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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.

65 reviews
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Changes settings with every update to include their own ads
By , for WP 4.3

Back in the day when this product was called Sexy Bookmarks, it was great. Since the change to Shareaholic it has steadily gone downhill.

It resets the "hide related posts" checkbox on every update, so I had to go in and re-check the box on multiple posts every time.

It turns its own affiliate and ad links on with every update. Sleazy, guys, very, very sleazy.

It has settings in two different places--my admin panel and their website. Talk about a pain to maintain, especially when the same settings appear in both places and can be set in a different way in each!

There are better plugins out there for both the Related Posts function and the Sharing function. For all the time it takes to undo the damage from an update, it's worth it to spend $20 or so for something off CodeCanyon. At least that way the financial cost is in the open and you won't have to worry about what's being leached off your website by this plugin.

Una vera schifezza!!!
By , for WP 4.2.3

Salve a tutti.
Vorrei semplicemente portare il mio contributo con la mia esperienza con Shareaholic.
L’ho installato, provato e mi è piaciuto sin da subito, nel momento in cui stavo riproggettando il mio sito.
Peccato però che dopo qualche giorno ha fatto entrare una marea di pubblicità attraverso finestre che si aprono all’improvviso.
Ho quindi disattivato la funzione ads, ma le finestre continuavano ad apparire.
L’ho disinstallato del tutto e le finestre continuano ad apparire.
Deve esserci qualche pezzetto di codice JS annidato da qualche parte nel sito che Shareaholic installa per consentire la visualizzazione delle finestre pubblicitarie per il programma di guadagni integrato nel plugin (related content) e che anche con la disattivazione o distillazione di Shareaholic non si toglie, nemmeno con la scansione di vari antivirus che non riescono nemmeno ad individuare lo script. E nemmeno cancellando i riferimenti Shareaholic all’interno delle tabelle del DB.
Sto impazzendo e tra meno di un mese è programmato il lancio del sito.
Quindi, in conclusione, per me è un plugin da -100000 stelline.
Da buttare a mare e starne lontano quanto e peggio della peste.

Complimenti agli sviluppatori!
PS: gli sviluppatori si traducano da soli questa recensione.

Show ads in my site
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0 Stars.

Sleazy ads and hijacked links
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Two years ago it was a highly recommended plugin. So the devs got greedy. My mum's blog and a few small clients now have weight-loss ads on every post. Good riddance.

Worst SUPPORT ever
By , for WP 4.2.2

Actually like the pluigin its pretty cool

But their support is awful bordering on don't even care, emailed them well over 5 times given a ticket number and never heard from them since.

Spoiled the whole experience of using their little app etc and their website.

By , for WP 4.2.2

Shareaholic injects affiliate links. Our database website had some "viagra-alike" URLs redirect infection. When un-installed website ran faster. They work with cti.w55c.net, considered as a malicious site --> https://www.virustotal.com/en/domain/cti.w55c.net/information/

Removed from all my websites and clients
By , for WP 4.2.2

Used to be a good plugin but is now full of bloat, injects affiliate links without asking and hidden affiliate cookie stuffing iframes.

No thanks!

shit plugin killed my DB
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This piece of crap just killed my entire DB. WordPress can not establish connection anymore.

stay away! unethical plugin!! steals your $$$!!
By , for WP 4.2.2

Stay away from this plugin! No matter how many features or how pretty it is, this plugin was designed to STEAL MONEY FROM YOUR SITE. They will automatically opt you in to rewrite your links on your site with their affiliate links. Try opting out and it will opt you back in automatically with the next update (the most updated plugin on WP btw).

When your site has 100's of thousands of hits a month and you spend marketing dollars to drive more traffic to your site and carefully construct your own affiliate links on your own site, it is infuriating to find out that Shareaholic rewrites links to their own affiliate links.

And their staff will reply here and come up with a million excuses saying it's for your own good. But truth is they'll opt you in without your consent and rewrite your links without you knowing... then where's the earnings they promised they were doing for your own good?!?? Oh you had to set up the site on their site before the plugin did the rewrites. So all those affiliate traffic they gathered off your site without your consent is all theirs. It's just plain evil!


Inserts Tracking script.
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I used this plugin for a while before realising that it inserts a tracking script from b.scorecardresearch.com into your site. Without ever mentioning it does so.

This is a scammy plugin that sells information gathered from your the visitors to your site.

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