Social Counters

Description

It allows to place counters and social sharing links to the most popular social networks like Menéame, Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz, Tuenti or Bitacoras.com.

It also has WordPress actions (add_action) and filters (add_filter) allowing to select the social sharing links we want to show.

The available functions are:

  • the_social_counters( $counters = array() ): Displays selected social counters.

    • $counters: Array with list of social counters to view, by default bitacoras,tuenti,google-buzz,meneame,twitter,facebook
  • the_social_counters__get ( $counters = array() ): Returns the selected social counters.

    • $counters: Array with list of social counters to view, by default bitacoras,tuenti,google-buzz,meneame,twitter,facebook
  • social_counter( $social_counter = '', $postparam = false, $linked = true ): Displays a particular social counter

    • $social_counter: Name of social counter, by default the options are bitacoras,tuenti,google-buzz,meneame,twitter,facebook
    • $postparam: $post object to get the counter, by default system use global $post;
    • $linked: Simple option to de-activate link.
  • social_counter__get( $social_counter = '', $postparam = false, $linked = true ): Returns a particular social counter

    • $social_counter: Name of social counter, by default the options are bitacoras,tuenti,google-buzz,meneame,twitter,facebook
    • $postparam: $post object to get the counter, by default system uses global $post var.
    • $linked: Simple option to de-activate link.

It’s also possible to define two constants in ‘wp-config.php’…

  • SOCIAL_COUNTER__LOAD_CSS: If we define this constant as false, the plugin will not load the default style.
  • SOCIAL_COUNTER__LOAD_CSS_SMALL: If we define this constanta as true, the plugin will load de small icons.
  • SOCIAL_COUNTER__TWITTER_USER: The twitter sharing link includes this username with the RT link.

Screenshots

  • Default view in a single post

Installation

  1. Upload directory social-counter to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place code <?php the_social_counters() ?> in Loop (home, single,…) in your theme

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

2.2.9

  • Reduced requests timeout to 1 second.
  • Various modifications.

2.2.8

  • Changed cache system to increase page load speed.

2.2.7

  • Re-Tagged last version.

2.2.6

  • Repaired error in function called (plugin_dir_url)!! Sorry!!

2.2.5

  • Changed plugin version in README!!

2.2.4

  • Repaired error with URLs from plugin and Domain Mapping.
  • Repaired error with WPML and language load order.

2.2.3

  • Google Buzz counter deleted.

2.2.2

  • Repaired malfunction in Twitter counter

2.2.1

  • Updated CSS Version

2.2.0

  • Added counter from “Bitcoras”
  • Added counter from “LinkedIn”
  • Added SOCIAL_COUNTER__LOAD_CSS_SMALL constant to load only icons, not share text.

2.1.1

  • Changed counter system on Twitter, now used Twitter itself, not Tweetmeme
  • Fixed Facebook counter, now uses the Graph API.

2.1.0

  • Added param to send post object to functions “the_” (postparam).
  • Changed system of “share” in Twitter

2.0.1

  • Solved error with CONSTANT SOCIAL_COUNTER__LOAD_CSS

2.0.0

  • Reprogramming of the plugin to work with WordPress actions and filters.

1.2.0

  • Counter system changed from Twitter to Tweetmeme.
  • Added function “social_counter__twitter__login_string” to change the user ReTweet.

1.1.0

  • Fixed bug with cache counter.
  • Fixed connection error on Menéame.

1.0

  • First Version