The social share counter collects overall counts from shares from each post. It is sorted in your analytics panel by platform and user. The counter is located on the left side of the social media buttons. This option can be easily customized and you can allocate fake and random counts to your share counter.
How does the Share Counter work?
This option is available in Shortcode and Global Activation. Simply check to enable counts and each time a user clicks to share your post, it will register on your share counter and the data will be stored in your analytics panel showing which users shared and what platform they shared on.
When generating shortcode you can set up your share counts for your social media.
The clip below demonstrates how to set up your share counter in the Shortcode Generator
Breakdown of Options
Enable / Disable – Check this option to activate and show your share counter.
Font Size – Use this dropdown to choose the size of your counts.
Font Weight – Use this dropdown to set the weight of your font.
Color Picker – Choose from unlimited colors with the color picker. Or, drop your own color code in.
Fake Total Count – Type in the counts you would like for each emoji and they will show on the front end.
In step 3 of Global Activation you will find your Share Counter option block. To activate your counter, simply check the enable box and you can customize how your counts appear. In addition, you will be able to enter a Random Share count. This count will be distributed to all new posts by entering a range of numbers.
The clip below demonstrates how to set up your share counter in Global Activation.
Breakdown of Options
All options are the same as the Shortcode Generator, except for the “Fake Counts”. In Global activation, Random Counts are used in order to distribute the counts on a global scale.
Random Share Count – Type in the range of counts that you would like distributed throughout your posts. For example, Type in 1200-12000 for a wide range of counts. Each post will show a different number in between. These counts will be shown on all future posts.
To learn how to deploy your Random Counts on all of your past posts and custom post types, please visit this article on Advanced Random Counts.
Manage Fake Share Counts Manually
With Global Activation you also manage your counts manually by visiting each post and managing your counts in your Meta-Panel. Here you can type in a “Fake Count” number for the counter and it will appear after updating the post.
No. Your fake counts or random counts will not be included in your actual counts and are not shown in your anayltics panel.
Yes. You can visit your WP Reactions Meta-Panel on each post while editing and manage your counts.
All counts will show as follows:
01 - 999 will show in full numeric sequence.
1000 - 999,999 appear as 1K, and will go up in increments of 100 and will show as 1.1K, 1.2K up to 999K.
Over 999K - 1M, 1.1M, 1.2M and so on and so forth.