Highlight and Share

Your users highlight text. Let them share it.

Highlight and Share is a free plugin on the WordPress Plugin Directory

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The Easiest Content Highlighter for WordPress

Highlight and Share is designed to work out of the box the moment you install it.

Further customization can be done using the intuitive admin settings.

Why Highlight and Share?

Your users are already taking action when they highlight text. Allow them to share it on their favorite social network, copy the text, and even email the text to a friend.

It’s Totally Free

Highlight and Share is a free plugin hosted on the WordPress Plugin Directory

Meet Your Users Halfway

Your users are already interacting with your content. Highlight and Share provides extra options without getting in the way.

It’s Themeable

Highlight and Share comes with eleven beautiful themes. You can also disable the default themes and create your own styles.

Mobile and Touch-Friendly

This plugin works great on mobile devices, and you can even customize this functionality if you like.

Developer Friendly

The code is immaculate and has tons of developer hooks included to further customize Highlight and Share.

Very Lightweight

Most social sharing plugins are quite heavy with their JavaScript and CSS. This plugin only loads what is needed and doesn’t call out to any third-party servers.

Block Editor (Gutenberg) Compatible

The plugin is Gutenberg-ready and has its own block and formatting options.

Highly Configurable

The plugin works without any configuration. But you can customize what’s being shared within the admin panel settings.

Highlight and Share has support for the following social networks:


A Note From the Plugin Author: Ronald Huereca

A co-worker of mine was on Vogue.com and noticed that when she highlighted text, a social option popped up. She asked if I could do this as a WordPress plugin.

The code was minimized, so I did my best to reverse-engineer it and bake it into a plugin.

I came up with the name Highlight and Share, and luckily the WordPress Plugin Team allowed me to use this name on .org.

As of this writing, the plugin is installed on 2,000+ sites. Although it’s not the most popular plugin out there, the users love it.

Ronald Huereca
Ronald Huereca – Founder of MediaRon and DLXPlugins

Highlight and Share Features

Here are several useful features that make social sharing very easy.

Unobtrusive Highlighting

The sharing interface only shows when highlighting text and is out of the way so users can optionally use it.

Customize What is Shared

  • Add a default Twitter username
  • Add a prefix and suffix character to what is shared
  • Enable per-post hashtags
  • Share text with Facebook with an App ID

Eleven Built-in Themes

There are button themes for just about every need.

Click to Share Block

Allow your logged-in users to edit their comments indefinitely.

Inline Highlighting

We have a Block Editor format option that makes it simple to add inline highlighting.


Highlight and Share supports shortlinks. It is compatible with most shortlink service plugins.

A Few Glowing Testimonials

Highlight and Share is extremely well rated. Here are just a few of the reviews.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Does everything I’d hoped, plus some!

And thanks to Ronald’s quick fix workaround, works with Elegant Themes Divi – perfectly! I love it.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Great addition to your site

Adds some convenient functionality that fits right in. If you miss some of what Medium provides on your WP site, this will add part of it.

Good experience with developer as well.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Me ha gustado!

Muy completo y muy interesante. Lo estoy incluyendo en varios proyectos. Lo recomiendo.

“Very complete and interesting. I have included this with various projects. I recommend it.”

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Fantastic work and 1st class support

The best plugin with the best support ever. I use it with OceanWP and it work perfect for my needs. Ronald is one of the best! Thank you so much!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions asked throughout the years. If you have any more, please send me an email at ronald@dlxplugins.com.

You can if you have a Facebook App ID. They are easy to create.

Highlight and Share will only enable shortlinks. You must use a third-party service such as Jetpack or Bitly to shorten your links and the plugin will pick them up automatically.

The social media services included with Highlight and Share work without pinging a third-party service (privacy-related). If a social media service has a sharing mechanism that the plugin can tap into, I will consider adding it.


Twitter and Facebook allow text sharing, but the majority of social networks do not. The social networks included with the plugin have been requested by users and are there for convenience.

If you have any further questions, please send me an email at ronald@dlxplugins.com.

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