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South Africa Sociable Plugin

Description

The South Africa Sociable plugin allows users to your blog site the ability to shorten urls, email, and share interesting pages they find on your site. It works by adding icon images below each of your blog posts that, when clicked, sends your blog post details to either TimesURL, Gatorpeeps, Muti, Facebook and more.

Upgrade

  1. Deactivate the TimesURL.at Sociable plugin in the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  2. Unzip the timesurlat-sociable-plugin.zip file.
  3. Upload the the timesurlat-sociable-plugin folder (not just the files in it!) in your /wp-contents/plugins/ directory. If you’re using FTP, use ‘binary’ mode.
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  5. Visit the ‘South Africa Sociable’ settings page in your ‘Options’ menu in WordPress and click the ‘Restore Built-in Defaults’ button.
  6. You can now select which sites you want activated on this settings page.

Upgrading versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.2

  1. Deactivate the TimesURL.at Sociable plugin in the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  2. Delete the /sociable/ directory in your /wp-contents/plugins/ directory. (This is very important – from version 1.3 this plugin uses a new directory name)
  3. Unzip the timesurlat-sociable-plugin.zip file.
  4. Upload the the timesurlat-sociable-plugin folder (not just the files in it!) in your /wp-contents/plugins/ directory. If you’re using FTP, use ‘binary’ mode.
  5. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  6. Visit the ‘South Africa Sociable’ settings page in your ‘Options’ menu in WordPress and click the ‘Restore Built-in Defaults’ button.
  7. You can now select which sites you want activated on this settings page.

Advanced Users:

The plugin hooks the_content() and the_excerpt() to display without
requiring theme editing. To heavily customize the display, use the admin
panel to turn off the display on all pages, then add calls to your theme
files:

// This is optional extra customization for advanced users
// all active sites
// only these sites if they are active

Credits

This plugin is based on Peter Harkins Sociable plugin and is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

Screenshots

  • The first screenshot shows how the icons appear below a blog post.
  • The second screenshot displays all the options in the WordPress 'Options' menu.

Installation

  1. Unzip the timesurlat-sociable-plugin.zip file.
  2. Upload the the timesurlat-sociable-plugin folder (not just the files in it!) in your /wp-contents/plugins/ directory. If you’re using FTP, use ‘binary’ mode.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. By default only a few sites are activated when you install the plugin but you can activate many more social bookmarking sites by visiting the ‘South Africa Sociable’ settings page in your ‘Options’ menu in WordPress.

FAQ

What makes this plugin different to Peter Harkins Sociable plugin?

The fundamental difference between the two is that this plugin has been customised for South Africa. All the popular South African sites have been prioritised first with the option to activate other International sites thereafter. This version has also been stripped down considerably to be more light-weight.

I found a bug, where do I report it?

Please report any bugs here.

Contributors & Developers

“South Africa Sociable Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.0.2

  • Tested to work on WordPress 2.9.
  • Changed name from TimesURL Sociable to South Africa Sociable

2.0.1

  • Tested on WordPress 2.8.5. No changes needed to be made to source code.

2.0.0

  • Changed version number to work consistently with WordPress Subversion repository
  • Added Ping.fm
  • Added Linkedin
  • Added Twitter
  • Added Posterous
  • Added Laaik.it
  • Added Friendfeed
  • Sanitized some of the code.
  • Updated posting links for Facebook & Google
  • New icon for Facebook

1.9

  • Tested on WordPress 2.8.2. No changes needed to be made to source code.
  • Implemented new Changelog format for WordPress Plugins.

1.8

  • Version bumped and tested on version 2.8.2.

1.7

  • Removed the built in function to check for newer version. Since WordPress now checks this we don’t need to do it anymore.

1.6

  • Fixed minor bug relating to the removal of fixes from 2009-05-02. Restore defaults with upgrade to prevent it from happening.

1.5

  • Added Gatorpeeps.
  • Removed GoGuide & SABlogger – don’t exist any longer.
  • Updated Google Icon.

1.4

  • Added support for WordPress 2.5

1.3

  • Added SA Blogger.
  • Converted plugin to work with WordPress plugin repository. This was done to ensure notifications in WordPress of future updates.

1.2

  • Added GoGuide.

1.1

  • Added Google Bookmarks.

1.0

  • First version of Plugin Released.