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New Version of Sociable Available Today (37 posts)

  1. sociable
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sociable 3.5

    A new version of Sociable (v3.5) is available, here’s what’s new:

    • The icons now load in a CSS Sprites, allowing for faster download times.
    • These services have been discontinued: BlogMeme FR, BlogMeme SP, co.mments, DesignFloat.com, PPNow.net, Symbaloo.com.
    • You can now add links to your browser favorites.
    • iFrames added for services that support them.
    • You can know unselect the transparency effect on the sociable icons.

    Download it here: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/sociable.3.5.0.zip

    For feedback, please send us a tweet @blogplaycom or an email at info@blogplay.com. We hope to hear from you!

    Thanks!

    The BlogPlay/Sociable Dev Team

  2. Psyonic
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey guys. Great work on the new version. Especially happy that you're using CSS sprites now, great move. However, my site stopped validating after this update, and I tracked it down to the latest version of the plugin. I fixed the errors and I've uploaded the diff to http://pastebin.com/m2b86c05c . Keep up the good work!

  3. Psyonic
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Oh, I'm not sure I fixed them the best way possible, for instance on class=\"sociable-hover\"", it does seem like the \" should be in there, but it ends up leaving an extra " in the src, which breaks the src. Perhaps somewhere else the extra quote is being inserted, I don't know. I just did what was necessary to get it quickly validating.

  4. echezuria
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi guys,

    Since the update my custom icons 48x48 are not showing. I guess it's because the use of sprites.

    How can I solve this to use my custom icons, any simple way? or should I create a sprite image with all the new icons 48x48?

    Thanks for your help

  5. kalooz
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    All,

    Same question as above: I would like to use my 48x48 custom icons, but when I attempt to, I screw it up pretty badly.

    What would be the best approach to change to 48x48?

    Much appreciated.

    Mark

  6. Psyonic
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Another bug found:

    Calling strtolower on "Add to favorites" leaves spaces, which are not allowed in ids. Need to add underscores or something

  7. Frumph
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    And it STILL has the same bug where your using the global $post and then assigning it AGAIN with $post = $wp_query->post;

    So what's happening is sociable if used in a custom query loop will pull from $wp_query instead of the query that it should be.

    This is wrong, it's already being read by the global, just remove or comment that line out completely.

  8. ImSteveSwisher
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Two things that I noticed with the new update:
    1) If you were using "TwitThis" it appears to have been removed as "Twitter" was made to do the same thing... so uncheck it, and switch to using "Twitter."

    2) The checkbox for "Open in new window" no longer works... Checked or Unchecked the links open in the same window now.

  9. The J
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The update doesnt work for me.
    My icons are all messed up in groups of 4...?!
    And I can still see some issues with IE.
    Im sticking with previous version for now.

  10. polle001
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Same problem here with 32x32 icons, it shows a mixed small icons image instead...

  11. sociable
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you all for the feedback! We are looking into it as we speak, and should have a solution for it shortly. Thanks again!

  12. digitalgeneration
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You really screwed up! Deactivated on sites where I'm using it so clients don't upgrade. Lets know when you fix it and I might reactivate it. Seriously considering alternatives now.

  13. rundhc
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    We need the ability to work with bit.ly, tinyurl and link shorteners. Hope that is in the next upgrade. Thanks!

  14. Gouri
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Great plugin!! I'm using it on my blog. But I feel increasing the size of the icons from 16x16 to 60x60 would be great. I tried replacing the icons in the images folder but it didn't help. Is there a way we can do it by changing the css or any other means?

  15. sociable
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    - The XHTML validation problems will be fixed
    - The "target=blank" is fixed, allowing the opening of social networks in new tabs.
    - You can unselect the BlogPlay Status gadget on the WP Dashboard
    - You can choose to not use Sprites, allowing for custom icons

    (If you want to use sprites with your current set of icons you have to modify sprite-services.png and the icon coordinates in sociable.php)

    This version will be released on Monday or Tuesday at the latest, please keep sending us your feedback, through here, Twitter, or at info@blogplay.com, with as much detail as possible.

    Thanks!

  16. rickybuchanan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the responsiveness, Blogplay people (do you have a name? it seems very distant!).

    I'm waiting for the don't-use-sprites option, but in general it's just great to see updates and responsive feedback again. Thanks for taking on Sociable. :)

    r

  17. fredromano
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The new thickbox feature does not seem to be working with twitter. Looks like it works on some others. Also if you have "ThickBox Content" plugin installed already it seems to interfere with it and create a box within a box.

  18. abfchgirlx
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am waiting for the option where we don't have to use sprites as well. I like the old feature of using custom images.

  19. sociable
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @rickybuchanan you can call us blogplay people, we like that. There are lots of us, so a general term is awesome. Sprites will be able to be taken off in the next update (coming monday, coding right now)

    @fredromano the problem with that is that some services (like Twitter) don't support the thickbox

  20. itechezx
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I also have problems with my custom 48 x 48 icons.....

    They look like this now

    http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/7708/45425659.jpg

    Any body know how to fix this?

  21. rickybuchanan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @itechezx Blogplay messed that up a touch - they said they will be releasing an upgrade on Monday that copes with custom icons. Did you read the thread?

    r

  22. Kau-Boy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The error Psyonic mentioned happens in line 825:
    $link .= "\" />";
    should be
    $link .= " />";

    I would also recommend to remove line 777:
    $link .= ' id="'.esc_attr(strtolower($sitename)).'"';

    The ID isn't neccessary and it causes invalid HTML and trouble with any plugin that uses a common ID like "email" or "twitter"

    But the rest of the plugin just works very well. I am really happy that you don't use javascript on the links anymore.

  23. Nehemoth
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok, Let me tell you how sociable works.

    Every time you upgrade to a new version, Sociable overwrite the Icons you have change, so before you upgrade you should backup your sociable plugin and restore the icons you want.

    Also if you want to use icons biggers than 16x16 (default) you should change the size in sociable.css
    Under .sociable img {
    change width: 16px; and height: 16px;
    to
    width: 48px; height: 48px;
    here's my code

    .sociable img {
    	float: none;
    	width: 48px;
    	height: 48px;
    	border: 0;
    	margin: 0;
    	padding: 0;
    }

    And also if you don't want the shine when hover just change the opacity
    under sociable-hovers
    from

    .sociable-hovers {
    	opacity: .4;
    	-moz-opacity: .4;
    	filter: alpha(opacity=40);
    }

    to

    .sociable-hovers {
    	opacity: 1;
    	-moz-opacity: 1;
    	filter: alpha(opacity=100);
    }

    Twithis is no longer used (I don't know why they're let it there), you should switch to Twitter. This was change like 3 version ago.

    You can find the icons of my blog here
    http://www.iconspedia.com/

  24. sociable
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Version 3.5.1 is being uploaded right now, should be available shortly for download:

    - fixed the xhtml validation issues
    - 'target=blank' issue solved
    - sprites can now be disabled, allowing for custom icons
    - sprites have been disabled for RSS
    - you can now deactivate the blogplay widget from your wordpress dashboard

    We loved the feedback, please keep it coming!

  25. Gouri
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have changed to 60x60 icons. Links are opening in a new window as desired. Everything is working fine. Thanks a lot. Just in case any of you want to see, it's on single post pages of: http://www.ezaroorat.com/

  26. Sheryl
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    How do you add more icons to Sociable?? I already have it working and just need to find the screen that lets you select the social media icons??

    Thanks

  27. Gouri
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @SBIasnik
    In your wp admin panel, click on sociable under Settings. You will be taken to the Sociable options page. The very first option (at the top) is the Sites option. Check the sites you want to display. You can also change the order of display by dragging the sites.

  28. rickybuchanan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Blogplay People,

    Thanks for the new version! I've turned off the CSS sprites and it's working fine with my shiny personalised icons again, and opening the sites in new windows. Those were the hiccups I was having so I'm happy! Here's a nice example:
    http://nopitycity.com/shirts/what-a-person-with-an-invisible-disability-looks-like

    I'm a happy camper now :) For extra bonus shininess could you make the non-sprite icons show up on the setup page when this option is selected? It gave me a moment of fear when I thought the icons still weren't working because the sociable settings page still shows them all as blank when you turn of CSS sprites and give it an image directory - previously giving the plugin an image directory would show preview images from that new directory. Because I have images for some but not all of the sites (as I imagine most people do) this is a really handy function.

    But the important bit is that it's working wonderfully now on all my blogs - Thanks for all your hard work!

    Cheers,
    r

  29. Equixen
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The upgrade isn't working for me.
    I was using sociable with default settings and since upgrade my icons have stopped showing.

    I've deactivated the plugin for now.

  30. darrinb
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm having an issue where once you disable sociable on a particular post, I can't enable it at a later time. For testing purposes I disable Sociable on one post using the meta box option in the Edit Post page and now I cannot enable Sociable again for that post. The only thing to do is delete the post and add it again as a new post.

    Also, the url for Yahoo! buzz doesn't seem to work. The current link url in the plugin starts: http://buzz.yahoo.com/submit/?submitUrl , which, when the yahoo! buzz page loads, shows nothing but an input box to manually enter a url. When I added a yahoo! buzz button (generated from the yahoo! buzz site) the link url starts: http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzz?targetUrl

    I manually changed the url to http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzz/?submitUrl in the plugin (line 596) and now it seems to be working fine.

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