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WP Buttons

Description

WP Buttons (formerly Share Post) adds sharing buttons to your WordPress blog. Allows your users to easily share your post in one click!
Many unique coding techniques were implemented in WP Buttons for maximum speed and usability. You must try out WP Buttons to see why its much better than other sharing plugins!

Note: If you are having trouble downloading from WordPress, you can download WP Buttons from Google Code

Increase traffic
WP Buttons allows thousands of people find your website on social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Digg.

Click counts
Each button keeps track of the number of clicks each button has. Every time someone clicks a button, the count goes up.

Speed
WP Buttons reduces the number of HTTP requests by embeding the buttons directly on your blog.

All the popular buttons
WP Buttons comes with all of the most popular social bookmarking buttons including Like, Tweet, Digg, +1, Delicious, Reddit, LinkedIn, Follow, and much more!

  • Cross-browser compatible (including Internet Explorer)
  • HTML validated
  • Does not require Javascript
  • Includes a real-time count of clicks for each button
  • Fully customizable
  • Buttons can be display anywhere (even outside the Loop)
  • Loads buttons after everything else loads
  • Hides buttons from search engines (search engines use speed as a ranking factor
  • Dynamically generates different codes for different browsers and operating systems

Useful Links

Screenshots

  • This is the settings page of the plugin.

  • The Digg, Tweet, Link, and Like buttons on a WordPress blog.

Installation

  1. Upload Share-Post directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Enjoy 🙂

FAQ

What are social bookmarking buttons?

Social bookmarking refers to sharing links on social sites like Facebook. It’s another term for sharing buttons. Facebook’s Like button, Twitter’s Tweet buttons, etc are all examples of social bookmarking buttons.

What makes this plugin better than the other similar plugins?

WP Buttons is the only plugin of its type that uses the official buttons developed by the social websites. This enables WP Buttons to retreive the click counts (Likes, Tweets, etc) directly from the websites’ server.
In addition, WP Buttons uses advanced PHP techniques to dynamically generate different codes for maximum compatibilty with different browsers and operating systems.

What are the counters?

The counters included with every button is a real-time (live) count of the number of clicks each button has. Examples are the number of Likes, Tweets, or Diggs.

How can I customize this plugin?

This plugin can be easily customized using the many customization settings in WordPress Admin > Settings > WP Buttons. You can choose which buttons to display, and in which order are they displayed in.

How do I display the buttons outside the loop?

You can put <?php sharepost_buttons($post_id); ?> anywhere in your template to display social bookmarking buttons for the provided post ID.

Will more buttons be added?

Definitely! Just tell me the ones you want and I’ll add it in the next version.

Contributors & Developers

“WP Buttons” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.1.1

  • Twitter button “via” feature added
  • cleaner CSS
  • minor patches

1.1.0

  • PHP fatal error patch
  • Reduced database queries
  • Yahoo Buzz was removed

1.0.1

  • Minor PHP patch
  • Google’s +1 button was added
  • Reduced database entries

1.0

  • Initial version
  • Download the original Share Post plugin here: http://code.google.com/p/share-post/downloads/list