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  • Resolved Philip John



    I hadn’t realised that when sharing through Twitter users are asked to authorise the Shareaholic app first. This is significant usability barrier and is likely dissuading folks from sharing stuff on Twitter.

    I’m not the first to ask this question but the previous question was closed without ever receiving a reply.

    Is there anyway to have a standard Twitter share link instead? The current method makes user jump through unnecessary hoops and diminishes the effectiveness of the Shareaholic plugin.


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  • Hi Phil,

    We are working on adding an option to disable the multi-share panel. However, we have been using OAuth for Twitter connection over the past couple years and haven’t found that this has had a negative impact on sharing. Actually, it has increased sharing, perhaps because of the custom interface that allows sharing to multiple accounts at once.

    Authorizing our app is only necessary the first time you connect (there are many popular applications around the web that also use Twitter’s API and OAuth), and then a special key is generated for storing this setting so that there is an automatic link detected between Shareaholic and Twitter, allowing our app to share on your behalf whenever your choose to share with Twitter through our products.

    Here’s an article with information about the multi-share panel (that allows you to also share with Facebook in one step), which was rolled out at the beginning of the year by popular request. I hope you find this information helpful! 🙂

    Any update on when we can opt out of the multi-share panel?

    Plugin Author Shareaholic


    @davidvii @philipjohn

    Multi-share toggle is now available!

    First of all, make sure you’re running version 7 or above of the plugin.

    Once you have v7 running, click on “General Website Settings” in the Shareaholic WordPress admin menu -> scroll down to the “Share Buttons General Settings” section -> uncheck “Multishare” -> Save Settings.

    Excellent news, thanks!



    I’m happy to hear this… good work!

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