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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.

5 reviews
Average Rating
3.2 out of 5 stars
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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.

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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