Support » Plugin: WP Socializer » Causing Conflicts with some themes

  • Resolved loudcow


    Hi there – This plugin is great but since upgrade to 3.5 I’ve discovered conflicts with a couple of themes by premium theme developers and therefore have had to delete it from all my sites. In particular, drop down menu items not appearing and for Elegant themes – shortcode tab slider content not appearing at all. Wp Socialiser was the only common denominator. Deactivated and all back to normal for all sites that are running on differing themes with different plugins

    The floating bar was also causing issues in IE and WP3.4 so I never used it. IT never floated to the left – always floated over content and in the way of text so visitors could not read it.

    It’d be great if you sorted this. A great plugin when it’s compatible:)

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  • Josh


    Hi there,

    I’m not the developer of this plugin, but I have seen where it caused a conflict like the ones you’ve reported.

    In the case of the conflict I saw, it was caused by WP socializer removing the jQuery library included with WordPress, and adding a version from the Google CDN to pages on the front end of the site. In general, it’s best practice to use the version that’s included with WordPress and let the user decide whether they want to change it.

    It’s possible to modify the wp socializer plugin so that it uses the WordPress bundled version of jQuery by changing a few lines of code. On line 1077 of wp-socializer.php it reads:

    if( !is_admin()){
        // jQuery
        wp_register_script('jquery', (""), false, WPSR_VERSION);

    This can be changed to:

    if( !is_admin()){
        // jQuery

    A friendly note to the developer: Can you please change this plugin so that it uses the jQuery library included with WordPress instead of pulling from the Google CDN? This will help make your plugin compatible with other WordPress plugins and themes.


    Awesome – Thanks Josh. I’ll suss it.

    Hi Josh. Appreciate your help here. I am also having conflicts.
    I did what you said above…but my problem remains.
    When socializer is activated, it messes with my carousel slider and also my collapsible widget.
    I’m on WP 3.5
    Thesis 1.8.5


    It appears WP socializer was just updated and now all is fine for me at least! Yay!

    Plugin Author vaakash


    The issue is fixed in v2.4.7 and plugin is working properly.
    Thank you

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