Here’s what BuzzFeed has to say about WhatsApp sharing: iPhone users are now hitting on WhatsApp share button more than Twitter’s. Isn’t that quite a proof enough to add a WhatsApp sharing to your own blog too?
WhatsApp has stormed the mobile world in the past couple of years by shooting its usage stats off the roof. Thanks to growing research and innovative technologies now its gone to web as well. With this kind of visibility and sharing it offers, its only wise to leverage its power to our blogs.
You might have already added Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn sharing buttons to your blog. But this guide will show you what exactly to do to add WhatsApp Sharing button to your blog or website. It doesn’t matter you use Blogger Blog (BlogSpot) or the WordPress blog. This post covers both.
How to add WhatsApp button to WordPress Blogs:
With WordPress, we have great plugins that do the job: it’s quite self-explanatory when you click the below ‘Download’ button, so I don’t want to duplicate the instructions here.
For more plugins to explore, please check this link which has more WhatsApp related plugins for your WordPress blog or website.
WhatsApp Button For Your Blogger BlogSpot Blog:
- Create a free account in AddThis and go to the dashboard.
- In the Tools gallery, look out for the kind of setup you want to add. They offer a variety of codes.
- Once you choose the style you like, click on ‘SETUP‘ button.
- Select your preferred placement position and under ‘Services‘ choose ‘Select Your Own‘.
In the 4th step above, you can select WhatsApp as an option.
Get the code and follow the on-screen instructions to place the WhatsApp button within your Blogger Blog’s body tag.
That’s it. But nothing ends successfully without a successful testing. It’s now time to test your work on various platforms: Android, Windows, iPhone.
Here’s what my Android phone shows after I added a WordPress plugin of my choice:
Have questions? Let us know using the comments box below. Would love to hear from you on your favorite plugin.