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Social Media Feather - lightweight social media sharing and follow buttons

Lightweight, nice, modern looking and effective social media sharing and following buttons and icons - all your social media needs in 1 easy package!

How can I see the social icons in action?

Have a look at our site or the Stripefolio portfolio theme demo where you can see the social sharing and following features in action

How do I disable rendering of sharing / bookmarking buttons on a specific post/page?

You can achieve this by using Custom Fields. Simply set a custom field of synved_social_exclude_share to "yes" (without quotes) to disable share buttons on the post or page. Alternatively set synved_social_exclude to "yes" (without quotes) to disable both sharing and following.

How do I disable rendering of social profiles follow buttons on a specific post/page?

You can achieve this by using Custom Fields. Simply set a custom field of synved_social_exclude_follow to "yes" (without quotes) to remove following buttons from the post or page. Alternatively set synved_social_exclude to "yes" (without quotes) to disable both sharing and following.

How do I change the Twitter button to twit the title of the post instead of the message "Hey, check this out"?

You can achieve this by editing the Twitter Share Link under Settings -> Social Media from this:

http://twitter.com/share?url=%%url%%&text=%%message%%

to this:

http://twitter.com/share?url=%%url%%&text=%%title%%

How do I only show sharing buttons in my sidebar, rather than under each post?

Go to Settings -> Social Media and under "Automatic Display" uncheck "Display Sharing Buttons" as well as "Display Follow Buttons". Then go under Appearance -> Widgets and add the "Social Media Feather: Sharing" widget to your sidebar.

How do I only show follow buttons in my sidebar, rather than under each post?

Go to Settings -> Social Media and under "Automatic Display" uncheck "Display Sharing Buttons" as well as "Display Follow Buttons". Then go under Appearance -> Widgets and add the "Social Media Feather: Follow Us" widget to your sidebar.

How do I show a set of custom sharing buttons on my homepage or about page?

You can simply edit the page in question and add a shortcode like the following [feather_share url="http://www.example.org"], then replace http://www.example.org with the URL to your site. See the next FAQ as well for adding an image. You can also install our free WordPress Shortcodes plugin that lets you add shortcodes more intuitively by providing built-in documentation for parameters.

How do I specify a custom image for my sharing buttons shortcode?

Just edit your shortcode so it looks like this [feather_share url="http://www.example.org" image="http://www.example.org/image.jpg"], remember to substitute http://www.example.org with the URL to your site and the same goes for the JPEG URL.

How do I add a set of custom social network profile icons on my homepage or about page?

Just edit the page contents and insert another shortcode like this [feather_follow]. You should consider installing our free WordPress Shortcodes plugin that makes adding shortcodes more intuitive by showing detailed descriptions for all arguments.

Facebook is not showing the correct title/description/thumbnail, what to I do?

Social Media Feather always try to communicate to Facebook the correct parameters corresponding to the post being shared, including title and thumbnail but Facebook sometimes decides to ignore this information and instead picks up its own details from the page. This could be because some other plugin on your site is incorrectly specifying some OpenGraph tags in your page, or simply down to a Facebook choice. In both cases the solution is to remove any plugins creating incorrect OpenGraph tags and instead installing a plugin that provides proper OpenGraph tags, like Yoast SEO.

I have an OpenGraph plugin which is creating the proper tags but Facebook is not picking them up, what do I do?

This could be due to Facebook caching your page information. Go to Facebook Debug Tools and type in the URL to the post/page, then click "Debug". On the next screen that loads, now click on "Fetch new scraping information"; this should clear Facebook's cache of your page.

Only some or none of the social media buttons show up, what causes it?

If you have automatic display enabled or you're displaying the social media icons using other means, like shortcodes or widgets, but some or all the buttons are not showing up in your browser, but they do show up on a fresh install of a different browser, it is possible that some of your browser add-ons are blocking the icons. This is generally caused by ad-blocking software such as Adblock or Adblock Plus. Please add your site in the exception list for these add-ons and your social icons should show up again.

When clicking on any share button, I'm getting an error of "The requested content cannot be loaded. Please try again later." How do I fix it?

This is not caused by our plugin but by a lightbox library you are using. This could either be loaded by your theme or one of your other plugins. If you're using Easy Fancybox, please install their development version.

I want to add/remove some margin to the social media buttons, how do I do it?

You can achieve this by adding some CSS under Settings -> Social Media, "Extra Style" option. Add something like this inside that text area:

.synved-social-button {
margin-left: 10px !important;
}

If you want to just add it to the buttons as a whole instead of each individual button, then set "Buttons in Container" to "Both" and "Buttons Container Type" to "Block" and add this:

.synved-social-container {
margin-left: 10px;
}

Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.6
Last Updated: 1 day ago
Active Installs: 100,000+

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