Support » Plugin: Social Share Icons & Social Share Buttons » Could not get it to work as expected

  • I couldn’t get it to work on every page, and the admin UI doesn’t follow WordPress standards.

    It would have been great that the plugin provides an API.

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by Vincent Robic.
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  • Hi @vrobic,

    We certainly don’t. Do you have any evidence to back up your claim?

    If you got that impression because it says “Socialdude” next to the threads, that’s because reply to almost every nice review with a “Thank you!”, to show appreciation for the fact that users took the time to gave us a nice review.

    Please clarify.

    Yes, I’m so sorry! I edited my review.

    @vrobic: I see you removed your claim that we gave our own plugin many fake reviews, thank you for the correction.

    If something doesn’t work with the plugin, it is custom here on WordPress to first raise a ticket in the support forum, see here https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/ultimate-social-media-plus.

    Please also specify in which way we don’t follow WordPress standards, and what you mean by “It would have been great that the plugin provides an API.”

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by socialdude.

    I feel bad about my first comment and I’ll clarify to apologize.

    I’m a part of a development team, and although I’m not very into third party plugins, someone in my team installed yours just to avoid wasting time on the social sharing features.

    Since I’m always suspicious with catchy plugins, I got pissed off when this one didn’t work within minutes. At this moment, it didn’t look ultimate to me.
    I will not open any issue because we couldn’t get it to work out of the box in our theme that is still under development. Maybe it was a theme issue, I didn’t have enough time to investigate.

    On this project, we only need Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn share buttons. That’s why I ended up with developing it myself.

    As a developer, I always prefer plugins that provide an API, for yours it could be functions like the_share_buttons(); or the_facebook_share_button();. We need full control over the HTML and such functions make it a lot easier than hooks (when available) to customize HTML.

    The UI is not a big deal, but it could look more professional with the look and feel of WordPress core UI. For example, I never saw an accordion in the WordPress core admin UI, nor those custom checkboxes and radio buttons.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by Vincent Robic.

    We offer shortcodes as listed in our FAQ (https://www.ultimatelysocial.com/faq/), and in the plugin itself (under question 3, option “place the icons manually).

    Please use [DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_PLUS] or, if directly put into the codes, <?php echo do_shortcode(‘[DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_PLUS]’); ?>

    Regarding the UI, we get a lot of positive feedback how intuitive and easy it is to use. If you have different preferences that’s fine, but please reconsider your harsh 2 star review because of it.

    That’s fine, I’ve added a star to reward your willingness.

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