Adds an attractive social bookmarking menu and related content widget to your posts, pages, index, or any combination of the three.
Great plugin and thank you so much for doing a great job with the updates and the new upgrade. I know some have complaint about the new layout, however I am very pleased with it myself.
Keep up the great job.
What would we do without these free plugins !!!! and the developers.....:)
Shareaholic **used** to be a respectable plugin provider until recent updates. However, the company is now engaging in practices that, in our view, calls their integrity into question.
1. Data Mining -- "Related Content" is a real nice way of spinning "We're scraping your content, mining your blog's data and then embedding links into your posts to track everything back through our own site." Thanks for link juice, much appreciated. Sure they suggest your content that may be related, but in doing so they are redirecting everything back through their tracking service BEFORE the user reaches your content. It is important to note that you are immediately enrolled into this data mining program, as it is on by default and piggybacks onto the Social Sharing plugin itself.
2. Registration Mining -- Surfers wanting to share your content are, depending on the social network they wish to share your content on, are funneled into a Shareaholic app that requires them to register first and THEN sends them to the social network they wanted. Do you trust them to not spam your users after this?
3. Storing Data on 3rd Party Services -- rather than respecting your blog plugin's settings, and storing things on your own local database, your settings and data are now stored in a 3rd party cloud service, conveniently spun as their answer to the speed issues which plagued them. In reality, it just gives them more control over your own data, versus storing necessary files locally on your own installation and database. It's all about the data tracking.
There are a number of issues at play here, beyond the ones noted above. It's an otherwise good plugin, but the data mining at play here should be fully explained and disclosed. No doubt this is for business reasons and ultimately for advertising/investment reasons. But it's act the expense of their users' sites and content. Certainly they've lost us a long time customer.
I love the sharing feature but I can't get the "related content" section to work... I click on edit and nothing happens! I don't want to share my different pages or categories... I just want different post to show up and I can't get that to fix.
Awful update. It worked fine before, now there is no way to configure it "Edit General website settings" does absolutely nothing, I can find no way to configure it. This version seems to force leaving an ad saying "Powered by Shareaholic" which for a professional site like ours is unacceptable. I see no way to configure it, the Sharing through Facebook button pops up a "connect account" box that doesn't work, and all the going through shareaholic now, well, wow, how self serving they have made it and BROKE it completely to. Awful, going to have to remove it if they don't change or fix it quickly. How can you revert back to the old version or is this even possible? VERY unhappy with this terrible update.
This has been a great plugin, right up until the latest version.
Now, almost all of the options have been moved into "the cloud" with a confusing web site that wants to "integrate all of your links" or some such.
I would rather keep options on site. Will be looking for something else unless this is reverted.
Good job guys. This plugin now has become the better free social plugin.
What is this?
New design is cool, but:
Since V7 when clicking on a like button people are now directed to an english only "connect with facebook, twitter..." lightbox popup, even if already connected. And it doen't even work! And seriously, who is going to login to facebook from shareaholic.com? no one.
Please in the futur, do not release a beta version to the public.
Are you mad? What are you thinking?
Disabled <s>until the old, simple functionality are back.</s> for ever since i have discovered that even the related content is redirected through theyr servers, for data mining purpose, and it will never be again the way it was...
Good work by removing all clutter and keeping the admin look much simpler. However, few options in the new admin menu are confusing.
Was going to give this 4 stars, but when I went to read the 1-and 2-star reviews, I can't access them. FAIL.
thx very much for this great plugin :-D
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