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Social Media Counters


Update – 19/07/2012
Apologies for lack of response and updates. I am now free to work on this plugin again, and there will be a major update to the plugin this weekend. Thank you for your patience and support.

Official plugin page with detailed instructions at

This plugin adds social media counters to your blog posts from many services including Twitter, Facebook and the brand new Google +1. Full list of services so far:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google Buzz
  • Google +1
  • LinkedIn
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • AddThis


  • Configure buttons for top of posts, bottom of posts and excerpts.
  • Select thin, compact buttons or vertical, tall counters.
  • Enable on posts, pages and even custom post types if you have them.
  • Add your Twitter username so shared Tweets have “via @yourname”


  • The settings screen in the admin
  • The social counters in action


  1. Unzip and upload the ph-social-media-counters folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure settings through your WordPress admin at Settings > Social Media Counters

Contributors & Developers

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




  • Fixed new Facebook counter
  • Moved scripts to wp_footer()
  • Changed style enqueueing for better validation
  • Removed Google Buzz


  • Fixed minor bug with Stumbleupon badge and Twitter badge


  • Added support for Pages and custom post types
  • Added support for excerpts
  • Addded option for Twitter handle


  • Initial version