Block party! Check out the new Sharing Icons Block!

A new block has just landed in Atomic Blocks version 1.1.4! We’re excited to announce the Sharing Icons block. We now have nine awesome blocks available for the Gutenberg editor, and more on the way!

The Sharing Icons block makes it super easy to add social media sharing icons anywhere on your post or page. We’ve added several rad customization options to help you tweak the icons to your taste.

A quick video demo

The Sharing Icons block comes with the following block settings:

  • Twitter, Facebook, Google, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Reddit, and Email sharing icons
  • Button Style (Icon and Text, Icon Only, Text Only)
  • Button Shape (Square, Rounded Square, Circular)
  • Button Size (Small, Medium, Large)
  • Button Color (Black or Social Colors)
  • Left, Center, and Right Alignment

To get started with the new Sharing Icons block, update Atomic Blocks to the latest version, 1.1.4. You can find the block by typing “sharing” or “social” in the block inserter. If you don’t have Atomic Blocks yet, you can download the plugin on our homepage to get the Sharing Icons block and several other handy blocks.

If you haven’t had a chance to get started with Gutenberg yet, now is the perfect time. We’ve written a Beginner’s Guide to Gutenberg post to help you learn about the new editor.

Posted by Mike McAlister

Founder of Array Themes and Atomic Blocks. When I'm not punching pixels or closing brackets, I'm eating pizza, listening to vinyl, and wandering around taking photos.

  1. Is there a way to enable them on all pages/posts?

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    1. Hi there,

      Not yet! The Gutenberg team is working on some different ideas about how we might do global blocks. We don’t want to start creating custom workarounds for this and then have to rework it later on, so we’re waiting it out for a bit.

      Instead of creating them on each page, what you could do is set it up once and then turn it into a shared block. A shared block lets you add the same block to other posts and pages while keeping the settings of the original block. I’ve recorded a quick video showing how to do that.

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