Jumbo Share Counters - Floating Social Sharing Bar


Displaying a Vertical Floating Social Sharing Bar on your websites and blogs is the best way to increase social shares on desktop screens and increase your referral traffic from social media networks. Official social sharing buttons are extremely slow in loading and really effects webpage load time. Thanks to  "Jumbo Share Counters (JSC)" Plugin, now you can create both Horizontal and Vertical sharing bars without compromising the load time. The floating bar will display only when you user scrolls down the page and will disappear the moment user scrolls to comment section of the blog. This technique significantly increases user engagement in your content. If you wish you can surely display the sharing bar even next to the comment section. In todays' tutorial we will discuss how to install JSC plugin in Blogger blogs, in our next tutorial we will share the scripts for WordPress blogs.

Floating Sharing Bar For Blogger blogs

Before we could begin, you must first install JSC plugin in your BlogSpot blogs by following the steps mentioned in this tutorial:

JSC blogger widget by default includes the following 8 popular share buttons:

  1. Facebook
  2. GooglePlus +1
  3. Twitter
  4. LinkedIn
  5. Pinterest
  6. StumbleUpon
  7. Buffer
  8. Print

The viber and whatsapp share buttons will display only in mobile devices such as smartphones inside Horizontal sharing bar and not inside Floating sharing bar. These two buttons allow users to share your blog posts with their viber and whatsapp contacts, therefore they make sense only for mobile devices and not for desktop users. I have therefore not added these buttons inside the Floating sharing bar which will display only in Desktop devices and tablets. But in case you want to display viber and whatsapp sharing buttons in desktop screens also then you can request me by posting your comments, I will make the necessary edits in the code below.

Floating Social Sharing Bar Collapsed

We are using IsMobileRequest condition to allow this sharing bar to display only Desktop devices and tablets unlike CSS display:none which only disappears the HTML DOM but does not prevent the script from loading. IsMobileRequest Condition will prevent the widget from loading at server side thus increasing your blog load time in mobile devices. For mobile devices only "Horizontal sharing bar" will display. Make sure you add both the horizontal and floating sharing bars for maximum social share impact.

JSC Floating Sharing Bar is the most advanced PHP driven FREE sharing plugin built for Blogspot templates, WordPress themes (and other platforms) that works perfectly in both custom templates and responsive blogger templates.

Floating Social Sharing Bar Expanded

The following features makes it the most advanced sharing plugin:

  • Mobile responsive,
  • SEO friendly,
  • Lightweight & Lightening fast,
  • Animated number counter on scroll,
  • Natural in design
  • Customizable
  • Expand/Collapse option
  • Hosted on cloud servers 
  • Free of cost!

Lets get straight to coding!

Add JSC Floating Sharing bar in Blogger Template

Follow these easy steps:

1 Go To Blogger > Templates > Backup your template

2 Click Edit HTML

3Search for ]]></b:skin> and paste the following CSS code just above ]]></b:skin>

Note:
Skip adding this step if you have already added Horizontal Sharing bar in your templates. This code is the same that we shared earlier in step#3 of Horizontal Sharing bar plugin tutorial.

/* ##### FREE JUMBO SHARE COUNTERS ####### */
#MBTshares-wrap{margin:20px 0px;border-top: 1px dotted #eee;
padding: 10px 0;border-bottom: 1px dotted #eee;overflow:hidden}
#MBTshares{display:inline-block;overflow:hidden;text-align:left;white-space:nowrap;font-family:arial;font-size:11px;margin:0px 5px 0; line-height: 1.4em!important;}
#horiz{position:relative; padding:0; margin:0;}
#horiz #MBTshares{position:relative;top:-8px; padding-top:20px;}
#MBTshares a:hover{text-decoration:none!important;}

/***Facebook***/
.mbt-fb{background:transparent linear-gradient(#4C69BA,#3B55A0) repeat scroll 0 0;border:medium none;border-radius:2px;color:#FFF!important;cursor:pointer;font-weight:700;height:20px;line-height:20px;padding:0 6px;white-space:nowrap;text-shadow:0 -1px 0 #354C8C}
.mbt-fb:focus,.mbt-fb:hover,.mbt-fb:active{background:transparent linear-gradient(#5B7BD5,#4864B1) repeat scroll 0 0;border-color:#5874C3 #4961A8 #41599F;box-shadow:0 0 1px #607FD6 inset}
.mbt-fb i{padding:2px 2px 0 4px;font-size:11px;color:#3B5998;background:#fff;margin-right:4px;margin-top:3px}
.mbt-fb:hover, .mbt-fb:visited, .mbt-tw:hover,.mbt-tw:visited, .mbt-linkedin:hover ,.mbt-linkedin:visited{color:#fff!important;}

/***Gplus, Pinit, Stumbleupon***/
.mbt-gp{box-shadow:0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.05);background-color:#FFF;background-image:none;border-radius:2px;border:1px solid rgba(0,0,0,0.17);color:#262626!important;cursor:pointer;font-weight:700;height:20px;line-height:20px;padding:0 6px 0 4px;white-space:nowrap}
.mbt-gp:hover, .mbt-gp:visited{color:#262626!important;}
#MBTshares .pinit{background:#f9f9f9!important}
#MBTshares .stumb{background:#f0fafe!important;border:1px solid #cde3ea}
#MBTshares .stumb:hover{border:1px solid #b7d5df;box-shadow:0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.1)}
#MBTshares .stumb i{color:#eb4823!important;font-size:13px!important;margin-top:1px!important}
.mbt-gp:focus,.mbt-gp:hover,.mbt-gp:active{border:1px solid rgba(0,0,0,0.25);box-shadow:0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.1)}
.mbt-gp i{padding:2px 2px 0 0;font-size:11px;color:#DB4437;margin-right:2px;margin-top:3px}
.mbt-gp .fa-pinterest{padding:0 2px 0 0;font-size:14px}
#MBTshares .bufferimg{width:15px; margin-top:2px; padding:0 1px 0 0; }

/***LinkedIn***/
.mbt-linkedin{transition:background-color .218s ease 0s,border-color .218s ease 0s,box-shadow .218s ease 0;background-color:#0077B5;text-shadow:0 -1px #005887;border:medium none;border-radius:2px;border:1px solid #066094;color:#fff!important;cursor:pointer;font-weight:700;height:20px;line-height:20px;padding:0 2px 0 1px;white-space:nowrap}
@media screen and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio:0) {
.mbt-linkedin{padding:0 5px 0 1px}
}

.mbt-linkedin:focus,.mbt-linkedin:hover,.mbt-linkedin:active{border:1px solid #0369A0;background-color:#0369A0}
.mbt-linkedin i{padding:0;font-size:17px;color:#FFF;margin-right:0;position:relative;left:1px}
.mbt-linkedin .ibg{background:#0369A0 none repeat scroll 0 0;width:17px;display:inline-block;border-right:1px solid #006095;border-radius:2px;height:20px;padding:0 2px 0 1px;margin:0 2px 0 -1px}

/**Twtter, Print, Whatsapp, viber**/
.mbt-tw{position:relative;height:22px;padding:4px 8px 1px 4px;font-weight:700;color:#FFF!important;cursor:pointer;background-color:#1B95E0;border-radius:3px;box-sizing:border-box}
.mbt-tw:focus,.mbt-tw:hover,.mbt-tw:active{background-color:#0C7ABF}
.mbt-tw i{padding:0 0 0 1px;font-size:14px;color:#fff;margin-right:2px;margin-top:0}
.mbt-o{max-width:100%}
.mbt-o,.mbtcount-o,.mbt-fb,.mbt-gp,.mbt-linkedin,.mbt-tw,.label,#mbtcount{display:inline-block;vertical-align:top} .label {margin-left: -1px !important;}
.mbtcount-o{position:relative;min-width:15px;height:17px;text-align:center;padding:1px 5px;margin-left:2px;background:#FFF none repeat scroll 0 0;border:1px solid #e7e7e7;border-radius:2px; }
#MBTshares .printme {background-color:#333;}
#MBTshares .printme:focus,#MBTshares .printme:hover,#MBTshares .printme:active{background-color:#000}
#MBTshares .whatsapp{background-color:#73D40B;}
#MBTshares .whatsapp i{font-size:15px!important;}
#MBTshares .whatsapp:focus,#MBTshares .whatsapp:hover,#MBTshares .whatsapp:active{background-color:#65BA09}
#MBTshares .viber{background-color:#7b519d;}
#MBTshares .viber:focus,#MBTshares .viber:hover,#MBTshares .viber:active{background-color:#8558aa}
#MBTshares .viberimg{width:13px; margin-top:0px; padding:0 3px 0 0; }

#mbtcount{color:#666;white-space:nowrap;text-decoration:none;padding:2px 0 0}
#mbtcount:hover{text-decoration:none}
#MBTshares .arrow{height:0;left:-10px;position:relative;top:-15px;width:5px;z-index:2}
#MBTshares .ext{min-height:18px!important}
#MBTshares .arrow s,#MBTshares .arrow i{border-color:transparent #e7e7e7;border-style:solid;border-width:4px 5px 4px 0;display:block;position:relative;top:19px}
#MBTshares .arrow i{border-right-color:#FFF;left:2px;top:11px}
.share-btn{position:relative;display:inline-block}
.share-btn .h2{font-size:30px;font-weight:700;font-family:arial;color:#73D40B;height:31px; line-height: 1.4em;}
.share-btn .h4{font-size:12px;font-family:arial}

/*#########Floating Counter Styles###########*/
.mbt-vertical{max-width:60px!important;margin:0 0 0 -83px!important;border:1px solid #f3f3f3!important;padding:3px 6px 0!important;background:#fff; position: fixed;z-index:99999;bottom: 7%;float: left;border-right:0px solid #fff!important;}
.mbt-vertical #MBTshares{display:block;width:60px;margin:7px 0!important}
.tcount{margin:0 10px 0 0;text-align:center;min-width:60px;border-right:3px solid #73D40B;padding:0 15px 0 10px}
.mbt-vertical .tcount{border-right:0;padding:0;text-align:center;height:auto}
.tcount .h2{font-size:29px;padding-bottom:5px}
.tcount .h4,.mbt-vertical .tcount .h4{font-size:12px;padding-bottom:5px;border-radius:0}
.mbt-vertical .tcount .h4{border-bottom:3px solid #73D40B}
.mbt-vertical .mbt-o,.mbt-vertical .mbtcount-o,.mbt-vertical .mbt-fb,.mbt-vertical .mbt-gp,.mbt-vertical .mbt-tw,.mbt-vertical #mbtcount{display:block}
.mbt-vertical .mbtcount-o{margin-bottom:7px;margin-left:0;height:30px}
.mbt-vertical #mbtcount{padding:7px 0 0;font-size:15px;color:#666}
.arrow-v{bottom:-8px;height:7px;left:25px;position:absolute;width:0;z-index:2}
.arrow-v s,.arrow-v i{border-color:#e7e7e7 transparent transparent;border-style:solid;border-width:5px;display:block;position:relative}
.arrow-v i{border-top-color:#FFF;left:0;top:-12px}

/*#########Vertical Counter Switch###########*/
.switchoff{display:none}
.mbtswitch{padding:0 16px;margin:0 0 5px;display:block;max-width:60px;height:20px;cursor:pointer;background-color:#fff;border:1px solid #eee;border-radius:2px;outline:0 none;font:16px fontawesome;color:#ddd}
.mbtswitch:hover{color:#73D40B}
.mbtswitch i.active:after{content:'\f067';position:relative;left:7px;top:2px;font-style:normal}
.mbtswitch i.inactive:after{content:'\f068';position:relative;left:7px;top:2px;font-style:normal}

/*#########Horizontal Counter Switch###########*/
.switchoff2{display:inline-block;}
.mbtswitch2{padding:0 15px 0 3px;position:relative;top:-15px;margin:20px 0 0 3px;display:inline-block;max-width:30px;height:20px;cursor:pointer;background-color:#fff;border:1px solid #eee;border-radius:2px;outline:0 none;font:16px fontawesome;color:#ddd}
.mbtswitch2:hover{color:#73D40B}
.mbtswitch2 i.active:after{content:'\f067';position:relative;left:7px;top:2px;font-style:normal}
.mbtswitch2 i.inactive:after{content:'\f068';position:relative;left:7px;top:2px;font-style:normal}
@media only screen and (max-width:230px) {
.tcount{border-bottom: 2px solid #74D50C; border-right:none; min-width:100%;}
#horiz #MBTshares {width: 100%;}
}

Customization:

  • If you wish to float the sharing bar to the right side of your blog post then simply replace float: left; with float: right;
  • To adjust the position of the widget play with its margin values by editing margin:0 0 0 -83px
  • To decide at what position (how high/up) you wish to locate the widget from the base of the browser then edit bottom: 7%;
  • To change the green font color of the Jumbo Share count kindly edit #73D40B

4 Next search for  <b:includable id='post' var='post'> 

Just below this code paste the following HTML code:     

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;static_page&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.isMobileRequest == &quot;false&quot;'>
<div class='mbt-vertical' id='MBTshares-wrap' style='display:none;'>
<!--TOTAL-->
<div class='share-btn tcount' data-service='total'>
<div class='count h2 anim'/>
<span class='prefix'/>
<div class='h4'>SHARES</div></div>
<!--FACEBOOK-->
<div id='MBTshares'>
<div class='mbtcount-o'>
<span class='share-btn' data-service='facebook'>
<span class='count anim' id='mbtcount'/></span>
<div class='arrow-v'><s/><i/></div></div>
<div class='mbt-o'>
<a class='mbt-fb' expr:href='&quot;http://www.facebook.com/share.php?v=4&amp;u=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;t=&quot; + data:post.title' onclick='window.open(this.href,&apos;sharer&apos;, &apos;toolbar=0,status=0,scrollbars, width=626,height=436&apos;); return false;' rel='nofollow' target='_blank' title='Share on Facebook!'>
<i class='fa fa-facebook'/><span class='label'>Share</span></a></div></div>
<!--GOOGLE PLUS-->
<div id='MBTshares'>
<div class='mbtcount-o'>
<span class='share-btn' data-service='google'>
<span class='count anim' id='mbtcount'/><span class='prefix'/></span>
<div class='arrow-v'><s/><i/></div></div>
<div class='mbt-o'><a class='mbt-gp' expr:href='&quot;https://plus.google.com/share?url=&quot; + data:post.url' onclick='window.open(this.href,&apos;sharer&apos;, &apos;toolbar=0,status=0,scrollbars,width=626,height=436&apos;); return false;' rel='nofollow' target='_blank' title='Share on Google Plus!'>
<i class='fa fa-google-plus'/><span class='label'>Share</span></a></div></div>
<!--TWITTER-->
<div id='MBTshares'><div class='mbt-o'>
<a class='mbt-tw' expr:href='&quot;http://twitter.com/home?status=&quot; + data:post.title + &quot;-&quot; + data:post.url' onclick='window.open(this.href,&apos;sharer&apos;, &apos;toolbar=0,scrollbars,status=0,width=626,height=436&apos;); return false;' rel='nofollow' target='_blank' title='Share on Twitter!'>
<i class='fa fa-twitter'/><span class='label'>Tweet</span></a></div></div>

<div class='switchoff'>
<!--STUMBLEUPON-->
<div id='MBTshares'>
<div class='mbtcount-o'>
<span class='share-btn' data-service='stumbleupon'>
<span class='count anim' id='mbtcount'/><span class='prefix'/></span>
<div class='arrow-v'><s/><i/></div></div>
<div class='mbt-o'>
<a class='mbt-gp stumb' expr:href='&quot;http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=&quot; + data:post.url' onclick='window.open(this.href,&apos;sharer&apos;, &apos;toolbar=0,status=0,scrollbars,width=626,height=436&apos;); return false;' rel='nofollow' target='_blank' title='Stumble it!'>
<i class='fa fa-stumbleupon'/><span class='label'>Share</span></a></div></div>
<!--LINKEDIN-->
<div id='MBTshares'>
<div class='mbtcount-o'>
<span class='share-btn' data-service='linkedin'>
<span class='count anim' id='mbtcount'/><span class='prefix'/></span>
<div class='arrow-v'><s/><i/></div></div>
<div class='mbt-o'>
<a class='mbt-linkedin' expr:href='&quot;http://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?mini=true&amp;url=&quot; + data:post.url' onclick='window.open(this.href,&apos;sharer&apos;, &apos;toolbar=0,status=0,scrollbars,width=626,height=436&apos;); return false;' rel='nofollow' target='_blank' title='Share on Linkedin!'>
<span class='ibg'><i class='fa fa-linkedin'/></span>
<span class='label'>Share</span></a></div></div>
<!--PINTEREST-->
<div id='MBTshares'>
<div class='mbtcount-o'>
<span class='share-btn' data-service='pinterest'>
<span class='count anim' id='mbtcount'/><span class='prefix'/></span><div class='arrow-v'>
<s/><i/></div></div>
<div class='mbt-o'>
<a class='mbt-gp pinit' expr:href='&quot;http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;media=&quot; + data:post.thumbnailUrl + &quot;&amp;description=&quot; + data:post.title' onclick='window.open(this.href,&apos;sharer&apos;, &apos;toolbar=0,status=0,scrollbars,width=626,height=436&apos;); return false;' rel='nofollow' target='_blank' title='Pin it!'>
<i class='fa fa-pinterest'/>
<span class='label'>Pin it</span></a></div></div>
<!--BUFFER-->
<div id='MBTshares'>
<div class='mbtcount-o'>
<span class='share-btn' data-service='buffer'>
<span class='count anim' id='mbtcount'/><span class='prefix'/></span>
<div class='arrow-v'><s/><i/></div></div>
<div class='mbt-o'>
<a class='mbt-gp' expr:href='&quot;https://buffer.com/add?url=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;picture=&quot; + data:post.thumbnailUrl + &quot;&amp;text=&quot; + data:post.title + &quot;&amp;via=stc_network&quot;' onclick='window.open(this.href,&apos;sharer&apos;, &apos;toolbar=0,scrollbars,status=0,width=626,height=436&apos;); return false;' rel='nofollow' target='_blank' title='Share on Buffer!'><img class='bufferimg' src='https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eYyUk4KGuBg/Vs-oFm656VI/AAAAAAAAQfE/maUNyJ9PWqE/s1600/logo-icon.png'/><span class='label'>Buffer</span></a>
</div></div>

<!--Print-->
<div id='MBTshares'>
<div class='mbt-o'>
<a class='mbt-tw printme' href='javascript:window.print()' rel='nofollow' target='_blank' title='Print this page!'>
<i class='fa fa-print'/><span class='label'>Print</span></a>
</div></div></div><!--switchoff-->
<span class='mbtswitch'><i class='active'/></span>
</div>
</b:if>
</b:if>
</b:if>
                

Customization Guide:

  • All button locations are labeled for easy readability. You can easily change/swap the locations of button within the widget.
  • Replace stc_network with your twitter username/handle
  • All buttons inside the purple highlighted tags will remain hidden when page loads and will be displayed only when the user clicks the +/- switch button. Buttons will display using this toggle button which we named the switch.
  • If you wish to add more buttons inside the switch then simply copy its code and paste it inside the purple switch tags.
  • To remove buttons from inside the switch, simply copy the button's code and paste it above the switch tag i.e. <div class='switchoff'>

5 Save your template and you are almost done!

Note: You wont be able to see the widget working without the step discussed below. So you must also add the code shared below.

Fade In and Fade Out the Sharing bar

If you observe carefully, you will notice that the sharing bar is invisible when a user lands on any of your page. It is displayed the moment user scrolls down, it will be shown as long as the user does not reach the comment section. In short the widget will be visible only next to the post content and not above or below it. This gives a professional touch to the widget that is often adopted by leading corporate blogs. We implemented the same technique in blogger.

6Add the code below just above </head> inside your template:

<b:if cond='data:blog.isMobileRequest == &quot;false&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<script type='text/javascript'>
// <![CDATA[
// Show hide Jumbo Share Counter
$(document).ready(function () {
var stickElement = $('.mbt-vertical'),
hideTrigger = $('.post-footer'),
top = stickElement.offset().top;
$(window).scroll(function (event) {
var y = $(this).scrollTop();
var maxY = hideTrigger.offset().top;
if (y < maxY) {
$('.mbt-vertical').fadeIn();
} else {
$('.mbt-vertical').fadeOut();
}});});
// ]]>
</script>
</b:if>
</b:if>

Make these changes if needed:

  • In most blogger templates the blog post bottom section contains this class: .post-footer
  • The Sharing bar will fade out as soon as it reaches this class. You can use any class you want before which you wish the sharing bar to disappear.
  • If your template does not contain this class and you can not find one then inform me by commenting below, I will review your template and pick an alternative class that may work in your case.

7 Save your template and you are all done! =)

Need Help?

Let me know if you need any help. Feel free to post your queries below, I would love to help as soon as time allows. Jumbo Share counters have really increased our blog speed and referral traffic. I wish it helps you out as well and multiplies your traffic threefold. What ones cost $10/mon is now available for free, so don't delay trying it out. Peace and blessings buddies. =)

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  1. I did just so however no counter appears, but the Horizontal Social Sharing Bar works flawlessly..

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  2. It's strange, I do exactly as you write the article and while the test http://logismikofree.blogspot.gr blog works flawlessly not working on my official blog http://www.lovefortechnology.net. What have I done wrong?

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  3. Mohammad, everything seems okay how I found random solution, added java script http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8.1/jquery.min.js and the problem was solved ..

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    1. jQuery is a must to add inside your template. I am glad you added it. I have mentioned in the primary installation tutorial to include jQuery link. Glad you figured it out =)

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  4. Thanks for the widget bro...been a while i have been searching floating buttons that wont affect my webpage load time.

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  5. Mohammad, I just did everything you said. But sharing not showing don't know why please check my blog http://www.latestphonenews.com/

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  6. Hi, I've tried to used but, the horizontal bar doesn't appear and the vertical bar don't add the counts of any social shares.

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  7. Waiting for the wordpress version :-)

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  8. Its not working properly....it doesnt showing any vertical bar

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  9. Work perfectly.
    Time now to share a new template to your reader including all your great codes and plugins ;-)

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  10. I followed every step but nothing appears

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    1. are you sure you first installed the plugin from here? Because most readers did make this mistake. Also check if you have jquery installed.

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  11. Note: Most of you who could not see any counts are missing the important part of the tutorial. i.e. Installing the Jumbo Share Counters Script

    Please first install it and only then follow this tutorial.

    If still it did not worked then share your blog URL, I will review your code.

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    1. Mohammad bro, while not make a wordpress plugin. :D

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