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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.


161 reviews
Average Rating
3.6 out of 5 stars
Disappointingly difficult to configure
By , for WP 3.9.2

Disappointed that this was not easy to set up at all.

[1] In order to get the side-floating bar, it was necessary to create a login account at shareaholic.com. I can handle that part, but the configuration of the side-floating bar is then configured at shareaholic.com, so you have two places to configure your share icons rather than (simply) your WordPress dashboard.

[2] For the life of me I could not work out where to configure the look of the side-floating bar. Once I found the settings on the shareaholic.com website (a tiny cog icon), I was disappointed to see that I couldn't configure the look of the side-floating bar icons (e.g. make the corners rounded or change the count number format)

[3] The pop-up configuration screens within the WordPress dashboard are annoying and do not fit within the framework of the WordPress dashboard look. And it took me a while to work out that the save settings button was hidden below the bottom of my screen, so my settings were not being saved when I assumed I just had to close the popup window.

[4] The floating side-bar seemed to load every time I clicked on a new page, which makes for slow reloading.

[5] One the dashboard settings (remember you have to check *either* the dashboard or the shareaholic.com website for the settings you need), mentions the 'index' location for the share buttons, but I could not find information about where that is. At first I thought it might have referred to the floating sidebar, but no.

[6] The floating sidebar did not show up on my responsive theme on mobile.

Overall I was disappointed and frustrated enough to specifically log back in to WordPress.org to give this review. It is just not intuitive to setup and it's a shame because it looks like it has potential. But the setup interface is just a nightmare.

Nice and tidy
By , for WP 3.9.2

Thanks shareaholic!

Very helpful technician
By , for WP 3.9.2

I had a problem with the way my WordPress site was interfacing with our Shareaholic web account. Mary Anne, a "Happiness Engineer" helped me throughout the day until it was fixed and working properly. I like a lot of things about the plugin (and some things can use improvement, imho), but I really appreciate the effort Mary Anne put in to helping me solve our problem quickly.

Great product
By , for WP 3.9.2

Great product and supportive service

Abusive plugin
By , for WP 3.9.2

After installing it for a test, some Bot came from amazonaws.com trying to get sitemap etc etc. Who knows what will come next.

Since we want NO MORE CRAP Bots and scrapers, we completely deleted the plugin.

Good work
By , for WP 3.9.2

We've seen a significant rise in visitor engagement to our blog posts since installing this plugin, very impressed.

installed it on our my website [ link deleted, please do not post links in reviews ]

Good plugin, nice buttons
By , for WP 3.9.1

Very good plugin for sharing contents, very nice incons, and the related content functionallity is superb as soon as you have content enough.

No Support
By , for WP 3.9.1

It's been over a week since I submitted my help request #13304, and no response. Still waiting...

Customize and Edit Share Buttons Don't Work
By , for WP 3.9.1

Any time I try to press the customize or edit share buttons the window pops up and nothing happens. I then try to submit a bug and when it tries to take a screenshot it just hangs up and stops and I have to refresh the browser. This is in the latest version of Chrome on a late 2013 Mac Pro 6 core in WP 3.9.1 with cookies and JS enables. Would like to use this app but I can't until I can start to customize some things.

responsive support
By , for WP 3.9.1

I noticed a glitch where not all the buttons were showing in Firefox. The team at Shareaholic was quick to acknowledge my email and resolved the issue expeditiously. Kudos!

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