There are many social sharing plugins and options for WordPress. Many of them are resource intensive and can quickly slow your website down. Before your webpage can be displayed, the share counters call back to the social networks to display the share counts. With all this calling back and forth, the delays can slow your page to a crawl. This solution is lightning fast and include 12 social networks and a nifty email button!
Simple Social Sharing Buttons for WordPress Genesis
This tutorial will show you how I use the social sharing on my blog. The code is fast and simple as there are no callbacks or share counting. You can choose the social networks that you prefer.
Code Snippet Function.php for WordPress Genesis
Place this code in your child theme function.php file. You can edit line 60 genesis_entry_footer to any Genesis hook. Use the WordPress Genesis hook guide for easy location.
Code Snippet Style.css for WordPress Genesis
Place this code in your child theme style.css file. You can edit the colors and remove the social networks you don’t use to lighten the code and keep your webpages fast.
My next update to this article will feature fast share counting with caching.