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How to add social media icons & share buttons in Prestashop 1.7?

Nowadays, no one can deny the power of social media, not only for entertainment but also for shopping. If you have an online store, your potential customers are probably browsing the newsfeeds of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest; and looking for similar products to yours. Therefore, connecting them with those social networks is necessary. By doing this, your customers from social media can know more about your business and product. Also, your customer from your website can trust you with feedback or review on these social accounts. This blog will guide you to  configure Prestashop modules to add Prestashop share buttons and sociall media icons to your website. This will be very simple.

First and formost, please log in to your Prestashop admin. In the dashboard of your Prestashop store, go to Improve section and follow the path:

Modules -> Modules Manager -> Modules  (tab).

In the Category field, select Facebook & Social Networks option from the drop-down.

module manager in Prestashop admin

Here you have to find two module: Social media follow links and Social media share button

add Prestashop share buttons

I. Add Social media follow links in Prestashop 1.7 admin

Click on Configure to configure Social media follow links module. You will head to the following screen:

configure social media follow links

There will be 8 fields where you can insert links of your accounts in the most popular networks, such as:

  • Facebook,
  • Twitter,
  • RSS
  • Youtube,
  • Pinterest,
  • Vimeo,
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn

Don’t forget to Save all changes and check how it appears in frontend.

In our case, we add link for Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, so you can see these 4 social media icons in the footer of the store.

social icons in frontend Prestashop

 

II. add Prestashop share buttons 

Now let’s add Prestashop share buttons on product page.

Here what we see when select Configure button of Social media share buttons module.

add Prestashop share buttons

 

As you can see it is very simple as you just need to decide which social media network share buttons you want to appear on product pages. Press Save and check the front end.

social icons share buttons on product page

 

That’s it. Now you know how to connect your Prestashop store with your social networks.

 

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