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[resolved] [Plugin: Shareaholic* | email, bookmark, share buttons] Why two? (7 posts)

  1. almarma
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Why there are two plugins with exactly the same functionalities and the same look? One is Shareaholic, and the other Shareaholic*. What's the difference?

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

  2. Russel Fones
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I was wondering the same thing.

  3. DescriptiveDesign
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also wondering the same. Why two and whats the difference for the "*" version?

  4. zipperfly
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Why is there not an answer to this yet?

    It would seem like an easy answer for the devs.

  5. opicron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is definately strange-- I will not install any before an answer is available

  6. gr33nman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This really should be resolved. Someone from wordpress needs to police this so that shareaholic no longer has the same plugin under two different plugin names.

    Worse, the plugin is suffering from a lot of problems. If they can't fix the problem and refuse to participate in the wordpress bug reporting system, the plugin should be removed from wordpress' list of authenticated and approved plugins.

  7. Shareaholic
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Guys,

    So sorry for not responding earlier.

    Here is the reason -

    The word "sexy" in the plugin URL slug (the other plugin - the one without the "*") gets blocked by certain corporate networks and ISP's in certain countries.

    We requested WordPress to switch the URL slug from "sexybookmarks" to "shareaholic" in order to fix this. We learnt that this is not possible... and the only thing for us to do is to create a new plugin repository under "shareaholic". So that is what we did...

    The two plugins are *exactly* the same otherwise. Line for line.

    @gr33nman recent updates should have fixed most issues. After upgrading if you still face issues, please do let me know.

    Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, just let me know and I’ll be happy to help. And have a fantastic day!

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