How To Add A Flipboard Sharing Button To Your #WordPress Blog

Flipboard is social media platform I discovered last year. Unfortunately, I never really gave it much attention, but a recent upsurge in traffic to my blog from it has convinced me to give it more attentiveness. However, WordPress don’t have a sharing button for Flipboard, so I’ve found out a way to add one.

In my version, you’ll need a Flipboard account to add the sharing button so other bloggers can share your posts on their Flipboard account. You can set one up by going to the Flipboard site at www.flipboard.com. Once your account is ready, you need never use it unless you want to share the posts of other bloggers to it.

Follow my guide below.

  • Click on WP Admin to access the dashboard of your blog.
  • Click on settings.
  • Click on sharing. You’ll now find yourself on the sharing settings page.
  • Locate and click on the ‘Add A New Service’ link.

Sharing Buttons page on a #WordPress blog

  • A new window will open.

Adding a new Flipboard sharing button on a WordPress blog

  • In the ‘Service Name’ box add the word Flipboard.
  • In the ‘Sharing ULR’ box, you need to copy and paste the following URL address –

https://share.flipboard.com/bookmarklet/popout?v=%post_title%&url=%post_full_url%&ext=addthis&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=widgets&utm_source=addthis

  • We’ll leave the Icon URL box empty for now because you will need to find a Flipboard icon image. The easiest way to do this is by finding one on Google.

Looking for a Flipboard icon on Google

  • When you get the results, click on images and copy and paste a Flipboard icon into your WordPress media library. To do this, I had to add one of the icons to the desktop of my computer and then add the image to my WordPress library by dragging it from my desktop into my media library.
  • Once the image is added to your WordPress library, click on it and copy and paste the WordPress URL address of the image to the Icon URL box of the ‘Add A New Service’ window.

The URL address of an image from a WordPress media library

  • Click on the ‘Create Share Button.’
  • You will now find your new Flipboard sharing button under ‘Available Services.’
  • Click and drag the button to ‘Enabled Services’ and place it where you want.

Enabled sharing buttons on a #WordPress blog

  • The Flipboard sharing button will now show on all your posts.

The Flipboard sharing button

  • You’re all done.

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My thanks to Terri Webster Schrandt and Ritu Bhathal who helped me in getting some of these details.

You can follow me on Flipboard by clicking here.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments section, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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    1. Sounds as if you may be on the wrong dashboard of your blog. You need to be on the older version. To get there, click on WP Admin (which is at the bottom of the list). This will take you to the old dashboard. From there, click on settings and then click on sharing. You’ll then be on the sharing settings page where the ‘add a new service’ link can be found.

      I hope that helps.

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  1. Applesauce! Another site for me to learn about? But I do enjoy learning, Hugh. I’d never heard of Flipboard; no clue about it. So thanks for making me aware.
    (I tried to work with BeeBee [alternative to LinkedIn], but that was just one thing too many for my already abbreviated social media time. So I let it go.) Flipboard, huh? Mega hugs.

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    1. I gave up on LinkedIn a few weeks ago, Teagan. I’ve also now thrown the towel in on Pinterest. I think we all get to find out which social media sites work best for us. I came across Flipboard about a year ago, but never really thought much about it. However, once those stats started coming though I took a bit more notice and have now fallen in love with Flipboard. Anybody would think they were paying me to say that, but I can guarantee they are not. They did reach out to me and I’ve always been a huge lover of good customer service. It always makes me want to go back.
      Hugs to you.
      xx

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  2. Hello! Found you via SuzieSpeaks. Thank you for the clear pointers on how to add Flipboard. I’ve now added the button on my own posts and followed you on Flipboard. Is it weird I want to tweet this as well? Ha.

    Thanks again,

    Lorna

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