WP Socializer

Description

WP Socializer is an all in one complete social media plugin to add native social media buttons, icons, floating sharebar, follow us buttons, profile icons, mobile sharebar and selected text share popups easily with TONS of customization.

Key features

  • Drag & drop social icons, buttons builder.
  • Add icons easily using the setup wizard.
  • Display the icons, buttons only on the required posts, pages using the advanced conditional rules builder system.
  • Insert 42+ social share icons which are highly scalable.
  • Insert 9 native social button widgets ( i.e Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus etc. +6 )
  • Insert both vertical and horizontal floating sharebars.
  • Insert 42+ follow me icons in floating bar and widgets.
  • Insert text sharebar with 11 social network support.
  • Add mobile sharebar which supports icons of 42+ networks.
  • Has inbuilt system to display share counts.
  • Has support for shortcodes.
  • Has support for native social network sidebar widgets.

Hand picked modern & beautiful designs

  • 58+ social media icons design collections.
  • 87+ design templates to choose during the setup in the below categories.
  • 6 Only native social buttons collection.
  • 11 combination of icons with text and share counter.
  • 19 just icons design collection.
  • 27 icons with share counter collection.
  • 5 full width button collections.
  • 15 icons with text collection.
  • 5 just text buttons collection.

Highly optimized for faster page loads

WP Socializer loads webpages faster since scripts required by buttons are loaded only once and also when necessary. This increases the page load faster even when multiple buttons are used in the same page.

Mobile ready with retina icons

WP Socializer is 100% mobile ready with all the required options required for targetting mobile audience.

  • It has the social networks to share with mobile apps like WhatsApp, Facebook messenger, Telegram, WeChat
  • Dedicated mobile sharebar.
  • Social icons are retina ready and displays sharp icons even deep zoom in mobile devices.
  • Faster on both mobile and desktop devices as resources are loaded conditionally.

Create your own design for your website

With WP Socializer, you can create your own design for the social button and icons which are placed before and after posts and pages. There is no restriction to specific set of themes. With the advanced share buttons builder system, you can easily customize your website social media features.

Share counters

WP Socializer supports share counter. Share counter can be either displayed individually over icons or as a total count like in popular news sites. Share counter is supported for below networks,

  • Facebook like counts
  • LinkedIn share counts
  • StumbleUpon counts
  • Google Plus +1s
  • Pinterest counts
  • Total share counts

Conditional display

Social buttons can be placed conditionally by creating rules which allows it to display only on the desired posts. There is a wide selection of rules which gives complete control on where to display what kind of buttons. You can create rules like below,

  • Show in all pages
  • Hide in all pages
  • Show in selected pages
  • Hide in selected pages

Show/hide on,

  • Single posts, pages
  • Home, front & 404 pages.
  • Category, date & tag archives
  • Category, tags attached to posts.
  • Post formats
  • Custom post types.

Show/hide based on:

  • Desktop devices
  • Mobile devices
  • Desktop & mobile devices

Supported social media icons

Add to favorites, Behance, Bitbucket, Blogger, CodePen, Comments, Delicious, DeviantArt, Digg, Dribbble, Email, Facebook, Facebook messenger, Flickr, Github, Google, Google Plus, Hacker News, Instagram, LinkedIn, Medium, PayPal, PDF, Pinterest, Pocket, Print, Reddit, RSS, Short link, Snapchat, Soundcloud, StackOverflow, StumbleUpon, Quora, Telegram, Tumblr, Twitter, Vimeo, VKontakte, wechat, WhatsApp, Xing, Yahoo! Mail, Youtube

Social share icon designs:

  • Square
  • Circle
  • Squircle
  • Squircle 2
  • Diamond
  • Drop
  • Ribbon

Native social media buttons

With WP Socializer plugin, you can add the native share buttons provided by leading social media websites. Buttons settings can be changed inside the admin page itself. All kinds of native social buttons from the below providers can be created.

  • Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus
  • StumbleUpon, Reddit, LinkedIn
  • Sharethis, Pinterest & Pocket

Sidebar widgets

WP Socializer can also be used to insert widgets to WordPress sidebar. Below list of widgets can be added.

  • Twitter timeline
  • Facebook page & messenger widget
  • Google+ Badge
  • Follow us buttons with text
  • Social buttons/icons to share the current post/page.

Support for shortcodes

There is also support for shortcodes with which social media buttons can be placed anywhere in posts and even in themes directly. The list of social buttons which can be inserted can be seen below.

  • Facebook, Twitter
  • Google Plus, StumbleUpon
  • Reddit, LinkedIn
  • Sharethis, Pinterest
  • Pocket & 45+ social media icons

Follow us icons and selected text sharebar

There is also support for follow us / profile icons which can placed in widget or near the sides of the window. In addition to this, popups can also be added to share selected text which allows visitors to share the quoted text.

Setup wizard

WP Socializer has a built-in setup wizard with which it takes only ~3mins to add social icons and buttons to your site.

Custom social buttons

If you find that any of the social buttons are missing, they can also be added via the “custom HTML” feature built into the plugin.

More links

Screenshots

  • Native social icon, buttons, share counters, icons styles in action
  • WP Socializer in action with a dark theme
  • Vertical sharebar
  • Horizontal sharebar
  • Sharebar with custom background color and design
  • Follow us icons floating to the sides.
  • Mobile sharebar in different themes
  • Social media share widgets.
  • Selected text sharebar with green theme selected.
  • Conditional display UI.
  • Administration page 1
  • Administration page 2
  • Setup wizard, page 1
  • Setup wizard, page 2
  • Setup wizard, list of templates
  • Social icon designs selection page.

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/wp-socializer directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->WP Socializer screen to configure the plugin

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/wp-socializer directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->WP Socializer screen to configure the plugin
Why are the share buttons not aligned properly ?

Share buttons are aligned using CSS. This alignment can sometimes be disturbed by the active theme used. This can be corrected by CSS. Please refer this image for the list of CSS classes used by plugin to modify it or else please post your issue in the support forum I’ll try my best to give a quick CSS fix for the misalignment.

Share buttons are not displayed in the page !

Share buttons or other feature may be hidden if the option “Hide in all pages” option is selected in “Conditions to display” section. Please select “Show in all pages” option to display the buttons. If the buttons are still not displayed, please raise an issue in the Support forum.

How to disable a feature in specific page alone ?

WP Socializer has a feature called “conditional display” where a feature can be made to shown only at desired places by creating rules. Please look for the section “Conditions to display the template” under every feature page to add rules as per the requirement.

How to disable/hide share buttons in all pages ?

Please select “Hide in all pages” option under “conditions to display the template” section in all the templates to hide them being displayed. For other features like floating sharebar, follow bar, text sharebar and mobile sharebar can be hidden by “disabling” them from the top most section available at their respective pages.

How to add a custom share button which is not available already to the template ?

Custom share buttons can be added using the “Custom HTML” service. Paste your button generation script in the text box and use that custom HTML button in the template.

Please refer this page for the full list of FAQs.

Reviews

Not working: configuration wizard, mobile, follow site

Here are the problems that I encountered after installing this plugin on our development site:

  • The configuration window popped up after I activated the plugin, but the wizard was just blank, so I was forced to configure the plugin by using the options under the dashboard’s settings.
  • After configuring the plugin, when I brought up an individual post on the desktop and on my cellphone, to my disappointment the plugin displayed the social sharing material FOUR times. The material appeared twice at the end of the post. We also have two iframes in most posts which contain ads, and the sharing material appeared after each iframe.
  • I added five items to the “Follow Bar.” I tried configuring the plugin to display the “Follow Bar” vertically in the “right middle”, but nothing appeared. I then tried to display it horizontally “top left”, and still nothing appeared. Supposedly the “Follow Bar” was configured to display on both the desktop and on mobile devices, but despite being enabled, it appeared on neither.
  • Next I tried inserting a “Follow me/us” widget into my footer. After doing so, only the title of the widget appeared. I tried changing the type of WP Socializer widget, and I found that the social buttons worked, and the Twitter timeline worked.
    However, if I put a WP socializer widget in one area, then tried to put another one somewhere else, the second one “snapped shut”
    before I could configure which type of widget I wanted it to be,
    so I could only use one widget.
  • Under the “Share Buttons” tab of settings, I configured the plugin to “Hide in excerpt”. I assumed that this meant it would not display the plugin on our home page. However, after the “Continue reading…” text, it displayed after every single post on our home page. I assume that this is because our theme uses the_content() function when generating the home page instead of the_excerpt() function. But since each of our posts has a <!–more–> after the first paragraph or so, the home page looks like a series of excerpts. Perhaps the plugin should only be inserting material when a single post or page is being generated, instead.
  • Last but not least, I wish the plugin could be configured to not show any counts. There was a significant delay is displaying the social buttons because not all of them had received data back yet from the various services.

Very nice plugin. Works great!

This plugin WP Socializer is working well for my website and the icons are looking very nice on my webpage.

I really like the option to conditonally show or hide the social buttons.

Not so good

Slowed down my test website so much i was waiting for more than a minute for any task. As soon as i disabled this plugin (over FTP as only solution) the website went back to normal. To be sure is this plugin i deactivated other 5 plugins, activated this one and immediately saw a hit on the speed. But to not leave any doubts i went to activate other plugins and the situation become worst by each plugin i activate. It was in this order:
1. WP Socialize – low but noticeable hit on speed
2. + WP Support Plus – more or less the same
3. + Remove Dashboard Access – speed hit become even bigger
4. + Postman SMTP – now the speed got really buried in the ground
5. Deactivated WP Socialize the website is “flying”

WordPress: 4.7.3
Theme: Divi from ElegantThemes
PHP: 7.1 + opcache

This is just a test installation of WP and using it to test various plugins for my main site. I’m sorry but i dont have time to “work” on this problem and based on problems i have with different “social” plugins looks like i will be forced to use Monarch (from ET), even i dong like it so much.

WP Socializer – Awesome Plugin/Awesome Support

I installed and tested several social plugins – but none of the ones I tested even came close to the number of customization options available in this plugin. I’ve played around a lot already, and I still haven’t covered all of them! And the support – WOW! I was blown away at how quickly and how thoroughly I was helped by Aakash.

Awesome all around! Thank you!

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

3.3.1

  • Fix: Remove PHP error logging
  • Fix: Sharebar & followbars were not displayed properly during page load.
  • Fix: Undefined index notice.
  • Fix: Minified JS was not used.

3.3

  • New: Setup wizard.
  • New: Added handmade 87 design templates selectable from admin page.
  • Fix: Lots and lots of tweaks to social icons, counter in terms of design and functionality.
  • Fix: Lots and lots of enhancement to admin UI to ease the usage.

3.2

  • New: Hide on mobile devices.
  • New: Minimize/Hide sharebars on smaller screens.
  • New: Support for post format conditional display.
  • New: Collapse button for follow bar.
  • New: Sharethis is upgraded to the latest version.
  • New: Widgets Admin settings page.
  • Fix: Home page/front page conditional location rules were not working.
  • Fix: Post image was not mentioned in Pinterest button.
  • Fix: Script tags will be removed sometimes while editing the Custom HTML button.
  • Fix: Added default hover setting to social buttons template.
  • Fix: Lots of admin UI tweaks and enhancements.

3.1

  • New: Import/export settings feature.
  • New: Language can now be selected for Facebook, Google plus and LinkedIn buttons.
  • Fix: Conditional display feature was not working in some cases.
  • Fix: Scrollbars weren’t displayed in popup window issue.
  • Fix: Enqueue script warning messages.
  • Fix: Deprecated buttons are removed in Sharethis service.
  • Fix: Follow bar aligment issue.

3.0

  • New: Plugin completely re-written from scratch
  • New: administration interface
  • New: Support for modern buttons, icons