How to add a StumbleUpon Sharing Button to your WordPress blog

A couple of years ago when I was setting up my blog I added the usual sharing buttons which would appear at the bottom of each blog post. Back then StumbleUpon was one of the standard buttons and I added it to the others not really knowing what it was. Of course these days blog posts are being Stumbled all over the place, and it’s a great way to pick up traffic.

Imagine my horror (not really horror, I might’ve tutted) when friend and blogger, Colette from We’re going on an adventure pointed out that my StumbleUpon sharing button wasn’t there and she had to manually Stumble my post. 

My first port of call was to Google it. It appeared I was not alone in wondering what had happened to the StumbleUpon sharing button, but it seems that the button used http which causes mixed-content warnings and sometimes fails completely on https sites, does not support http any more and as StumbleUpon won’t move to https WordPress just did away with the button.

I knew it couldn’t be that hard to make a StumbleUpon button, so I figured it out so you don’t have to. 

How to add a StumbleUpon sharing button to your WordPress blog

  1. Go into your WordPress dashboard. 
  2. Go to Settings – Sharing.
  3. Scroll down  and click on  “Add a new service”.
  4. In the Service Name box type “StumbleUpon”.
  5. In the Sharing URL box type –
  6. In the Icon URL box add the following code –
  7. Click on “Create Share Button”, the button should appear, then you just drag it down to the “Enabled Services” section.

Your StumbleUpon sharing button should now be working perfectly.

The icon URL will depend on what you which icon you want to use. I just used the standard StumbleUpon icon and resized it to 16px by 16px, uploaded it to my media library and used the URL from that (which I posted above, you’re free to use my URL or upload and use your own).

StumbleUpon Sharing Button

Click on “Add new service”

StumbleUpon Sharing Button

Fill this out, use the information I gave you above

StumbleUpon Sharing Button

Look at my beautiful StumbleUpon sharing button!

Got it? Clear as mud? It’s easy, seriously if I can figure it out you’ll be fine. Feel free to ask me if you get stuck (you won’t).

Now go forth and Stumble, hopefully starting with this blog post (hint).

How to add a StumbleUpon Sharing Button to your WordPress blog

23 responses to “How to add a StumbleUpon Sharing Button to your WordPress blog

  1. Erm . . “a friend” . . . where’s my backlink? 😉 (Hurrah for easy stumbling of this post . . . I have)

  2. Thanks – I’ve never thought about stumbled upon 🙂

  3. Thank you for this info! I am going to try and utilise it (and will probably get hideously confused – because I am a doofus – and need some help)

  4. Thank you! I set up Stumble Upon in about 60 seconds but hadn’t thought to add the button and wouldn’t have known where to start had I thought of it!

  5. You are quite simply a genius. Thank you for the tip and even a complete novice like me has just added the button. I have stumbled your post (well I think I have as just stumbled for the very first time). Thanks Jane x

  6. Thanks for posting this, I meant to get around to writing instructions for this on my work site and never got around to it! I’ll link people to this one in future instead, so you’ve saved me some effort 😀

  7. Thanks. I’m a blogging newbie and didn’t even know what StumbleUpon was 5 minutes ago. Now I’ve got a shiny new button:-)

  8. Oh thank you so much! I’ve been trying to upload my own button for days and to no avail, Tracey Williams directed me here and it was done in 2 minutes, you’re a genius, thank you! 🙂 x

  9. Mother Under Measure

    You’re a star Jane, Thank you! x

  10. So ive just gone and managed to do this, yes me, thanks to this guide! Thanks Jane. Ive tried stumbling this page but not sure if it has shared. Is there a way to check?

  11. This was incredibly helpful, thank you x

  12. Thanks for this, it’s way easier to understand than anything else I found on google! Hurrahhh. My computer is having a bit of a fit atm, but at least I actually understand what I’m meant to be doing now. x

  13. Great tutorial! Worked like a charm 🙂

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