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Linksalpha button...really? (64 posts)

  1. NewYears1978
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Really loved this plugin, saw update, updated and now I have a linkalpha button that can't be removed..

    Quite annoying, disabled plugin.

    I mean I am all for supporting a developer but for it to just be added without me knowing and not able to modify or disable it... not cool.

  2. hugoaneves
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I also love and use this plugin, and would like to make a small observation to the linkalpha button:
    The Custom Icon url is not working properly...
    and like our friend NewYears1978 the ability to disable it would be nice.

    thank you

  3. lulu2558
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I had to remove the latest version and go back to the previous one because of the linkalpha button. My main menu bar doesn't display properly with it on. Kinda annoying.

  4. Miroslav
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    @NewYears1978: completely agreed. It's kind of disappointing that one of the first "improvements" the new plugin developer did was to add a self-promoting button disguised as an added feature that CANNOT BE REMOVED!

  5. hospitaliers
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    i want remove linkaplpha button. I deactivet (with disappointed) this plugin. I attend new version. Also My main tab menu bar doesn't display properly with it on

  6. martins_79
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    i do not care about the button but in my website it doesn't get aligned with the other buttons! If i change the settings to bottom aligned it gets right but some of the others don't...

  7. daucle
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    may i ask if anyone has a backup of the previous version? the new version even influences the whole display of the website...

  8. haizdesign
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Really not keen on this either.

  9. Miroslav
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    @daucle: you can find all the previous versions here: http://wordpress.org/plugins/social-sharing-toolkit/developers/

  10. haizdesign
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I've also discovered it conflicts with AutoGrid 2.2 but fortunately, I install plugin updates on a dev server first and was able to get the previous version off our live site.

  11. hospitaliers
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    you can sad me another plugin for share a different URL, linke in Social sharing toolkit?
    Thank

  12. artyhands
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Was not a great idea at all. Forced to disable the plugin.

  13. Miroslav
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I reverted back to Version 2.1.4, which is the last version without the Share button. Sorry to say, but shame on you LinksAlpha for not allowing to disable the Share button!

  14. daucle
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    @Miroslav Thanks!

  15. dscherry
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Used to love this plugin as well...links alpha, really? Sucks. Going back to prior version until I find a replacement.

  16. NewYears1978
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Well Gee, guess I wasn't the only one :)

    I don't even MIND self promotion on a free plugin. I mean after all it is free. But the problem is that the button is ugly, doesn't match very well and it doesn't line up, and is non removable or customizable.

    Was going to revert back to old version but found a different plugin instead..
    Everyone else, check out Shareholic.

    See in action here (in my sidebar and bottom of my page)
    http://jamesleepyle.com/social-media-marketing-mistakes/

  17. hospitaliers
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    My problem is different...
    I have on sidebar the links to another page wiht different url
    http://www.doremifasol.org/news/2013/10/10/apertura-vendita-convoitour-2014/

    before this problem i have the widget of Social Sharing toolkit with url
    http://www.doremifasol.org/shop/?p=1937
    and this
    http://www.saltasullavita.com/baglioni/2013/convoi.htm
    For share on social site.

    Now i want other plugin for this...

    You can help me please?

  18. jurieflorijn
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Running a previous version due to the Linksalpha button. Shareholic seems nice @NewYears1978. I might give that one a try.

  19. photoMaldives
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    This seems to be devious tactic by the plugin developers - I mean, the untick option is even there but greyed out ! :-O

    The default option completely messed up my layout, so without removing one of the share icons that I actually want, there's no way for this widget to fit in the required space.

    PLEASE make this optional !

  20. thezenofmaking
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I too was forced to disable. The self-promotion button that I can't uncheck destroyed the alignment with other items below my post, so the plugin had to go.

    Self-promotion on a free plugin? Totally fine. Forcing the change with no explanation, no warning, and no way to throw you some cash to opt out? Totally not.

  21. photoMaldives
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Yes - and a real shame cos I did like the great functionality yet simple design of this. What's everyone else using instead - is there another all-in-one share/like/follow as good as this one ?

    Currently I'm looking at these 3 separate plugins to replace the functionality of this one -

    Simple Social Icons - http://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-social-icons/
    Facebook Like Button Plugin - http://wordpress.org/plugins/facebook-button-plugin/
    Simple Share Buttons Adder - http://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/

  22. Army
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Totally messed up my site. It's a pretty custom sote so the button not only threw off the entire layout, but my homepage also loads WAY slower now. I reverted back to the previous version and all is well. Hopefully the developer decides to make this button optional, otherwise I have to look for another option.

  23. TLCJohn
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi there Guys,

    I had the same problem as you with this button being added, so I just added a little CSS to the theme stylesheet and Gone! It is always better to keep plugins up to date due to a vulnerabilities that may be found between the plugin you are using and WordPress.

    Add the following into your themes CSS File
    .linksalpha_image {
    display: none !important;
    }
    Hope this helps.
    Kind regards
    John

  24. nmerten
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hello Guys,

    there is also an additional fix.

    You have to go to your directory on your server, where you installed wordpress.
    Then go to /wp-content/plugins/social-sharing-toolkit/includes/buttons and delete the file button.linkalpha.php ....
    Then the plugin can't include the picture or button of linksalpha and your social button are free of the advertise...

    Kind regards

    Norman
    BlogAthlet.de

  25. TLCJohn
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    hi there Norman,

    That is an excellent fix but when the updates are done to the plugin, surely to image will be re-added to the folder? Then you will need to go in and remove it again.

    Your thoughts.

    Kind regards
    John

  26. sirrieh70
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    add to style.css

    .mr_social_sharing_wrapper .linksalpha_image {
    display: none !important;
    display: none;
    }

  27. vitalix
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hey guys. The thing is after next update the whole file structure will be updated and the files you have deleted will be there again. I've found easier way to fix it.
    First of all, insted of changing a style.css, you can put some styles in the Custom Css section within the plugin admin menu. But you need to get rid of the link not just an image of button!!! So, take a look at the source code of the page and find out under what class or section it's located and what styles you have to apply. Notice, depending on your settings of the plugin my solution may not be the best for your site, as it can make other buttons desapear too (I supose:), but you as ease can delete this style and make everything look as before. Ok, this is what I used:

    span.mr_social_sharing a {
    display: none !important;
    }

  28. sirrieh70
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Inset this into your theme css file, nothing to do with the plugin files :)

    .mr_social_sharing_wrapper .linksalpha_image {
    display: none !important;
    display: none;
    }

    I have to admit, after disabling this plugin I Gained back about half of my box memory. The little happy linksalpha addon has z-index issues. I suppose it sets ontop of everything else :)

    Really?

  29. TLCJohn
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi there sirrieh70

    I was very interested to read that this plugin is eating up your memory. Have you found a better plugin and if so, which one?

    Thanks in advance for your advice.

  30. Army
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    The button is one thing but as sirrieh70 said, there is also a memory issue. It affects my load time considerably. My homepage has many, many sharing links so I'm the perfect test subject. I can tell you that the load time between the last version and this version is drastic. The point is CSS tweaks can't help this. The button has to have the option of being completely disabled.

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