Add Social Engagment Plugin Smart Layers To Blogger And WordPress Blogs

Social Media

In this post we will see how you can add the new smart layers social gadget to your Blog.Smart layers is a new innovation from AddThis that looks to combine all aspects of social engagement on your blog with just one piece of code.

What Does It Do ? – In essence Smart Layers combines sharing buttons, follow buttons and recommended posts.

  • The sharing buttons sit fixed in position on the side of your blog.
  • The follow icons appear fixed at the top of the page.
  • Recommended or Related posts sit at the foot of the blog.
  • Finally on scroll a slide out recommended (Whats Next) post will appear.

The recommended content option in my expirence dos not work well with the Blogger platform.Take a look at our demo and the AddThis official video below.

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Check out the official video for more details :

Add Smart Layers To WordPressWordPress users can download the Plugin For Smart Layers Here.

Add Smart Layers To Blogger

1. Follow this link to Add This.

2. You have a number of options and sections that Must be filled in.

– Click on ‘Follow’ to add the links to your social profiles.
– Click on ‘Share’ to choose the position of the share buttons and how many buttons to display.

3. With your details choosen next you can choose from the following :

Circled In Yellow – Choose Your Platform As Blogger.
Circled In Red – Turn Off Recommended Content.
Circled In Black – You can choose a theme to suit your blogs design.
Circled In Blue – Finally click ‘Install Blogger Widget’.

3. Once you click ‘Install Blogger Widget’ you will go to Blogger.Select the blog you want to add smart layers to then click ‘Add Widget’ and your done.

And that’s it 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. Your posts, work and help, are AMAZING, thanks much!


  2. Thank you very much!


  3. Thank you , Thank you, Thank you!!


  4. Hey I’ve tried this plugin to my wordpress blog and I must say it’s really nice plugin.

    thanks for sharing


  5. محمد جلال January 22, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    when i used it the word “hide and show” appeared?


  6. Were did the words appear ?


  7. How’s this for spooky: these icons have shown up on one of my private documentation blogs. I 200% did not add them. So I’m wondering if Blogger are perhaps testing out integrating this too.


  8. Adding smart layer will surely get the blog look awesome. I’ve tried it on my blogger test blog and will going to get this on my other blog.


  9. it is realy good


  10. Excellent my blog looks awesome. Thanks a bunch.


  11. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my
    own weblog and was wondering what all is required to get set up?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?

    I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100% positive.

    Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks


  12. Angelica Damasceno May 14, 2014 at 1:44 AM

    tank you,