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Flare is a simple yet eye-catching social sharing bar that gets you followed and lets your content get shared via posts, pages, and media types.


  • Update compatible-up-to version number


  • Added a fix for Pinterest count


  • Added option to disable Filament icon
  • Increased width of horizontal bubbles to account for a sizing bug with the LinkedIn share button
  • Added Github and Soundcloud follow icons


  • Updated messaging to better describe the future of Flare (Pro)


  • Load all social code via JavaScript instead of on-page code to improve load time
  • Updated some admin links
  • Added Powered by Filament badge
  • Updated total Flares to only show totals of current sharing button types
  • Added check in the_content() filter to restrict output if get_the_excerpt() is being called
  • Better handling of Pinterest count retrieval


  • Fix for handling display issue with Pinterest iFrame causing spacing issues below footer


  • Hotfix for placement of Pinterest share button in horizontal view
  • Removed the is_front_page() conditional from the valid Flare display check so Flare can still be displayed on static page front pages


  • Added additional check for valid display to make sure Flare doesn't appear on archive pages with only one post
  • Added Buffer to the button options
  • Fixed a layout issue with the large vertical Pinterest button position


  • Corrected Facebook Open Graph FQL query so that it is working correctly now


  • Updated Facebook Like count method to utilize new Open Graph FQL query since previous Open Graph method was deprecated


  • Fixed top horizonal totals visibility and space issue when the top horizontal bar is not supposed to be displayed.
  • Added the ability to toggle a visitor's ability to hide the vertical floating Flare bar
  • Changed the floating Flare bar visitor visbility close cookie to be a session cookie instead of a long term cookie
  • Changed Oswald font load to use wp_enqueue_style() instead of @import in public Flare stylesheet
  • Made accommodation for selecting no post types for sharing (in case you just want to use the follow widget)


  • Hotfix for WebFontLoader compatibility
  • Hotfix for total count


  • Fixed Twitter caching
  • Added the ability to place the top and bottom Flare positions on the left or right
  • Added additional CSS classes to horizontal flare output to make it easier to style theme level overrides
  • Added the ability to display a total Flare Count
  • Added the ability to hide your Flare scores until an article has reached a specified aggregate amount of total social shares
  • Added the ability for the visitor to close the floating Flare bar (closed state remembered via a browser cookie)
  • Made positioning of floating Flare bar more intelligent so that on shorter screens, scrolling to the bottom of the page will push the Flare bar up for Flare bars that are taller than the viewscreen


  • Fixed minor styling bug with flattened horizontal icon background positioning
  • Fixed positioning of flyouts and social widgets within flyouts
  • Fixed offset calculation for display of vertical social icons to accommodate for slow loading assets
  • Change Pinterest image choice order to use the featured image before the first image in the content
  • Fixed LinkedIn total number query to accommodate for new API response
  • Fixed Reddit total number query to accommodate for variations in API response. Please note that Reddit Fuzzes the score, so the number displayed on the Flare element may be different than what is displayed in the widget - alas, we can't fix this.


  • Updated Stumbleupon code snippet to use the new format required for their API processing


  • Added email as a sharing method
  • Added LinkedIn as a sharing method
  • Added the ability to turn off counters
  • Improved counter visibility
  • Fixed bug with Pinterest counter that was preventing the actual count from being returned
  • Restructured basic interaction with flyouts to prevent sharing service flyouts and "pop-ups" (such as Google+ +1 message customization) from disappearing when the visitor hovers away from the sharing icon.


  • Updated branding iconography
  • Updated design of admin
  • Added background color option - light, dark, none
  • Fixed bug with inverted drop-down that was causing the drop-down to render in the wrong place
  • Made numbering for counts intelligently group by thousands/millions
  • Fixed bug that was preventing Flare from showing up on pages
  • Implemented lazy PHP Class loading to optimize memory usage of the plugin
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing the left/right bars from being properly hidden
  • Added a new Follow Me widget!


  • Adjusted image URL retrieval method to return the full size image URL instead of the thumbnail for Pinterest


  • Fixed bug with cache namespacing for total count API lookups


  • Initial commit

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.17
Last Updated: 4 months ago
Active Installs: 10,000+


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