Rock Social Media Like the Pros

One of the most exciting features we added to a recent theme update gives you more control over how your content is shared on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest. You can now easily add custom social media markup to your posts and pages and use it to your advantage to get more social shares and traffic.

Check out the video tour below to see how this feature works and how best to make use of it:

To learn more from Gael, check out Authority Hacker (I highly recommend you follow this blog).


Use these links to test your social media markup:

Get approved for advanced markup:

We hope you enjoy using this feature in your theme. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below.


Author: Shane Melaugh

Shane Melaugh is a co-founder and the CEO of Thrive Themes. When he isn't plotting new ways to create awesome WordPress themes & plugins, he likes to geek out about camera equipment and medieval swords. He also writes about startups and marketing here.

  • Liz says:

    Shane, this is amazing. I currently use a different plugin for this. The fact that this will come with the theme, it’s making me love the theme even more! Not that I don’t love it already ;-) Thanks so much for making this feature. As a social media strategist and professional, this type of feature really excites me! Hopefully you guys will eliminate all the plugins I currently use in the future! Thanks again for the terrific job you guys are doing!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much, Liz! Gael (the guy featured in the video) was our consultant on this and he also told us that he had to use a combination of other plugins to get the same result, before. And since it’s a feature that can directly affect how much traffic you get, we really wanted to build something easy to use. So I’m very happy to hear that you like what we’ve created.

  • Joerg U says:

    This is exactly the reason why I tell my readers again and again that you and thus the Thrive family is so effective. Instead of a theme with 1000 fill of gimmicks and confuse the user, you axis test on the things that really matter and bring results. Great!

    Best greetings

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Joerg. Yes, that’s exactly what we aim to do. :)

  • Shawn says:

    This feature has not worked for me. I noticed it a few days ago, but it not working. Any suggestions?

    • Paul McCarthy says:

      If you could post this in the relevant theme forum and we’ll sort whatever issues you’re having with this new feature.

  • Detlev Tesch says:

    Hi Shane,
    you guys really are on a roll, releasing one awesome feature after another, constantly improving your product.
    Quite rare in my experience!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Detlev. We aim to keep going at this pace or faster, so stay tuned. :)

  • Eddy says:

    Is this a feature in your content builder plugin?
    If not when can I purchase your thrive themes? I love the content builder plugin and I’m pretty sure your themes will be just as great.

    Eddy with a y.

    • Wesley P says:

      Yes, this is a feature in the content builder plugin, which they call Thrive Architect now.

  • anthony r says:

    You are also creating new and original content and not creating duplicate content which can be penalized by the big G.

  • Nenad A says:

    Your themes and the content plugin is by far the best thing I have ever bought for WordPress. And I am sort of a Theme freak :) But that now stops, I think I found the one go-to Theme for all my sites!
    Excellent stuff!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much, Nenad!
      I’m happy that we managed to please a theme freak like yourself. :)

  • Juan C says:

    Just the info and training you provide is worth the price of admission.

    Thank you for focusing and clearing up a lot of info junk that’s out there Shane.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Juan!

  • Juan Leal says:

    Im looking for social media share buttons for my custom theme, if I buy the membership does your have something I can use?

  • Brian K says:

    amazing feature.

    where can i select “summary large image” for the twitter post?

  • Leonie v says:

    Hi, awesome feature! Can I do this for my Leadpage that I build with the content builder ass well?
    I am a member (and big fan) so I have all the plugins. Just need to know ‘wich one where’ to use for this :)

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