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Async Social Sharing

Simple social plugin that loads popular social sharing widgets asynchronously after the page loads for optimal site performance.


  • Fixed bug where plugin would cause a fatal error for PHP 5.2 and under by changing class initialization process.
  • Added minor style fix for Facebook sharing widget alignment.


  • Added async_social_display() function to be used as a template tag to output the social sharing widgets anywhere theme developers desire within the loop.
  • Added option to allow site administrators to enter their Facebook Application ID.
  • Added option allowing site administrators to choose if the social sharing widgets should be output before or after the content. props @dustyf
  • Changed settings screen to use WordPress default admin styles to fix checkbox display in WordPress 3.8+.
  • Removed bloated admin stylesheet.
  • Minor refactoring of plugin instance loading.
  • Minor code formatting changes.


  • Fixed bug where "headers already sent" message was displayed upon plugin activation due to blank line at top of main plugin file.
  • Enabled automatic plugin updates for WordPress 3.7 users.


  • Added option to display or hide sharing widgets from posts.
  • Restructured file organization.
  • Tested compatibility with 3.7


  • Fixed bug where previous plugin users could not disable the css without removing and then re-adding the plugin.
  • Updated compatibility to support 3.5


  • Fixed bug where widgets were not displaying on pages if option was specified.
  • Fixed bug where CSS styles for previous installations was still loading, even though the option to disable was selected.
  • Expanded post-type multi-selection box area on plugin options page.
  • Added instructions for selecting multiple post types from plugin options page.
  • Tested with WordPress 3.5 RC2


  • Added option to prevent default CSS stylesheet from loading.
  • Fixed bug where PHP Exception was thrown if post types array was empty.
  • Tested with WordPress 3.5 Beta 3


Fixed bug that would cause content in RSS feeds to not display. Fixed bug where PHP Exception was thrown on pages if the display options were not set.


  • Added ability to display social widgets on pages.
  • Added ability to select which custom post types will display the social widgets.
  • Reworked async-share.js file. Now only the external social scripts that are selected to be displayed will be loaded.
  • Improved display styles for social widgets.


  • Combined function for plugin's script and style loading.
  • Fixed bug that was generating a PHP error when no options were set.
  • Tested with WordPress 3.4.1


  • Added Display Options to plugin to allow sharing widgets to be displayed on blog and archive pages.
  • Fixed bug with Facebook fb-root div not being detected before script loaded.
  • Updated license to GPLv3


  • Added lazy loading to async-share.js
  • Fixed issue with plugin settings link


  • Initial release

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.9
Last Updated: 2014-6-25
Active Installs: 3,000+


4.4 out of 5 stars


0 of 1 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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