How to Create a Branded Sharebox for Your WordPress Posts –

How to Create a Branded Sharebox for Your WordPress Posts - WP Mayor

Creating more opportunities to engage your readers and promote your content is an ongoing challenge for online publishers. There’s enormous pressure to continually grow your brand and outperform competitors.

One solution is to add a branded sharebox to your posts. This handy feature will enable readers to share shortened links to your content on their social media accounts, simultaneously increasing your engagement rate, visibility, and brand recognition.

In this post, we’ll explain in more detail what shareboxes are and why they’re useful. Then we’ll show you how to add one to your site using Shorten.REST’s new Branded Sharebox plugin. Let’s go!

Understanding Shareboxes and Why They’re Valuable to Content Publishers

A sharebox is simply a social sharing feature that includes a shortened, branded link to the associated post. A popular example is the one that appears if you click on the Share button below a YouTube video:

They combine several elements that are commonly used to boost user engagement and brand visibility, including:

  • Shortened, branded links. Also sometimes called ‘vanity URLs’, these links highlight your brand name and redirect to your website. An example is in the image above. Shortened links are useful for social media sharing because they take up less space.
  • Social sharing buttons. Enabling readers to easily post your content to social media is an opportunity for free marketing. Buttons minimize the work required by users, increasing the likelihood they’ll share your content.
  • Social share counts. These are simply the number of times your post has been shared on each available social media platform. High share counts are excellent social proof for your brand.

Adding branded shareboxes to your WordPress posts should enable you to drive more traffic to your site via social media with minimal effort on your part.

How to Add a Branded Sharebox to Your WordPress Posts (In 3 Steps)

Shorten.REST is a URL shortener API that recently released a corresponding WordPress plugin. You can use them to create your own short links and promote them with branded shareboxes.

Below, we’ve outlined the steps needed to get started with the Branded Sharebox plugin. For the purposes of this post, we’ll assume you’ve already installed and activated it on your WordPress site.

Step 1: Sign Up for a Shorten.REST Account

In order to use the Branded Sharebox plugin, you need a Shorten.REST account. To sign up, go to and click on the Sign Up Now button. Then fill in the required information:

The Shorten.REST signup page.



This article was written by Will Morris and originally published on WP Mayor.

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