Support » Plugin: Social Sharing Toolkit » Linksalpha button…really?

  • Really loved this plugin, saw update, updated and now I have a linkalpha button that can’t be removed..

    Quite annoying, disabled plugin.

    I mean I am all for supporting a developer but for it to just be added without me knowing and not able to modify or disable it… not cool.

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  • Made my page load time super slllooowww….
    This used to be my favorite plugin. =(

    Crippling my load times & the new flyout stinks! Hope this changes soon or I’m off to find a replacement. Bummer!

    found this plugin eating up memory extremely bad since update had to remove it too.

    Having the same issue with the LinksAlpha button. I really can’t understand why they would wreck what was a great plugin like this.

    Anyway, the easiest and most effective way I found of removing the button was to add this to the “Custom CSS” section of the Social Sharing Toolkit Settings area:

    .mr_social_sharing_wrapper .linksalpha_image {
    display: none !important;
    display: none;
    }

    This removed the button, did not effect the others and can be easily done through the WordPress Dashboard.

    I’ve stopped adding this plugin to my new sites and gone over to Shareaholic or Simple Share Button. Thanks @NewYearsEve1978 and DSkyline for mentioning these (nicer-looking) options. The choice of having to hide a dev’s work because they don’t give you an option or jumping ship is a lesson to all plugin developers…

    dear all

    where can I find the previous plugin version, without that stupid breaking-my-site-layout-in-pieces LinksAlpha icon?

    help!
    thanks
    Marco

    I found this update quite annoying also. Anyway, previous version 2.1.4 (without LinkAlpha button) seems pretty stable for me.

    Also, for those who didn’t read this on that version, i copy/paste here the author message (it’s on any tab on settings, at the end):

    —-
    Thank you for using the Social Sharing Toolkit!

    Version 2.1.4 is the last version I have personally updated and supported. From now on, further development and support will be provided by LinksAlpha.

    The last years I have been amazed at how well received this plugin has been. Sadly, I find myself unable to effectively combine further development and, more importantly, support with my other obligations. This is why I agreed to transfer further development and support to LinksAlpha. I fully expect that the current quality of the plugin will be maintained and improved under the care of LinksAlpha.

    ~ Marijn Rongen, Active-Bits – July 2013

    Lovely, thank you very much pezflash for your kindness!
    🙂

    Marco

    adding my voice to the disappointed…
    i don’t even mind that there’s this extra button that i can’t remove… but it doesn’t ADD anything to the plugin… it just REPEATS the other buttons which just makes us all look stupid.

    that said, i still find that this one works better than the rest, so will try that patch by @gerhard and live with it til then…

    another approach that works is commenting out of “social_sharing_toolkit.php” – lines 713-718 `//if ($count_bookmarks) {
    // $button = ‘linksalpha’;
    // $type = (array_key_exists(‘icon’, $this -> options[‘mr_social_sharing_’ . $type . ‘buttons’][$button])) ? $this -> options[‘mr_social_sharing_’ . $type . ‘buttons’][$button][‘type’] : ”;
    // $la_button = $this -> get_bookmark_button($button, $url, $title, $type, $this -> options[‘mr_social_sharing_display’], ”, ”, $media, $description);
    // $bookmarks .= $la_button;
    // }`

    LinksAlpha… you are entitled to earn a living… this is not the way to get it, tho. alienating your supporters is a backwards approach.

    hey guys
    Forget about issues with that extra LinksAlpha button. I’ve given up after 1yr satisfied with it!

    Found this which is great, works perfectly, nicely styled and donation-ware:

    simple-share-buttons-adder

    🙂

    I’ll send him some bucks too!

    Take care
    Marco

    Only showing their own icon: annoying and ugly in some cases indeed…

    Let’s solve this by using output buffering!
    See my result over here. Nice way to make all customized icons look alike.
    Use folling php code:

    `function callback_unique_name($buffer) {
    return (str_replace(‘<img src=”//www.linksalpha.com/images/social_share_button.png” alt=”Share”‘,
    ‘,’,'<img src=”http://yourownsite.ext/filename.png&#8221; alt=”own alt name” title=”own hover title”‘, $buffer));
    }

    function buffer_start_unique_name() { ob_start(“callback_unique_name”); }

    function buffer_end_unique_name() { ob_end_flush(); }

    add_action(‘wp_head’, ‘,’,’buffer_start_unique_name’);
    add_action(‘wp_footer’, ‘,’,’buffer_end_unique_name’);`

    Note: if you don’t have a php file to place it in, check here how to make proper custom WP php file.

    This is a personal note of the author, Marijn Rongen, that you can find in the 2.1.4 version settings page footer:

    Version 2.1.4 is the last version I have personally updated and supported. From now on, further development and support will be provided by LinksAlpha.

    The last years I have been amazed at how well received this plugin has been. Sadly, I find myself unable to effectively combine further development and, more importantly, support with my other obligations. This is why I agreed to transfer further development and support to LinksAlpha. I fully expect that the current quality of the plugin will be maintained and improved under the care of LinksAlpha.

    So thank you LinksAlpha to [quack] up this excelent plugin. I’m sorry for the author…

    Well, I thought I was going to use this plugin, but not with that Share button that I don’t want. Ruins the look/feel of the site completely. Dumb move.

    Anyone else have good solutions for Sharing and Follow Us icons with counters?? I would prefer to be able to use my custom icons WITH the counters. Anyone? 🙂

    Uninstalled.
    A lot errors in IE8, i know, it sucks, but people use it.
    Developer: bad, bad move.

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