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Floating Social Media Links

Add a clean and simple floating frame, with social media and/or custom links, to your website/blog.

Floating (Social Media) Links is designed to allow anyone to add a simple floating frame to their wordpress website/blog, which contains icons and links to their social media and/or partners' websites. And before you read too far you should know that I'm among those who strongly dislike "floating" animations, so this plugin does a clean simple "stay-in-place" (sticky) float with no animation for an incredibly clean look.

The plugin is extremely flexible because of its custom links. In addition to a couple of built-in social media links, you can upload your own icons/logos that link to anything. You could create a small, persistent navigation bar, link to partner sites, link to sites for other parts of your organization, link to any of your social media, or any combination of the above.

On the social media side, the purposes of this plugin are highly customizable options and clean and simple linked icons rather than the cluitter of numerous "share" buttons (although popular "action buttons" can still be included). Instead of simply asking visitors to acknowledge their appreciation of your work (by liking or following), this encourages them to also check out your social media content, increasing real social interaction (more so than simply using page "likes" to indicate interaction). Also, as native OS/browser support for "share" features becomes the norm, it is redundant to clutter your site with buttons that share content.

This plugin features a refreshingly user-oriented interface for the admin that scales to users with varying desire for customization. If you want a quick set-up, you can focus on the most commonly used options and pick a frame theme that works with your site. If you like customizing stuff, you can configure the detailed components of everything from cookies to colors to z-indicies. The plugin followsa principles that prevent you from reading through irrelevant options (like frame-hide animation if you've chosen not to let users hide the frame), and hides less frequently used options by default. Easy to use for ANYONE!

For web designers and developers, you may customize which pages the frame appears on with your theme templates, and you can use custom, dynamic php-generated links (see the FAQ for details).

Please feel free to offer any feature suggestions you might have (through the support forums or by contacting me) and I WILL consider them for future releases. Any and all feedback/suggestions, positive or negative, is useful!

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 8,000+


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