Moving sharedaddy buttons (in Jetpack) to the top of a post?

The question:

How would one move the sharedaddy buttons included in Jetpack to be placed before a post’s or page’s content, rather than after it? I see that in sharing-service.php the function that prints the buttons is hooked to the_content filter hook: add_filter( 'the_content', 'sharing_display', 19 );

I’m not sure what to place in my functions.php file to override that, though. I’m assuming I somehow need to cause the output from sharing-service.php to be prepended to the_content rather than appended to it.

The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

Basically it line 480 in sharing-service.php
where it says:

return $text.$sharing_content;

and it should be

return $sharing_content.$text;

now changing that file won’t keep your changes on updates so you can copy that function (sharing_display) to your functions.php and rename it to something different say my_sharing_display and make the change there.

Next you need to remove the filters that plugin adds and replace with your own so in your functions.php add:

//remove old
remove_filter( 'the_content', 'sharing_display');
remove_filter( 'the_excerpt', 'sharing_display');
//add new
add_filter( 'the_content', 'my_sharing_display', 19 );
add_filter( 'the_excerpt', 'my_sharing_display', 19 );


the remove_filter hook is not actually removing because it’s missing the priority parameter , from the codex:

Important: To remove a hook, the $function_to_remove and $priority arguments must match when the hook was added. This goes for both filters and actions. No warning will be given on removal failure.

so change :

remove_filter( 'the_content', 'sharing_display');
remove_filter( 'the_excerpt', 'sharing_display');


remove_filter( 'the_content', 'sharing_display',19);
remove_filter( 'the_excerpt', 'sharing_display',19);

Method 2

try this:

if ( function_exists( 'sharing_display' ) ) {
    echo sharing_display();

worked for me

Method 3

Another option, would be to edit the Jetpack plugin files directly. Take out both add_filters() for the_content and the_excerpt from sharing-service.php.

Then you can manually put <?php echo sharing_display(); ?> in your theme’s loop wherever you want the sharing bar to be located.

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