Swifty Bar, sticky bar by WPGens

Description

Boost your user engagement!

As featured on wpbegginer, elegantthemes as top10 plugins of 2015, and on product hunt as product of the day.

Swifty bar will adds sticky bar at the bottom of post that shows category, post title, author, time needed to read article, share buttons together with share count, and previous/next post links. This plugin can easily replace your social share buttons while giving readers better experience with much more options. Its fast, coded with best practice, super light and will not slow down your site.

Check out demo here

Major features in Swifty Bar include:

  • Shows current post category, post title and authors first and last name.
  • Shows estimated time that is needed for visitor to read your article.
  • Share buttons for most popular social networks (new ones comming soon).
  • Number of Comments and click to scroll to comment form.
  • Previous/Next Post Links with nice preview on hover.
  • Super light, clean code that will not slow down your site.
  • Admin Panel to customize each module.
  • Supports custom post types.
  • Multiple colors and two type of icons
  • Share counter

Share Count in 1.2!

We introduced share count in latest version of swifty bar. We are saving share counts inside WP Transients to keep things fast and fetching new shares once user clicks on any of the share icons, if no clicks have been made, share will refresh once daily, that way site is doing minimal requests to the share APIs which boosts its speed by ALOT.

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If you have any suggestions/feedback to improve Swifty Bar, please get in touch with me via email goranefbl@gmail.com .

Screenshots

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Installation

  1. Upload the Swifty Bar plugin to your blog, Activate it.
  2. Go to Plugin Settings Page – located under settings.
  3. Choose on which Post Type bar should appear.

FAQ

How to add new social networks

We will add them slowly in new updates. Post on forums which one you need and we will add it. For now we want to keep it simple and fast.

Reviews

çok iyi

gayet güzel ve başarılı. premium çıktığı gibi alacağım.

No mobile social sharing

I really liked how this looked on the desktop. However over two-thirds of our users visit the site on their mobile device. When viewed on a mobile device, all of the social sharing buttons disappeared, while it kept other features that I viewed neutrally (such as the title and the forward/backward button). Since my primary reason for getting the plugin was social sharing, this was a deal breaker for me.

In addition to our posts, we also have a lot of popular pages. I also noted that I could not configure swifty bar to display on our pages, so these pages would never get any social sharing love with swifty bar.

Simply The BEST!

The title says it all 😀

If you have premium feature later I’ll be sure to apply for it :), be sure to have developer license which is NOT a recurring subscription 🙂 haha… Saw the teaser tab, planning on WA share? that’s real good, don’t forget the Telegram share also.

Oh by the way, a simple suggestion, don’t trigger popup on mobile device (Android chrome, etc), by default popups are blocked. And some users just won’t notice that restrictions, and might consider the share button to be malfunctioned.

Another thing, some writers really do write very long title, so far, the next/prev button disappear on very long title. You might want to do something about it.

cheers 🙂

What a plugin!

Now that I have activated this plugin, I understand why it has got all these five star ratings…but I wonder why this fantabulous plugin has got so less active installs. But I’m amazed! Everyone should use it, I feel.

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Contributors & Developers

“Swifty Bar, sticky bar by WPGens” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.2.6

  • Fix usage with other wpgens plugins

1.2.5

  • WordPress version readme update

1.2.4

  • WordPress version readme update

1.2.3

  • Social notice error fix

1.2.2

  • Removed Twitter Count as twitter do not support counts anymore – https://blog.twitter.com/2015/hard-decisions-for-a-sustainable-platform
  • Added pretty counts for counts above 1000 shares.
  • Added pretty numbers for sites with more then 100k shares. Yup swifty is being used on big sites!

1.2.0

  • Added share count for each share icon.
  • New share icons design
  • Preparation for premium version
  • Added twitter share via
  • Hiding time to read wont hide time to read bar now.

1.1.1

  • sbicon- class changed to sbicn to remove conflict with icomoon font
  • Limit title length, so that share does not get hidden in posts with long titles.
  • Chose which social share button to display.

1.1.0

  • icon- class changed to sbicon class because of some theme conflicts
  • Author is taken now from display name instead of first and last name.
  • Added 7 colors to chose from.
  • Small quick fixes.
  • Ability to chose prev/next posts from tags or category.
  • Fixed issue when choosing posts to display from just category would not work.

1.0.5

  • Made prev/next links smaller on 320px to have comments fit on that resolution – 7 July 2015
  • Added touch events for prev/next post links
  • Changed fontelo family name to sbfontelo because of conflict with some themes

1.0.4

  • Fixed twitter title for sharing and changed progress bar class with plugin prefix – 6 July 2015

1.0.3

  • Support category links for non english sites – 5 July 2015

1.0.2

  • Fixed Custom Post Type Prev/Next Error 5 July 2015

1.0.1

  • Optimized jQuery and better recalculation – thanks Ante
  • Added plugin prefix to social class – thanks Borko

1.0

  • Initial Release 3 July 2015