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Social Sharing Toolkit

Easy sharing and connecting on social networks. Display on posts or use widgets or shortcode. Also Twitter name/hashtag to link converter.

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1 star
Simply Brings You to their Page
By , for WP 3.9.1

Download simply brings you to their page.

If it's not free then say it upfront instead of letting people download then it would simply bring them to your sales page.

It also messed up with the function of other plug-ins and wouldn't allow the sidebar to show up in some posts.

1 star
forced advertizing
By ,

you suck

1 star
Not for a professional web
By , for WP 3.9.1

If you want to implement this plugin in a website for a client, remember that your users will get unwanted advertising. If this is not a disadvantage for you, then use it.

1 star
A lot of broken JS issues
By , for WP 3.9

Specifically with the non removable branding button. If you use this in conjunction with wp-recaptcha then you have to remove the use of MAIL-HIDE from all the posts and pages that the Social Sharing toolkit is on.

1 star
Links alpha ruined it.
By , for WP 3.9

Links alpha contains some JS fatal errors which prevent any script in your page from correctly functioning. They are not responsive on removing the branding off the plugin.

1 star
Useless, nagging, everyone hates this
By , for WP 3.8.3

Screenshots do not even show the outcome of the plugin. It's a wild guess of what you are going to get with this plugin.

And it's awful. It has a shortcode, but it doesn't work if used with do_shortcode within a theme. There are restrictions to where it will be displayed. If you are manually including a shortcode, it should always be displayed.

It's not even a list of buttons. It's a dropdown. I don't want an unfamiliar share dropdown. Nobody is going to click on that. Give me a list of familiar social icons instead.

1 star
DO NOT USE!
By , for WP 3.8.1

The plugin results in 800KB of extra requests to various strange websites. Do not use!

1 star
Good but linksalpha button can't be hidden
By ,

Good but linksalpha button can't be hidden, too bad.

1 star
spyware and malware
By ,

The new version of Social Sharing Toolkit is bundled with spyware from LinksAlpha. Had to uninstall.

Data Collected:
Anonymous (Browser Information, Hardware/Software Type, Internet Service Provider, Page Views )
Pseudonymous (IP Address (EU PII))

Data Sharing:
Aggregate data is shared with 3rd parties.

Data Retention:
Undisclosed

1 star
LinksAlpha really?
By , for WP 3.8.1

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...

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