Adds an attractive social bookmarking menu and related content widget to your posts, pages, index, or any combination of the three.
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!
I was disappointed
It is simply impossible to understand how to customize the CSS because all CSS files are on the cloud. I delete the plugin.
I really like the UI and setup on this plugin. I think it looks elegant and it is just what I wanted for a new site that I'm launching. But after I had it installed and attempted to test a share, I was surprised to learn that SA is using my user shares to build their user registrations.
If you are using this plugin on your site, let me explain how you can test this for yourself. First, make sure that you are
There is no need to OAuth with SA when a user is just sharing an article... except to help SA grow their user base!
Here's a screenshot: https://twitter.com/MikeTaus/statuses/390851390781665280
When i try to activate it give me error!!!!!
While the design is very cool, the buttons do not show up the first time the page is clicked on. I had to disable cache and refresh the browser to get it to show up. I do not expect my clients to do that. I disable the plugin and I'm currently using the older version until I find another more suitable plugin. If anyone has a better plugin suggestion please email me.
I've updated my view of this plugin from 5 star to 1.
I love how it works but not the data collection and SEO it steals from you. BEWARE, read Rongo's post.
Also very annoying is if you change a tweet for instance it won't let you post it. If you don't like them adding their name on everything you tweet, pin or FB, this is not for you.
OMG! This latest update is just damn awful!
It's now sharing useless links like my 'Privacy' page or linking to some posts TWICE!
It was fine the way it was - please, put it back the way it used to be or at least give the same options as before (like how many posts we can share), because at the moment, this is the worst update ever!
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.
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.
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