Adding social share buttons in MyBB

Social sharing can increase overall traffic for your forums and in MyBB forums, there is no default option of adding share buttons. I wrote this tutorial about social share buttons in MyBB to help everyone add share buttons easily and gain traffic without use of custom plugins. I am using showthread page as an example, however you can add social buttons to any page using below tutorial.

It is very easy to do, just follow this tutorial on adding the social sharing buttons. I am using font-awesome based icons, you can use anything you want ie image or text or even any other type of icons. Follow the steps below :-

  • Go to your admin CP and your theme template. You will find showthread template.
  • Find {$usersbrowsing} and add the below code above it
    You can style it in any way your want, just like a text. It is very simple.That’s it, you now have social share buttons in your MyBB forums. I hope you like this tutorial. You can also use addthis social sharing button to even measure statistics of sharing platforms. 😉Demo: You can check following Adding share button mybb link.

    In case of any queries, let me know.


Comments (4)


Thanks for this tutorial, Can I also use it for MyBB 1.6 version ?

4 months ago

    Hey, yes sure. It can be used for both MyBB 1.8 and 1.6 series 🙂
    Let me know if you get any issues.


    4 months ago

Pls Put Your Codes In Textarea Form To Allow Proper Copy And To Allow Errors.


3 months ago

    It is already in proper textarea 🙂

    3 months ago

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