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Sharexy - powerful social sharing and bookmarking tool (with floating widget)

Widget placement customizing (floating and static), Continual updated design collection.

29 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.1 out of 5 stars
4 stars
Mixed
By ,

The basic functionality works well for me but as reported in Support, I'm unable to edit the icon sequence, which icons display on the bar or the style of buttons. That functionality comes up blank. So theres some issues with the admin page.

The buttons themselves do work nicely though and I'm happy to have the popup with more user choices.

I've been surprised how buggy many of these Share plugins have been. This is about the 6th I've tried. The prior one had the option to not display the buttons unless a share link was clicked. But it has not been maintained. Another that is updated and is popular has been really buggy.

Hopefully a fix update is coming. Then this would be worth 5 stars.

1 star
Painful
By , for WP 3.8.1

I once tried the floating icon option. I didn't like that. That's when I discovered that disabling it was a pain. I unchecked it and saved three times. But it would continue to show up on my website. And to my shock, the social icons bar started showing up on top of every post as well whereas I had only chosen 'bottom' as its position.

4 stars
Good but strange plugin
By , for WP 3.8.1

Was looking both for floating and embedded to posts and pages and found this one. After one evening testing decided to uninstall it.

Plugin is very nice, has good customization capabilities, even "tricks" like buttons trembling, and of course includes floating panel that is very good.

But I found some things after which decided not to use it:

- When sharing to Facebook, plugin adds "shared by Sharexy.com plugin" -- tried to find it in sources and could not. Author answered in support that this will be an option in next versions, but...
- ... plugin is not updated for 4 months and no information when it will be.
- "Sharexy" button is added to others and can't be switched off.
- The words is that there is a popup window when your mouse is on this "sharexy" button, which opens automatically but doesn't close itself without clicking. There was the whole thread about it: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/remove-the-sharesexy-icon?replies=7 but now it is just closed without any answer.

People in the thread and I after my codesearch suppose that this plugin addresses some outer sources, so this was warning to me and I moved to other one.

4 stars
good
By ,

Good plugin

1 star
Cannot remove from pages
By ,

This is #1 most important in my book.

1 star
Works but taking user to Sharexy page sucks
By , for WP 3.7.1

yeah I realize it's a free plugin but really? - taking the user to that blatant Sharexy page after the user does a social share instead of back to the originating site or back to Facebook, etc. means we won't be using this one. We don't want to send traffic to a 3rd party site just to use a social sharing widget.

3 stars
Looks good but has a worrying feature
By ,

First off, I have tried to place a direct message with Sharexy and then tried to post on the message board - but they want me to log in with a social identity? I don't have one and hence me posting my underwhelming comments here. The problem I am experiencing is:
1. After a user has shared my website they get taken to the Sharexy websiite - they don't return to my website? Of course they could, but the default is to arrive at their site.
The plugin is easy to set up and looks great, but it disrupts my visitor and there browsing experience is hijacked if they like my site enough to share it.

I would have liked to convey this message to Sharexy in a less public way, but I need a social sign in of some sort. Digital Apartide!

5 stars
Exactly What i've Been Looking For
By , for WP 3.7.1

Everything I've been looking for, sleek buttons, placement options, minimal, everything! Thanks so much!

5 stars
Can't control which page goes to
By , for WP 3.7.1

Would be an excellent widget but I can't say which page it leads to on Facebook, etc. It just goes to a comment page which isn't what I want.

So I will delete this and continue looking for another widget - would be excellent otherwise.

5 stars
Intuitive, easy to use, highlly functional
By , for WP 3.7

I'm using WP 3.7 and just installed the plugin. Works wonderful. Easy to use, intuitive and so functional.
Hope you can update it with more designs.
Thank you!

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