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[resolved] "You May Also Like" links (24 posts)

  1. Jackflash101
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Your plugin has added some links at the bottom of every page, with photos from various photo galleries set up as links to the galleries themselves. It says "You may also Like" above the the photo links. If I can't disable this, I'll have to disable and delete Shareaholic itself. Is there something I can change on the Settings page?

    Otherwise, really like what you've built!

    Jack
    Tempe Ariz.

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

  2. Celeste - Shareaholic
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Jack,

    You can disable this feature under the Related Content (Recommendations) header of your Shareaholic plugin settings, and welcome to our publisher community! If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach us through our support center for a quicker response: http://support.shareaholic.com/home

  3. Joe Streno
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Where does Shareaholic pull the text string it uses for the title of the Related Posts link? Currently it's formatting the string with the name of my blog like this:

    { go2jo.com } | The Clash @ Asbury Park Convention Hall 1982...

    When I'd like it to be just the post title:

    The Clash @ Asbury Park Convention Hall 1982...

    At first I thought it was pulling it from my WP theme's header.php Title attribute ... but when I changed that line to just the title of the post, nothing changed in the way Shareaholic wrote those lines. Does it pull the text from CSS?

    Any ideas? Maybe a fix?

    Thanks ... Joe

  4. Shareaholic
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Joe!

    Did you very recently implement the Open Graph Title tag?

    Our methodology:

    http://support.shareaholic.com/entries/23359186-Why-are-the-link-titles-of-my-Recommendations-different-from-my-post-title-

    The index is stored on our end. We don't store it locally as it would put significant strain on the database, and can potentially slow down your site, which is a reason why some prominent hosted solutions don't allow related content plugin that do do that (most).

    If you'd like, we can re-index your website. This will update all the titles. Let us know!

  5. Joe Streno
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, please reindex my site. I will look into Open Graph Title tags.

    Thanks ... Joe

  6. Joe Streno
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Rebuild worked ... thanks!

    Can I get you to now rebuild my http://www.emacconsulting.com website, please? I had a translation plugin running that seems to have messed up ALL my post titles. I've removed it.

    Thanks ... Joe

  7. Shareaholic
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @joe Glad go2jo.com is sorted out! I just rebuilt emacconsulting.com too.

  8. camay123
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I want to disable Recommendations / Related content on a specific page ? How do I do this ?

  9. Shareaholic
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi @camay123,

    How-to instructions on how to disable Recommendations / Related content on a specific page or post:

    http://support.shareaholic.com/entries/24793908-Editing-Settings-for-individual-Posts-and-Pages

    Let us know how it goes!

  10. gregjch
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I'm very surprised that the Related Content section was enabled by default during an upgrade. As someone who runs numerous standalone installs and a few MU WP installs (with tons of sites across them), it was a huge waste of time having to go in and disable this feature for every single site.

    It's already enough of an annoyance that I have to go re-save the settings for every site after an upgrade (the only plugin I ever have to do something like this for), but enabling the Related Content section by default has now made me look for an alternative to Sexy Bookmarks. I love the software, but it's not worth the amount of time I've had to waste fixing things like this on a regular basis.

  11. Celeste - Shareaholic
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi @gregjch,

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and frustration. In v6 and before, saving the settings after an update ensured that you were running the latest scripts by grabbing them from our server and storing them locally, but we've greatly refined the process in our new design, completely rewriting our plugin, rather than just trying to fix and expand code that was initially written many years ago.

    With the redesign, we use Amazon Cloudfront, an extremely popular and reliable CDN, for caching to take most of the load off of the plugin itself as well as your database. This way, all you need to do after an update is clear your local cache (and your site cache if you use caching plugins) to update on your end. If you do not use caching plugins and forget to clear your browser cache (Shift+refresh), in two days, you'll automatically grab our latest scripts without needing to do a thing.

    I do hope you reconsider your decision as we'd love to welcome you back into our community and appreciate any and all feedback about our v7 release.

  12. phbyerly
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Related content is now suddenly showing 5 items. This is crowding my layout. I can find no way to change it.

    You use to have good controls, but now it seems I can't change much, and what I can is well hidden and off my blog.

  13. Celeste - Shareaholic
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi @phbyerly,

    We've rewritten the Related Content app to be fully responsive where the recommendations resize and decrease in number based on the parent container width in different viewports, showing a maximum of five cards at full screen width. This is a mobile-ready design with smooth transitions, but if you'd like to specifically limit the results to a set number, I can provide you with custom CSS so that you can apply the change in your stylesheet, just understand that it will impact the responsiveness of our app.

  14. Natasa Cvetkovic
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi!
    I noticed that only few of my posts are showing into related links. What can I do to fix this?

    Thanks!
    Nataša

  15. phbyerly
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Celeste

    showing a maximum of five cards at full screen width

    I am now seeing six (http://www.the-generous-wife.com/2013/08/24/a-time-to-celebrate/), and on occasion it has five on one line with another below. Clealry it is not doing in the real world what it does in tests. Seems every time it updates it gets worse.

    As my other choice is removing it, the custom CSS seems like a good plan.

  16. phbyerly
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I have seen the same on several sites this weekend - six items, and sometimes in two rows.

    This is really getting out of hand! Please give us the ability to control this.

  17. phbyerly
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I now have five buttons, in two rows, on http://www.the-generous-husband.com/

    And, like Natasha above, it seems that only a very few of my posts are being used. How can I check and fix this?

  18. Marcelo Pedra
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @Shareaholic: can you reindex my website too? it looks like the facebook counter is not autodetecting correctly some titles and I just have published some important news that cannot be messed up.
    http://www.marcelopedra.com.ar

    Also, is any way to request the reindex from the shareaholic website???

  19. Celeste - Shareaholic
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @phbyerly - When we originally scanned data for http://www.the-generous-husband.com/ after Related Content was activated, we only had 4 entries cached, which is why you see 4 and not 6 recommendations. I reset the cache, but we are currently doing work on both our Analytics (which is used to generate your recommendations) and the Related Content feature. I've reloaded your Related Content data, and now, recommendations should not be visible on your site until we finish work on our updates. Your case details have been added to engineering ticket ID SHR-616.

    @Nataša - I can also add your case details to this ticket if provided with your URL. We expect to have the problem fixed within the next couple weeks.

    @phbyerly - Concerning the rendering of the Related Content feature, last week, we started experimenting with a double-line style (3x2: three to a line with two lines) as it has been requested by multiple publishers in our community since the release of version 7.

    We haven't yet made a decision about this feature and are still tweaking the overall app styles as well as working to add more options into the edit panel to introduce additional automatic customization functionality.

    The Related Content feature is currently being revamped in both backend code and styling flexibility. We appreciate your patience as we continue to enhance our plugin and are thankful to receive your feedback.

    The app is still responsive, so the width of your content does factor into how the app is rendered on your site (most will see two-lines, but in your case, for http://www.the-generous-wife.com/ due to your theme settings, the six tiles are appearing on one line so that the thumbnails aren't stretched beyond a certain width).

    In the 6-recommendations style, you can remove specific tiles using the following:

    .shareaholic-recommendations.shareaholic-contains-6 .recommendation-4,
    .shareaholic-recommendations.shareaholic-contains-6 .recommendation-5,
    .shareaholic-recommendations.shareaholic-contains-6 .recommendation-6 {
        display:none;
    }

    Place this in your theme's stylesheet (styles.css).

    Because we are still tweaking the styles, the changes we make will reflect on the recommendations that do show, but if, just in case, we do not continue with the six recommendations on two lines, the custom styling (hiding certain recommendations) will no longer be applied as it is contingent on the current 6-recommendations count.

  20. Celeste - Shareaholic
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @Marcelo,

    I've responded on your other threads. If the issue concerns Facebook, this does not concern Related Content. I provided some info that should help you on the new thread you created concerning this topic.

    As for recommendations not updating with recent content, I also have you set to be notified once engineering ticket SHR-616 has been updated. Your patience is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  21. phbyerly
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Only 4? Odd given that I have 1,671 published articles.

    Hours after you said " showing a maximum of five cards at full screen width" we started to see six. Is six the new limit, or the final limit? I am not blaming you, you just report what they tell you.

    Using display none will allow us to cut down the numbers shown, but not the number generated, which seems a bit of a waste. Please explain to TPTB that we want to have the choice, and that there are other systems that will do that if Shareaholic chooses not to give the end user that power.

  22. st3ph3n
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Uninstalling this rubbish!
    I cant believe we are expected to go through every single page we have created and disable something we never asked for. You could at least have a global checkbox to disable related posts from all pages.

  23. healYOUnaturally
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Good Day,

    I had to reinstall after the new update, but now my related posts aren't showing images and it isn't pulling my blog posts or my main "Condition pages".

    Is it due to re indexing my site? If so, could you please do so for http://www.healyounaturally.com?

    Thanks much!

  24. Celeste - Shareaholic
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi st3ph3n,

    If you are running Shareaholic for WordPress v7+, on the Available Apps screen, you'll see options to disable the Related Content app in different template views. You can enable them in all available templates or disable them in all available templates or select just the templates in which you'd like recommendations to appear, such as on your posts.

    Related Content is a feature of the plugin that was first introduced about 2 years ago. Similarly, you can also select where Share Buttons appear on your site through the Available Apps settings page of our plugin.

    Some publishers like to just use the Share Buttons and others like to use just the Related Content feature, and then there are a large number who use both as complimentary features to encourage sharing on their site and keep their readers browsing longer, correlating with the bounce rate.

    It is entirely the publisher's decision which apps they feel are most beneficial for their site and where they'd like them to appear within their site. These settings are customizable within the Available Apps screen.

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