Social Buttons Pack by BestWebSoft

Description

Powerful and easy-to-use social media plugin for WordPress which adds Twitter, Facebook, Google+1, Pinterest, LinkedIn buttons, badges and widgets to your website. Customize settings, change appearance and add buttons to your posts, pages, and widgets.

Increase shares and social media engagement today!

Free Features

  • Automatically add:
    • Facebook buttons
      • Follow
      • Like
      • Share
    • Twitter buttons
      • Tweet
      • Follow
      • Hashtag
      • Mention
    • Google buttons
      • Google +1
      • Share
      • Follow
      • Hangout
    • Pinterest buttons
      • Save
      • Follow
    • LinkedIn buttons
      • Share
      • Follow
  • Choose buttons position:
    • Before
    • After
    • Before and after
    • Shortcode
  • Add social buttons widgets:
    • LinkedIn
      • Member Profile
      • Company Profile
      • Company Insider
      • Jobs You May Be Interested In
      • Alumni Tool
    • Google +1 Badge
    • Pinterest
      • Pin
      • Board
      • Profile
  • Add social buttons via shortcode
  • Customize each button and widget with a number of options
  • Add custom code via plugin settings page
  • Compatible with latest WordPress version
  • Incredibly simple settings for fast setup without modifying code
  • Detailed step-by-step documentation and videos
  • Multilingual and RTL ready

Pro Features

All features from Free version included plus:

  • Display social buttons for certain pages and/or post types
  • Social buttons preview
  • Сhange Facebook meta tags:
    • Image
    • Description
  • Enable Facebook Like option for:
    • Entire website
    • Single pages
  • Enable Google “+1” option for:
    • Entire website
    • Single pages (default)
  • Сonfigure all subsites on the network
  • Get answer to your support question within one business day (Support Policy)

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If you have a feature suggestion or idea you’d like to see in the plugin, we’d love to hear about it! Suggest a Feature

Documentation & Videos

Help & Support

Visit our Help Center if you have any questions, our friendly Support Team is happy to help — https://support.bestwebsoft.com/

Translation

  • Czech (cs_CZ) (thanks to Michal Kučera www.n0lim.it)
  • French (fr_FR) (thanks to Murat)
  • Indonesian (id_ID) (thanks to Nasrulhaq, www.al-badar.net)
  • Hungarian (hu_HU) (thanks to Peter Aprily www.aprily.com)
  • Russian (ru_RU)
  • Turkish (tr_TR) (thanks to Can Atasever)
  • Ukrainian (uk)

Some of these translations are not complete. We are constantly adding new features which should be translated. If you would like to create your own language pack or update the existing one, you can send the text of PO and MO files to BestWebSoft and we’ll add it to the plugin. You can download the latest version of the program for work with PO and MO files Poedit.

Recommended Plugins

  • Updater – Automatically check and update WordPress website core with all installed plugins and themes to the latest versions.
  • Multilanguage – Translate WordPress website content to other languages manually. Create multilingual pages, posts, widgets, menus, etc.

Screenshots

  • Displaying Social Buttons in your post.
  • Displaying Google+ Badge Widget.
  • Linkedin Widgets in front-end: Member Profile, Company Profile and "Jobs You May Be Interested In".
  • LinkedIn Widgets in front-end: Company Insider and "Alumni Tool".
  • Displaying Pinterest Pin widget.
  • Displaying Pinterest Board widget.
  • Displaying Pinterest Profile widget.
  • Plugin settings page: Facebook.
  • Plugin settings page: Twitter.
  • Plugin settings page: Google+1.
  • Plugin settings page: Pinterest.
  • Plugin settings page: LinkedIn.
  • Adding widgets to the sidebar.
  • Adding Social Buttons shortcode to your post or page.

Installation

  1. Upload the folder social-buttons-pack to the directory /wp-content/plugins/.
  2. Activate the plugin via the ‘Plugins’ menu in your WordPress admin panel.
  3. You can adjust the necessary settings in your WordPress admin panel – “Social Buttons”.

View a Step-by-step Instruction on Social Buttons Pack Installation

FAQ

How to adjust Social Buttons position on the page ?

In WordPress admin panel, please go to “Social Buttons” settings page and choose one of the listed positions: Before content or After content. Then click “Save Changes”.

How to change Facebook Button icon (“Profile URL”)?
  1. In WordPress admin panel, please go to “Social Buttons” > “Facebook” and choose one of the listed options: Default Profile Button Image or Custom Profile Button Image. Then click “Save Changes”.
  2. If you choose Custom Profile Button Image, you can upload your own picture. You should click “Choose file” and choose an image in your folder. Then click “Save Changes”.
After clicking Facebook Button icon, I see the Facebook Home page instead of the necessary account page
  1. In WordPress admin panel, please go to “Social Buttons” > “Facebook” settings page and enter your Facebook ID or username. Then click “Save Changes”.
  2. If you do not have the Facebook account yet, you should create it here. After the account is created, please follow the instructions above.
When people like and/or leave comments to my post, will this be displayed on my Facebook page?

No, it will not. The case is: Like for a WordPress site is a Like of a certain URL, but not the page content, while on Facebook it’s Like of the content, not the URL. I.e. these are two different things, and it is impossible to link them.
For more data on the Like button, please check the developers’ page (https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/like-button).

If I install a new version of the plugin, will I lose all the likes I got on the previous version (I mean will they switch to zero on my website?)?

You will not lose them because they are stored on the Facebook server.

I’ve changed meta tags (image and description), but when I click “Share” button, all data stay the same (unchanged)

The case is, after the first circulation to the page, Facebook cache an information about it. These data from the cache are used during the next 24 hours.
That is why the changes are not displayed. You can wait for 24 hours and check changes, or you can forcibly update the information about your page on Facebook:
1. Go to https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/og/object/
2. Enter a URL of your page in “Input URL” field and click “Fetch new scrape information” button

Can I control the order of the Twitter recommended accounts?

Only two accounts are displayed and by default the via user is shown first with the first related account shown afterwards. If the user is a follower of the via user the Share Box will instead show the first two related accounts the user isn’t a follower of. No accounts are displayed if the user follows all of the suggested accounts (via and related).

How to add Google +1 Button using the shortcode?

Just paste code [bws_googleplusone] into the necessary page, post or text widget for adding Google +1 Button or use a “display” parameter for adding another button(s).

For example:
[bws_googleplusone display=”plusone,share,follow,hangout,badge”]. You can change the buttons queue in “display” parameter as you want.

I click the button and it turns red. Why?

For correct work of the Google +1 buttons do not use it locally and on a free hosting.

Why I don’t see the Follow Button and Google Badge?

Follow Button and Google Badge don`t work without Google ID. Just enter it on Settings Page.

I’ve entered Google ID, but nothing has changed. Why?

Please check the Badge type. Google Badge works incorrectly if Google ID don`t match with the Badge Type.

Pinterest Follow button is not displaying properly

In WordPress admin panel, please go to “Social Buttons” > “Pinterest” settings page and check if Pinterest username is correct.

Pinterest widget is not displaying

Check if widget URL is correct or pin/board/profile exists.

Why isn’t the counter of LinkedIn Share button displaуed in horizontal display mode?

It happens when your page or post isn’t shared.

I’ve added LinkedIn widgets to my sidebar. Why are they cropped?

Beсause the “Company Insider” widget has 633px width and other LinkedIn widgets have 300px width.

Why don’t LinkedIn widgets display on my site?

To display widgets, you must fill fields, such as ‘Public Profile URL’, ‘Company ID’ or ‘School ID’.

Why doesn’t LinkedIn widget ‘Member Profile’ display?

URL, which you add, should be public. It can be configured via “public profile settings” in your Linkedin account.

I have some problems with the plugin’s work. What Information should I provide to receive proper support?

Please make sure that the problem hasn’t been discussed yet on our forum (https://support.bestwebsoft.com). If no, please provide the following data along with your problem’s description:
– The link to the page where the problem occurs
– The name of the plugin and its version. If you are using a pro version – your order number.
– The version of your WordPress installation
– Copy and paste into the message your system status report. Please read more here: Instruction on System Status

Reviews

September 3, 2016
Easy to install & set up. Very configurable. I particularly like not having to mess with FB's API and secret codes.
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Contributors & Developers

“Social Buttons Pack by BestWebSoft” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Social Buttons Pack by BestWebSoft” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Social Buttons Pack by BestWebSoft” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

V1.1.5 – 4.09.2019

  • Update: The deactivation feedback has been changed. Misleading buttons have been removed.

V1.1.4 – 31.08.2018

  • Bugfix: Bug with incorrect Facebook buttons displaying has been fixed.
  • Bugfix: Bug with incorrect Facebook buttons preview has been fixed.
  • Bugfix: Compatibility of Facebook buttons with Graph API v2.12 has been fixed.
  • NEW : Ability to change Facebook buttons align has been added.
  • NEW : Ability to change Facebook App ID has been added.
  • Bugfix : Compatibility of Facebook buttons with Multilanguage plugin by BestWebSoft has been fixed.
  • Update : The Czech language file has been updated.
  • Bugfix : The bug with Google+1 plugin general settings has been fixed.
  • NEW : Ability to change Google badge type has been added.
  • Update : Deprecated Google buttons option “Annotation” has been removed.
  • Bugfix : The bug with incorrect saving of the Pinterest plugin settings has been fixed.
  • Bugfix : The bug with incorrect saving of the custom image for Pinterest “Save” button has been fixed.
  • Update : Pinterest “Save” button functionality to display on the pop-up images has been updated.
  • Bugfix : The problem with “Save” button displaying on image hover has been fixed.
  • Update : Pinterest “Save” button is visible when JS is disabled.
  • Bugfix : Pinterest plugin options removal from the database when working on a multisite network has been fixed.
  • Bugfix : Compatibility of Pinterest buttons with Multilanguage plugin by BestWebSoft has been fixed.
  • Bugfix : LinkedIn Widgets menu has been fixed.
  • Bugfix : LinkedIn plugin options removal from the database when working on a multisite network has been fixed.
  • Bugfix : Compatibility of LinkedIn buttons with Multilanguage plugin by BestWebSoft has been fixed.
  • Bugfix : Facebook plugin options removal from the database when working on a multisite network have been fixed.
  • Bugfix : The problem with Pinterest plugin option switching on network settings page has been fixed.
  • Bugfix : The error with saving when JS is disabled and there is no user image for Pinterest “Save” button has been fixed.
  • Bugfix : The notice about blank location for the Pinterest “Subscribe” and “Save” buttons has been added
  • Bugfix : Twitter plugin options removal from the database when working on a multisite network has been fixed.

V1.1.3 – 11.08.2017

  • Bugfix : Errors which appeared with buttons displaying were fixed.

V1.1.2 – 10.08.2017

  • Update : The plugin settings page has been updated.
  • NEW : Ability to choose Facebook buttons size has been added.
  • Update : Default Facebook button appearance has been updated.
  • Bugfix : Bug with incorrect My Page Facebook button link was fixed.
  • NEW : Ability to set custom URL for LinkedIn Share button has been added.
  • Update : “Pin it” button has renamed as “Save”.
  • Update : Pinterest deprecated option “Button color” has been removed.
  • NEW : Ability to set custom language for Pinterest “Save” button has been added.
  • NEW : Ability to use the current site language for Pinterest button (Using Multilanguage by BestWebSoft) has been added.
  • NEW : Ability to add several hashtags and recommended authors has been added for Twitter Hashtag button.
  • Update : Twitter “Follow” button appearance has been updated.

V1.1.1 – 17.04.2017

  • Bugfix : Multiple Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability was fixed.
  • NEW : Czech language file.

V1.1.0 – 14.11.2016

  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.

V1.0.9 – 29.08.2016

  • Update : All functionality for WordPress 4.6 was updated.

V1.0.8 – 13.07.2016

  • NEW : The Google Badge settings were added.
  • Update : Images size for meta property ‘og:image’ in Facebook Button has been changed.
  • Bugfix : The bug with excerpt when twitter button shows up has been fixed.

V1.0.7 – 07.06.2016

  • NEW : Pinterest buttons and widgets were added.
  • NEW : LinkedIn Widgets, ‘Share’ and ‘Follow’ Buttons were added.

V1.0.6 – 23.03.2016

  • NEW : Ability to add custom styles.
  • NEW : The Google+1 Share, Google+1 Follow, Google+1 Hangout Buttons were added.
  • NEW : The Google+1 Badge was added.
  • Update : Google+1 Button options ware changed.
  • Bugfix : The conflict in the RSS feed was fixed.

V1.0.5 – 20.01.2016

  • NEW: “Hashtag”, “Mention” Twitter buttons were added.
  • NEW: Options for twitter buttons were added: language, size, choosen URL, tweet text, via, tailoring, count.
  • Update: Shortcode [follow_me] was replaced by shortcode [twitter_buttons].

V1.0.4 – 11.12.2015

  • Bugfix : The bug with plugin menu duplicating was fixed.

V1.0.3 – 05.11.2015

  • NEW : A button for Social Buttons shortcode inserting to the content was added.
  • Update : Textdomain was changed.
  • NEW : Hungarian language file.
  • NEW : Ability to restore settings to defaults.
  • NEW : We added ‘Show Faces’, ‘Button layout’, ‘Layout width’, ‘Like button action’, ‘Color scheme’ options for Facebook buttons.
  • Update : Ability to use the current site language for Facebook and Google+1 buttons (Using Multilanguage by BestWebSoft).
  • NEW : Google+1 Annotation setting is added.

V1.0.2 – 07.07.2015

  • Update : The language files are updated in the plugin.
  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.

V1.0.1 – 26.05.2015

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.2.2.

V1.0.0 – 23.04.2015

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.1.2.