA2127}
.share-art .pin-art:hover{background:rgba(202,33,39,0.7)}
.share-art .lin-art{background:#0077B5}
.share-art .lin-art:hover{background:rgba(0,119,181,0.7)}

Step-2: In the template html section, search for the <data:post.body/> tag  and just below it paste the following HTML Coding. In case, you are unable to find <data:post.body/>,  then you can paste it just below <div class='post-footer'> or <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'></div> depending with you template design.
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<div class='share-box'>

          <h8 class='share-title'>Share This:</h8>
               <div class='share-art'>
<a class='fac-art' expr:href='&quot;http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot;+ data:post.title' onclick='window.open(this.href, &apos;windowName&apos;, &apos;width=600, height=400, left=24, top=24, scrollbars, resizable&apos;); return false;' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'><i class='fa fa-facebook'/><span class='resp_del'> Facebook</span></a>
<a class='twi-art' expr:href='&quot;http://twitter.com/share?url=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title' onclick='window.open(this.href, &apos;windowName&apos;, &apos;width=600, height=400, left=24, top=24, scrollbars, resizable&apos;); return false;' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'><i class='fa fa-twitter'/><span class='resp_del2'> Twitter</span></a>
<a class='goo-art' expr:href='&quot;https://plus.google.com/share?url=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title' onclick='window.open(this.href, &apos;windowName&apos;, &apos;width=600, height=400, left=24, top=24, scrollbars, resizable&apos;); return false;' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'><i class='fa fa-google-plus'/><span class='resp_del3'> Google+</span></a>
<a class='pin-art' expr:href='&quot;http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;media=&quot; + data:post.firstImageUrl + &quot;&amp;description=&quot; + data:post.snippet' onclick='window.open(this.href, &apos;windowName&apos;, &apos;width=600, height=400, left=24, top=24, scrollbars, resizable&apos;); return false;' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'><i class='fa fa-pinterest'/><span class='resp_del4'> Pinterest</span></a>
<a class='lin-art' expr:href='&quot;http://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?url=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot;+ data:post.title' onclick='window.open(this.href, &apos;windowName&apos;, &apos;width=600, height=400, left=24, top=24, scrollbars, resizable&apos;); return false;' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'><i class='fa fa-linkedin-square'/><span class='resp_del5'> Linkedin</span></a>
</div>
         </div>
               
      <div style='clear:both'/>
</b:if> 
N/B If you want to display the widget in every page ( Homepage, postpage, indexpage, searchpage, archive page etc.) Then remove the lines which are marked in blue from the above code.

Step-3:  ( Adding Fontawesome ) The widget works on fontawesome icons, therefore I would suggest to install fontawesome in your blog as follows.

In the template, search for the </head> tag  and just above it paste the following HTML Coding.
<link href='https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/4.5.0/css/font-awesome.min.css' rel='stylesheet'/>
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