Super lightweight, simple, nice, modern looking and effective social sharing and following buttons and icons on your site without the extra burden
Works well right out of the box with great documentation.
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.
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.
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:
%%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.
2. Went through the very simple settings
3. Social media links appear in my site exactly where I wanted them
works well, lots of settings to customise.
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.
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!
Easy and friendly interface. It is what I was looking for
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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