I've been a user of this plugin for years, but sadly have decided to turn it off just now due to the odd change of course it has taken. Once upon a time it was a simple but effective plugin to implement social share buttons on your page. It did exactly what it was designed to do quickly and easily and without any issue.
HOWEVER, in the recent months something called Readygraph has been added to it. At first I figured that wasn't a big deal - I don't have a Readygraph account so it shouldn't do anything, right? WRONG. I'm getting some sort of 'review this site' popup showing on my site asking people to rate my site. Looking at the code it's coming from Readygraph. I've never authorized this to be on my site, and since I don't have a Readygraph account I'm not sure how I'd ever be able to view or manage my reputation built there. This is a HUGE change to the user experience on my site that I did not approve.
I did go to the Readygraph website to see what this is all about, and not only does it sound like a horrible product, but it's of course a paid service... BUT they are too cool to post their fee structure up front - they force you to create an account before sharing that 'privileged' information. Sounds shady - just like how this plugin snuck this in to my site...
Further more, I see that a Google search box is a new option of a 'social button' that can be added. Well I should say IS added. This feature was added to the plugin and was auto-checked. Not cool - I didn't approve this change to my site. Yes I did update the plugin, but I assume when I update a plugin I get the new code release, not new features I didn't approve added to my site.
I really don't like leaving negative reviews, but if something rubs me wrong I feel it's my duty to inform others that this once great plugin has pulled the rug out from under me...
The latest version of this plugin installs the ReadyGraph scumware. After following the plugin's link to delete ReadyGraph, the plugin breaks and posts are not displayed. Two stars until it gets fixed with no need for ReadyGraph.
It works and is very easy to use. But it doesn't not look professional on my website, especially with a lot of sharing buttons.
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