Easy Social Media Plugin | Alex Thorpe

Easy Social Media Plugin

Ever get tired of having a different plugin for each social media site or having one with so many options you never get it configured? The Easy Social Plugin was designed with you in mind. After you activate the plugin just enter your information into a few fields, place the easy social widget where you want it to appear and your done.

After each post you will have buttons so your visitors can share your content on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+ & Stumbleupon while the widget gives you links back to all your social media sites.

Get it Here

== Installation ==
1. Upload `easy-social-media` folder to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
3. Go to Settings => Easy Social Settings and input your social media information
4. Place the Easy Social widget in the desired widget area
5. Enjoy!

New Support Forum

To assist in giving support for my plugins and open source projects I have set up a new forum. Please use the link bellow to the easy social plugin forum. I will be transferring all the support questions in the comments to the forums in the next few weeks. Hopefully this will make it faster and easier to get support.

Source code now on github

The source code is on github. If you want to contribute just submit a pull request when you have something ready and I will take a look.
source code

53 Comments on "Easy Social Media Plugin"

  1. Matthew Ray says:

    Thanks Alex – This was great and a painless install! One small suggestion… To update it so when one Tweet’s a post, the post displays “via @username” that you have us add in the settings section.

  2. Stan Cohen says:

    You’ve got a nice simple and elegant solution here. However, I wasn’t expecting nor desiring the RSS logo/link. With a little research I’m finding a huge need to turn off RSS feeds with apparently no solution at hand via plugin or admin. So my question here is if your plugin could be so nice, simple and elegant to include a switch not to display the RSS logo/link? Is that a possibility? Thanks!

    • Alex Thorpe says:

      I will add the option to disable the rss in the next update in a few weeks. If that is not soon enough I can explain to you how to remove it from the code completely.

      • Stan Cohen says:

        Alex, thank you very much for your quick and positive response. Much appreciated. If it isn’t much problem, I could use the “Manual Intervention” (you know him, right?) method in the interim.

      • It would be really fabulous if you could make this an option to put in a custom feed link (I am going to use FeedBurner) and you have a simple attractive interface to let me change other settings would be great to have the feedburner show up the same way – if I put a link in it shows up, if not it doesn’t. Is there a way to change where the plugin is looking for the feed until you update it?

  3. Julie says:

    This was just as easy as promised, thanks Alex! One quick question – is there a way to add the share buttons at the bottom of posts published before I installed the plugin, or do I need to just re-create them and then back-date to get the share buttons?

    • Alex Thorpe says:

      I’m glad you find this plugin easy, and you do not need to do anything to older posts, the buttons should show up automatically

      • Julie says:

        Actually, you’re right – they DO appear on the posts, just not on the home page/summary, so my question was actually the same as the next one. Thanks!

        One other request for the next version: if you could add an envelope icon so people could contact me by email, and I just specify the address in settings, that would be perfect.

        Again, I love this plugin, thanks again for creating it!

  4. Audrey says:

    Thanks Alex.
    I noticed that the share buttons show up on each post which is great, but it doesn’t show up on each post on the home page. Is there a setting/change I need to make it to allow this? Or is this a change to my theme?

  5. Julia says:

    Great plugin. I have a question though. My easy share buttons are showing up in the post as they are supposed to, but also at the top of the post page in between my header image and navigation bar. I have not added this as a widget in any widget areas at all. Here’s the page http://innerspacemarketing.com/blogging-secrets/4-steps-to-dead-on-target-topics-for-your-blog-everytime/

    Thanks for your help!

    • Alex Thorpe says:

      I tried clicking on the link and I get a 404 error. Are you using a custom template?

      • Julia says:

        I’m using Buider with an ithemes.com theme. It’s only doing it on the particular post page, not the blog page with all posts listed. Here’s the link again: http://bit.ly/wzkn4d.

        I’m viewing in a Safari browser. Thanks for your help! Julia

        • Alex Thorpe says:

          I just clicked on your link and all the social media buttons showed up on the bottom of the post. The plugin does not currently support anything other than the single post but that is a feature I will be adding soon.

  6. Kirk says:

    Thanks for the plugin, Alex!
    I have a question about this statement from the plugin description above:

    “After each post you will have buttons so your visitors can share your content on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+ & Stumbleupon”.

    On my blog, and it looks like on your blog as well, there is only the Linked In button at the bottom of the post; there are no buttons for Google+ Facebook, etc. Am I not understanding this correctly, or is there a bug creeping about?

    Thanks again!

  7. Javier says:

    I have just installed the plugin and it works perfectly but i have a problem because on the icons appears written the name of the social web how can i delete this text?
    Thank you and congratulations

    • Alex Thorpe says:

      It probably has something to do with your themes stylesheet overriding what is in the plugins, do you have a link to your site so I can see what is going on?

  8. I actually posted a comment a few days ago but it seems to have disappeared. This plugin is really nice and does almost exactly what I want the only thing I would ask is that the RSS link be customizable so I can use something like FeedBurner for blog feed instead of WP feed page. If I can’t change this it will probably cause me to stop using the plugin 🙁

  9. Julia says:

    I got it fixed with some help from themes.com’s support area. Thanks for checking and great work!

  10. Gerwin says:

    Hi Alex,
    We are setting up a site and are using your plugin. But we do not see the icons below the post we created. Any idea what this is about?

  11. Dustin says:

    I just installed your plugin. WP 3.3.1 and only text links are showing up for the share icons below the posts. What could be causing this?

  12. Martin says:


    I was after a quick plugin to place Social Media icons and have installed yours. Real easy.
    As it turns out, for some reason, the plugin is doing some weird things on the blog posts.
    – duplicating page title text in a number of areas as well as
    – placing the social icons in the footer
    I think this is caused as the theme created a custom post type of ‘Static Blocks’ which your plugin inserts into.

    Any way to disable your plugins display on certain post types at all or a manual hack?

  13. Kate Valenti says:

    Thanks for fixing the repeated header issue! Works great!

  14. Bill Wilt says:

    I have activated the plugin, and entered my Facebook info. Where do I find the widget to put on my pages.

    • Alex Thorpe says:

      The widget is located in the widgets section. Just drag and drop it into your widget supported area and you are good to go. The sharing buttons on the bottom of posts shows up automatically

  15. lydp101 says:

    Hi Alex, luv the pluggin…but experiencing a funny little quirk. Every time someone selects the Facebook like feature or the send for a post it sends the post however the image in the post is not being displayed what is being displayed is random image found in one of my widgets menu. So you have a completely unrelated image for the post being carried over into Facebook. Can you offer some guidance on how to correct. Thanks!

    • Alex Thorpe says:

      Its a bug in the facebook api. I am working on a way to code around it and hopefully this will be fixed in the next update

  16. Sabia says:

    Hey Alex,

    I have installed the widget, but there isn’t any link for Pinterest. Please let me know, how to add that.


    • Alex Thorpe says:

      The pin it button should be located at the bottom of the post along with the facebook, google+ and twitter buttons.

  17. lydp101 says:

    Hi Alex, wondering if you had an opportunity to review the comment I posted “Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    MARCH 28, 2012 AT 7:05 AM
    Hi Alex, luv the pluggin…but experiencing a funny little quirk. Every time someone selects the Facebook like feature or the send for a post it sends the post however the image in the post is not being displayed what is being displayed is random image found in one of my widgets menu. So you have a completely unrelated image for the post being carried over into Facebook. Can you offer some guidance on how to correct. Thanks!”

    Still having the same issue, trying to find a workaround or a solution. If you could provide any assistant that would be great.


    • Alex Thorpe says:

      I have found the same issue, it seams to be a bug in the facebook api that needs to be coded arround. I am working on a fix and hope to have it in the next update.

  18. David says:

    I have several sites with this plugin. It works great and all of the except one of them is not working properly. The Facebook buttons are not showing up. But all the others are there. I didn’t change any of the code except to comment out the linkedin button. (and went back to defaults without any change.)

    I was wondering if you know of any conflicts with other plugins? I tried disabling a few without any luck.

  19. Scott says:

    Hi Alex,

    Just installed Easy Social. In the settings area, it only offers Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Linkedin, Vimeo, YouTube, and RSS feed. Maybe I got an older version, 1.3, but I was thinking there would be more options to choose from like Pinterest, and stubleon. Please advise when you have a free moment. Thanks much

    • Alex Thorpe says:

      The pintrest and stumbleupon sharing buttons are added to the bottom of each post. Currently there is no way to link to your pinboard or stumbleupon page but I will look into adding that functionality

      • Paul says:

        Any chance of getting the buttons to the TOP of the page? They’d be fare more useful to me there than at the bottom of the page.

  20. Abe says:

    Hey Alex. first I want to let you know what an awesome widget you have here. It is so easy!! 🙂 I had one question. Are the social media buttons only supposed to show up per individual post page or are they supposed to also show up on the main page where all the posts resides? (I hope that make sense).

  21. Ben says:

    I realize the icons will be added to a post automatically, but in my theme, I have a display feature that allows me to display portfolio items as a “slider”. Your easy social buttons don’t show up in that instance. Is there a short code where I can manually put the buttons in the content of the portfolio post?

    You can go here and see what I’m talking about…


  22. Erin says:

    I really like the pluggin. It’s been easy to use. I was wondering if there’s anyway to specify which picture in the post the pinterest button picks up.


  23. Jillian says:

    Hi Alex! Is there a way to review how many times people have shared my posts? For example, how many have tweeted it or shared it on FB?

  24. Gabriel says:

    Hi Alex! Fantastic and elegant! Quick question. I’d like the buttons to show up also on the top of a post. How should I tweak that? Thanks!

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