Blog II: Sharing widget

Edit this module at the top of your Act2 Blog II template to change the sharing widget type:

Act2 Template Builder Blog II Options Edit HubL

Act2 Template Builder Blog II Options Post Sharing Type

Default sharing widget

You can type default for the HubSpot built-in blog sharing widget:

Act2 Template Builder Blog II Options Post Sharing Type Default

This will appear at the top and bottom of your blog post body:

Act2 Blog II Post Sharing Type Default Sample

For that, please also make sure the Blog Social Sharing Icons are enabled in your Blog Settings:

Act2 Content Settings Blog Social Sharing Icons

No sharing widget

You can also type none for no sharing widget:

Act2 Template Builder Blog II Options Post Sharing Type None

AddThis sharing widget

Or you can type addthis for an AddThis custom widget (we used this one as the default option because is much more customizable and performant. HubSpot Blog too is using this kind of widget):

Act2 Template Builder Options Post Sharing Type AddThis

This will appear as a fixed widget on the left:

Act2 Blog II Post Sharing Type AddThis Top

And as a static widget at the bottom of your blog post body on mobile:

Act2 Blog II Post Sharing Type AddThis Mobile

Set up AddThis share widget

Go to https://www.addthis.com/ and login or create your account, then click the button to explore the tools and choose to create a Share Buttons widget:

Act2 is using a simple AddThis widget, so please make sure you create exaclty the same type of widget as we did, with the same options, otherwise the styles will not work.

Choose the Inline widget:

Click the Continue button:

Choose your desired social networks:

Click the Design tab:

And use these settings:

Click the Share Counters tab:

Set Share Counters Type to None:

Go to the Position tab and make sure the Hide on These Devices is set to Neither

Leave the other options to default and click Activate Tool when you're ready:

From the next screen copy the code:

And paste it into your Act2 Blog II template, in this module:

Act2 Template Builder Blog II Paste Your AddThis code

Act2 Template Builder Blog II Paste Your AddThis code

Back to your AddThis page scroll down the page and copy this class from the Setup Inline Tools code (please copy only the class, nothing else. Example: addthis_inline_share_toolbox):

This class may be different for you, depending on how many sharing widgets you have in your AddThis account. To make sure, you can access your Tools:

Then click the GET THE CODE button next to your widget:

Once you copy the class go back to your template and replace it in this module if it's different:

Act2 Template Builder Blog II AddThis Class Module

Act2 Template Builder Blog II AddThis Class Module Variable Value

Publish your changes and you're done.

Act2 Template Builder Blog II Publish Button

Using Act2.1 with the new Design Tools? Read this documentation.