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Kebo Social

Description

Kebo Social allows you to add Social Share Buttons onto your website the right way. Most other options come with severe downsides, including scripts which track your visitors, slowing down your site, ugly and mismatched designs, etc.

We provide clean, clear and efficient Share Buttons to encourage your visitors to share your content, without damaging their experience in any way. You can also optionally track how many times your

Moving forwards we will be adding many more features to Kebo Social to help you to drive more traffic to your website and engage more with your visitors.

Why use Kebo Social?

Social Media is now a significant and essential part of web strategy. It plays an ever more important role in SEO and is how many visitors choose to discuss your content.

Encouraging users to engage with your content through Social Media will boost your search rankings and allow you to reach a much wider audience.

Many Social Media plugins add content which does not match your website, scripts which track your visitors and/or make your pages load much slower. Kebo Social allows you to encourage visitors to engage with and share your content the right way.

Features

General

  • User-friendly UI (Touch compatible).
  • Built for Performance.
  • Translation Ready.
  • Multi-Site Ready.
  • Developer and Designer Friendly.

Share Buttons

  • Responsive (floating bar).
  • Retina Ready (uses font icons).
  • Consistent and Clean Styles.
  • Tracks Share Counts.
  • No reliance on JavaScript.
  • No impact on Page Loads (single CSS file added).
  • No Tracking Scripts, Calling Home or 3rd Party Service.

Translations

  • English
  • More coming soon.

Note: All my plugins are localized/ translateable by default. This is very important for all users worldwide. So please contribute your language to the plugin to make it even more useful.

Additional Info

Social Media is such an important part of web strategy that I believe it deserves a plugin which treats it as such.

Credits

  • Coming Soon.

Screenshots

  • This is the settings page for the Post Share Links, the user-friendly drag n drop interface is tablet and mobile friendly.
  • As you change settings on the page, the preview is updated in real-time.
  • Our Share Buttons in action on the TwentyThirteen theme.
  • The TwentyFourteen theme shows off our Share Buttons.

Installation

Manual Installation

  1. Upload the entire /kebo-social/ directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate Kebo Social through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

Inside WordPress

  1. From the Admin -> Plugins page, click ‘Add New’.
  2. Search for ‘Kebo Social’, then click ‘Install Now’.
  3. Once installed, click the ‘Active Plugin’ link.

FAQ

What are Social Share Buttons?

They are links, usually above and below your post content, which make it easy for readers to share your content using their Social accounts.

This generates more visitors to your website from social services and social markers are increasingly important for SEO.

What is special about these Share Buttons?

The share links provided by each Social Service have some major downsides. To begin with none of them are consistently styled which makes them look messy together. More importantly, each includes adds its own external javascript file to your website. This slows down the loading of your website and includes a tracking feature to trace what users of your site are looking at.

We don’t believe that you should have to suffer this to have Social Share links on your site.

What other features are going to be added?

The next major feature to be added are Social Feeds for Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

After that we will include the ability to send your new content to Social Networks.

We also have many other smaller features planned, like Social Share buttons for images/music/videos in post content and much more.

Will this plugin end up bloated and slow down my site?

We have built Kebo Social from the ground up with its size in mind. It uses a modular structure, so that if a feature is not turned on it does not run any code at all. This means that any features you are not using are not impacting your website.

On top of this all the features share resources where appropriate, so that it should end up being more efficient than having a different plugin for each feature.

Contributors & Developers

“Kebo Social” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “Kebo Social” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

0.4.6

  • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where encoded characters were seen in the share text. (props Clorith)

0.4.5

  • Bug Fix: Fixed a theme compatibility bug causing the share buttons to not be visible. (props Clorith)
  • Note: Also added changes to the readme content.

0.4.4

  • New Feature: Added Buffer to Share Button Services (with Counts).
  • Bug Fix: Now properly hides Share Buttons on password protected posts. (props pixolin)
  • Note: An Email share button is in the works, coming soon.

0.4.3

  • Bug Fix: Plugin now includes updated stylesheets (the build process was broken).
  • Bug Fix: Added a margin to the bottom of the share links to keep consistency with most themes content areas.

0.4.2

  • Bug Fix: Feature Control Form now updates live using AJAX.

0.4.1

  • Bug Fix: Fixed the link size option name. The size option should work correctly now.
  • Note: Added screenshots to the wordpress.org page.

0.4.0

  • Important: This is the first public release. There may still be some rough edges but these will be polished soon.
  • New Feature: Added a main Dashboard Widget showing the Status of your share counts.
  • Bug Fix: Share Links now appear and update properly in the preview (apart from toggling counts).
  • Bug Fix: Now correctly encodes your post URL so there are spaces in the title when shared (props Clorith).
  • Note: Moved from a top level admin menu to a sub-menu under Settings, with internal tabs, to avoid cluttering user sites.
  • Note: Moved the feature activation from a page to a dashboard Widget, reducing the page count and making the dashboard more useful. Features now activate and de-activate live on the page.

0.3.5

  • Bug Fix: Encodes the href attributes on Social Share links. This fixes titles appearing with no spaces and other odd behavior.
  • Bug Fix: Chooses the largest image possible for the Pinterest button.
  • Bug Fix: No longer displays the Social Sharing container if no services would be added.

0.3.0

  • Important: This is the first public beta release.