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 –
  • 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.

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Any questions?

Leave them in the comments section, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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        1. Will do Hugh. Been a busy weekend away in London. Hubby and went to see Joe Bonamassa at the Royal Albert Hall. He was amazing. But will try it out at some point and let you know. 🙂

    1. Yes, it should all work. I got the Flipboard button directly from the Flipboard website. Here’s a link to their ‘tools’ page.

      https://about.flipboard.com/social-plugins/?tool=follow

      I think I must have ‘trashed’ this post at some stage because I have no idea why the URL has ‘trash’ in it. I must have put it in the trashed file and then moved it back to my draft folder at a later date. 🙄

      Great to hear that Google bought up my post when you did a search.

      Please don’t hesitate to ask if you need any further help with installing the sharing button.

      1. Hi Hugh I managed it when I read your but about clicking images, I then managed to get it all to work, thanks to your very useful post. I’m glad Google did bring it up because I would have been stuck otherwise, thanks.

        1. That will need some dissecting as to why it’s happened. I would have thought an original should always beat a reblog. Maybe the reblogger used some keywords in his/her introduction that Googled liked?

        2. I think so. I just found out that my theme is retired. It doesn’t automatically summarize posts so I sometimes add the “read more” tag. Crawlers may not be able to read the whole post. Another project ahead!

        1. Okay, the settings are going to be very different then. I’m not very good when it comes to self-hosted sites as I’ve never used one. However, I have seen self-hosted bloggers with the Flipboard sharing button on their posts. It may come as part of a plugin. I recommend you ask the company you use to self-host your site. I’m sure they will be able to help you. Sorry, I can’t be of any further help.

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