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Really Simple Share

Put Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and more share buttons above/below posts. Plus automate social user growth and revenue with ReadyGraph.

61 reviews
Average Rating
3.2 out of 5 stars
Rogue Advertising / Data Mining
By ,

Installed this on a major corporate blog website - only to find the plugin had 'gone rogue' and installed a customised google search.

Updated the plugin and tried to edit settings, and got the message 'you do not have sufficient administrator rights to modify the plugin settings' - so Immediately it got deactivated and went in the bin.

Sorry, it may well be fixed in later / current versions, but this is the kind of thing that's an absolute no in any kind of professional environment.

Does not work with 4.2.3
By , for WP 4.2.3

Installing the plugin gives this error on homepage:
Warning: mysql_num_rows() expects parameter 1 to be resource, array given in

My fav sharing plugin
By , for WP 4.2.2

Guys - this plugin saved me!

It worked with my template. For some reason, I had tried using some of the other popular sharing services and they always gave me issues. Literaly tried like 7 or 8 diffeernt ones and spent hours and days trying to get them to wokr.

A lot of them required signup too while this one seems to allow signup to be optional.

My favorite aspect of this is the many share choices you have. I think they developers have had their ups and downs with some of what htye've tried to do but it's in a great spot now. easy to use and simple.

especially if you are looking for the normal share buttons:

facebook
twitter
pinterest
google plus

etc.

This one shoudl satisy your needs. Thanks guys and girls!

Low-class and Sleazy. Stay away.
By , for WP 4.2.2

Used to be decent plugin. Did what it promised. Used it on many of our sites for a couple of years I think.

Suddenly, one day, it started showing third-party popups, asking visitors to enter their email address to be added to a third-party service.

Completely unannounced, without permission, on the ENTIRE frickin web site. Not sure how long it was going on, and how many visitors and buyers we upset. And how many of our users these scumbags stole from our web site.

That was a really scammy, low-class, sleazy move by the developer to auto-enable such a feature without permission from the web site owner. It doesn't matter what they say now - once a scumbag, always a scumbag. I will never trust their developers or plugin ever again.

Run far away from these scammers.

Developer tried to make a quick buck. Don't be fooled
By , for WP 4.2.2

This was an excellent plugin, now it's littered with adsense and readygraph. Really a shame, this was the best social sharing plugin previous to this mixup.

Developers say they're trying to fix it, but they've lost my trust, it wasn't some hack or glitch, it was a choice. I'm moving on.

Avoid this plugin! - it steals your user detaiuls and spams your users
By , for WP 4.2.2

We've used this plugin for a year or two with no issues, until now.

It's gone and installed ReadyGraph, activated pop-ups and logins all over our site, and site users are being emailed from ReadyGraph, asking them to install it as well.

TL;DR: This plugin will spam your users, take their email addresses, and add pop-ups all over your site. All without asking your permission.

scam !!
By , for WP 4.2.2

ATTENTION uninstall this plugin !!

Exit scam?
By , for WP 4.2.2

A client who was a long time user of this called me up today to see if our hacker intrusion software could explain why Google custom search boxes had appeared over his content. An investigation tracked it back to this plugin. It seems the latest update introduced this, presumably to net the developer a few bucks. That's really annoying when rival products like AddThis have developed successful freemium models around the analytics that such products can generate which suggests that the developer isn't looking to the long term as most users will do what ours did and uninstall a plugin that covers their content with traffic diverting cheap tricks they can't control or disable.

To me, looks like a huge scam
By , for WP 4.2.2

I've been using this plugins for years, but recently they secretly added to my website (and all website using it) a Google Search Box directly linked to their Adsense account :
var cx = 'partner-pub-4187249499649652:7077174520';

This search form automatically appears on your website at the end of 'the_content()' tag

So they are just earning money injecting their own ads on your website thanks to their updated plugin

I think a WordPress admin should be informed about that.

plugins hardcoded adsense ads on our website
By , for WP 4.2.2

The newest version of this plugins adds Adsense code without informing at the end of every articles/ footer.

The adsense code is not mine, obviously.

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