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Social Toolbar

Plugin for adding a highly customizable toolbar with color selection, social network icons, recent tweet and share buttons into footer.

15 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Pro user
By , for WP 3.9.2

This toolbar is the epitome of customized navigation online.

3 stars
Great idea, but...
By , for WP 3.9.1

I have no idea how the old plugin worked, from what I can tell from the reviews, I would have liked the old version better.

I installed on one of my sites and set up everything I could. While I really like the concept, and I think it would have worked nicely for my site, I found I didn't like a few things:

1. Web-based management. It's terribly inconvenient to have to go to another website to manage something about my wordpress pages. Let me change my settings in wordpress. This idea just doesn't make sense, what if i had to go to a different website for each plug-in I use on my site?

2. Free version actually had most of the features I was looking for, save for the size option. The standard bar is too big for my taste/site. I would suggest adding a few more social networking options to the free version.

3. Feeds didn't work the way I want them to. RSS and Twitter only gave me the most recent post/tweet. Terribly annoying to see the same two things over and over again. (PS: your documentation is wrong, for twitter it's called API key/secret, not 'consumer key/secret' anymore)

4. Value: I probably would have bought the old 'pro' version that was a flat cost and had the settings integrated into wordpress. The current web-managed subscription-model pricing doesn't offer me anything I'm willing to pay forever for.

5 stars
looks and performs great
By , for WP 3.9

We wanted to have social sharing links that were always visible on the page, so a toolbar seemed like a good idea. We tried practically every Toolbar on the market and found that the majority of them actually slowed down our site. The challenge for us was to
find a plugin that had the right functionality but didn't slow down the page load time for the site - because that can lower search engine ranking scores. We kept shopping around until we found SocialToolbarPro which solved our problem and also looks great on the site.

3 stars
Not Working with SSL
By , for WP 3.9

This is for PRO rather than free. Had issues with the toolbar with SSL especially with mailchimp add on which the company advises are now resolved.

1 star
Paid Pro Version is now useless...
By , for WP 3.9

Paid $US25 for the pro version a little while back, now they've changed their model and I no longer have access to the pro version ... what a rip off! A refund is definitely required!

5 stars
Great free product
By , for WP 3.9

What is there not to like? This toolbar runs in the native DOM, not in some iFrame. It's slick and fast. Plus the free version seems to be be providing 90% of all features... not a bad deal. all u need to register is an email address...

I love this thing. Will upgrade to pro to use the Print Addon.

1 star
Spammy Rubbish
By , for WP 3.8.2

Only for pro users.

The free version is useless. Not only do they force you to register with them but also don´t offer you the activation code you need. If you want to sell an plugin then do so but stop fooling people just to capture their email. If I get spam newsletters now I will now where they are from.

****PLUS**** If you check the reviews you will clearly see that all the bad reviews state the same problem, whereas the five star reviews look fake and don´t actually go into any detail, So that is fake as well.

Should be removed from WordPress.

1 star
Yet another crippled app
By ,

Yet another app that promises a lot.

Installed it - then went to the web interface - pretty much everything is disabled requiring a pro account. So. yet again - I can't fully test this before paying.

Uninstalled - won't be back.

1 star
Useless and full of spam without spending money
By , for WP 3.8.1

When I first installed this I went to the tutorial to figure out how to work it. It was for Pro users only.

As I fiddled with it on my own, I found that many other features that can be found for free were limited to Pro users only. This plugin is full of them trying to force you to buy Pro with ads and limitations.

Pro seems to have few more features than other free ones so save your money and get a few other plugins where the developers aren't trying to shove the Pro version down your throat.

1 star
Crippled...
By , for WP 3.6

This plugin is useless/crippled unless you pay for it. The basics like Facebook and Google+ will not work unless you have the PRO version-$25 ( a bit steep) and I know a lot of time and coding probably went it to it but the basic version is very limited to truly get a feel for the plugin.

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