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DX Share Selection

Description

This is a fork of WP Selected Text Sharer which hasn’t been maintained for a few years.

Allows you to share/search selected text from your site – select a snippet, search for it or share it to popular social networks. A small popup is displayed above the selected text which contains links to share / search selected text.

Instructions

  • When a user selects a text snippet in a page or post of your site, a popup is displayed. When that quote is tweeted (or shared in another social network), the selected Quote and the link to that blog post is also shared in the following network. Hence increasing site visibility.

  • Search engines (Your site’s search / Google adsense search / Yahoo search etc …) can also be added to the popup.

  • Apart from sharing texts only, this plugin acts like a social bookmarking button also.

Features

  • Light weight, 4KB jquery plugin is required.
  • Various color/style and option arguments.
  • Automatic selected text truncation for Twitter.
  • Shorten the post link using Bitly.
  • Load the scripts either in header or footer.
  • Simple and light interface.
  • Template system for adding links to the popup.
  • No knowledge of coding required.
  • Integration with WP Socializer plugin

Credits

Core jQuery plugin, original WP Selected Text Sharer plugin by Aakash Chakravarthy (vaakash)

Screenshots

  • Popup show, when a text is selected. List of share links that can be added.
  • Admin Page

Installation

  1. Upload dx-share-selection to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Customize the plugin in the DX Share Selection admin page (Settings -> DX Share Selection).

FAQ

Can I add custom class to the popup to customize?

Yes, you can add classes accordingly.

Can I select a given area to be captured only?

Yes, define the given selector in the admin section.

Contributors & Developers

“DX Share Selection” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.2

  • Fork and fixes from the original plugin version