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ShareThis: Share Buttons and Social Analytics

Social Charge your Content with ShareThis - features Social Analytics, CopyNShare, Open Graph Sharing, and the Hovering Bar!

23 reviews
Average Rating
2.8 out of 5 stars
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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
By ,

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

Tracks your users across multiple sites
By , for WP 4.1.2

The use of this plugin means any users to your site get loaded with a tracking cookie that you can't opt out of, each visitor has to do it themselves from 3 different websites according to their privacy policy.

Does not work and no support
By , for WP 4.1.1

I installed it and it did not work could not configure plug in, posted problem on their site - no response and my question has disappeared!!
Wasted over an hour on this plugin.

Inserts random tags in page url....
By , for WP 4.1.1

Seems to insert spurious tags onto the end of page/post names (url)...
1) So the page/post links that get inserted into twitter feeds are not correct!
and
2) Because I have the <base> tag set within header.php, whenever I refresh any page it goes back to the home page instead of staying on the current page...

undeletable
By , for WP 4.0

you can't completly delete it. it modify your theme files and slow your website.

This is a spyware more than a wordpress plugin. Why it's still on wordpress.org?

Very bad plugin.

Stay AWAY from this Plugin
By , for WP 7.0.17

This plugin alone added 6 seconds to my website load time. WHY is it reaching out to the developers site?
BAD NEWS ALL THE WAY AROUND.
Not a trustworthy developer.
Spam Emails, Slow Server, Slows website loadtime down, AND spam URLs in code.
Take a look at the quickly rising low ratings and AVOID THIS DOG.

don't specific how to install the plugin..
By , for WP 3.9.1

don't specific how to install the plugin..

don't specific what to do that the buttons will appear on page...

30 min lost..

Worst social sharing plugin I have used for WP
By , for WP 3.9.1

This plugin sucks. It has this CopyNShare crap that automatically adds links and hashtags to the end of your content when a user copy and pastes it anywhere. Very spammy if you ask me. This kind of promotion is garbage for SEO and could result in a penalty down the road.

There is no way to disable this feature, there is no area in the settings, and after trying to hack the plugin for an hour I was unsuccessful.

The share bar looks nice, but this feature is annoying as hell.

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