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Simple Social Bar

Description

A simple, easy to use, easy to configure social bar that will allow a user to add social share links to their WordPress website. This plugin came from the idea implemented with the popular Share Bar plugin (https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sharebar/), but offers many improvements:

  • Completely new, easier to understand code base making it easier for possible community contribution and personal customization
  • No additional database tables, but instead utilizes a private custom post type for social link buttons
  • Better control over where the bar appears allowing for per-post type filtering
  • Less obtrusive implementation for better caching and minification plugin compatibility as well as control over when the plugin is loaded
  • Simpler administrative interface with drag and drop ordering capabilities

Works in IE7+, Firefox 2+, Chrome 2+, Safari 3+ and Opera 9+; vertical following does not work in IE6. Utilizes jQuery for JavaScript processing, although it is setup to work properly with other libraries, your experience may vary. Requires PHP 5.2+.

This plugin is free to use and is not actively supported by the author, but will be monitored for serious bugs that may need correcting.

Screenshots

  • Easy to use administration panel. Just paste in the code for your buttons, choose which variation (big or small) to show for the horizontal or vertical Social Share Bar and order them via drag and drop. Choose which post types to display on so your social share bar appears only where you want it.
  • Display your social sharing links above your post content.
  • The vertical Social Share Bar appears as you scroll past the horizontal Social Share Bar and smoothly follows you down the page.

Installation

The plugin is simple to install:

  1. Download simplesocialbar.zip
  2. Unzip
  3. Upload simplesocialbar directory to your /wp-content/plugins directory
  4. Go to the plugin management page and enable the plugin

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.2

  • Abstracted automatic URL specification for Facebook like buttons to work on both large and small code snippets

1.0.1

  • Added a fix for Facebook IFRAME code snippet deployment to automatically specify the URL of the page being viewed (simulating the functionality of the XFBML deployment)

1.0

  • Initial release