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
It's a Tracking junk! See here >>
By , for WP 4.0

The main purposes of this plugin:

1. Track your users as much as possible no matter u turned of or on.
2. Sell your visitor data with third parties.
3. Increase the the total size of your website with various junk scripts, Leading to slow loading.
4. Run tons of extra Java Scripts to make your site and users screwed.
5. They use !important with many of their CSS rules, so have no control over their share buttons.
6. If you are using this on your site, check your one of the posts with http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/ and you will find how scary this plugin is and how much it contributed to slow your site.

Thanks for reading and I hope the author(s) of the plugin read it.

Mixed Feelings
By , for WP 4.0

I have extremely mixed feelings about this plugin. On one hand, I like the plugin and what it offers. On the other hand, it comes across as rather presumptuous. I am sick of having advertising rammed down my throat.

I know advertising can be a necessary evil when it comes to maintaining any free service. I already use advertising on my blog, but that is -my- choice and I have full control over the advert content I allow on my website. It's incredibly annoying to log onto my website to check something and find an unwanted, unrelated advert present in a conspicuous place.

I understand that the logistics would make it impossible for them to notify all users of the new advertising features, but I do not understand why it is an opt out service when it should be opt in.

Super handige tool!
By , for WP 4.0

Ben vandaag bezig geweest met het zoeken naar de widget die ik kan gebruiken om de sharing rate van mijn website [ link redacted, please do not post links in reviews ] te verbeteren. Na verschillende tools gebruikt en weer verwijderd te hebben heb ik uiteindelijk gekozen voor Shareaholic. Met name de floting buttons die je gratis kan gebruiken na het maken van een account is een gewaardeerde service!

By , for WP 4.0

It is the perfect tool for social networking.
The best and most visually appeal to your readers to share
I use it in [Link redacted] and work perfect.

3rd party ads/links in my site
By , for WP 4.0

I don't want some other site's unrelated article "How Older Men Are Increasing Testosterone", on my client's recommended posts section.

Shareagarabage UNINSTALLED

makes ad calls to external websites
By , for WP 4.0

I installed the Shareaholic plugin to add Share links to my pages and today I just noticed some weird javascript errors relating to a domain I didn't recognize, like "ib.adnxs.com" which was loaded by a JS script from the Shareaholic plugin. It was being blocked by my Ad Block Plus chrome plugin.

There's also a call to:

  • "https://cm.shareaholic.com/partners.js?location=[URL of my wordpress site]" which was returning a 500 Server Error.
  • "//dsms0mj1bbhn4.cloudfront.net/assets/pub/shareaholic.js"

After a bit of research I found this:

Shareaholic is an advertising-supported service, which means that we are able to offer many of our services without charge to you by displaying advertising on our service and on partner websites

I can't actually see any visual ads on my site, and I appreciate that the plugin is free and supported by ads, but making calls to external sites is unacceptable and honestly I'm surprised that so many people are using this plugin.

Good ideas
By , for WP 4.0

I use it for some time now and didn't have any problems; like that it has great look and different features;

Just removed it!
By , for WP 4.0

Yeah sneaky practices with automatic opt-in on settings, not recommended at all! Had it on one of my sites, removed it for good!

Great social plugin
By , for WP 4.0

Great social plugin with useful features!

Not sure what the complaints are about
By , for WP 7

It does what it says, and does it well.

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