Below FAQs apply to WP Socializer V3.0 and above

Top Frequently asked questions

Q : Why are the share buttons not aligned properly ?

A : Share buttons are aligned using CSS. This alignment can sometimes be disturbed by the active theme used. This can be corrected by CSS. Please refer this image for the list of CSS classes used by plugin to write your own suitable CSS or else please post your issue in the support forum, I’ll try my best to give a quick CSS code fix for the misalignment.

Q: I lost all the old configurations made in WP Socializer V2.X after update.

A: Yes, WP Socializer v3 is a completely new plugin rewritten from scratch. It is much more easier to create, customize, position social media buttons with full control compared to the previous version. Please have a look at the features overview video for more information.

Q: Share buttons are not displayed in the page !

A: Share buttons or other feature may be hidden if the option “Hide in all pages” option is selected in “Conditions to display” section. Please select “Show in all pages” option to display the buttons. If the buttons are still not displayed, please raise an issue in the support forum.

Q: How to disable/hide share buttons in all pages ?

A: Please select “Hide in all pages” option under “conditions to display the template” section in all the templates to hide them being displayed. For other features like floating sharebar, follow bar, text sharebar and mobile sharebar can be hidden by “disabling” them from the top most section available at their respective pages.

Q: How to disable a feature in specific page alone ?

A: WP Socializer has a feature called “conditional display” where a feature can be made to shown only at desired places by creating rules. Please look for the section “Conditions to display the template” under every feature page to add rules as per the requirement.

Share buttons

Q: How many service buttons I can create ?

A: There is no limit on the number of buttons which can be created. Unlimited number of buttons can be created with each having their own settings

Q: How to add a custom share button which is not available already to the template ?

A: Custom share buttons can be added using the “Custom HTML” service. Paste your button generation script in the text box and use that custom HTML button in the template.

Q: Is it possible to adjust the gap between buttons ?

A: The gap between the buttons is now at a fixed width. This can be changed anytime using custom CSS as per your requirement. Please refer this page for the list of CSS classes used by WP Socializer.

Q: Is it possible to bring back a deleted share button ?

A: Buttons present under “created buttons” when deleted cannot be bought back. You can always create new buttons. Buttons present in a template once deleted can be bought back again by dragging and dropping the button from the “created buttons” list.

Q: Is it possible to increase the default number of templates ?

A: As of now no. The number of tempaltes is now restricted to 3.

Q: Is it possible to rearrange the rows within a template ?

A: Yes, just click and drag in an empty area to select a row and drag it rearrange the row order.

Q: How to hide the template on specific pages ?

A: WP Socializer has a feature called “conditional display” which allows to position the template only in the desired pages. It can be seen in every feature settings page. Template will be displayed as per the rules added.

Q: Is it possible to display a share buttons template inline to a post other than above and below.

A: An entire template cannot be added inline to the post as of now. But the individual share buttons can be added inline using the shortcodes feature.

Q: Why is that certain mobile only icons like “WhatsApp” are not seen in desktop ?

A: Mobile only icons like whatsapp, facebook messenger etc. and other which require mobile app like protocols are not displayed in desktops. Even if they are displayed, the won’t work on desktop chrome, so why display it ?

Social buttons

Q: How to display text next to social button icons

A: Press the gear icon in the social buttons list to open the settings window popup for that specific button. Enable the checkbox “Show site title” to display text next to the icon. This has to be done individually on the buttons for which the text is desired.

Q: Is it possible to use custom images for the social button ?

A: Yes, custom image icons can be used in replacement to the existing font awesome icons. Under the social button settings popup, the URL of the image can be provided.

Q: Why only some social buttons have “count” feature ?

A: It is purely based on the API exposed by the social media service. More share counters will be added once we have an official API for them.

Q: Is it possible to add custom social icon to the list ?

A: No, as of now there is no ability to add custom social buttons. The current list is based on the number of font awesome icons available. Almost all the social media icons provided font awesome are used in social buttons list.

Q: Is it possible to select a button size other than 16px, 32px. 48px and 64px ?

A: No, we have 4 different sizes to have a control on the CSS file size. This size can be changed easily using custom CSS code.

Q: Can I give custom background or border color to social buttons other than white, black, gray and auto colors ?

A: Colors can be changed anytime using custom CSS. As of now the above predefined set of colors is provided for selection.

Q: How are the social buttons created ?

A: Social buttons in WP Socializer is styled using Socializer.css CSS library. Please refer its documentation page if you want to have an idea on CSS classes it uses.

Floating sharebar

Q: Why my sharebar is incorrectly displayed or missing from the page ?

A: If you have selected the sharebar to stick with the content, please check if the content selector is specified correctly. Please refer this video to get a brief idea on how to identify selectors.

Q: Is it possible to add a title to the sharebar at the top ?

A: Yes, just like “share buttons” we can use the “custom HTML” service to add a title to the sharebar.

Q: Is it possible to adjust the offset of the sharbar from the window/post content ?

A: Yes, click the “open preview and adjust position” button to open the position editor. There you can use the slider to adjust the postion of the sharebar from the window.

Q: Does floating sharebar hide when viewed from mobile ?

A: Yes, floating sharebar minimizes itself an icon to the corner of the page when the screen width is lesser than 800 pixels. The icon can be toggled to display the floating sharebar.

Q: Is it possible to turn off the automatic minimization of the sharebar for smaller screen sizes ?

A: There is no option provided as of now to disable this feature as it may block screen in smaller devices. Based on user requests I can add an option.

Misc

Q: I have an idea or a feature which can come in WP Socializer, where to share them ?

A: You can always use the support forum to post your ideas. We can have a talk and I can even implement if the idea is feasible.

Q: I am a developer and I would like to create a share button service for WP Socializer, how do I do it ?

A: It is really easy. WP Socializer is developed in a modular way. Please have a look at this actual code of how “reddit” service is added to WP Socializer.

Available CSS classes

Share buttons

WP Socializer CSS classes

Social button icons

Social buttons are created using socializer.css. Please refer this page for complete docs.

Add your comment 89 Comments so far

  • Good work aakash, really nice plugins. Good luck for your future developments.

  • Good work aakash, really nice plugins. Good luck for your future developments.

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  • I prolly just missing the function, but how do I integrate my bit.ly with the sharing buttons (to track tweets, etc)

  • Nils Kattau

    I’d like to know how to integrate my bit.ly API, too. Does anyone know how to manage that?

  • Anonymous

    Excellent work Aakash..but I was wondering if I could use template tags because I don’t like the idea of plugins appending code on my posts.

    I would rather place the widget using templates tags in single.php of my theme.

    Can that be done?

  • yazzy

    Hi, thanks for the great plugin. I am trying to add youtube and vimeo custom buttons. Is there anyway you can send me which code to insert into custom section. I inserted regular html coding (with a href, etc..) But, url info does not pass correct.

  • Nice plugin. My favorite WP social bookmarker

  • Westcoastsurf

    How do I get the buttons to line up on the same line?

    Example:

    {social-bts-16px}{facebook-like}

    will stick the Like button under the others, I would like it to show up after, on the same line.

    Thank you!

  • Cody

    Why does the iframe which houses {facebook-like} have a height of 80px with an empty class? No good…

  • Rcobb

    Sorry for the dumb question, but where do I put the actual URL to my Facebook page in the plugin settings?

  • my retweet button wont display. any help?

  • Davelcock13

    Could anyone help. I want to show the buttons on the right of the header. Is there anyway of doing this?

  • Anonymous

    I think the latest 3.1.1 might have broken some functionms of te plugin… i cant add/delete services anymore (social buttons section)

  • irolf

    hello, how do you turn Socializer on? where in WP admin? thx

  • irolf

    hello, how do you turn Socializer on? where in WP admin? thx

    • you need to go to Settings -> WP Socializer and make your settings there.

  • Pete

    Hi great plugin many thanks.

    How would one show only facebook and twitter as default?

    Cheers!

  • anido mirolo

    Bonjour,

    Je n’arrive pas à mettre les boutons Facebook et twiter sur mon blog, comment fait-il faire dans socializer WP, ça ne marche pas.

    Quelqu’un peut-il m’aider ?

    Merci,

    AMirolo

    • what you have to do is, just insert the button codes in the “placement
      template”
      if you want social buttons just place {social-bys-16} in the “placement
      template” thats all !!

  • Are there any shortcodes for this bad boy?! I am trying to make it show in a specific place in my content… PLEEEASE let me know if there is anyway to do this.

    Thanks in advanced!! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Could anyone help. How to use the custom buttons google +?

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  • Edoe Cohen

    Hi Aakash,
    Love the plugin. But is there a way to disable it in portfolio pages, while leaving it in blog posts?
    For example: http://holly-woodhouse.com/portfolio/amir-shefet/ –> I’d like to disable it on such portfolio pages.
    Thanks!
    -Edoe

    • Simple… Just go to the “Editing page of the portfolio” (the page where you edit the post)
      On the right column, you can see a box for disabling WP Socializer on that page…
      Thats all….

  • Anonymous

    Hi,
    how to put wp socializer in my header theme ?
    I use atahualpa theme
    thanks

  • Nemekhbayar

    Hello Aakash,

    During the migration process from 1.0 to 2.0 or higher, is it possible to migrate the social buttons ?

    You see, I have a WordPress multi-site installation with over 8000 sites, so it is impossible to upgrade manually the social buttons for each site.

    Thank you.

    • Yes, the settings which are saved in v1.0 will be retained. You can update without any problem…

      Can you please give your site url ?

  • is it possible to only have the share button without the ones at the bottom?

  • Seanpeterson11

    I’m told that my front page feature area is breaking when this plugin is activated because it is automatically loading into excerpts. Is there a way to stop it from doing that?

  • Hello, thanks for using WP Socializer.

    The facebook shows the profile pics only when someone like the post. When no one likes the post the button will be empty.

  • Just uncheck the , “Show in excerpt” checkbox under the Placement tab.

  • Hello, thanks for using WP Socializer.

    The facebook shows the profile pics only when someone like the post. When no one likes the post the button will be empty.

  • How can I change the text size, or remove the text “Share and Enjoy” as it’s showing up gigantic on my blog with the large widget buttons.

    http://www.edmontonphotographer.ca

  • How can I change the text size, or remove the text “Share and Enjoy” as it’s showing up gigantic on my blog with the large widget buttons.

    http://www.edmontonphotographer.ca

    • Just go the “Placement” tab. There you will see a textbox containing the template.

      Just edit that template according to your needs.

  • Jd

    How can i disable all the standard (template??) icons which appear on top and at the end of a post? i only want to have the icons via shortcodes. thanks

  • Jd

    How can i disable all the standard (template??) icons which appear on top and at the end of a post? i only want to have the icons via shortcodes. thanks

  • Just go to the edit page of the portfolio page example “echoer” and in the right middle you will see a box to disable WP Socializer in that page. Currently it is not possible to disable the plugin in a category.

    Thank you.

    • Dori

      Thanks for replying Aakash, but the disable box doesn’t appear when editing portfolio items in this WP theme (Simplicity), that’s why I asked in the first place. Any ideas how to get around this?

      • Goto screen options (top right corner) and try selecting the widget into the screen. That will work.

        • Dori

          WP Socializer doesn’t appear there as an option (the only unmarked one was “slug”)

          • Strange, It should appear as in the image attached below. It is completely due to your theme. Try switching to another theme and checking it out.

            Other than this there is not easy way to disable in particular page.
            Thank you.

  • In my side the Google +1 button works. Try reloading the page.

  • What does this mean and how do I get a token for my website? application message:
    “SocialPublish is almost ready. You must enter your Socialpublish access_token for it to work. “

  • FloatShare

    Really great plugin, but I don’t understand why I can’t display the floating share bar on the home page?

    • Flaoting share bar appears only on post and pages. It cannot appear on Home pages.

      • FloatShare

        I see that, but why, is this a WordPress technical limitation? It would be really great on my homepage!

        • Usually homepage has number of posts. So targeting the social buttons on a single post in the homwpage is not possible. So it is disabled to show in the home page. Thank you.

          • FloatShare

            Yes, I understand. It is true that the homepage buttons would be different from the other buttons, but it would be great if I could have a bar for the SITE with buttons to :- follow us on twitter
            – be a fan on facebook
            – add us to your google+
            whereas the other buttons (on pages) are there to share the CONTENT.

            It’s just that your plugin is so complete, I’m sad that the final thing that I would like is not available. But thanks again for the great plugin 🙂

          • Nice idea. But currently showing the floating bar in the home page is not possible. Usually many use the widgets to include the “FB Like box” and the “G+ badges”. WP Socializer has inbuilt widgets to include those in the sidebar. Just use them if you want it. Thank you.

          • Your plugin is pretty cool and very complete, it works very well on post and pages, it’s just missing the homepage feature.

            So I think that if you were to enable it in the homepage: I would recommend to target the homepage social buttons to the home page URL instead of the posts, I believe most site owners want this homepage feature so users can like/share the homepage URL.

  • Baxter

    How can I add just the green “share this” button ? It is listed at the bottom of the configure page but there is no “select” button. I do not want any of the other social buttons to appear.

  • Pascal Bourhis

    Just do no work in mutinetwork configuration… Too bad /-)

  • Pascal Bourhis

    Just do no work in mutinetwork configuration… Too bad /-)

  • Brendan N

    I have selected not to show WP Socializer on some pages, they are ticked and I have updated the page, however they still show up. I am using WordPress 3.32 and theme Twenty Ten 1.3. Any advice on what’s happening?

  • The title is automatically parsed by Facebook. The title “San Diego Boot Camp” is parsed because, the page has this as meta title. To solve, in the theme’s header.php file remove the line.

    <meta
    name="title" content="San Diego Boot Camp" />

    • Bootique

      I see. However, from an SEO standpoint, isn’t it beneficial to have the meta name title? Is there a way to solve both?

      Thank you!

      • This tag is not important. Only the <title>Some title</title> tag is important.

        • Bootique

          ok. i did that but it’s doing the same thing. does it take tie to process?

  • Is a API needed for facebook, tweeter, etc?

  • Can the socialize buttons be used as a login for comments?

  • VivekNath

    While i activating WP Socializer, the gravatar images in comment section is not showing. What may be the problem? Can you plz fix this bug?

  • Shrikant Dhule

    How can we reduce size of text “Share and Enjoy”.

  • Hello, I would like to display only the floating bar on my posts. However when I disable the Socializer buttons, the theme of the floating bar disappears. When I enable the Socializer button, but I set them not to display in any post, I have the buttons at the bottom and it is liked to the Related Posts. 

  • Aks

    Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to integrate Google Analytics into the social buttons so that we can view social statistics using analytics.

  • marhgil

    How do you customize the floating bar? Pinterest is not working right now because it can’t get a media file.

  • Ludo

    A great plugin ! Thanks !
    Is it possible to configure the “Pin it” button to target the source/linked full size image of a thumbnail?
    Use case : my pages have gallery thumbnails, when I pin the page I’d like to have the full size pictures available for pinning instead of thumbnails.

  • Kapil

    Hi, I am using it and being a new site, I do not want to display the number of likes, shares, tweets but just want to display the buttons to Share. How to do that?

  • Ashok Khandekar

    Hi Aakash,

    Thanks for a great plugin.
    The floating share bar works fine. The only thing, it does not show on Home page despite trying all the settings. What could be wrong ?

    • The floating share bar is designed to work on posts and pages only. Maybe in future I’ll add this feature as many request for this. Thank you.

      • I would love for this as well. Actually, that is the only feature that I was interested in…

        Thanks.

      • Adding this feature would be of huge help!

  • Michael

    This plugin has been working great for me. However, lately I’ve discovered that it does not display the PIN(pinterest) count when the page is loaded fully. What I mean is that, while the page is loading, it displays the PIN count, but once the page is fully loaded the PIN(pinterest) count disappear).

    Any idea why and how to fix it? I’m using the plugin with Genesis Framework with Lifestyle child theme.

    • Hello, I too experienced this issue. I’m confused that it is a problem with pinterest or with script implementation. I’ll check this out and fix this ASAP. Thank you.

      • Michael

        Hi Thanks for the quick reply. Hopefully, this can be fixed. 🙂

  • Boris Czizikowski

    Dear Aakash,
    thanks for the great plugin! Is there any kind of privacy notice I need to provide for my website visitors when using socializer? I am NOT using the addthis-plugin. Only your plugin-features. (But I saw, that addthis is providing something like this, since they are collection data – so how is it with your plugin?)

    Thanks a lot – will donate, soon 😉

    Best

    Boris

    PS: I also have a small layout problem on my site. The last Like button in the row always has an extra spaceing to the right. I think this might be a theme problem, but maybe I can solve it with code in the templatebox? (Maybe you can help with that, too?)

  • UNOTME

    hello
    How I can do to work the plugin in a wordpress theme with infinite scroll?
    Its don’t display the share button after load more posts! the html is load!

    pls. help! thx!

  • Damir

    Hello, I have one question, which is already answered below, but it seems that the solution doesn’t work anymore with a new update. I would like to remove “Share and enjoy” sign and all of social buttons at the bottom – is that possible? Thank you

  • Hi, love the floating bar, but I have a question––why does my floating bar position isn’t fixed when looking at my post using another laptop. For example, the position on my 13inch MacBook Pro is perfect, but when looking at the post from a 15inch Alienware computer, the position of the floating bar is in the middle of the post. Is there a way to fix this?

  • ahmad soltan

    Can i add a custom button to the floating Bar ?