SocialShare Plugin Available


We are pleased to announce the availability of the new SocialShare plugin for glFusion. SocialShare helps people share your stories, pages, and media to over a hundred social services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and many more sharing and social media sites & apps. SocialShare also replaces the old AddThis plugin.

SocialShare tightly integrates the AddToAny Share Buttons into glFusion. SocialShare also has the ability replace the stock glFusion social sharing feature and offers additional services and integrated Google Analytics tracking (provided you are using Google Analytics on your site).

We chose the AddToAny sharing services because it just works, no registration required, and no user accounts to manage.

Features

  • Counters - fast & official share counts in the same style
  • Vector share buttons (SVG icons)
  • Universal Share Button and Smart Menu
  • Individual share links
  • Choose from over 100 services
  • Universal email sharing makes it easy to share via Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook.com (Hotmail), AOL Mail, and any other web and native apps
  • Automatic Google Analytics integration for sharing analytics
  • Display share counts on stories and other content
  • Loads asynchronously so your content always loads before or in parallel with the AddToAny JavaScript
  • Supports theme features such as HTML5, widgets, infinite scroll, post formats
  • No signup, no login, no account necessary
  • AddToAny gives users the choice in sharing from a service’s native app or from a web app. For example, choose between Twitter's native app or Twitter's mobile web app
  • AddToAny' SVG icons are super-lightweight and pixel-perfect at any size, and AddToAny' responsive share menu fits on all displays
  • Automatic AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) support for social share buttons on AMP pages

Overview

The SocialShare Plugin has a significant amount of flexibility on how you can utilize Share Buttons on your site. SocialShare will provide a small, pop-up menu of share services. The list of services presented in this pop-up is dynamic. You can select services to Prioritize, which forces them to show in the small pop-up, but additional services may appear as well based on the user's social memberships or previous shares.

You also have the ability to exclude services if you wish. When a service is excluded, it will not be displayed or available in either the small pop-up menu or the full share window.

The Social Share Buttons have the ability to display share counts. It is important to note that not all share services support displaying counters. The following services are known to support share counters are:

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Tumblr

If you currently use the AddThis Plugin, it has been retired and should be replaced with SocialShare. Please uninstall AddThis prior to installing SocialShare.

Download and install SocialShare and give your users more ways to socialize your content!


by Mark

Mark is the main developer on glFusion. When not doing his real job and playing with his family, he really enjoys working on glFusion and the collaboration with the glFusion community.

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