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How to enable share counts (total and network)

Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Buffer, Reddit, Tumblr, VK, and Yummly are the networks that currently support being able to query and display share counts. You can enable two different types of share counts in Novashare: total count and individual network share counts.

If your share counts aren’t showing up, make sure you have read or doc on how to configure share counts.

How to enable total share count

Total share count is the number of all your individual share counts combined. This shows up at the bottom or end of your share buttons depending on how you configure it.

Novashare total share count example
Novashare total share count example

To enable total share count, follow the steps below. Note: This is enabled by default.

Step 1

Click into the Novashare plugin settings.

Novashare plugin settings
Novashare plugin settings

Step 2

You can enable total share count on both Inline Content share buttons and Floating Bar share buttons. Click on the tab where you want to enable it. In the example below, we are enabling the count on “Inline Content.”

Novashare Inline Content
Novashare Inline Content

Step 3

Scroll down and enable the option for “Total Share Count.”

Enable Total Share Count
Enable Total Share Count

Step 4

Click “Save Changes.”

How to enable network share counts

Network share counts display when someone hovers over that particular share button. In the example below, we are hovering over the Facebook share button. It shows us how many shares have come from Facebook.

Novashare network share counts example

To enable network share counts, follow the steps below. Note: This is enabled by default.

Step 1

Click into the Novashare plugin settings.

Novashare plugin settings
Novashare plugin settings

Step 2

You can enable network share counts on both Inline Content share buttons and Floating Bar share buttons. Click on the tab where you want to enable it. In the example below, we are enabling the count on “Inline Content.”

Novashare Inline Content
Novashare Inline Content

Step 3

Scroll down and enable the option for “Network Share Counts.”

Enable Network Share Counts
Enable Network Share Counts

Step 4

Click “Save Changes.”

How to change the total share count position

There are two different positions you can choose for where your total share counts appear: Before or after.

Before

Share count before position
Share count before position

After

Share count after position
Share count after position

Follow the steps below to change the total share count position.

Step 1

Click into the Novashare plugin settings.

Novashare plugin settings
Novashare plugin settings

Step 2

You can change the total share count position on both Inline Content share buttons and Floating Bar share buttons. Click on the tab where you want to change it. In the example below, we are changing the position on “Inline Content.”

Novashare Inline Content
Novashare Inline Content

Step 3

Scroll down and under “Total Share Count Position” select the position you want: Before or after. Note: The default is after.

Novashare total share count position
Novashare total share count position

Step 4

Scroll down and click “Save Changes.”

How to change the total share count color

Perhaps you have a dark WordPress theme on your site. In this case, you’ll probably want to change the total share count color.

Follow the steps below to change the total share count color.

Step 1

Click into the Novashare plugin settings.

Novashare plugin settings
Novashare plugin settings

Step 2

You can change the total share count color on both Inline Content share buttons and Floating Bar share buttons. Click on the tab where you want to change it. In the example below, we are changing the color on “Inline Content.”

Novashare Inline Content
Novashare Inline Content

Step 3

Scroll down and under “Total Share Count Color” select the color you want from the color picker. Note: The default is black.

Novashare total share count color
Novashare total share count color

Step 4

Scroll down and click “Save Changes.”

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