Easy Custom Social Share Plugin with jQuery - Sharer

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Easy Custom Social Share Plugin with jQuery - Sharer

Sharer is a lightweight jQuery plugin which allows you to add custom social share buttons to your website.


  • Supports Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Linkedin.
  • Custom social media icons using CSS image sprites.
  • Auto shorten URLs for Twitter using Google URL shortener API.
  • Custom URLs and contents you wish to share.

How to use it:

1. Load the required sharer.css in the header to provide basic social share button styles.

<link href="src/sharer.css" rel="stylesheet">

2. Load jQuery JavaScript library and the sharer.js script at the bottom of your document.

<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.1.min.js"></script>
<script src="src/sharer.js"></script>

3. Create social buttons using A tags and custom the social share settings for each social networking service using Html5 data-* attributes.

  • data-media: specify the social media type.
  • data-shorten: auto shorten URLs for Twitter, true or false.
  • data-title: custom content for Twitter and Linkedin.
  • data-summary: custom content for Linkedin.
  • href: custom URL you wish to share. Leave blank to share the current URL.
<a class="sharer" data-media="facebook" href="">Facebook</a>
<a class="sharer" data-media="google" href="">Google Plus</a>
<a class="sharer" data-media="twitter" data-shorten="true" data-title="Custom title" href="">Twitter</a>
<a class="sharer" data-media="linkedin" data-title="Custom title" data-summary="More information" href="">Linkedin</a>

4. Call the plugin and override the default options listed below.

// it's required to share on Facebook

// it's required to share on Facebook and must be a valid URL for your fb app (app_id)

// the API key for goo.gl, a shortner service from Google
googl_api_key: null,

// customize the screen name
screen_name: 'sharer',	

// customize window size
window: {
  width: 400,
  height: 500

// a callback which is called right after to open sharing window
onshare: null,	

Change log:


  • New visual effect for buttons.

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by rogeriotaques. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.