I’m using a new plugin to enable people to share blog posts via email, Facebook, Twitter and more.  It’s called  Share This and I think it’s a winner.

You can see it in action below this post.  The graphics are eye-catching and self-explanatory.

Best of all, the code that powers this plugin is simple and elegant.  The code?  Eeek!  Why am I mentioning a technical and icky subject like plugin code?   Here’s the scoop, I’ve previously used the AddToAny plugin to give people the opportunity to share their favorite posts. While AddToAny works great, it’s a complicated program that sometimes has issues.  The programmers behind AddToAny are always quick to respond to any problems.  But life is complicated enough without having to keep an eagle eye on your WordPress plugins.  I’ll take good, solid performance over flashiness every time.  Plus in this case the graphics are better too!

I’ve seen three installations of this plugin.  One looked fine out of the box.  In two instances I needed to modify the button display.  That’s no biggie though because the code is very easy to work with.  If you’re not satisfied with the way this plugin looks on your site, let me know.  I’d be happy to help you customize the look and feel of Share This.

1 Comment

  1. Marsha Perry


    I just got an email from one of my customers. I don’t think she’s the only one with questions about this, so here’s what was said:

    Curious Customer: So is this something I should get and install myself?

    Trusty Website Developer: This is what I would do:
    1. Deactivate the AddToAny plugin

    2. Install and active the Share This plugin.

    3. Take a look at the new buttons. Do they look OK?

    If the buttons look good, then life is great. Delete AddToAny.

    If the buttons look odd or don’t fit in well with the rest of the post, deactivate Share This and reactivate AddToAny. Email me the details of the issue and I’ll fix it. Unless you want new buttons (and I can do that) the issues will be very minor and I should be able to fix them in 15 minutes.

    BTW – I did another installation of Share This yesterday and it looked good out of the box.

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