React & Share – Customizable Reaction Buttons

Description

Get feedback, measure engagement and create better content!

Customizable reaction buttons

Activate your visitors and get feedback on your content.

Use Facebook-style reaction buttons or create your own in seconds!

Customize your reaction buttons

Analytics team in your pocket

Measuring engagement has never been this easy!

Seeing what people think allows you to create content that your visitors love.

Integrates with everything

Get all-new engagement data to your existing Google Analytics Dashboards and reports.

Using Google Analytics events and pushing to Google Tag Manager data layer are both easy as pie.

Integrates also with Intercom, HubSpot and many others.

Optimize your marketing

Integrate with any marketing tool and advertise only to those who are truly interested in your content.

Narrow your retargeting audiences with reaction data and get more bang for your buck.

Credits

Emojis: EmojiOne

Screenshots

  • A screenshot of the reaction button customizer tool
  • Mobile view of React & Share Reaction buttons after the user has reacted. By tapping on the social media buttons your readers can share the post quickly.
  • Desktop view of React & Share Reaction buttons
  • WhatsApp share with emoji reactions in action. The user's reactions are shown with the post URL.
  • Desktop view of React & Share Insights

Installation

  1. Install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly (Plugins -> Add new -> Search for “React & Share”) or upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/react-and-share directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Register with your email address and site domain.
  4. Copy API key
  5. Paste API key into your Settings page
  6. ALL SET!

When React & Share is activated, Reaction Buttons are shown on each post by default.

In the settings you have two choices:

  1. Show buttons by default
  2. Don’t show buttons by default

In each case you can override the global setting in the edit post view.

**Short code and page template installation **

  • If you want to place the buttons manually to your post: use the short code [rns_reactions] in the edit post/page mode.
  • If you want to add React & Share to your page templates, use this code inside a php tag: if (function_exists('rns_reactions')) { rns_reactions(); }.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly (Plugins -> Add new -> Search for “React & Share”) or upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/react-and-share directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Register with your email address and site domain.
  4. Copy API key
  5. Paste API key into your Settings page
  6. ALL SET!

When React & Share is activated, Reaction Buttons are shown on each post by default.

In the settings you have two choices:

  1. Show buttons by default
  2. Don’t show buttons by default

In each case you can override the global setting in the edit post view.

**Short code and page template installation **

  • If you want to place the buttons manually to your post: use the short code [rns_reactions] in the edit post/page mode.
  • If you want to add React & Share to your page templates, use this code inside a php tag: if (function_exists('rns_reactions')) { rns_reactions(); }.
Why should I use React & Share?

Site owners tell us that while their traffic numbers look good, people comment and share their posts less than before. One-click reactions – similar to Facebook – are a fun way to activate your readers and get more social media shares.

People react up to 30 times more than they comment!

Is it free?

Yes, absolutely!

Can people share their reactions on social media?

Yes. Your readers can share your post with their reactions using the WhatsApp share.

Can I use different styles?

Yes! Head over to our reaction buttons tool

Can I use short code?

Yes!

Does it work on multisites?

Yes!

Does it work with my theme?

It should – and let us know if it doesn’t 🙂

Which browsers are supported?

All recent browsers are supported.

I don’t want the Twitter/Facebook/WhatsApp/Pinterest share button on my blog. Can I turn it off?

Yes! You can choose which social media share buttons are shown to your readers.

Can I choose on which posts/pages the reaction buttons are shown?

Yes!

My reactions don’t show when I reload the page. What’s up?

Some WordPress installations cache the reactions for a while. Your reactions are saved and will show in a couple of minutes.

Reviews

249€ per month for this plugin, whaaat?

there is not a dashboard, the most interesting features are expensive and the UX is poor. Why do I have to install this widget if I do not have a dashboard with data analysis? Just to add some funny smiley faces? There are many alternatives buttons that in addition to the widget give more customization and more insights

There are much better alternatives

I spent the weekend looking for the perfect reaction plugin for my site. I thought this might have been it, but there are two many problems.

(1) You can’t customize the icons without emailing them to the developer.

(2) Users can select more than one reaction button at the same time. So basically, the user can select Like and Hated on the same post. Silly.

(3) If the viewer clicks a button indicating that he hated your page, the plugin still prompts the viewer to share their feedback on social media. Why in the world would you want a viewer who hated your page to say anything about it on social?

(4) The customization options are very slim. You have to work directly with the developer to do them.

(5) The plugin counts Administrator and Editor activity as page views. For example, during one edit session, we racked up 175 page views even though we were signed in. That’s going to skew the results.

(6) The dashboard kind of sucks. You can’t remove stale pages/posts, for example.

The worst part is that a paid subscription is about $85 US per month. That is insane. Emojics offers many times more functionality and flexibility for a 10th of that price.

This is an alpha product. The developer should be giving away the paid subscriptions until it’s a full developed product. It’s no where near ready for prime time.

This would be so cute

This is such a cute idea, but the icons don’t lay flat. The icons stack one above the next and center themselves at the bottom of the page – it looks weird.
If they were in a row laying flat at the bottom it would be perfect.

Plus the FaceBook share button isn’t visible until after an emoji is clicked.

Keep working on it. I’ll check back.

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Contributors & Developers

“React & Share – Customizable Reaction Buttons” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

3.3

Updated WordPress version compatibility. Better CDN for registered users.

3.2

New integration possibilities and bug fixes.

3.1.1

Improved usability.

3.1

We fixed some bugs and made using customized reaction buttons easier.

3.0

A Major Update! Many of you wanted to customize your own reaction buttons, and now it’s possible! Check out our customizer tool and let us know what you think! 🙂

2.1.5

  • WhatsApp Share bug fix
  • LinkedIn Share added
  • Setting for showing the buttons only on single posts

2.1.4

  • Bug fixes

2.1.3

  • Bug fixes

2.1.2

  • Bug fixes

2.1.2

  • Bug fixes

2.1

  • Added a the possibility to add a header title above the reactions. The layout of the header text (H3) comes from your theme by default.
  • Added the option to choose which social media shares are visible
  • Added Pinterest to share options
  • Layout fixes for various themes

2.0.5

  • Referrer tags for share buttons

2.0.3

  • Fixed bug with Whatsapp share

2.0

  • React & Share Insights dashboard released!

1.1.2

  • Fixed attribute escaping

1.1.1

  • Link to settings added

1.1.0

  • Settings added: choose on which posts/pages the reaction buttons are shown, edit texts, short code support added.

1.0.7

  • Changes in readme

1.0.6

  • Changes in readme

1.0.5

  • Fixed a bug regarding excerpts

1.0.4

  • Changes in readme

1.0.3

  • Changes in readme

1.0.2

  • Changes in readme

1.0.1

  • Changes in readme

1.0.0

  • First version including reaction buttons and social media shares for Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.