OSD Social Media Sharing

Description

OSD Social Media Sharing gives the ability to add sharing buttons anywhere on your site with a shortcode, or automatically generate them based on post type. This plugin is very similar to Jet Pack sharing without all of the bloat and external requests. Place sharing in sidebars / widget areas using the WordPress text widget and the OSD Social Media Sharing shortcode. Place the buttons in any content field with the shortcode as well. Simple administration can be found under the settings tab including Drag and Drop re-ordering of the buttons, and the ability to add your own sharing icons. Remove the icons on a per post basis using the check box in the right sidebar of the edit post screen. This plugin does not hook into the content filter for post type based display!! this means that the sharing buttons will only appear ONE time on your pages, not all over the place like some other plugins.

Shortcode:
[osd_social_media_sharing]

A brief Feature List

  1. Sharing buttons can be used in the Text Widget provided by WordPress
  2. Sharing buttons can be used in the WordPress wysiwyg (any where that runs the content filter)
  3. Sharing buttons can be automatically loaded based on post type (page, post, custom content types work too!)
  4. Lightweight
  5. Shortcode usage allows for flexibility
  6. Simple, rewritable styling
  7. Ability to upload your own Icons!
  8. Remove the icons on a per post basis with a check box in the edit post screen
  9. Does not hook into the content filter for the post type!
  10. Ability to change pinterest icon

Link to plugin page WordPress plugin page.

Screenshots

  • Plugin in action on the page
  • Administration page under Settings
  • The metabox on the edit post screen

Installation

  1. Upload osd-social-media-sharing directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Navigate to the general settings tab, and then OSD Sharing settings
  4. Save your options
  5. Add the shortcode, or rely on post type
  6. Start sharing!

FAQ

Soon to come?

Yes, as users ask us questions.

Reviews

works and no bloat

I like it. It’s light weight, good looking and has everything I need without the bloat. Thanks!

Excellent simple & lightweight social sharing plugin

I spent many, many hours researching various social-sharing plugins, testing several, and finally went with this one (OSD Social Media Sharing) for it’s simplicity and low overhead….I don’t need lots of bells & whistles, just a simple way for site visitors to share content easily.

This one suits my needs very well….it has some very basic, simple settings, and while it has a small selection of built-in networks to share with, they were the ones I needed anyway. There is a mechanism to add more if you need more than the default set.

Initially I was only going to give this 4 stars, because there are a couple of settings tweaks I’d like to see in a future version, but I decided that was not fair – it really is a good plugin, and does exactly what it says it will do, and it does it well without adding much overhead or slowing my site’s page load speed (a problem with some of the other social-related plugins). It really deserves it’s 5-star rating.

If all you need is to offer readers an easy way to share your content, and are happy with offering the major networks (Facebook, Twitter, G+, Pinterest, Linkedin, and Reddit, along with an email option), then this is a plugin I can comfortably recommend.

Great Plugin

I have tried at least 10 different share plugins. Some of them were not compatible with all browsers and some them required fees to allow you to use the options. This is the beat, works so smoothly, problem solved. I can’t thank you enough.

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

3.5.6

  • Fixed pinterest pin it button to be HTTPS

3.5.5

  • HTTPS Fix for Pinterest and Reddit

3.5.4

  • HTTPS Fix for IIS users (fixed repo issue)

3.5.3

  • Adjusted metabox display logic

3.5.2

  • HTTPS Fix for IIS users

3.5

  • Small amount of multilingual support added

3.4.1

  • Fixed a potential bug

3.4

  • Fixed saving issues

3.3

  • Fixed bug with email link
  • Added Reddit share link
  • General maintainability improvements

3.2

  • OSD Social Media Sharing now prevents the offical Pinterest JS from hijacking the link/picture
  • Fixed bug where opened windows were all the same size
  • General bug fixes

3.1

  • Added some shortcodes to the custom url
  • [page] this is the current url (the page that the user would share)
  • [title] this is the current page title

3.0

  • THIS CHANGE WILL REQUIRE YOU TO RE-SAVE YOUR SETTINGS IN THE ADMIN SCREEN!!!!
  • SOME CLASSES HAVE CHANGED, SO YOUR CUSTOM STYLING MAY BE EFFECTED!!!
  • Changed icons to png from svg for better cross browser support
  • Upgraded plugin to allow custom link / icon pairs

2.3.0

  • Removed console logging in admin screens
  • Fixed broken image linking in admin screens
  • Updated image script in admin screens

2.2.0

  • Added page url to email button
  • Added ability to change the default send to mail address

2.1.3

  • Fixed minor styling bug where shortcode and default placing of osd social media looked different

2.1.2

  • Changed link hrefs to help remove 302 and 301 redirects

2.1.1

  • Fixed broken images in settings pages
  • Fixed Pinterest image picker showing up if there are no images
  • Fixed JS error bug
  • Fixed icon ordering issues in settings pages

2.1.0

  • Fixed a styling issue with IE (icons were spaced too far apart due to IE rendering error)
  • Streamlined icons into one SVG sprite (only one network request now)!

2.0.2

  • General bug fixes

2.0.1

  • Fixing Pinterest image picker styling

2.0

  • Added Pinterest image picker while maintaining no external library loading
  • Corrected the open in same window mode
  • Improved default styling

1.1

  • Fixed bug with quick edit overwriting plugin settings

1.0

  • Initial creation