Why are there 2 Shareaholic plugins in the WordPress directory.
Here is the reason –
The word “sexy” in the plugin URL slug (the other plugin – the one without the “*”) gets blocked by certain corporate networks and ISP’s in certain countries.
We requested WordPress to switch the URL slug from “sexybookmarks” to “shareaholic” in order to fix this. We learnt that this is not possible… and the only thing for us to do is to create a new plugin repository under “shareaholic”. So that is what we did…
The two plugins are *exactly* the same otherwise. Line for line.
At this time, we are unable to integrate the Google+ share count into our custom buttons, but we have included share counts for several popular social networks.
Concerning the version differences between the two plugin channels, Shareaholic for WordPress version 7 was released in July of this year on the /shareaholic plugin channel while we continued tweaking the new design and collected feedback from the community to direct further enhancements, some of which have been applied while others are planned for future development.
We will be updating the /sexybookmarks plugin channel with our latest release soon and retiring version 6 as it is no longer in active development.
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