This plugin was closed on October 15, 2018 and is no longer available for download.


Abismal technical support

ShareThis clearly has management problems: no support for the latest WordPress releases, no updates in almost a year, poor rating scores since the downturn. Too bad. The integration with myCRED would be nice but no way I’ll pay for a subscription to broken software.

Used to use it, not anymore, they track your users data

This plugin used to be excellent but lately I have seen a lot of malware ads popping up on my website by using this plugin. Fake Chrome updates started to appear and replaced the pages users were at on the site. Sneaky redirections, tracking users, displaying fake google chrome update ads.

Just do not USE THIS PLUGIN. You have been warned.

Sending data without user consent

Used to be good. Recent update it is now full of malware. Sending data without user consent or ever even mentioning it. Do not install this plugin unless you want pixel,,,,,,,,…

Can not be uninstalled, do not use

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.

Virus plugin

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 allow trash plugins like this to stay active, because this really wastes our time.


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.

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Contributors & Developers

“ShareThis: Free Sharing Buttons and Tools” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.