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Async Social Media Buttons (Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest)

Google+, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest Buttons loaded via Async Javascript, minimal presentation.

Why do the icons load last?

The HTML placeholders for the buttons is loaded on pageload. Until the entire page is loaded, the async javascript isn't loaded. Once the page has loaded and is fully rendered, the javascript updates the DOMs and the buttons appear. Google counts the pageload to conclude when the page is rendered, therefore, the page completion time is counted prior to the async javascript loading.

It doesn't work

If your template is not 3.x compatible, it may not call the two hooks that we use to insert the javascript, or, to insert the buttons. You can tell if the wp_footer() call is not properly supported if you see Tweet as a link under each post and the buttons don't load.

If the buttons don't display, the template may have disabled the filter, or, has another filter plugin that is ending the request early - not allowing our plugin to modify the page.

Pinterest only picks the first image from my post

The Pinterest button doesn't allow us to specify more than one image. We pick the first image that we can find. However, we do not currently read a gallery. It also doesn't pull an image from the site if one is not found in the post.

Requires: 2.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4-RC1
Last Updated: 5 years ago
Active Installs: 200+


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