How to Add WordPress Reaction Buttons to Boost Engagement?

Are you trying to increase user involvement on the site?

The presence of reaction buttons available on your WordPress website gives your visitors an easy and quick method to provide feedback on your blog without typing an entire comment.

In this post we will explain how to include reaction buttons into WordPress.

Why should you add Reaction Buttons in WordPress?
Reaction buttons can help increase user involvement for the WordPress blog. Because many users do have time, or the confidence to leave a message.

This is why social media sites like Facebook make use of Like or others Reaction buttons to increase engagement. You are also able to include the Facebook Like icon to your blog posts.

You can increase the amount of engagement on your website by incorporating WordPress reactions buttons. They allow your users to interact with your content with just a the click.

In that regard Let’s look at the steps to incorporate this kind of reaction button on your WordPress website.

How to add Reaction Buttons in WordPress
The first thing you have to install is activate and configure to activate the WordPress Reactions Light plugin. For more information, check out our step-by step guide for the steps to installing the WordPress plugin.

In this video we’ll use the no-cost Version of the plug-in. There’s also a paid version called WordPress Reactions which includes additional options like buttons for additional social platforms.

Once activated, head over after activation, go to the WP Reactions page Global activation to set up the plugin. After that, you’ll must toggle the switch ‘Reactions’ to ON.

WordPress reaction buttons will appear at the bottom of every post or page. You can modify the reactions by clicking the ‘Customize Now’ link and using the WP reaction configuration wizard.

Personalizing your WordPress Reaction Buttons

Its default configurations for WP Reactions are set so that the default settings of WP Reactions plugin will work for the majority of WordPress websites. There are several ways to customize the settings to meet your specific needs.

The first thing you’ll notice is the default emojis, which are seven, on the lower left on the display. You can alter or rearrange the emojis using drag and dropping them. If an emoji’s color is highlighted blue, it indicates it’s already present.

If you are satisfied with the reaction button you have selected then click the ‘Next’ button located at the bottom.

In the following page you’ll be able to select the size of emoticons and also whether or not to animation them. You can also select the color of the badges to indicate how many users click on each one.

Pro users are able to disable these badges entirely.

You can now decide which location to place the reaction buttons by using the settings on the lower right of your screen. They can be displayed on pages, posts, or both. They can show them prior to or following the content. You can also choose whether they are leftor center- or right-aligned.

If you are satisfied with your choices, simply press the Next button.

You can choose the design of the call-to-action (CTA), background and border. By default the words ‘What’s your reaction?’ appear on top of the buttons. You can alter or remove the text as well as alter to the options for fonts.

Click the Next button after you’ve completed.

On the next page, you can configure the social share buttons that you can use. There are options to display icons for Facebook, Twitter, Email as well as Telegram. Pro users have more options, including Facebook, Twitter, Email along with WhatsApp.

The plugin default will display these share buttons once the user hits a react button. You can alter or deactivate this option in the “Button Behavior” section.

If you scroll down the page you’ll see options to alter the color and size of the share buttons. Make sure you click the button ‘Next’ when you’re done.

Congratulations! You have successfully set up the WordPress react buttons. Make sure to hit the Save and Exit button to save your settings.

Preparing your WordPress Reaction Buttons

You can now go to any blog post on your website to see the buttons in the action. This is the way it appears on our test website, with our default setting.

When you click one the buttons to react, its badges will update to reflect an updated total.

Note that after we have clicked on an emoticon the buttons for sharing on social media appear under WordPress reaction buttons. WordPress reactions buttons.

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