Easy sharing and connecting on social networks. Display on posts or use widgets or shortcode. Also Twitter name/hashtag to link converter.
Not nice adding a cannot-deactivate-linksalpha button...
Somewhere in the readme.txt it even states:
"the plugin runs off our servers at LinksAlpha.com in order to process the social sharing analytics which helps you track virality of your content across social channels." Yeah right.
Not very nice, but there is an easy way out (since its still a nice plugin):
delete the file "wp-content/plugins/social-sharing-toolkit/includes/buttons/button.linksalpha.php".
Backdraw: don't update... it will probably be back...
This was such a good product, until introduced a LinksAlpha share button that cannot be turned off and does not conform to the site's CSS. The button now floats above (due to a z-index being !important).
Removing to get a different plug in.
LinksAlpha added the non-hideable links alpha button...
This buttons is nothing more than a thinly veiled tracking and malware component.
Your site will be overrun with Links Alpha Query strings that are incredibly long.
You will become the slaves of another evil organizations attempting to track you and your site user's every move.
When I updated the plugin my Google Page Speed grade went from 94 to 69. Yslow went from 90 to 77.
Wanted to use this as it has much potential but make it very slow difference between load time + 6sec.
Wanted to use this as it has much potential but not only does it break half my site and make it uber-slow but there are buttons which you cannot uncheck.
Will keep searching.
I'll be leaving this plug in as much as I previously liked it due to the non-hideable Links Alpha button that appeared without notice (or permission). Not only is it shady, but it doesn't align with the other buttons, it doesn't use the same z-index as the other buttons (and thus, goes OVER my fixed header when the other icons go under), and seems to have slowed down the loading of my page.
Goodbye Social Sharing... (as if they care since it's free).
I don't mind that LinksAlpha is trying to make money, but when they added adware/spyware to their update it was really crappy. Give us a pro option, this is a great plug-in!
2.1.4 still works flawlessly and you can find it under the Developers tab above.
Yes, I know that IE is iffy but lots of my clients use it.
The latest version of this plugin seems to create loads of extra pages in the history for facebook, google, twitter etc helpers/links - I guess in iFrames.
It was even doing this when I had the buttons not showing anywhere.
Avoid like the plague.
The developer ruined this great plugin with the un-hideable Links Alpha button. What a shame.
Well what to say? Suddenly I had some phone call: what is this new link?
NIce! If you wont money say but this is a really bad and annoying way to steal time to people that is working.
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