Sharing posts on Social Media

Posted by JC

When I started this blog in 2017 I was looking for a plugin to share my posts and pages on social networks that didn’t affect my website load time. I try some of them, including the popular ones, but none met my requirements.

These are the reasons why I didn’t use any plugins I found in the WordPress directory:

  • Plugin size: Some of them shipped with folders that contained images and files that I didn’t need just for sharing a post on a social network.
  • Lack of buttons: Although most of them offered sharing support for the main social networks, I missed some important ones like WhatsApp.
  • Ads: Even though some of them claim to be free, they are not and include really annoying ads and reminders. You must pay for the complete version.
  • Complexity: I like a plugin to share a post to be simple and easy to use.
  • Coding, JavaScript and CSS: I was very surpresed when I saw so many lines of code, most of them unnecessary, which didn’t follow programming good practises.
  • Coding, external libraries: This type of plugin just need some JavaScript (even none), some CSS and some calls to APIS if using counters. I have found plugins that use libraries for almost everything. As a result your website will need more requests to the server and will be also slower.
  • Coding, database: I noticed that most plugins author don’t care about removing the database records after the uninstallation. That is, you will have store all the plugins options unless you remove it manually. This might be OK for some plugins, but for such a simple plugin like this, I want them to let the database like it was before installing it. Also, some of them create new tables in the database!
  • Look and feel: The plugins that met the requirements I needed came with ugly buttons, with no customization.

That’s why I decided to create and use a new one: JC Social Sharing.

After a few years (on July 2020), when working at DonDivi, I created DiviMenus Sharing, an add-on for DiviMenus, the top-selling menu extension for Divi.

JC Social Sharing 

Social Sharing Buttons and Counters. Plugin para compartir en redes sociales.

This is a plugin «Made in Spain», so it’s available in English and Spanish. I uploaded a few days ago to the WordPress directory. 

It’s a simple and lightweight plugin who meets the requirements I commented above. You are free to download it and give it a try. I think you will like it if you are looking for a simple and secure plugin to add sharing buttons.

IIf you want to get more traffic to your website, I encorauge you again to try it. If you like it you can rate it in the WordPress directory. You can also contact me either if you see something wrong, you have any suggestions, or just want to say samething related to the plugin. Hope it is useful 🙂

DiviMenus Sharing

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Link to the DM Sharing Demo Page.