Social Share Buttons Without Plugin In GeneratePress Theme

In this article, I am going to explain how you can implement social share icons without plugins. There are two ways and two different types of icons. The first one is floating icons, and the second is after post icons.

The floating icon will appear across the entire site and on every page, excluding the mobile view. Specifically, after a post, the social share icon becomes visible. Carefully follow the article to seamlessly integrate social share icons on your website without using any plugins.

Floating Social Share Icons (Fixed for Entire Website)

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Social Share Buttons Without Plugin In GeneratePress Theme 4

Php Code For Floating Social Share Icons

<?php
$webinsightsURL = urlencode(get_the_permalink());
$webinsightsTitle = urlencode(get_the_title());
$webinsightsImage= urlencode(get_the_post_thumbnail_url(get_the_ID(), 'full'));
?>

<div class="webinsights-float-social-wrapper hide-on-mobile hide-on-tablet">
	<a class="webinsights-float-social-sharing webinsights-social-facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=<?php echo $webinsightsURL; ?>" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M9 8h-3v4h3v12h5v-12h3.642l.358-4h-4v-1.667c0-.955.192-1.333 1.115-1.333h2.885v-5h-3.808c-3.596 0-5.192 1.583-5.192 4.615v3.385z"/></svg></a>
	
	<a class="webinsights-float-social-sharing webinsights-social-twitter" href="https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=<?php echo $webinsightsTitle;?>&amp;url=<?php echo $webinsightsURL;?>&amp;via=webinsights" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M24 4.557c-.883.392-1.832.656-2.828.775 1.017-.609 1.798-1.574 2.165-2.724-.951.564-2.005.974-3.127 1.195-.897-.957-2.178-1.555-3.594-1.555-3.179 0-5.515 2.966-4.797 6.045-4.091-.205-7.719-2.165-10.148-5.144-1.29 2.213-.669 5.108 1.523 6.574-.806-.026-1.566-.247-2.229-.616-.054 2.281 1.581 4.415 3.949 4.89-.693.188-1.452.232-2.224.084.626 1.956 2.444 3.379 4.6 3.419-2.07 1.623-4.678 2.348-7.29 2.04 2.179 1.397 4.768 2.212 7.548 2.212 9.142 0 14.307-7.721 13.995-14.646.962-.695 1.797-1.562 2.457-2.549z"/></svg></a>
	
	<a class="webinsights-float-social-sharing webinsights-social-pinterest" href="https://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=<?php echo $webinsightsURL; ?>&amp;media=<?php echo $webinsightsImage;   ?>&amp;description=<?php echo $webinsightsTitle; ?>" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M12 0c-6.627 0-12 5.372-12 12 0 5.084 3.163 9.426 7.627 11.174-.105-.949-.2-2.405.042-3.441.218-.937 1.407-5.965 1.407-5.965s-.359-.719-.359-1.782c0-1.668.967-2.914 2.171-2.914 1.023 0 1.518.769 1.518 1.69 0 1.029-.655 2.568-.994 3.995-.283 1.194.599 2.169 1.777 2.169 2.133 0 3.772-2.249 3.772-5.495 0-2.873-2.064-4.882-5.012-4.882-3.414 0-5.418 2.561-5.418 5.207 0 1.031.397 2.138.893 2.738.098.119.112.224.083.345l-.333 1.36c-.053.22-.174.267-.402.161-1.499-.698-2.436-2.889-2.436-4.649 0-3.785 2.75-7.262 7.929-7.262 4.163 0 7.398 2.967 7.398 6.931 0 4.136-2.607 7.464-6.227 7.464-1.216 0-2.359-.631-2.75-1.378l-.748 2.853c-.271 1.043-1.002 2.35-1.492 3.146 1.124.347 2.317.535 3.554.535 6.627 0 12-5.373 12-12 0-6.628-5.373-12-12-12z" fill-rule="evenodd" clip-rule="evenodd"/></svg></a>
	
	<a class="webinsights-float-social-sharing webinsights-social-linkedin" href="https://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?url=<?php echo $webinsightsURL; ?>&amp;title=<?php echo $webinsightsTitle; ?>&amp;mini=true" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M4.98 3.5c0 1.381-1.11 2.5-2.48 2.5s-2.48-1.119-2.48-2.5c0-1.38 1.11-2.5 2.48-2.5s2.48 1.12 2.48 2.5zm.02 4.5h-5v16h5v-16zm7.982 0h-4.968v16h4.969v-8.399c0-4.67 6.029-5.052 6.029 0v8.399h4.988v-10.131c0-7.88-8.922-7.593-11.018-3.714v-2.155z"/></svg></a>
	
	<a class="webinsights-float-social-sharing webinsights-social-whatsapp" href="https://api.whatsapp.com/send?text=<?php echo $webinsightsTitle; echo " "; echo $webinsightsURL;?>" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M.057 24l1.687-6.163c-1.041-1.804-1.588-3.849-1.587-5.946.003-6.556 5.338-11.891 11.893-11.891 3.181.001 6.167 1.24 8.413 3.488 2.245 2.248 3.481 5.236 3.48 8.414-.003 6.557-5.338 11.892-11.893 11.892-1.99-.001-3.951-.5-5.688-1.448l-6.305 1.654zm6.597-3.807c1.676.995 3.276 1.591 5.392 1.592 5.448 0 9.886-4.434 9.889-9.885.002-5.462-4.415-9.89-9.881-9.892-5.452 0-9.887 4.434-9.889 9.884-.001 2.225.651 3.891 1.746 5.634l-.999 3.648 3.742-.981zm11.387-5.464c-.074-.124-.272-.198-.57-.347-.297-.149-1.758-.868-2.031-.967-.272-.099-.47-.149-.669.149-.198.297-.768.967-.941 1.165-.173.198-.347.223-.644.074-.297-.149-1.255-.462-2.39-1.475-.883-.788-1.48-1.761-1.653-2.059-.173-.297-.018-.458.13-.606.134-.133.297-.347.446-.521.151-.172.2-.296.3-.495.099-.198.05-.372-.025-.521-.075-.148-.669-1.611-.916-2.206-.242-.579-.487-.501-.669-.51l-.57-.01c-.198 0-.52.074-.792.372s-1.04 1.016-1.04 2.479 1.065 2.876 1.213 3.074c.149.198 2.095 3.2 5.076 4.487.709.306 1.263.489 1.694.626.712.226 1.36.194 1.872.118.571-.085 1.758-.719 2.006-1.413.248-.695.248-1.29.173-1.414z"/></svg></a>
	
	<a class="webinsights-float-social-sharing webinsights-social-reddit" href="https://reddit.com/submit?url=<?php echo $webinsightsURL;?>&title=<?php echo $webinsightsTitle; ?>" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M24 11.779c0-1.459-1.192-2.645-2.657-2.645-.715 0-1.363.286-1.84.746-1.81-1.191-4.259-1.949-6.971-2.046l1.483-4.669 4.016.941-.006.058c0 1.193.975 2.163 2.174 2.163 1.198 0 2.172-.97 2.172-2.163s-.975-2.164-2.172-2.164c-.92 0-1.704.574-2.021 1.379l-4.329-1.015c-.189-.046-.381.063-.44.249l-1.654 5.207c-2.838.034-5.409.798-7.3 2.025-.474-.438-1.103-.712-1.799-.712-1.465 0-2.656 1.187-2.656 2.646 0 .97.533 1.811 1.317 2.271-.052.282-.086.567-.086.857 0 3.911 4.808 7.093 10.719 7.093s10.72-3.182 10.72-7.093c0-.274-.029-.544-.075-.81.832-.447 1.405-1.312 1.405-2.318zm-17.224 1.816c0-.868.71-1.575 1.582-1.575.872 0 1.581.707 1.581 1.575s-.709 1.574-1.581 1.574-1.582-.706-1.582-1.574zm9.061 4.669c-.797.793-2.048 1.179-3.824 1.179l-.013-.003-.013.003c-1.777 0-3.028-.386-3.824-1.179-.145-.144-.145-.379 0-.523.145-.145.381-.145.526 0 .65.647 1.729.961 3.298.961l.013.003.013-.003c1.569 0 2.648-.315 3.298-.962.145-.145.381-.144.526 0 .145.145.145.379 0 .524zm-.189-3.095c-.872 0-1.581-.706-1.581-1.574 0-.868.709-1.575 1.581-1.575s1.581.707 1.581 1.575-.709 1.574-1.581 1.574z"/></svg></a>
</div>

CSS Code For Floating Social Share Icons


/* Entire Site Social Share Design by web insights*/

.webinsights-float-social-wrapper {
    position: fixed;
    top: 50%;
    -webkit-transform: translateY(-50%);
    -ms-transform: translateY(-50%);
    transform: translateY(-50%);
    z-index: 9999;
}

.webinsights-float-social-sharing {
    display: flex;
    flex-wrap: nowrap;
    flex-direction: column;
    align-items: flex-start;
    min-height: 30px;
    font-size: 12px;
    padding: 14px 10px;
}


.webinsights-float-social-sharing:first-of-type {
    border-top-right-radius: 10px;
}

.webinsights-float-social-sharing:last-of-type {
    border-bottom-right-radius: 10px;
}

.webinsights-social-facebook {
    fill: #fff;
    background-color: rgba(59, 89, 152, 1);
}

.webinsights-social-facebook:hover {
    background-color: rgba(59, 89, 152, .8);
}

.webinsights-social-twitter {
    fill: #fff;
    background-color: rgba(29, 161, 242, 1);
}

.webinsights-social-twitter:hover {
    background-color: rgba(29, 161, 242, .8);
}

.webinsights-social-pinterest {
    fill: #fff;
    background-color: rgba(189, 8, 28, 1);
}

.webinsights-social-pinterest:hover {
    background-color: rgba(189, 8, 28, .8);
}

.webinsights-social-linkedin {
    fill: #fff;
    background-color: rgba(0, 119, 181, 1);
}

.webinsights-social-linkedin:hover {
    background-color: rgba(0, 119, 181, .8);
}

.webinsights-social-whatsapp {
    fill: #fff;
    background-color: rgba(37, 211, 102, 1);
}

.webinsights-social-whatsapp:hover {
    background-color: rgba(37, 211, 102, .8);
}

.webinsights-social-reddit {
    fill: #fff;
    background-color: rgba(255, 87, 0, 1);
}

.webinsights-social-reddit:hover {
    background-color: rgba(255, 87, 0, .8);
}

This is how you can add floating social share icons to your website. Now Next is after post-sharing icons.

After Post Social Sharing Icons

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Social Share Buttons Without Plugin In GeneratePress Theme 5

Php Code For After Post Social Sharing Icons

<?php
$webinsightsURL = urlencode(get_the_permalink());
$webinsightsTitle = urlencode(get_the_title());
$webinsightsImage= urlencode(get_the_post_thumbnail_url(get_the_ID(), 'full'));
?>
<div class="webinsights-social-wrapper"> <span class="hide-on-mobile">Sharing Is Caring:</span> <a class="webinsights-social-sharing webinsights-social-facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=<?php echo $webinsightsURL; ?>" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">
  <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 24 24">
    <path d="M9 8h-3v4h3v12h5v-12h3.642l.358-4h-4v-1.667c0-.955.192-1.333 1.115-1.333h2.885v-5h-3.808c-3.596 0-5.192 1.583-5.192 4.615v3.385z"/>
  </svg>
  </a> 
	<a class="webinsights-social-sharing webinsights-social-whatsapp" href="https://api.whatsapp.com/send?text=<?php echo $webinsightsTitle; echo " "; echo $webinsightsURL;?>" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">
  <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 24 24">
    <path d="M.057 24l1.687-6.163c-1.041-1.804-1.588-3.849-1.587-5.946.003-6.556 5.338-11.891 11.893-11.891 3.181.001 6.167 1.24 8.413 3.488 2.245 2.248 3.481 5.236 3.48 8.414-.003 6.557-5.338 11.892-11.893 11.892-1.99-.001-3.951-.5-5.688-1.448l-6.305 1.654zm6.597-3.807c1.676.995 3.276 1.591 5.392 1.592 5.448 0 9.886-4.434 9.889-9.885.002-5.462-4.415-9.89-9.881-9.892-5.452 0-9.887 4.434-9.889 9.884-.001 2.225.651 3.891 1.746 5.634l-.999 3.648 3.742-.981zm11.387-5.464c-.074-.124-.272-.198-.57-.347-.297-.149-1.758-.868-2.031-.967-.272-.099-.47-.149-.669.149-.198.297-.768.967-.941 1.165-.173.198-.347.223-.644.074-.297-.149-1.255-.462-2.39-1.475-.883-.788-1.48-1.761-1.653-2.059-.173-.297-.018-.458.13-.606.134-.133.297-.347.446-.521.151-.172.2-.296.3-.495.099-.198.05-.372-.025-.521-.075-.148-.669-1.611-.916-2.206-.242-.579-.487-.501-.669-.51l-.57-.01c-.198 0-.52.074-.792.372s-1.04 1.016-1.04 2.479 1.065 2.876 1.213 3.074c.149.198 2.095 3.2 5.076 4.487.709.306 1.263.489 1.694.626.712.226 1.36.194 1.872.118.571-.085 1.758-.719 2.006-1.413.248-.695.248-1.29.173-1.414z"/>
  </svg>
  </a> 
	
	<a class="webinsights-social-sharing webinsights-social-twitter" href="https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=<?php echo $webinsightsTitle;?>&amp;url=<?php echo $webinsightsURL;?>&amp;via=webinsights" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">
  <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 24 24">
    <path d="M24 4.557c-.883.392-1.832.656-2.828.775 1.017-.609 1.798-1.574 2.165-2.724-.951.564-2.005.974-3.127 1.195-.897-.957-2.178-1.555-3.594-1.555-3.179 0-5.515 2.966-4.797 6.045-4.091-.205-7.719-2.165-10.148-5.144-1.29 2.213-.669 5.108 1.523 6.574-.806-.026-1.566-.247-2.229-.616-.054 2.281 1.581 4.415 3.949 4.89-.693.188-1.452.232-2.224.084.626 1.956 2.444 3.379 4.6 3.419-2.07 1.623-4.678 2.348-7.29 2.04 2.179 1.397 4.768 2.212 7.548 2.212 9.142 0 14.307-7.721 13.995-14.646.962-.695 1.797-1.562 2.457-2.549z"/>
  </svg>
  </a> <a class="webinsights-social-sharing webinsights-social-pinterest" href="https://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=<?php echo $webinsightsURL; ?>&amp;media=<?php echo $webinsightsImage;   ?>&amp;description=<?php echo $webinsightsTitle; ?>" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">
  <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 24 24">
    <path d="M12 0c-6.627 0-12 5.372-12 12 0 5.084 3.163 9.426 7.627 11.174-.105-.949-.2-2.405.042-3.441.218-.937 1.407-5.965 1.407-5.965s-.359-.719-.359-1.782c0-1.668.967-2.914 2.171-2.914 1.023 0 1.518.769 1.518 1.69 0 1.029-.655 2.568-.994 3.995-.283 1.194.599 2.169 1.777 2.169 2.133 0 3.772-2.249 3.772-5.495 0-2.873-2.064-4.882-5.012-4.882-3.414 0-5.418 2.561-5.418 5.207 0 1.031.397 2.138.893 2.738.098.119.112.224.083.345l-.333 1.36c-.053.22-.174.267-.402.161-1.499-.698-2.436-2.889-2.436-4.649 0-3.785 2.75-7.262 7.929-7.262 4.163 0 7.398 2.967 7.398 6.931 0 4.136-2.607 7.464-6.227 7.464-1.216 0-2.359-.631-2.75-1.378l-.748 2.853c-.271 1.043-1.002 2.35-1.492 3.146 1.124.347 2.317.535 3.554.535 6.627 0 12-5.373 12-12 0-6.628-5.373-12-12-12z" fill-rule="evenodd" clip-rule="evenodd"/>
  </svg>
  </a> <a class="webinsights-social-sharing webinsights-social-linkedin" href="https://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?url=<?php echo $webinsightsURL; ?>&amp;title=<?php echo $webinsightsTitle; ?>&amp;mini=true" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">
  <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 24 24">
    <path d="M4.98 3.5c0 1.381-1.11 2.5-2.48 2.5s-2.48-1.119-2.48-2.5c0-1.38 1.11-2.5 2.48-2.5s2.48 1.12 2.48 2.5zm.02 4.5h-5v16h5v-16zm7.982 0h-4.968v16h4.969v-8.399c0-4.67 6.029-5.052 6.029 0v8.399h4.988v-10.131c0-7.88-8.922-7.593-11.018-3.714v-2.155z"/>
  </svg>
  </a> <a class="webinsights-social-sharing webinsights-social-reddit" href="https://reddit.com/submit?url=<?php echo $webinsightsURL;?>&title=<?php echo $webinsightsTitle; ?>" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">
  <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 24 24">
    <path d="M24 11.779c0-1.459-1.192-2.645-2.657-2.645-.715 0-1.363.286-1.84.746-1.81-1.191-4.259-1.949-6.971-2.046l1.483-4.669 4.016.941-.006.058c0 1.193.975 2.163 2.174 2.163 1.198 0 2.172-.97 2.172-2.163s-.975-2.164-2.172-2.164c-.92 0-1.704.574-2.021 1.379l-4.329-1.015c-.189-.046-.381.063-.44.249l-1.654 5.207c-2.838.034-5.409.798-7.3 2.025-.474-.438-1.103-.712-1.799-.712-1.465 0-2.656 1.187-2.656 2.646 0 .97.533 1.811 1.317 2.271-.052.282-.086.567-.086.857 0 3.911 4.808 7.093 10.719 7.093s10.72-3.182 10.72-7.093c0-.274-.029-.544-.075-.81.832-.447 1.405-1.312 1.405-2.318zm-17.224 1.816c0-.868.71-1.575 1.582-1.575.872 0 1.581.707 1.581 1.575s-.709 1.574-1.581 1.574-1.582-.706-1.582-1.574zm9.061 4.669c-.797.793-2.048 1.179-3.824 1.179l-.013-.003-.013.003c-1.777 0-3.028-.386-3.824-1.179-.145-.144-.145-.379 0-.523.145-.145.381-.145.526 0 .65.647 1.729.961 3.298.961l.013.003.013-.003c1.569 0 2.648-.315 3.298-.962.145-.145.381-.144.526 0 .145.145.145.379 0 .524zm-.189-3.095c-.872 0-1.581-.706-1.581-1.574 0-.868.709-1.575 1.581-1.575s1.581.707 1.581 1.575-.709 1.574-1.581 1.574z"/>
  </svg>
  </a> </div>
  

CSS Code For After Post Social Share Icons


/* After Post Social Share Design by web insights*/

.webinsights-social-wrapper {
    margin: 30px 0;
    font-size: 0;
}

.webinsights-social-wrapper span {
    font-weight: bold;
    padding-right: 10px;
    font-size: 16px;
}

.webinsights-social-sharing {
    font-size: 17px;
    padding: 7px 20px;
}

@media only screen and (max-width: 600px) {
    .webinsights-social-sharing {
        font-size: 17px;
        padding: 6px 17px;
        display: inline-block;
    }
	.webinsights-social-wrapper {
    margin: 30px 0px;
    font-size: 0;
}


}

.webinsights-social-sharing svg {
    position: relative;
    top: 0.15em;
    display: inline-block;
}

.webinsights-social-sharing:first-of-type {
    border-radius: 100px 0 0 100px;
}

.webinsights-social-sharing:last-of-type {
    border-radius: 0 100px 100px 0;
}

.webinsights-social-facebook {
    fill: #fff;
    background-color: rgba(59, 89, 152, 1);

}

.webinsights-social-facebook:hover {
    background-color: rgba(59, 89, 152, .8);
}

.webinsights-social-twitter {
    fill: #fff;
    background-color: rgba(29, 161, 242, 1);
}

.webinsights-social-twitter:hover {
    background-color: rgba(29, 161, 242, .8);
}

.webinsights-social-pinterest {
    fill: #fff;
    background-color: rgba(189, 8, 28, 1);
}

.webinsights-social-pinterest:hover {
    background-color: rgba(189, 8, 28, .8);
}

.webinsights-social-linkedin {
    fill: #fff;
    background-color: rgba(0, 119, 181, 1);
}

.webinsights-social-linkedin:hover {
    background-color: rgba(0, 119, 181, .8);
}

.webinsights-social-whatsapp {
    fill: #fff;
    background-color: rgba(37, 211, 102, 1);
}

.webinsights-social-whatsapp:hover {
    background-color: rgba(37, 211, 102, .8);
}

.webinsights-social-reddit {
    fill: #fff;
    background-color: rgba(255, 87, 0, 1);
}

.webinsights-social-reddit:hover {
    background-color: rgba(255, 87, 0, .8);
}


So this is how you can add a social share icon without plugins in the generatepress premium theme.

Implement the same way in your website and delete your social share icon plugin. In this way, you can improve the speed of your website.

Let me know if you are facing any issues in the comment section. I will definitely reply and answer the queries thanks for reading this article where I have shared the way to set icons actually social share icons for free and without any plugins.

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