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Remove Purple Lightening Icon and Need Counts (53 posts)

  1. eckharttolle7
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hello,

    Can you tell me if there is a way to remove the purple lightening icon that appears in the flare plugin? Also, my counts are not working for the icons: facebook, twitter and others in the flare plugin. How do I get these to work? Thanks!

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

  2. The Crazy Travel
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Is this purple botton a joke? No opt-out? Deactivating plugin and looking for alternatives...

  3. nelisseos
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Yes, what's up with the purple botton. Only downside, plugin is deactivate till I learn how to make it disappear.

  4. thelaw84
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    You have to be joking with this!
    I know it's a free plugin but it must have been good for Digital Telepathy.

    We await an update to fix issues for ages and when it finally comes, this purple icon is forced on us. Why would you expect people to keep using the plugin like this?

  5. g3.giani
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I am already looking for other plugins that don't force me to show their ads!

  6. thelaw84
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    If anyone knows what code to delete from the plugin files to remove this icon (neatly), please post it up in here. Thanks

  7. djeem59
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I came back to the previous versious, without the purple cow. You can use WP-Manage-Plugins to disable update notifications from flare.

  8. eckharttolle7 The plugin author will need to comment about this part

    my counts are not working for the icons: facebook, twitter and others in the flare plugin. How do I get these to work?

    The purple icon is surrounded by a CSS class and can be set to display: none;. Using Chrome's Inspect element tool this CSS does the job.

    .button-type-filament, .flare-total, .flare-button-count {
    	display: none !important;
    }

    Which is probably too much to remove and a plugin update can change that. If you're really not happy with their free service I suggest you just find another plugin and use that one.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?q=social+icons

  9. thelaw84
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I've deleted it now. What a shame.

  10. mmaddox
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Can someone link me to the old version?

  11. donnamoritz
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I am about to delete it - c'mon guys - I have gone from being ready to write a blog post about how great Flare is to being ready to delete it - forcing the purple button on us in an update is not cool - and I have already have readers asking WTF? Wouldn't you be better off having it optional and keeping happy fans...or just charge people already - but don't put it up in a sneaky update!

  12. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    You can download previous versions of the plugin via http://wordpress.org/plugins/flare/developers/

  13. eckharttolle7
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    thanks, but I don't see other versions of flare with the link you sent.

  14. CharlieLivingston
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I'm going to use an earlier version of the plugin until the purple button is removed. No one likes forced ads...

  15. helgatheviking
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    The offending code is in views/sharebar.php so if you are up for modding the plugin then you can remove:

    <?php
         /**
          * Powered By Filament Icon
          */
        ?>
        <span data-type="filament" class="<?php echo $namespace; ?>-button button-type-filament <?php echo $namespace; ?>-iconstyle-<?php echo $iconstyle; ?> last" style="background-color:#9848b5;z-index:<?php echo count( $buttons ) - $counter; ?>">
            <span class="<?php echo $namespace; ?>-button-wrap">
                <span class="<?php echo $namespace; ?>-button-icon">Filament.io</span>
            </span>
        </span>
        <span class="<?php echo $namespace; ?>-button-count">--</span>
    
        <span class="<?php echo $namespace; ?>-flyout <?php echo $namespace; ?>-flyout-filament">
            <span class="<?php echo $namespace; ?>-flyout-inner">
                <span class="<?php echo $namespace; ?>-arrow"></span>
            </span>
            <span class="<?php echo $namespace; ?>-iframe-wrapper" data-code-snippet='<a href="https://filament.io/applications/flare?utm_source=flare_wp&utm_medium=deployment&utm_content=flarebar&utm_campaign=filament" title="Powered by Filament.io" target="_blank"><strong>Filament</strong> Ideas to Inventions <span>More Apps</span></a>'></span>
        </span>

    Though I like Jan's CSS solution.

  16. eckharttolle7
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Helga, thank you! where do I find this code in wordpress once I installed the flare plugin so that I can erase it?? Also, can you tell me why my counts are not working for my social media sites? when you hover over the social media icons (flare plugin) the boxes are blank, there are no counts. Thanks so much!

  17. thanks, but I don't see other versions of flare with the link you sent.

    Did you scroll down to the list of "Other Versions"? They're all right there with links.

  18. Hans Christian
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I've downgrade to the previous version as @esmi said.

    Bad idea to show ads in a sharing button :-(

  19. David
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Here is a stat that is not too encouraging for us users:

    Daily downloads were around 100 to 150 a day. Since update with that ad, 1066 downloads on July 4th. This stat will not encourage the plugin author to remove the ad.

    I like the plugin and would be willing to pay 10 dollars for it if the ad could be removed.

    Maybe submit your plugin to Theme Forest?

  20. thelaw84
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Does the daily download count also take into account updates? If so, that would explain the really high download rate yesterday.

  21. David
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    @thelaw84, I didn't think about that effecting the count. That would make since.

  22. eckharttolle7
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    where do I find an older version of the flare plugin?

  23. ...See this reply...

  24. eckharttolle7
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    where do you see the older version within this link?? http://wordpress.org/plugins/flare/ I still cannot find it. Thanks!

  25. Sorry, meant to link to this reply.

  26. eckharttolle7
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    thanks so much! I did find the older versions of flare, once I download it, how do I get it moved into my wordpress account? I presently have it downloaded to my desktop.

  27. Your WordPress installation will bug you to update to the latest version of any plugin and that's really good advice (generally).

    You can however manually install that old plugin zip file via your dashboard.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Managing_Plugins#Manual_Plugin_Installation

  28. eckharttolle7
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    thanks so much Jan, you have been helpful! do you know which older version does not have the purple lightening bolt icon and where the actual counters work?

  29. thelaw84
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I also noticed that in the new 1.2.3 version, the share for reddit doesn't work. Just brings up a blank box.

    Works now I have rolled back to 1.2.2.

    It is annoying seeing the update icon in my wordpress dash though, it does my OCD no favours!

  30. eckharttolle7
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    thanks! so you don't have the purple lightening bolt icon and your counters work now? how did you install the old version into your wordpress?

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