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Floating Social Bar

Floating Social Bar is the best social media plugin for WordPress that adds a floating share bar to your content.

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73 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
I've been looking for this! :)
By , for WP 4.1

Wow, super easy to set up, and exactly as they say, only what I need, and none of the bloat of other ones that I was using. Absolutely excellent.

Somebody complained that the developer's site's bar doesn't float. One of those sites has a hipster fixed header. In that case, you don't want it to float because the bar will vanish under the fixed header, so he sensibly turned floating off. On Syed's site, it is floating just fine. In other words, it's working as planned. If someone has some CSS ability, they could make it float fine even in the fixed header context.

Here's another gotcha, I wonder if this might go in the FAQ. When I'm logged into my site, the floating bar does go under the WP admin bar. This is fine, because a site visitor will see the bar, and that's the person you want seeing it anyway.

Finally, in some responsive contexts, there might be slight appearance issues, just as there are with almost any plugin. So in that case, some CSS editing needed, just as they said in the FAQ. I'm a CSS hacker, and I found it fine as-is, so I didn't bother playing with it.

Great job!!!!!
Dave

Simple and Unbeatable
By , for WP 4.1

Why is this the best social share plugin?

1) It's horizontal and doesn't cover body text on a small screen.

2) Lightweight.

3) Easy to set up.

3) Constantly updated.

Seems so simple, but nobody else has done it.

Thanks.

It doesn't float, even on the developers' site
By , for WP 4.0.1

Don't bother installing this plugin. It doesn't work. The floating feature, the main reason why you'd want this plugin, doesn't work.

You can check the developers' site and see that it doesn't work there either. What a waste of one hour of my time!

Traps subscriber emails
By , for WP 4.0.1

Nice software, but I did a trial run where I clicked on the email link. This plug-in routes email through their server, so in effect they are trapping your visitor email addresses. If you disable the email button, it states you have to then allow them to include a link to their product. So I tried that, but the email button did not go away, so I un-installed it. I would gladly pay for this plug-in because it works nicely, but only if they were a little more up front about what they are doing and I could control the behavior of the email button.

Really nice plugin
By ,

This is a nice plugin that's easy to set up. The floating works really well, so it's effective for social shares.

Love this WordPress Plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

Great Plugin to have on your WordPress powered website! I'm currently running it on all of mine.

The perfect share solution
By , for WP 3.9.2

The perfect share solution!!! I love it!!!

Works like a charm.
By , for WP 3.9.1

Added functionality of choosing between fb-like and fb-recommend would be great, and maybe adding the fb-share too!

Good, but need to be responsive!
By , for WP 3.9.1

There is a JavaScript code that sets the width of the sharing bar. This "hard-coded" width make the whole page not responsive although the theme I am using is responsive. I think by removing the portion of code which sets the width should fix this.

Aside from that non-responsive JS code, this plugin works nicely! Thanks.

Not compatible, abandoned
By , for WP 3.9.1

-0 of 11 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
-Status: Broken
-Upon Activation The plugin generated 277 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with syndication feeds or other issues, try deactivating or removing this plugin.

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