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How to add Social Share Icons to posts in the Blog module without a plugin
How to add Social Share Icons to posts in the Blog module without a plugin

Customize the Blog module to display Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn sharing icons for each post.

Eduard Ungureanu avatar
Written by Eduard Ungureanu
Updated over a week ago

By default, the Blog Module doesn't include sharing icons for each post it displays; however, with the below customization, we can create custom sharing icons that will be displayed on each post.

Pro Tip: To ensure that each sharing icon will be using the correct post information, the Rank Math plugin can also be used to configure the sharing details such as:

  • The Post title

  • The Post Image

  • The Post description

  1. Install and activate the Rank Math plugin.

  2. For each of the posts, set the Social Media Snippet.

    Post Social Meida Snippet Editor

    Note: if no image is selected, the Post's featured image will be used instead.

  3. Open the Blog Module's settings, go to Advanced Tab → CSS ID & Classes → CSS Class and type in divi_blog_with_sharing_icons.

    Blog module CSS class

  4. To ensure that the following script will only run on specific pages, right after the Blog module in the page layout, add a Code module and place the following script inside it:

    <script id="divi-insert-social-icons-for-blog-module-posts">
    function addSocialIcons() {
    // Check if the wrapper element exists
    if (!document.querySelector('.divi_blog_with_sharing_icons')) {
    // Function to create a social sharing link
    function createSocialLink(url, className, iconClass) {
    var a = document.createElement('a');
    a.href = '#';
    a.rel = 'noopener noreferrer';
    a.className = className;

    // Set innerHTML to include an <i> tag with the specified icon class
    a.innerHTML = '<span class="' + iconClass + '"></span>';

    a.addEventListener('click', function (event) {
    openPopupCenter(url, iconClass, 600, 400);

    return a;

    function openPopupCenter(url, title, w, h) {
    // Calculate the position to center the popup
    var left = screen.width / 2 - w / 2;
    var top = screen.height / 2 - h / 2;

    // Open a new window with specified dimensions and positions
    'toolbar=no, location=no, directories=no, status=no, menubar=no, scrollbars=yes, resizable=yes, copyhistory=no, width=' +
    w +
    ', height=' +
    h +
    ', top=' +
    top +
    ', left=' +

    // Select all posts
    var posts = document.querySelectorAll('.divi_blog_with_sharing_icons .et_pb_post');

    // Iterate over each post
    posts.forEach(function (post) {
    // Avoid adding icons multiple times
    if (post.querySelector('.divi-social-share-icons-wrapper')) return;

    // Extract post details
    var title = post.querySelector('.entry-title').textContent;
    var postUrl = post.querySelector('.entry-title a').href;

    // Create sharing URLs
    var facebookUrl =
    '' +
    var twitterUrl =
    '' +
    encodeURIComponent(title) +
    '&url=' +
    var linkedInUrl =
    '' +

    // Create social icons
    var socialContainer = document.createElement('div');
    socialContainer.className = 'divi-social-share-icons-wrapper';

    // Determine the element to insert the social icons after
    var insertAfterElement;
    var featuredImageUrlExists = post.querySelector('.entry-featured-image-url');
    var blogGridWrapperExists = document.querySelector('.et_pb_blog_grid_wrapper');
    var imageContainer = post.querySelector('.et_pb_image_container');

    if (featuredImageUrlExists && blogGridWrapperExists) {
    insertAfterElement = imageContainer;
    } else if (featuredImageUrlExists && !blogGridWrapperExists) {
    insertAfterElement = featuredImageUrlExists;
    } else {
    insertAfterElement = post.querySelector('');

    // Insert the icons after the determined element

    // Run on initial page load
    document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', addSocialIcons);

    // Run on AJAX completion

  5. Edit the Blog module, go to Advanced Tab → Custom CSS → Free-Form CSS and paste in this CSS code:

    selector .divi-social-share-icons-wrapper {
    position: absolute;
    bottom: 10px;
    padding-left: 10px;
    selector .et_pb_no_thumb .divi-social-share-icons-wrapper {
    position: relative;
    bottom: auto;
    padding-left: 0;
    padding-top: 10px;
    selector .divi-social-share-icons-wrapper .divi-social-icon-link span::before {
    font-family: ETModules;
    font-size: 16px;
    color: white;
    padding: 4px 8px;
    border-radius: 5px;
    display: inline-block;
    margin-right: 10px;

    selector .divi-social-share-icons-wrapper .divi-social-icon-link .divi-icon-facebook::before {
    content: "";
    background-color: #3b5998;
    selector .divi-social-share-icons-wrapper .divi-social-icon-link .divi-icon-twitter::before {
    content: "";
    background-color: #000000;
    selector .divi-social-share-icons-wrapper .divi-social-icon-link .divi-icon-linkedin::before {
    content: "";
    background-color: #007bb6;

The result:

Custom Sharing icons for Blog module

The result of clicking on the custom sharing icons, if for each post, the correct OG tags were set using the Rank Math plugin:

Sharing on  Facebook
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