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Social Essentials - Social Stats and Sharing Buttons

Social Essentials provides you with stats about social engagement as well as social sharing buttons to add to your posts and pages.

  1. Extract the "social-essentials.zip" file, using the WordPress plugin installer, or upload the contents of the file to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.
  3. Use the "Setup" link in the "Social Essentials" menu to select the style and placement of the social icons.
  4. On the setup screen, use the "Preview" button to see a preview of what the icons will look like and remember to click on the "Save" button to save all changes made.

You can activate the social icons in your posts and pages using the setup menu, or they can be manually inserted using this short code on any page or post:

[social_essentials]

Or this code snippet in a php file:

echo do_shortcode('[social_essentials]');

You can also display small or large icons, independantly of your settings in the main setup menu, by using these short codes:

[social_essentials_large]
[social_essentials_small]

The same works for the php code. This allows you to display both large and small buttons (e.g. small buttons at the top of a page, large buttons at the bottom).

Refer to the Social Essentials tutorial video for more information.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-8-14
Downloads: 31,480

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