Facebook Like And Twitter Share To Download Buttons

Posted : Sunday, August 05, 2012 | Post Author : Paul Crowe | 12 Comments

Facebook like and Twitter followMany freebies such as Ebooks, Themes, Templates and Icons although free have a stipulation attached.More and more these days we see a Like, Tweet or comment to download.So instead of seeing a download button there will be a Tweet or Like button and once pressed the download appears.This is a way for the creator of the freebie to get some exposure for their content.When i published the Free Set Of 3D Social Icons last week I have to admit I considered using one of these.In the end I decided not to but I have nothing against others using them (I remember a year back giving advice to a designer to never use this but times change).

Anyway when I looked into how I could do it I came across some easy to use resources.In fact it is incredibly easy to create the following :

  • Facebook Like To Download
  • Twitter Follow To Download
  • Twitter Tweet To Download
  • FeedBurner Subscribe To Download
  • Pinterest Pin It To Download

Live Demo

This is an example of how the like To Download button works (the others have the same principle), when you click like the download button is revealed.I just have the download linking back to the our home page.

It took me a minute to figure what to do if you already like the page.If you already like the page involved place your cursor over the like button and an x will appear, click the x to unlike then like again to get the download button.I presume the same goes for Twitter, Pinterest etc..This is not great but it’s the best that can be done.

Share To Download Generator

The code for all these are provided by Inbound Now and they have an easy to use form.You simply add your Page URL, Feed URL or the Post URL along with the link to the download.They also require your mail they grab the code and your ready to go.

Add The Share To Download To Your Blog

Well its quiet simple, copy the code and paste it were you want the button in your post.You can of course add it to a Text Widget on WordPress or Html/Javascript gadget on Blogger to have it in your sidebar.

Get The Buttons – You can find all the share to bookmark options on this page.

Drop Your Comments And Questions Below.

AuthorAuthor – Paul Crowe is the owner and main author of Spice Up Your Blog.Paul lives in Ireland, has been blogging since 2006 and writing Spice Up Your Blog since 2009.You can find him in the usual social networks.


  1. Nice! Thanks Paul.


  2. Ah, Thanks for share.


  3. Superb Post Thanks For sharing this 🙂


  4. Hi, how did you hide the share buttons from the condensed posts in the home page, the one that says If You Enjoyed This Post Please Take 5 Seconds To Share It part only shows on the full post, how do you do it? thanks


  5. I’m using Share and Get it WP plugin 🙂


  6. thanks for share, I like it


  7. this is great way to increase readership….thanks for sharing


  8. Blogger Tricks & ToolsAugust 26, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    It’s not working now.Please check that.When I like it it doesn’t show the download button.


  9. Hi, thanks for the info. Pls i have a free pdf report i want my fb friend to share before downloading it. How do i make it happen?


  10. Great great code. I was exactly looking for this thing. I also want to add Google+ button to this. If I do have your permission I can play with this code and add some more things to it. I will obviously give proper credits to you as you are the original creator.


  11. I hope they are free. Most share to download plugins out there have prices attached to them which heavily discourages me from using them.


  12. Secret Social MediaDecember 24, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Waw great code brotha…. thank you so Full