How To Remove The Blogger Share Buttons Widget


Blogger added a set of share buttons to blogs back in June 2010 that can be placed at the top or bottom of all your blog posts.The compact share buttons widget has 5 icons for readers to Email your posts and share on Blogger, Facebook, Twitter and Google Buzz.Opinion is divided on this 'social bookmarking' widget, personally i feel they could have joined up with one of the big bookmark sites like AddThis and created something unique to Blogger Blogs.Maybe made various options and styles along with counter buttons for Twitter and Facebook and added more sites like Digg and Stumble Upon.To date we have over 30 Bookmarking widgets on Spice Up Your Blog so you can check them out if your also unhappy with the default buttons.

This post in in reply to a comment from David Turner on the post "Remove The Blogger Quick Edit Pencil And Spanner Icons".David asked :

"How can i remove the share icons (facebook,twitter etc.) from my blog. i have tried to remove them by clicking on edit option on blog posts and then not checking the show share buttons option. but it does not work . is there any other way"

There is another way to remove the buttons and below i will show you how it's done, first i will show you the default method which David has already tried.

How To Remove The Blogger Share Buttons

Option 1. The easiest way is to click the edit option on the Blog Posts section of your Design page and then Un-Check the share buttons as David said.So in your Blogger Dashboard click the 'Design Link' > On the Design page click the small 'Edit Link' in the bottom right corner of the blog posts section.This will generate a pop up window from which you can find and Un-Check the Share Buttons as shown below.

Option 2. For some on you Like Dave using a custom or older template this may not work and you will have to remove the code for the share buttons from your template Html.So for Dave and anyone else having trouble removing the buttons here are the steps.

Step 1. In your blogger Dashboard click 'Design' > 'Edit Html' > Tick the 'Expand Widget Templates' box.

Step 2. Find the following piece of code in your blogs Html : (Click Ctrl and F for a search bar to help find the code - More Info)

<b:include data='post' name='shareButtons'/>

Step 3. Now simply Remove the piece of code you just found and save your template.That's it the Blogger Share Buttons have been removed.

I hope this helps Dave and other having trouble trying to remove the Blogger share buttons from their blogs.If you have a question or need help with any aspect of your blog why not drop a comment or contact me via the Contact link in the menu bar.If your question is on a subject i haven't covered i could write a full post to answer you, and add a link to your blog in the post !

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  1. THANK YOU! I've been looking for this for ages! Everything I'd tried wasn't working.

  2. Thank you! I was going crazy trying to figure this out today. Much appreciated.

  3. @ Maple - I'm glad we could help you with what you were looking for.

  4. I need to remove the Facebook social plugin with all of the faces from my posts. Can you please help me with that? The code mentioned above was not found in my blog.

  5. and what if we want to add this again? where can we add this?

  6. I was searching for this kind of article and i got it through your website ,thanks.

  7. thankyou. i've search it about a year. thankyou very much :D

  8. Thanks a lot i was searching for this !!!
    Love your blog... its awesome ...

  9. thanks a lot! very helpful!

  10. That's a really helpful article. As I am using share this widget for sharing on social networks and thus my blogger share widget got hidden because of @ShareThis's existence. So, I just have to remove it from HTML itself.

  11. This article is very helpful because I like my blog to be simple and uncluttered. Thanks so much! :)

  12. That worked--I'm thrilled. Thanks so much!

  13. Thank You! It is very helpful for someone using 'add this'

  14. Many thanks my dear it relay working

  15. HI

    Thank you so much for posting this. I have managed to remove the links one time, but now they're back. I don't seem to be able to remove them. Any advice? I really don't want to link my blog to facebook!!!!


  16. hi, looks like im the one who got issue: it doesnt work. I found the line of code "" i removed it but the buttons are still there!

    can you help? Thanks!

  17. OMG i love you buddy ... I"m looking for this long time and you know today I was awaking for this cheap code but finally i found this.

    thank you soooooooooo much.

    Now my blog is professional looking.

  18. It works on the front page but not on tabs e.g. if one clicks the contact tab it's still there. Would one have to remove all the code with "share buttons" in it? It seems I'm not the only one where it doesn't work, your help would really be appreciated.



  20. i removed by option1 but still appears and through option2 i could not find in my blog html so what i do not to remove please reply i am so worry. i have new interface of blogger

  21. Thank you so much!!! I've been looking for this for so long. Other people's suggestions just did not work.

  22. Is there a way to just remove the Twitter and Facebook share buttons?

  23. Hi

    I have successfully removed the buttons in the past following your steps. They keep on popping up. Now I don't seem to find the right part of the HTML-code anymore. Advice anyone? I really want to remove the links to facebook and twitter!

  24. thank you so much, it's very helpful


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