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

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3 reviews
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No longer recommended
By , for WP 3.6

Perhaps two years ago I considered Shareaholic (aka sexy bookmarks) to be the #1 social sharing plugin. But not anytime recently. It is buggy, overbloated and overcomplicated, yet somehow lacks almost any customization options.

The most crippling issue is that from time to time the image for one or two of the sharing buttons disappear until wordpress and/or the plugin is updated to the latest version. This is not a 1-time bug, I have noticed it consistently occurring across different wordpress versions and themes, even today when I just updated wordpress on one of my sites (and removed this plugin). If visitors cannot see the sharing button, obviously they're not going to use it. Needless to say, completely unacceptable.

Regarding the plugin itself, there are many different options that have been added over time, like "classic bookmarks" and "related content". The issue with these is there is almost no customization options. You can't even have the "classic" bookmark bar independently from the "sexy bookmarks". At least, I couldn't after half an hour of trying to accomplish this and trying to understand why they would possibly design it they way. What this means is that if you use the "classic" bar, there will still be separate buttons for facebook, twitter, and google+ outside of the classic bar, whether you want it that way or not.

Now for most of my sites I just use a simple and reliable plugin for facebook, G+, and twitter.

The addition of this new related content...not cool
By , for WP 3.5.1

It would have been nice for some notice on the notification - AND - to give us the option of enabling it rather than it already being activated.

Also - why do I have to keep going back and pressing save every time there's an update ? I haven't been looking close enough but is it because my settings have changed after the update ? Suspicious...

Overall though I like this plugin but it is very bloated and would like just the SexyBookmarks component and not all the others which are bundled in and never use.

woefully painful to get set up
By , for WP 3.5.1

i want this to work so badly, but the configuration settings between this plugin and the website are so vastly different, that you can't get the same look in the plugin that you can on the website. also, the manual method only shows the default buttons, instead of the ones configured in the "apps" section of the sharaholic website.

Generally very frustrating to use unless you're willing to go with the default settings. Uninstalled.

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