WooCommerce: Twitter Share & Facebook Like @ Single Product Page (Without a Plugin)

Once again this week we take a look at some of the WooCommerce customization I personally added to A Piece of Sicily, a Sicilian crafts and food marketplace I run together with my very-soon-to-be wife.

This week we take a look at the single product page. There are hundreds of social media share plugins, but I decided to go lightweight and simply embed the Twitter Share and Facebook Like buttons, so that I don’t need to worry about plugin updates, conflicts, etc. You can see the final result on one of my product pages, such as https://www.apieceofsicily.com/en/shop/sicilian-food/confetture-iddu-e-idda-e-arancella/

So, here’s how it’s done. Enjoy!

Here’s the final result: some handy social media share buttons on the WooCommerce product page, without using a plugin!

PHP Snippet: Add Twitter Share and Facebook Like Buttons @ WooCommerce Single Product Page

Note 1: you can go to https://publish.twitter.com/?buttonType=TweetButton&widget=Button and https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/like-button/ respectively to generate your own HTML that you need to include in the snippet below.

Note 2: both social media platform give you some HTML for the frontend, and some JAVASCRIPT as well. You have to make sure you place these 2 in the correct places below.

 * @snippet       Social Media Buttons - WooCommerce Single Product Page
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 5
 * @community     https://businessbloomer.com/club/

add_action( 'woocommerce_single_product_summary', 'bbloomer_fb_twitter_single_product', 6 );

function bbloomer_fb_twitter_single_product() {

	echo '<div>';

   echo '<a href="https://twitter.com/share?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" class="twitter-share-button" data-hashtags="apieceofsicily" data-related="apieceofsicily" data-show-count="false">Tweet</a>'; // GET THIS HTML FROM TWITTER DOCS LINK ABOVE

   echo '<div class="fb-like" data-href="' . get_permalink() . '" data-width="" data-layout="button_count" data-action="like" data-size="small" data-share="true"></div>'; // GET THIS HTML FROM FACEBOOK DOCS LINK ABOVE BUT KEEP THE get_permalink() PART

   echo '</div>';

add_action( 'wp_footer', 'bbloomer_twitter_facebook_js', 9999 );

function bbloomer_twitter_facebook_js() {

	if ( is_product() ) {

		echo '<script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>'; // GET THIS HTML FROM TWITTER DOCS LINK ABOVE

		echo '<div id="fb-root"></div><script async defer crossorigin="anonymous" src="https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v6.0"></script>'; // GET THIS HTML FROM FACEBOOK DOCS LINK ABOVE


Where to add custom code?

You should place custom PHP in functions.php and custom CSS in style.css of your child theme: where to place WooCommerce customization?

This code still works, unless you report otherwise. To exclude conflicts, temporarily switch to the Storefront theme, disable all plugins except WooCommerce, and test the snippet again: WooCommerce troubleshooting 101

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Rodolfo Melogli

Business Bloomer Founder

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as an independent WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza. Follow @rmelogli

4 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Twitter Share & Facebook Like @ Single Product Page (Without a Plugin)

  1. Thanks! I put it in woocommerce_after_add_to_cart_form. Works like a charm.

  2. Thanks for sharing this. I would suggest to add additional debug button for admins to wipe caches.

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