Social Master
Uses Javascript despite saying that it doesn't use it (4 posts)

  1. luckylarry
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Firstly this is rated 5 stars by the plugin author themselves - lets balance that a bit! :)

    Secondly, the plugin states that it uses NO Javascript, however, when the source code is rendered it makes inline javascript calls to various social platforms using separate inline <Script> tags for each one - not great for deferred loading/ performance/ caching.

    Thirdly, even if you don't want to show facebook counts etc... it still shows it

    Fourth, I find it a bit off the amount of self promotion/ advertising spam this plugin installs in the menus - makes it near unuseable to work with if you load a lot of widgets in.

    Generally I don't agree with it's pricing model, it's done the wrong way, e.g. pay to enable all social links, just means I use a free plugin instead.

  2. TechGasp
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    First you are clearly a lurker :) that does not read the descriptions :)... probably trying to make money with your own website using other peoples work.

    Second it does not use javascript, check you website frontend code and tell us what javascript files are being loaded by the plugin? The script is to load some iframes and that's how it gets rendered in the frontend. The loading is totally asynchronous per social network, you can see it loading in the frontend, the website stays fast while the networks load. You don't know what you are saying.

    Third, ? don't know what you are talking about.

    Fourth, Unusable because of self promoting.... lol

    Conclusion, do your own coding and provide free for all of us.

  3. luckylarry
    Posted 2 years ago #

    BTW I used a free plugin instead to do this: Social Profiles Widget with a little bit of hacking to make it use the no-JS call for Google plus and Pinterest and is no where near as bloated as yours.

  4. luckylarry
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry, one other thing. I liked this:

    "probably trying to make money with your own website using other peoples work."

    So what are you doing with your site exactly? Or your plugin upgrade spam? And aren't you trying to make money off of WordPress.org's work?

    BTW look up <script> tags sometime on W3, just because you don't qualify them as text/javascript doesn't mean they're any different. Tool.

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