This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Fast & Easy Social Sharing

Description

A simple and fast social media sharing plugin. The share buttons are loaded as fonts thus load fast and can scale as large as you want them to be. No JavaScript is loaded from any of the social networks. Only two requests are being made, one for the fonts and another for the stylesheet, that’s it.

For the time being, the icons are displayed only on posts, not pages or your homepage. Future version will have a feature to enable for pages.

Social Media Icons Supported:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Pinterest
  • Google Plus
  • LinkedIn

Feautres

  • Change text of Share This.
  • Change size of text for Share This.
  • Change size of share buttons.
  • Insert Twitter handle on tweet button.
  • Total share count provided by sharedcount.com.

Support

Support is available through the WordPress plugin support forum. I’ll do my best to answer everyones questions.

Links

Screenshots

  • screenshot-1.png Look and feel.
  • screenshot-2.png Hover state. Full opacity on hover.

Installation

Manual Install:

  1. Upload entire folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Settings > Fast & Easy Social Sharing then update your settings.

I suggest signing up for SharedCount since there’s a good chance that our API key will hit the daily limit. I am not associated with SharedCount nor are they aware of this plugins development. In the future, I may development our own way of counting the social networks.

FAQ

When are you going to add “some other social network”?

The plugin is still in the early stages of development. More social networks will be added over time but before doing so, some more functionality will be added first.

How is the total share count calculated?

Twitter + Facebook + GooglePlus + StumbleUpon + Pinterest + LinkedIn = Shares

Shared Counter is provided by sharedcount.com.

Why do I need to provide a sharedcount.com API key?

The total number shared is provided by this website. I’ve provided a default API key but there’s a chance your stats may not update because of the daily limit provided by the default key. Use your own to avoid any issues by registering on the site.

Contributors & Developers

“Fast & Easy Social Sharing” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.2

  • Add total share counter from sharedcount.com.
  • Add SharedCount API key intergration.
  • CSS styling changes
  • Add fess-admin.php

1.0.1

  • Add CSS style changes.
  • Add Admin Panel Text.
  • Fix admin panel issue on callback function for section text in admin page.
  • Fix use of undefined constant

1.0.0

  • Initial release