New Floating Social Sharing Bar Widget for Blogger / Blogspot

New Fixed / Floating Social sharing Horizontal Bar Widget for Blogger. This widget is requested by one of way2blogging reader, and thanks for requesting this new widget for you as well as for our Readers. :)
Coming to this widget, it is horizontal social sharing bar widget with counter and is displayed in above the post body. while you scrolling this horizontal social bar is fixed to the top of Post. which will give to readers to share the page immediately by the floating bar. This widget comes with Twitter, Facebook, Google plus, Pinterest, StumbleUpon and Digg buttons.

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How to Add Floating Social Sharing Bar Widget?

First,

  1. Login to New Blogger Dashboard > Choose your Blog and Click the More Options Dropdown
  2. Select the Template > Click on Edit HTML > Proceed
  3. Check/Tick the Expand Template Widgets checkbox

Just follow 3 Simple steps,

The jQuery Plugin!

As always, it is jQuery based widget, and your blog must have the jQuery plugin. if your blog already have a latest jQuery plugin, then Ignore this step and directly follow the Second step.
If not add the below snippet code before </head> tag

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8.2/jquery.js"></script>

The Social Scripts

This Code contains jQuery calls and Social button scripts and styles, and those are loads only in Post Pages which will decrease, load time when you on home or other pages. ;)
Add the below snippet code before </head> tag

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<style type='text/css'>
/*<![CDATA[*/
	#w2bSocialFloat {clear:both;padding: 6px 0;display:block;background:#FFFFFF;}
	#w2bSocialFloat td{padding:4px;margin:0;border:none;}
	#w2bSocialFloat td iframe{max-width:82px;width:82px !important;}
	#w2bSocialFloat.w2bFloatSocial{position: fixed;top:0;z-index:9999999;border-bottom:1px solid #ccc;-webkit-box-shadow:0 1px 1px rgba(0,0,0,0.15);-moz-box-shadow:0 1px 1px rgba(0,0,0,0.15);box-shadow:0 1px 1px rgba(0,0,0,0.15);}
/*]]>*/
</style>
<script type="text/javascript">
/*<![CDATA[*/
// Set the Top Offset
$theOffset = 0;

jQuery(document).ready(function(b){var a=b("#w2bSocialFloat");a.wrap('<div id="w2bSocialPlaceholder"></div>').closest("#w2bSocialPlaceholder").height(a.outerHeight());a.width(a.outerWidth());e=a.offset().top-$theOffset;b("#w2bSocialFloat iframe[src*=plusone]").closest("div").css("max-width","82px");b(window).scroll(function(){d=b(this).scrollTop();d>=e?a.addClass("w2bFloatSocial"):a.removeClass("w2bFloatSocial");f=b(".post");if(f.length!=0){c=f.outerHeight()+f.offset().top;d>=c?a.stop().animate({top:"-150px"}):a.stop().animate({top:$theOffset+"px"})}else d>=e?a.css("top",$theOffset+"px"):a.css("top","0")})});
/*]]>*/
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://widgets.way2blogging.org/blogger-widgets/w2b-blogger-pinit.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
/*<![CDATA[*/
	// Twitter
	(function(a,b,c){var d=a.getElementsByTagName(b)[0];if(!a.getElementById(c)){a=a.createElement(b);a.id=c;a.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";d.parentNode.insertBefore(a,d)}})(document,"script","twitter-wjs");
	// Google + (plus)
	(function(){var a=document.createElement("script");a.type="text/javascript";a.async=true;a.src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js";var b=document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];b.parentNode.insertBefore(a,b)})();
	// Stumbleupon
	(function(){var a=document.createElement("script");a.type="text/javascript";a.async=true;a.src="https://platform.stumbleupon.com/1/widgets.js";var b=document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];b.parentNode.insertBefore(a,b)})();
	// Digg
	(function(){var a=document.createElement("SCRIPT"),b=document.getElementsByTagName("SCRIPT")[0];a.type="text/javascript";a.async=true;a.src="http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js";b.parentNode.insertBefore(a,b)})();
/*]]>*/
</script>
</b:if>

Adding Social Buttons Widget

Let’s add the final Social horizontal bar widget code.
Add this code before <data:post.body/> tag.

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<div id="w2bSocialFloat" class="w2bSocialFloat">
<table  width="100%" class="w2bSocialFloat">
	<tr>
		<td>
			<a href="https://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" expr:data-url="data:post.url" expr:data-text="data:post.title">Tweet</a>
		</td>
		<td>
			<iframe expr:src="&quot;//www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;send=false&amp;layout=button_count&amp;width=80&amp;show_faces=false&amp;action=like&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;font&amp;height=21&quot;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:80px; height:21px;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>
		</td>
		<td>
			<div expr:id="&quot;w2bPinit-&quot; + data:post.id" style="display: none;visibility: hidden;height: 0;width:0;overflow: hidden;" class="w2bPinitButton"> 
				<data:post.body/>
				<script type="text/javascript">
					w2bPinItButton({ 
						url:"<data:post.url/>", 
						thumb: "\<data:post.thumbnailUrl/>", 
						id: "<data:post.id/>", 
						defaultThumb: "http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YZe-IcKvGRA/T8op1FIjwYI/AAAAAAAABg4/j-38UjGnQ-Q/s1600/w2b-no-thumbnail.jpg", 
						pincount: "horizontal" 
					}); 
				</script> 
			</div>
		</td>
		<td>
			<div class="g-plusone" data-size="medium" expr:data-href="data:post.url"></div>
		</td>
		<td>
			<su:badge layout="1" expr:location="data:post.url"></su:badge>
		</td>
		<td>
			<a class="DiggThisButton DiggCompact"></a>
		</td>
	</tr>
</table>
</div>
</b:if>

Save Template!!!

Save the template and check your blog post pages, a working and awesome jQuery based floating social horizontal bar on your blog.

Hope this widget is helpful to you, Please leave your comments, and share this Widget.
Thanks to Raghav! for requesting this simple and awesome widget.

Update :-

1. I found the tag Three times?

If you found the <data:post.body/> three times, then you might using the Auto readmore hack,
Solution:
Search for below two lines

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<data:post.body/>

Place the Widget code in between the two tags.

2. How to change the background color of Horizontal bar?

You can change the background color of Horizontal bar.
Solution:
In the Second step (The Social Scripts), search for

background:#FFFFFF;

and change the #FFFFFF with your own Hex Color.

Thanks to All.

Changelog :

18/06/2012
– Updated the Script for showing the floating bar only in Post area section.
Note: This should works in 95% of blogs. because Blogger template designers should use the Post Class as .post.

19/06/2012
– Added the Offset option.
To change the Offset search for $theOffset in the Second step Code and set the value. Initially it is 0 (Zero).

Comments

  1. says

    HELP! I am getting this error, what is wrong? I followed your instructions perfectly but I must have missed something along the way……??

    TEMPLATE ERROR: Invalid data reference post.title: No dictionary named: ‘post’ in: ['blog', 'skin', 'view']

  2. Ra says

    Hi.

    How do I delete this table? Thanks.

    Sampe picture here;

    http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/8015/lmsesleriniengellemecou.png

  3. Ra says

    Hi again.

    Is it possible to add up to reddit.com address? digg.com change system digg does not now.

  4. says

    Thanks sob..!
    Worked elegant in mine..!!
    This’s what I’m looking for long time, n I got here accidentally..
    then practice immediately..
    great job..!!

  5. says

    Thank you very much for these step-by-step directions that work perfectly. I love your floating social sharing bar widget and appreciate you sharing this! Much appreciated.

  6. says

    Hi,
    Is there any way to customize the tweet that is auto-generated? I think customizing each tweet might be more difficult than just modifying all the tweets.

    Thanks again.
    Susan Oxnevad

  7. says

    Hi harish,

    i used this floating scripts in my website(techsemo.com) but not widgets, instead of these widget — am using sharethis widgets, because these widgets take less time to load than widgets provided by you here.

    thanks for this

  8. says

    Hello, awesome work here BTW. But my blogger blog is only loading a few social buttons. Missing Pintrest, Linkedin and Facebook buttons.

    Any ideas? Thanks!

  9. says

    Thanks for all of your great tips. I really like the horizontal subscribe widget you’re using on this site a the top of the page. The RSS, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ tabs with number of followers, as well as a email subscription is exactly what I need and have been looking for. Can you please tell me how to get that widget? Thanks again for your great work!

  10. livesmartnaira says

    I have a question how to make your blog comment box like or want to have their own comment box please help. emailed me wait. thanks

  11. says

    The results of your efforts has been changed by a plagiarism My Blogger Lab. Check on : http://www.mybloggerlab.com/2012/08/floating-social-sharing-horizontal-bar.html now. :)

        • blogger freak says

          can you please help us to make a code just like at cracked.com how to make the widget (video on that web) just floating in the sidebar and back to default when other widget come from top. i do believe you can do that. well.. that’s will useful for us. tks harish

  12. says

    Hi Sir. I’ve installed it and I got an error at first.
    jquery script should come after the social script otherwise it won’t work. Because they are both inserted before the . People might get confused on that.

  13. says

    Hi Harish,
    I’ve use this awsome widget on my blog for 5 months, very lovely and it is great. but after fixing the problem with updating your java script at github, the widget starting to act weird. Firs the pinterest is not placed like it used to be, and today I found the pinterest button not loaded (gone) and the widget is not floating (i can’t see it floating in the preview blog as well), this caused some of my post can’t be opened, so I removed this widget.
    I would like to use it again, but can you please check if there is a problem and make some fix.

    Regards

  14. says

    I am also having problem with this widget causing an error about googlecode something that needs password. from what I read, it’s your code that causing it. Can you fixed that?

  15. says

    Thanks so much works perfectly for me thank you, ur the best :)…..and this is my blog and im using x5 template http://bit.ly/TrKhHv