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DB Share Count

Social share buttons with count

DB Social Share count has been designed to be a simple and effective social share counter. We needed a solution when migrating to https, as the old share counts weren't visible anymore. DB Social Share count solved this problem.

See it in action at Go Science Girls

With DB Share Count, you can:

  • add share buttons to your site
  • display your social share count on each post
  • only show share counts above some amount - so small shares don't look so bad!


  • Share with Facebook, Stumbleupon, Pinterest, Twitter and Google+
  • Accurate - recover your share count by combining http and https share counts
  • Fast - the results are cached so the share icons load straight away

DB Share Count is a free and open wordpress plugin. Twitter shares are provided by the free service

Author Nathan Webb
Contributors nathanwebb
Tags share counter, social icons, social share, social share count

You can either install this through the Wordpress admin page, or manually.

Via the Wordpress Admin page:

  1. Navigate to "Plugins",
  2. Click on "Add New"
  3. Search for "db share count"
  4. Click on "Install Now"
  5. Click on "Activate Plugin"

To install manually:

  1. Download the from github.
  2. Extract the archive and upload the whole directory to your "/wp-content/plugins/" directory
  3. Go to the Wordpress admin page
  4. Go to "Plugins" and scroll down until you can see DB Share Count

Note for Twitter: Since Twitter no longer provides access to your Twitter share count, DB Share Count uses instead. If your Twitter share count isn't showing up, then you may need to go to and enter your website's URL and sign in using your Twitter account to authorize access. That's all!


There are two ways to use DB Share Count:

  1. Add the [dbsc] shortcode to any page or post.
  2. Make it part of your theme. Add the following code to any where in your theme: <?php dbsc_get_icons(); ?>


  • Fixed readme.txt incorrect shortcode
  • Added extra error checking for bad responses


  • Fixed facebook API

Do you provide support?

Sure! You can raise an issue on the DB Share Count Github page

Version 0.1.2

Requires WordPress version: 4.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.6.3

Last Updated 11 Jan 2017

Date Added: 09 Jan 2017

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