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Shareaholic | share buttons, related posts, social analytics & more

The easiest, most effective way to grow your website traffic, effectively engage your audience, monetize, and gain insights for free.

23 reviews
Average Rating
3.1 out of 5 stars
I don't need sleazy ads
By , for WP 4.2.3

I installed sexybookmarks when it was one of the "must-have" plugins for sharing. Bloat and greedy devs now has sleazy weight-loss ads on my mum's low traffic blog.

No I don't need to opt-out of that. It should never have been rolled out in the first place.

Just Perfect
By , for WP 4.1.1

Of the best plugins out there, highlights and draws attention, they try to push. I have tried many in ver futbol online and certainly not change it for any other

Nothing but trouble
By , for WP 4.1

I have contacted support on this three times, all I wanted was for the share count to not show up. It leaves code even after you uninstall it. Don't use this plugin, it slows your page, and doesn't work well. Plus they for advertising on you.

Spies on YOU
By , for WP 4.1

A very bad plugin! Breaks my site in Internet Explorer. Only a limited number of buttons is allowed to add. Besides this plugin SPIES on users as if you are in cahoots directly with the NSA! Just look at the damn code, its full of espionage coding. Someone should take this off WordPress Plugins directory.

A really useless bad plugin.

used to be good, now unable to use it
By , for WP 3.9.2

Novice user here. SH used to be decent, posts showed related posts well. now I cannot get anything about this plugin to work. have contacted support (no or unusable support feedback), installed/uninstalled, reset settings. Nothing works. I install a few other "related posts" plugins and they work right away. just not worth fiddling with something like this anymore and mildly irritated I put so much time in trying to.

Plugin adds Google Analytics code to your site
By , for WP 3.6.1

Was working on my site and noticed another GA code popping up - UA-12964573-5. This is alarming as it means my sites analytics are being sent to a third party without my permission. Upon further research it appears that this code is being placed by the Shareaholic plugin without clearly identifying that this is what is happening.

I have now removed this plugin from all of my client websites and will not be using anything related to this plugin creator again. This constitutes a serious breach of privacy by the plugin creator.

There are other plugins that track information such as the Yoast SEO plugin but they do this in an Opt-In manner and further use a much less invasive approach as you can read about here - http://yoast.com/yoast-tracking/

Going whole hog and grabbing all Analytics data from a website is well beyond gaining simple insights into what version of wordpress is being used.

I see that this was brought up 2 years ago - http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-sexybookmarks-hidden-googleanalytics-code-in-v329?replies=4 and that the response from the creator was that you can simply turn it off.

This is something that should be off by default.

Excellent support
By , for WP 3.6.1

Three days after I asked support how I could prevent titles from being cut off by the character limit, I got a message saying they'd changed the javascript to accommodate for longer titles. Very impressed with the support for this plug-in!

SLOWS YOUR SITE BEWARE
By , for WP 3.6.1

(6:03:32pm)Justin A.:I am currently installing a secondary monitoring system to see if we can get some error logs from the software, the installation is called sys-snap. It is designed to record all error logs and records which will allow us to determine exactly what is going on.

(6:06:28pm)virgil :How long is this going to take?

(6:10:11pm)Justin A.:Okay, the installation is complete, it appears that Shareaholicbot is really what the cause of the high load on the server.
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6:10:29pm)virgil :oh really...

Disabled the entire blog
By , for WP 3.6

When I cantivated this plugin it completely deactivated all links in all pages in the blog. You couldn't click on any links at all.

I had to force delete the plugin from the server using rm -rf and restore the database from a backup to get the blog back online again.

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Desperate to use but it has a fatal flaw
By , for WP 3.6

Really want to use this plugin, but unfortunately the recommended items lists shows posts that are set to draft and private - clearly not ideal, and the only way to exclude these is to add them to the 'exclude' list individually, which isn't in the average bloggers workflow (definitely not my clients).

So three stars for the potential awesome, please fix! Pretty please.

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