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ShareThis: Free Sharing Buttons and Tools

ShareThis provides free sharing buttons and tools to drive traffic and increase engagement on your site.

62 reviews
Average Rating
2.8 out of 5 stars
Want to give this no stars
By , for WP 4.5.2

This plugin makes 43 extra requests to a page load and adds over 2 seconds to the page load time, avoid it at all costs!!

Some times needs a little love
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Sometimes this plugin gets a little glitchy, but we ask it to do weird, outside-the-box things.
For the most part, it's wonderful! We haven't found anything we think is better and would highly recommend it.
Thank you!!

hmmmm
By , for WP 4.3.1

Impossible de configurer le plugin sous Firefox ou Chrome... donc même pas pu tester en live.

Facebook share is not counting sharing number
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I'm using latest version of wordpress. The facebook sharing button is not counting sharing number ? how can I solve it ?

Malware! Bloat! Tracking Codes! Spam! Conflicts!
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The worst plugin I've never used

Good plugin to use
By , for WP 4.3.1

Thanks for sharing this useful plugin with the community @plugindeveloper.

WORST SHARE PLUGIN I HAVE SEEN
By , for WP 4.2.2

This is plugin is literally the worst I've ever used. It creates a GOD AWFUAL popup asking users to share your content that overs over the top of the page with out any option to turn it off. It also places it's own analytics pixel on your website to track your site visitors.

DO NOT USE THIS CRAP.

Not one to leave negative reviews...
By , for WP 4.2.2

As the title states, I'm not one to leave a negative review without first discussing things with the author or trying to come up with some form of solution, but the issues with this plugin are way beyond a small patch to fix it.

First off, this plugin has caused a tremendous number of issues on one of our clients sites.

First, this plugin saves the settings via ajax, so if there is any js errors on the page things just won't work.

Second, the amount of time/weight that this plugin has added to the site is astronomical. This has increased our clients page load times 10 fold.

Finally, and most offensive, each time the settings page is saved a javascript function is fired, st_log(). This function is actually tracking user activity and sending data over to the plugin authors Google Anaalytics account. This is strictly against WordPress plugin repository rules.

http://wptavern.com/phoning-home-to-plugin-authors
https://wordpress.org/support/topic/wordpress-phone-home-privacy-issues-why-is-it-there?replies=20

I have used this plugin in the past without any issue. But since this major re-haul of the plugin there have been some extremely major bugs and errors that have gone un-resolved.

Anyone looking to integrate share this, I would stick to the standalone embed code that you can generate on there site.

Do avoid this plugin as it has far too many problems to be run on a production ready site.

Malware! Bloat! Tracking Codes! Spam! Conflicts!
By , for WP 4.2.2

Stay away from this plugin.
This plugin will ad 30 seconds of load time, install multiple tracking codes, and conflicts with many other plugins.

So bad, that I created an account just to review!

Not to mention that in a year and a half, not one visitor out of millions used it.

Bad Plugin....Do not install
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add spam , spyware and a lot of crap to your site
Do not install!!

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