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.


184 reviews
Average Rating
3.5 out of 5 stars
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.

Thieving plugin
By , for WP 4.0

Watch out for the default affiliate links turned on, it will hijack your links automatically.

Shareaholic takes over site with affiliate links, ads, spying
By , for WP 4.0

I have given this plugin two too many chances so I know the shameful history of this company's plugins.

First it offered "sexy" icons that mostly did the job below posts, then it became bloated with very unnecessary shareaholic.com API crap and spammy features that I had to remove by code.

Then there was API crap from a bunch of advertising and spyware companies.

The developer is sneaky-active on the forum defending the spammy company and careless decisions after every violation.

You don't get what you downloaded. The plugin updates constantly to introduce things you don't want.

The latest thing is switching YOUR links to THEIR affiliate revenue source. That's right, the old sexy icons plugins suddenly hijacks your links. Apparently personal data mining is not sucking up enough money for shareaholic, so now they are taking over your site.

Oh and they have banner ads after clicking a "sexy" shareaholic icon. That's new.

I'm sick of plugins like this walking all over WordPress.

I hope WordPress mods do the right thing by removing all traces of Shareaholic from official directories. This plugin and the dishonorable company behind it has given users a terrible ride. Enough is enough.

Hijacks Links, Leaves you Vulnerable and Controls Site
By , for WP 3.9.2

This plugin uses the Shareaholic service, which, by default, overwrites existing outbound links for monetization. It does not ask your permission to do this, though you CAN turn this feature off.

Unfortunately, there are many other issues of control, which are outlined here:
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It's a shame, because the core functionality itself is pretty nice. But it's tough to support any business with these questionable practices.

Shareaholic is stealing your money! DO NOT USE THIS!
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This plugin hijacks links and adds their own affiliation redirect to them to make money off of your site, for Shareaholic. Its on by default and there is no notification telling you what is happening. You can disable it though, but how would you know to do that? This is a very sneaky, slimey way to sucker some cash out of your users, Shareaholic. Shame on you.

Great Plugin!
By , for WP 4.0

I really like this plugin! The icons look fab at the bottom of my posts, the analytics are very comprehensive and on the two occasions I have contacted support (once for an issue with analytics and once for a CSS styling edit that many plugin authors will not help with) the response was speedy, friendly and super helpful. Highly recommended!

Invasion of Privacy
By , for WP 4.0

Do not send spam to the WordPress admin when your plugin is activated. We will uninstall and never return. We will also spread the word to other WordPress developers.

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