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[Plugin: SexyBookmarks | email, bookmark, and share buttons] From 5-star to 1-star (4 posts)

  1. TheMann00
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Used to LOVE this plugin. Now all of my readers have to install IE or FireFox plugins to use it.

    1- never ever ask your readers to install something to make their time on your site better. (remember the '90s, when developers would offer you a font to download before entering their site-- remember how LAME that was then?) There are plenty of other WP plugins that can get the social network sharing job done, and they all do it server side.

    2- without the browser plugins, it isn't even clear what is supposed to be happening, so even if I did want to demand people install things on their own machines to view my site- there isn't anything explaining WHY.

    I rarely if ever give star reviews to plugins. And even more rare is me writing something. But I logged in just to give a 1-star (since 0 is a no vote) and to tell everyone why.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sexybookmarks/

  2. Shareaholic
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Dear TheMann00,

    Happy to address each point and correct any misunderstanding.

    1 - I'm assuming you're referring to the "get shareaholic for...." text.

    Downloading a browser plugin is not necessary for your users to share your content. Your readers can share your content without downloading anything. Just try to click on any of the buttons on your page.

    You can turn off this little promo via your admin panel, but we'd appreciate it if you kept it. SexyBookmarks is a free product, and we appreciate our users promoting the plugins.

    Important to mention that we've measured sharing activity increase significantly for users that do download the plugin. This translates to more of your content being shared. It's a win-win for everyone.

    And btw, we also do everything server side.

    2 - Please try clicking the actual SexyBookmarks buttons below your posts. They all should work. If they do not, let us know.

    Please let us know if we can help or clarify anything.

    Warmly,
    Shareaholic
    http://blog.shareaholic.com/

  3. TheMann00
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well- It used to work great! I had no problem promoting your service- as it saved me a lot of time. But the most recent update has caused a number of my sites to just have the red script "share & enjoy" text show up, with no social networking links below it.

    I'll play around some more, but if I can't get the buttons to show up for visitors- I won't be using the plugin anymore.

    If I do get it working- then I apologize in advance for jumping on your case about it- but updates that break plugins functionality and require checking all the settings again aren't always a good idea.

  4. Shareaholic
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    TheMann00, we recommend switching back to "old" mode. That should fix it as it will go back to what is used to be.

    "new" mode is 100% javascript based, which may be causing issues with certain themes. btw, which theme do you use?

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