Really simple Facebook Twitter share buttons is a free WordPress plugin, developed by the Whiletrue.it staff in order to simplify post sharing on the best social network.
This plugin inserts two buttons above or below the post, enabling you to share it on Facebook and Twitter.
Download the plugin from the official WordPress website, clicking on the button:
This plugin shows Facebook, Twitter and other share buttons above or below your posts. Easy customization of active buttons and position in the Settings menu.
Facebook Like and Twitter Share buttons are loaded by default. Other buttons, including Digg, LinkedIn, Google Buzz, Stumbleupon, Hyves (and the deprecated Facebook Share button), can be added through the
Settings->Really simple share menu.
Please be careful when selecting the
Show buttons in these pages options : it can interact badly with other slide/fade/carousel/sidebar active plugins.
If you want to place the active buttons only in selected posts, use the “really_simple_share” shortcode.
If you want to hide the share buttons inside selected posts, set the “really_simple_share_disable” custom field with value “yes”.
What’s the difference between Facebook Like and Share buttons?
Facebook Like’s behaviour is similar to Facebook Share: it is a counter and if you click it a story is published inside your Wall on Facebook. We suggest you to use Facebook Like because it works better identifying title and text for the story to be published and it’s the only one currently developed by Facebook.
Why users can’t choose which image to share when using Facebook Like button?
This is an automated Facebook behaviour: clicking Facebook Like the user can’t choose each time which image to share, but you can set the right image inside the code using the Open Graph Tag og:image.
When I activate the plugin it messes up with other plugins showing post excerpts in different ways (fade, carousel, sidebar). What can I do?
Uncheck all the “Show buttons in these pages” options in the
Settings->Really simple sharemenu, except for “Single posts”. This way all the share buttons should disappear, except the one displayed beside the post in every Single post page.
Is it possible to modify the style/css of the buttons?
Yes, every button has its own div class (e.g. “really_simple_share_twitter”) for easy customization inside the theme css files. Plus, the div surrounding all buttons has its own class “really_simple_share”.
New in the 2.6 release
- Pinzout button
- Comments RSS Feed button
- Improved CSS style
- New default options Code cleaning
Do you like this plugin?
Whiletrue released also the Tilted Tag Cloud Widget plugin and the Reading Time plugin for WordPress. Give them a try!