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Social Media Feather

Super lightweight, simple, nice, modern looking and effective social sharing and following buttons and icons on your site without the extra burden


84 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Easy Social Media Sharing
By , for WP 3.8.1

Works well right out of the box with great documentation.

3 stars
Nice but poor performing plugin
By , for WP 3.8.1

This is a very nice looking sharing plugin, but as you can see by the plugin stats it kills site performance. Jetpack uses less resources and it does a boatload of stuff (arguments can be made if they're needed or not but that's another story). Social Media Feather only displays sharing buttons and gobbles up 42% of the total time used by plugins on my site.

1 star
Got blank admin screen after activation
By , for WP 3.8.1

I installed via the wp installer, screen says it was a successful install, I click 'activate' and screen goes white.

This happened twice, so I don't know if it is incompatible with another plugin or what, but it obviously won't work for me.

2 stars
Not quite there yet
By , for WP 3.8.1

I'm sorry I really wanted to use this plugin. I think the styling and service support are great. However there are just a few too many things that are either not documented well enough or just plain too hard to do.

Things that took way too much effort:

  • Centering icons on the page.
  • Adding a title to the sharing or follow sections (sort of like is showing in every single screen shot. So strange that it isn't just an option).
  • Adding the post title to ALL sharing links. Why doesn't adding %%title%% to the Default message just work.

I'm sure all of these things could be done with pre/post markup or CSS styling (the latter has no documentation on how it should be applied) but all of these things are simple and either on by default in other plugins, like the post title thing, or easily configured with options rather than extra mark-up.

It's ALMOST there.

5 stars
No messing about - it just works
By , for WP 3.8.1

1. Installed
2. Went through the very simple settings
3. Social media links appear in my site exactly where I wanted them

Perfect :)

5 stars
works well, lots of settings
By ,

works well, lots of settings to customise.

5 stars
The best social media plugin
By , for WP 3.8.1

This is hands-down the best social media plugin I've used. It looks great, has a good range of social media services (but not too many), and is easy to use. It does both share and follow, you can choose share, follow or both.

5 stars
Beautiful; easy to use; lots of options
By , for WP 3.8.1

Everything in the settings is self-explanatory so no reading instructions was necessary. Yet it provides lots of options and all the relevant social sites. It was exactly what I was looking for.

You can see how I used it on my site: felixwong.com. I only have it activated for individual posts but there appears to be an option to have the buttons displayed on archives as well.

Thanks to the developers for creating this. It saved me a whole lot of time not having to add buttons to my templates myself!

5 stars
Easy peasy
By , for WP 3.8.1

Easy and friendly interface. It is what I was looking for

5 stars
Neat, simple and effective
By , for WP 3.8.1

The best social media share bar for our needs. Minimal, scalable icons, light-weight and adaptable. A lot of options in the settings page if needed. We also purchased and installed the 'Light Prompt' add-on which, for our specific custom theme/existing plug-in combo, had issues. However, support from the author was effective and helpful and it's now working really well.

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