Does RT Social Only Work in the wordpess Loop?

I tired adding RT social to my header, and the buttons will not show up. Does manual placement have to be in the loop?

Does anyone know if it is possible to use the manual placement outside the wordpress look?


Sorry. rtSocial was designed for sharing posts (pages/custom post types) and hooks to the content loops. Even the manual code uses the loop (so that we can have sharing on the archive listings).

Any particular reason for having the share buttons in the header?