Share-this feature for Social Links Blocks

Appends current page URL onto WP Block Editor Social Icon links to create a share-this style feature. Be sure to set icon URLs to the “sharer” URL with the service. In this example the icon set has CSS ID share-this. Demo here¬†

add_action( 'wp_print_footer_scripts', function() {

	<script type="text/javascript">

		// Document Loaded Event
		document.addEventListener( "DOMContentLoaded", function() {

			// Get Social Links
			var links = document.querySelectorAll(
				'ul#share-this li.wp-social-link a'

			// Loop Links
			links.forEach( function( link ) {

				// Email Links
				if( link.href.indexOf( 'mailto' ) >= 0 ) {
					link.href = link.href
						+ '<?php echo urlencode( get_permalink() ); ?>';

				// Facebook Links
				else if( link.href.indexOf( 'facebook' ) >= 0 ) {
					link.href = link.href
						+ '?u=<?php echo urlencode( get_permalink() ); ?>';

				// Other Links
				else {
					link.href = link.href
						+ '?url=<?php echo urlencode( get_permalink() ); ?>';

			} );

		} );


} );

Instructions for Share-this feature for Social Links Blocks

  1. Log into a staging or locally hosted clone of your site.
  2. Install and activate Code Snippets plugin.
  3. WP Admin > Snippets > Add New
  4. Copy and paste the code from the section above.
  5. Check to ensure formatting came over properly.
  6. Customize the code as desired.
  7. Add a meaningful title.
  8. Select whether to run on front-end or back-end (or both).
  9. Click “Save and Activate”.
  10. Test your site to ensure it works.
  11. Disable if any problems, or recover.
  12. Repeat for live environment.

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