ShareThis: free sharing tools are easy to implement and will increase traffic and engagement on your site.
Customize your look and feel by selecting your preferred layout and over 80 social channels including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Linkedin, WhatsApp and more. Start empowering users to share content and grow your traffic today
More information about the ShareThis plugin for WordPress
- Download the plugin archive and expand it (you’ve likely already done this).
- Put the ‘sharethis.php’ file into your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
- Go to the Plugins page in your WordPress Administration area and click ‘Activate’ for ShareThis.
- In the WordPress Administration area, open the ShareThis Options page, and customize the sharing buttons based on your need.
- Please refer this article for detailed instructions – wordpress installation
- Do I need to create an account?
Still have questions? If you need technical help, email us at email@example.com.
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Do not install and definitely don’t activate the ShareThis plugin. Once installed it places trackers on your site that cannot be removed and it leaves the sharing bar on the website even after the plugin appears to have been uninstalled.
It is true that this plugin adds a ton (like over 40) of tracking scripts and other spyware to the site. It will slow the website down even with caching. Besides that, why in the heck have they put all these tracking scripts in and why does WordPress.org allow trash plugins like this to stay active, because this really wastes our time.
DON’T INSTALL THIS, IT IS A BAD PLUGIN.
Although the buttons are cute, if you don’t look at the code and what’s really happening.
This plugin is a virus or something. I created this account to write this review. You can’t uninstall it. You can remove it from your plugins, but it embeds itself in your theme and collects data from your site. It added over 100 tracker links to my site!!! This added about 2-4 seconds to the load time of all my pages. I had to reinstall my entire theme to get rid of it. This plugin needs to be removed from WordPress’s directory. I can understand them adding the tracker links when the plugin is installed as it is free. The fact you cannot get rid of it once you uninstall it is a major issue, and not okay. DO NOT INSTALL. There are so many other plugins that do the same thing and don’t hijack your site.
Invasive tracking scripts. Over 40 external assets to load will slow down your site.
it could be better
Contributors & Developers
“ShareThis: Free Sharing Buttons and Tools” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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Minor bug fixes
Change Call-to-Action text in Step 5 of sign up process
Fix for settings, css fix for button height
Changes to emails
Changes to README, updated screenshots and logo.
Additional drag and drop changes
Users can now drag and drop services for newer wordpress versions
User will no longer see the selection of MultiPost/Direct Post widget option. By default, new users will get MultiPost Widget.
- Added support for HTTPS WordPress Admin Panel
- Removed Google Analytics Tracking from Configuration page
- Updated Sign-in workflow
- Works with wordpress 4.2.2
- Removed ShareNow Widget from configuration section
- Updated Direct Post screenshots
Added HTTPS Support for Publishers who manage the ShareThis Plugin over HTTPS Admin Panel.
- Updated Help links in the Welcome Email
- Updated Screenshot of the New Updated Multi-Post Widget on Configuration page
Added option to Show/Hide Buttons on Post Excerpts.
User can now configure whether to show buttons on Post Excerpts by selecting the checkbox provided on Configuration Page Step 4.
Updated Configuration Page Screenshots.
- Fix for conflict between Facebook and SEO Plugin and ShareThis Plugin
- Fix for ShareThis Settings keeps Resetting after activation of any plugin
- Fix for Warning messages display
Buttons not showing up on the Page
- Hoverbar buttons get cut-off when placed on right position
Tags were getting inserted in button SPAN tags
Fix for Conflict between Open Graph Plugin and ShareThis Plugin
- Social Plugins are showing-up on Hoverbar and messing the other buttons
- WordPress Plugin Configuration Page Error when only Hoverbar option is selected
- Hover Bar Position (Left/Right) not getting updated on the actual website
- Pulldown Bar logo image not getting saved
- Option to add or edit http/https option in code.
- Options to show buttons on selected pages.
- Advance configuration to edit code.
- Added option to show/hide
a. Step 3 Sharing method.
b. Step 4 Manage page exceptions.
c. Step 6 View & Edit code.
- Removed drop downs for Page & Post selection from Step 4.
- Minor bug fixes.
Hot fix for plugin upgradation failure (content not displaying on website after plugin upgradation)
- ShareThis plugin support for WordPress 3.8
- Option to show buttons on Top or Below the post
- Option to Logout in Plugin
- Secunia vulnerability issue resolved
- New sharethis logo added
- jQuery noConflict fixed
- Yoast SEO conflict fixed
- CSS Fixes
- Versioning bug
- Fixes for IE
- Pulldown bar implementation
- Improved plugin configuration user interface
- Support for more social services
- CNS implementation
- Bug Fixes.
- Get the Instagram badge and link to your profile!
- Bug Fixes.
- Now you know how many users share by copying and pasting. Introducing CopyNShare. Enable it and check your Analytics Dashboard to see those numbers pop up.
- Bug Fixes.
- Introducing floating sharing buttons – Our Hovering Bar.
- Bug Fixes
- Introducing ShareNow to the plugin. [Learn more] (http://sharethis.com/publishers/get-sharenow)
- Ability to promote your twitter handle using the ‘via’, ‘related’ options on the Twitter share button.
- Bug Fixes