Plugin Reviews

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.


190 reviews
Average Rating
3.4 out of 5 stars
Impossible to delete
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It's loading without an end and after that it's still in my plugin folder.

Not ready for the most current WP
By , for WP 4.1.1

I love everything about this plugin but the one thing I cannot get past. The plugin's template takes too much control, and once I have accessed either admin screen, I cannot scroll to see the rest of the form. I cannot scroll up and down or side to side, at all. Which means that I cannot access options and the ability to commit changes.

And after reading the other reviews, my only intelligent option was to remove the plugin and find another. Bye-bye!

Rev. Barry Willie Black

Beautiful Icons, Slow Page Speeds
By , for WP 4.1

I really love this app. I had it installed on my site for over a year. The icons are beautiful and I was able to customize them to fit my sites theme. But, I've been running into a few issues over the last few weeks.

The related content feature has been showing pages that don't exist on my site for quite some time. They were part of an installed plugin that existed for 1 day before I uninstalled it yet they are still showing in the related list which redirected to a 404 page. The support team was unable to address this issue after 2 cases were opened with them.

I also noticed that my site speed was awful. After doing some research and playing with plugins, I realized that this one plugin was accounting for 100% of my redirects and was causing the page to load super slow. After uninstalling the app and making a few other site adjustments, my site is now performing super fast.

Proceed with caution. I really wanted to continue using them but these two issues, I just couldn't continue to have this app installed on my site.

Adware masquerading as a useful tool
By , for WP 4.1

I've uninstalled it from all my sites, and am using AddToAny's plugin instead. If all you want is floating share buttons, without advertising, that's the way to go. This plugin compromises users' privacy.
Despite looking through many pages of confusing settings, mostly on their website rather than in the plugin's settings, I still couldn't find any way to completely deactivate all the advertising and tracking that are turned on by default. As others have noted, it's big and slow and they keep making sneaky changes to it that you have to opt out of after an update -- and the release notes don't mention these changes.
They also don't limit themselves to the share buttons, but also recently secretly released a function, turned on by default, to rewrite links in the rest of your web page with their affiliate IDs.
The company makes money off of your traffic and says you're making money too. Most people don't claim that money because they don't realize what'e going on. It's also unclear how they calculate your payments. Because the formula isn't published, there's no way to tell how much of the revenue goes to you. But I imagine if you want to get advertising revenue, you'll get a better percentage from someone who publishes their rates.

Sneaky, misleading, bloated and compromises privacy!
By , for WP 4.1

It's sad to see what this plugin has evolved into. As soon as I noticed VigLink in my browser script blocker, I immediately uninstalled this plugin.

Shareaholic is now making a buck using non-transparent affiliate marketing measures by hijacking links and unnecessarily bloating user's websites.

Other WordPress users can review a shocking professional analysis on the dangers of Shareaholic here: http://www.pamelahazelton.com/mistakes-that-kill/wordpress-shareaholic-viglink/

This plugin is completely against the ethos of WordPress and the world-wide open-source community.

Way to go on selling out and "joining the dark-side" at the expense of your users. I wouldn't use this plugin even if you fixed it. Truly free, honest and superior alternatives exist without compromising my website or the privacy of my website users.

Meets my needs!
By , for WP 4.1

The plugin is extremely versatile with all sort of modules, layouts, and customizations - it looks sharps and provides valuable info. Plus support staff was awesome in helping me tweak my layout.

It's my favorite
By , for WP 4.1

I have several blogs, and they all have this plugin Shareaholic!
Even when I create new blogs, Shareaholic it is the first to be installed.

Can see here an example in one of my blogs. Look at the bottom of the article.

Very simple and very functional.

What can I say ? I recommend to all those using WP install this plugin.

Thanks Shareaholic!

By , for WP 4.1

The worse experience plugin I had in wordpress, they injection many ads and accessing all my data to be used for advertising. amd affecting my template theme. I hate it so much.

Shareaholic is horrible! Post share ads still appear even though removed
By , for WP 4.1

Several other people I met at a recent WordCamp indicated they've had the same problem with Shareaholic inputting unsavory post share ads on their sites....why? If the problem is prevalent, then why don't you fixed it shareaholic? Can anyone help me and tell me where else I can go to get Share buttons on my site besides using this aweful service.

It's very nice!
By , for WP 4.1

I'm really satisfied with the plugin, it's very functional :)

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