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Shareaholic | share buttons & related posts

Adds an attractive social bookmarking menu and related content widget to your posts, pages, index, or any combination of the three.

17 reviews
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1 star
Abusive plugin
By , for WP 3.9.2

After installing it for a test, some Bot came from amazonaws.com trying to get sitemap etc etc. Who knows what will come next.

Since we want NO MORE CRAP Bots and scrapers, we completely deleted the plugin.

1 star
No Support
By , for WP 3.9.1

It's been over a week since I submitted my help request #13304, and no response. Still waiting...

1 star
Customize and Edit Share Buttons Don't Work
By , for WP 3.9.1

Any time I try to press the customize or edit share buttons the window pops up and nothing happens. I then try to submit a bug and when it tries to take a screenshot it just hangs up and stops and I have to refresh the browser. This is in the latest version of Chrome on a late 2013 Mac Pro 6 core in WP 3.9.1 with cookies and JS enables. Would like to use this app but I can't until I can start to customize some things.

1 star
By , for WP 3.8.1

After jumping through the hoops of disconnecting all plugins and changing to a stock wordpress theme it has been proved that this plugin is creating load problems with my websites. Can't blame it on anything else without anything else activated.
Yes, multiple sites of mine with the same issue from this plugin..
I used to love this plugin.

Do not waste your time here like I have for the last week.

1 star
Shareaholic Spyware Updates Spamming Every Day
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It has gone from "OK" to bad to worse with this plugin over many months. I'm deleting shareaholic from all sites I admin and recommend other WordPress admins do the same.

#1 The plugin is loaded with spyware I found out after researching why the authors would update so often. The plugin sends data to adnxs.com, DataXu, Bluekai, shareaholic.com, and probably more, who knows. The authors acknowledge this saying the user tracking is for "analytics" but it is actually more about giving personal data to other companies to monetize. Shareaholic is a desperate "startup" so this is what they do.

#2 Too many updates. Shareaholic was updating once a month (OK fine) then they were spamming every week. And now it is Every. Single. Day.

#3 They hijack shares and steal your visitors away by having them sign up for a shareaholic.com account. Funny because for a while I didn't know the plugin started doing this until I was tipped off.

Looking at all the other bad reviews I'm not alone, and a quick trip to google shows that shareaholic is a company with a history of spying and user complaints.

Browsing the forum I see they just made an option to turn some of the unwanted crap off yet the crap is still on by default and had to be discovered and complained about in the first place. You can try to disable each cruddy option but with all the "miscellaneous" updates you won't know what new spy "features" you are going to get from shareaholic and its affiliates.

This has been a lesson to not trust a plugin by a "startup" especially one that you need to "opt out" of. Do your research. Don't bother playing cat and mouse with bad plugins like this one.

1 star
Worked great until last updates
By , for WP 3.8.1

I loved this plugin until the last update, now it won't show any related posts at all. I have uninstalled and re-installed several times, nothing works right except the share buttons.

1 star
Dumbed down
By , for WP 3.8.1

Too simplistic! It's really just a dumbed down version of the original 6.1 version.

6.1 is really great! 5 stars for it! But for 7.2.... just 1 star!

1 star
dont like
By ,

I was disappointed

1 star
All options are on the cloud
By , for WP 3.7.1

It is simply impossible to understand how to customize the CSS because all CSS files are on the cloud. I delete the plugin.

1 star
By ,

When i try to activate it give me error!!!!!

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