WordPress Social Sharing Plugin – Sassy Social Share

Slickest, Simplest and Optimized Share buttons. Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, WhatsApp and over 100 more.

Sassy Social Share enables your website users to share the content over Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Whatsapp, Tumblr, Pinterest, Reddit and over 100 more social sharing and bookmarking services.

This is the Simplest and Smoothest Social Sharing plugin with optimized and great looking vector icons.

Note: Plugin will not work on local server. You should have an online website for the plugin to function properly.

This plugin does not save any cookie in the browser of the user visiting the website having this plugin installed

Feature list

  • GDPR Compliant
  • Compatible with Gutenberg editor
  • Compatible with myCRED (append myCRED referral ID at the end of the url being shared)
  • Around 100 Social Sharing/Bookmarking services
  • Social Media follow icons (Redirect website visitors to your Social Media pages)
  • Share counts are supported for Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Buffer, Reddit, Pinterest, Odnoklassniki, Fintel and Vkontakte
  • FREE Icon Customization options
  • Options to specify sharing icon shape – Square, Round and Rectangular
  • Options to specify sharing icon size – minimum 16 pixels, no upper limit
  • Options to specify sharing icon backround color and logo color
  • Share counter customization options
  • Enable share count cache with option to control cache refresh time-frame
  • Enable/Disable vertical/floating sharing interface on mobile device
  • Url Shortening Service integration
  • Standard and Floating layout for Social Share icons
  • Customizable Target Url for Social Sharing
  • Rearrange Order of Social Share icons
  • Specify Position of Social Sharing Bar with respect to content – Top and Bottom
  • Enable/Disable Social Sharing on default/custom post types
  • Enable/Disable Social Sharing on individual pages/posts
  • Enable/Disable total/individual social share count(s)
  • Mobile Responsiveness
  • Compatible with AMP
  • Enable Social Sharing at WooCommerce products
  • Official Like Buttons (Faceboo Like, Twitter Tweet, Pinterest Save etc.)
  • Widgets and Shortcodes
  • Compatible with BuddyPress, BBPress, WooCommerce
  • Multisite Compatible
  • Supports HTTPS enabled websites
  • 24/7 quickest support

What makes this plugin Stand Out from others?

  1. Free: Yea, right. It is a free plugin. You need not pay single penny to use the features of this plugin.
  2. No Need to Register Anywhere: You do not need to create account at our website to use this plugin.
  3. No Middle Layer: Plugin runs totally on your website server without any communication to our servers.
  4. Absolutely Simple: Plugin configuration is kept dead simple. Screenshots are provided with options wherever required.
  5. Free Icon Customization: Icons can be customized in thousands of ways using the options available within the plugin, for FREE.
  6. Mobile Responsiveness: Icons can be adjusted according to the width of mobile device, using the plugin options.
  7. Perfect Vector (SVG) Icons: Social Share icons are Scalable Vector Graphics, meaning these load fast, scalable to any size, and are stunning on High-PPI screens (Retina and Retina HD displays).
  8. Optimal Loading time: Loading time of Social Sharing icons is optimal and if you compare with other plugins, you will find it less than that of all those plugins.
  9. Lightweight Code: Our developers follow best coding practices to ensure efficient loading and performance.
  10. We promise to provide best quality among other similar plugins. If you find our plugin is lacking some feature, you can email us and we will do our best to include that feature in our plugin as soon as possible.
  11. Our support team is working 24/7 to answer your queries and assist you. You will find us the quickest to respond.

Important links

You can provide your feedback at hello[at]heateor[dot]com

Installation

  • Download the plugin from this page
  • Navigate to Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin page in admin panel of your website
  • Click Upload, click Choose file, upload the plugin zip and click Install Now button
  • Activate the plugin when installation is complete

Configuration

After installing and activating the plugin, you will see Sassy Social Share in the left sidebar in your website admin panel.
There is help available with each option. You can see the help text by clicking the (?) icon before each option.

Widgets and Shortcodes

  • Navigate to the Widgets section in the Appearance menu.
  • Look for the Sassy Social Share widgets and click/drag these to add the widgets to the desired widget area on the right.
  • After adding the widget, you can customize it by configuring the available options in the widget.
  • Sassy Social Share Shortcode

Display Sharing interface on other pages

You can enable Social Sharing anywhere in your website page/post content using Shortcode mentioned above.

What is Social Sharing and why would I need it?

Social Sharing enables your website users to share your website content over their social network.

Benefits

  1. Increased User Traffic: When users share content over their Social network, it shows up in front of more people which results in increased user traffic at your website.

  2. SEO Optimization: Social sharing helps your website content get indexed faster and improves other factors that help in search engine optimization of your blog.

How much do you charge for the plugin?

This plugin is FREE to download and feel free to use it on your WordPress, BuddyPress, BBPress and any other WP based systems. For advanced features and custom solutions, drop an email at support[at]heateor[dot]com

Can you help me set up the plugin at my website?

Yes, we can help you with it. Just drop an email at support[at]heateor[dot]com

3.3.12 [29 August 2020]

[Bugfix] Updating the plugin was causing changes in the CSS files of the plugin even when Logo color of the social share icons was not customized

3.3.11 [20 August 2020]

[Improvement] Admin UI improvements

3.3.10 [14 May 2020]

[Bugfix] Email share popup was being triggered in the same bowser tab instead of the new tab
[Bugfix] Url of Facebook Debugger in “Troubleshooter” section was broken
[Bugfix] Print icon in the “More” popup is using PrintFriendly instead of Print

3.3.9 [8 April 2020]

[Bugfix] Sina Weibo share was not working
[Bugfix] Facebook Messenger share was not working on mobile devices
[Bugfix] “Search social networks” feature was not working at options page in admin area
[Bugfix] bit.ly url shortener was not working
[Improvement] Updated Facebook JS SDK to latest version 6.0
[Improvement] Updated ClipBoard JS to latest version 2.0.6

3.3.8 [1 March 2020]

[Bugfix] [Sassy_Follow_Icons] shortcode was not accepting “=” in the url of social networks. Now it can be used in encoded form.
[Bugfix] Social Media Follow Icons were appearing broken in some cases
[Improvement] Admin UI improvement
[Improvement] Removed Wanelo, CiteULike and DZone from social share networks as these services are not functional anymore

3.3.7 [24 December 2019]

[New] Christmas surprise
[Bugfix] Pinterest Pin button was showing pin count even if share count was disabled from options

3.3.6 [28 November 2019]

[Bugfix] Previous version was breaking social share on custom posts
[New] Added option (in Miscellaneous section) to control if Javascript should be loaded on every page or only where it’s needed

3.3.5 [27 November 2019]

[Improvement] Javascript is being loaded only at the webpages where social share icons are integrated
[Improvement] Admin UI improvements (Pro and Premium versions now available)
[Bugfix] “Load Javascript files in footer” option was coming twice at plugin options page

3.3.4 [6 November 2019]

[Bugfix] Fixed XSS vulnerability on “heateor_sss_sharing_count” AJAX action

3.3.3 [26 October 2019]

[Bugfix] Changing Alignment of floating follow icons was not changing the label of offset option right below that in “Sassy Social Share – Follow Icons” widget

3.3.2 [24 September 2019]

[Bugfix] Custom theme for Social Media Follow icons was not working for Instagram icon, if multi-colored background was enabled

3.3.1 [23 September 2019]

[New] Added option in “Miscellaneous” section to adjust the background color (plain or multi-colored) of Instagram share and follow icon

3.3 [21 September 2019]

  • [New] Added shortcode [Sassy_Follow_Icons] to integrate social media follow icons
  • [New] Added option in the social media follow widget to float follow icons vertically
  • [New] Added Youtube icon in social share networks
  • [Improvement] Floating social share icons are now compatible with AMP
  • [Improvement] Using ‘wp_add_inline_script’ to add inline Javascript code right above the sassy-social-share-public.js file
  • [Improvement] Updated background of Instagram button to the multicolored one
  • [Improvement] Facebook App ID for Facebook Messenger is being used from the options (if there is saved any) instead of the hardcoded one
  • [Bugfix] Email share icon was appearing twice when searching in the “more” share popup
  • [Bugfix] Center aligning the standard share icons was not center aligning the title above share bar

3.2.28 [13 August 2019]

  • [Bugfix] Social share icons were not working with standard and transitional AMP modes
  • [Bugfix] Fixed a PHP warning appearing at plugin options page in some cases
  • [Improvement] Assigned class “heateor_sss_sharing_title” to the title appearing above the social share icons rendered via shortcode

3.2.26 [19 June 2019]

  • [New] Added option to customize logo and background color of social media follow icons
  • [New] Added Whatsapp in Social Media Follow icons
  • [Bugfix] Fixed the PHP notices being generated when using the widget
  • [Bugfix] Updated the background color for Reddit share icon for AMP according to the Reddit branding guidelines

3.2.25 [6 June 2019]

  • [Bugfix] Minor bugfixes
  • [Bugfix] Facebook App ID and Facebook App Secret options were not appearing in Miscellaneous section if Facebook share icon was enabled via shortcode or widget

3.2.24

  • [Bugfix] Facebook share count was not working in some cases

3.2.23

  • [Bugfix] Performance improvement and minor bugfix

3.2.22

  • [New] Added Telegram in social media follow icons
  • [Bugfix] Performance improvement

3.2.21

  • [Bugfix] Share counts were reduced significantly in some cases after last update

3.2.20

  • [Bugfix] Facebook shares were not working because of the expiration of Facebook API v2.8
  • [Bugfix] Fixed a PHP error occurring when floating share bar enabled via shortcode
  • [Improvement] Share counts are loading faster

3.2.19

  • [Bugfix] Social shares for the homepage were reset to 0 after last update in some cases
  • [Bugfix] Minor bugfixes

3.2.18

  • [Bugfix] Tumblr share stopped working
  • [Bugfix] Querystring parameter in the url was causing changes in the share counts for the webpage
  • [Improvement] Line share now works with the devices that doesn’t support Line app
  • [Improvement] Removed Google+ from social share and social media follow icons
  • [Improvement] Removed white background from the slider arrow below the floating share icons
  • [Improvement] Applied white background to the total shares in the horizontal floating sticky share bar

3.2.17

  • [Bugfix] Previous update was generating Javascript error when Whatsapp share icon was not enabled

3.2.16

  • [Bugfix] Minor bugfix in Whatsapp share

3.2.15

  • [New] Twitter sharer shows title from “Twitter Title” option of Yoast Premium SEO post meta options, if one is specified
  • [Bugfix] Whatsapp share was not working in some cases with server cache enabled

3.2.14

  • [Bugfix] Alignment of rectangular social share buttons got worse after previous update
  • [New] Added Fintel.io social share icon

3.2.13

  • [Bugfix] Center alignment for standard share icons was not working in some cases
  • [Bugfix] Enabling social share count was not taking effect for rectangular social share/like buttons
  • [Bugfix] Fixed mis-alignment of rectangular social share icons
  • [Bugfix] Xing share stopped working
  • [Bugfix] Whatsapp share was not working on Firefox and Safari browsers
  • [New] Added option to hide the slider present below the floating share bar
  • [Improvement] Improved the look of slider arrow below the floating share bar

3.2.12

  • [New] Included MeWe in social media follow icons
  • [Bugfix] Social share icons stopped working in Classic mode of AMP plugin after last update
  • [Improvement] Updated background color of Reddit icon according to Reddit branding guidelines

3.2.11

  • [New] Included MeWe in social share networks
  • [New] Included Xing in social media follow icons
  • [Improvement] Added compatibility with Paired and Native modes of AMP plugin

3.2.10

  • [New] Added Medium, Odnoklassniki and Vkontakte in social media follow icons widget
  • [Improvement] Added “aria-label” attribute in the hyperlinks for social media follow icons
  • [Improvement] Added rel=”noopener” attribute in the hyperlink for Whatsapp share icon
  • [Improvement] Fixed a PHP notice being generated when enabling social share widget from “Appearance > Widgets” page in admin

3.2.9

  • [Bugfix] Added TwitCount.com service to get Twitter share counts working again

3.2.8

  • [Bugfix] Pinterest shares disappeared due to changes in Pinterest API

3.2.7

  • [Bugfix] Hover icon color was not working for Instagram, StockTwits, GentleReader and Mix social share logos (thanks danira-horses.ru)

3.2.6

  • [Bugfix] Follow Icons widget was breaking layout of webpage in a few cases
  • [Bugfix] Broken “Plugins” page in admin area on multisite installation in some cases
  • [Bugfix] Fixed PHP warning “Division by zero…” in “public/class-sassy-social-share-public.php”
  • [Bugfix] StockTwits was not there with the other social networks appearing in the “More” share networks popup
  • [New] Added Threema
  • [Improvement] Improved StockTwits logo
  • [Improvement] Whatsapp icon was triggering share in the same browser tab instead of another tab
  • Removed Yahoo Bookmarks
  • Removed Yahoo Messenger
  • Removed Delicious
  • Removed Polyvore
  • Removed Oknotizie
  • Removed Baidu
  • Removed DiHITT
  • Removed Netlog
  • Removed NewsVine
  • Removed NUjij
  • Removed Segnalo
  • Removed Stumpedia
  • Removed YouMob

3.2.5

  • [Bugfix] Twitter share counts disappeared as newsharecounts.com went dead

3.2.4

  • [New] StumbleUpon share is now Mix share
  • [Bugfix] Enabling the horizontal sticky floating share bar was causing a white bar to appear at the bottom of webpages in mobile devices where floating bar was not enabled
  • [Bugfix] “heateor-sss-no-counts” attribute was causing “disallowed attribute” validation error on AMP
  • [Improvement] Meta options for individual posts/pages were also appearing for non-admin users
  • [Improvement] “global $post” was generating PHP notices where $post was NULL

3.2.3

  • [Bugfix] Social Share counts were not working properly after previous update

3.2.2

3.2.1

  • [Improvement] Compatible with GDPR
  • [Bugfix] GentleReader logo was not appearing when enabled in social share bar

3.2

  • [New] Added GentleReader bookmarking service
  • [Bugfix] Follow icons were appearing below each-other in a few cases
  • [Bugfix] Follow icons were appearing broken if standard or floating share icons were not enabled
  • [Improvement] Whatsapp sharing is now compatible with Whatsapp web app
  • [Improvement] Improved “More” share icons popup for mobile devices
  • [Improvement] Improved admin UI for mobile devices
  • [Improvement] Upgraded version of official Facebook SDK being used throughout the plugin
  • [Improvement] Link to language codes at plugin options page was broken

3.1.10

  • [New] Added “heateor_sss_follow_icons” filter to customize “Follow Icons” widget
  • [Improvement] Reduced space between social share icons in AMP for better look

3.1.9

  • [Bugfix] Facebook share counts were not getting updated after updating to version 3.1.8 in some cases

3.1.8

  • [New] Odnoklassniki share icon now supports share counter
  • [Bugfix] Comment icon at homepage was not redirecting to the comment form of individual post
  • [Bugfix] Some social media icons in “Follow Icons” widget were appearing broken
  • [Improvement] Share count functionality is smoother

3.1.7

  • [Improvement] Compatible with AMP
  • [New] Included “Sassy Social Share – Follow Icons” widget to integrate Social Media follow icons with the website
  • [Bugfix] Social share icons in “more share icons popup” were coming out of it in a few cases

3.1.6

  • [Bugfix] “create_function() is deprecated” error was being generated with PHP version 7.2

3.1.5

  • [Bugfix] Pinterest save button was misaligned
  • [Bugfix] Viber logo was not appearing in Viber share icon, in a few cases
  • [Bugfix] Horizontal sticky share bar was truncated on the left when enabling “Auto-adjust according to screen width” option, in a few cases
  • [Improvement] Performance improvement

3.1.4

  • [Bugfix] Facebook share count was not getting updated with the share counts of other social networks, in a few cases

3.1.3

  • [Improvement] Improved share counts functionality
  • [Improvement] Performance improvement
  • [Bugfix] “Auto-adjust according to screen width” option was not working for horizontal sticky interface, in a few cases

3.1.2

  • Google Plus share counts are no longer supported, as the official API no longer serves the share count

3.1.1

  • [Improvement] Social Share dialogue was being opened in new tab instead of the popup window, in the latest version of Google Chrome browser

3.1

  • [Bugfix] Share counts were being cached even when “Refresh Share Count cache every” option (in “Miscellaneous” section) was kept blank

3.0

  • [New] Included Copy Link, Diaspora, Douban, Draugiem, Facebook Messenger, Google Classroom, Kik, Papaly, Polyvore, Refind, Skype, SMS, Trello, Viber and Telegram in sharing networks
  • [New] Added “Comment” icon in sharing networks to send users to comment form at the webpage
  • [New] Added search box above the social networks at options page in admin, to find the desired social networks easily
  • [New] Added option to append myCRED referral ID to the urls being shared
  • [Improvement] Delicious share/bookmark counts are no longer supported, as Delicious bookmark count API is dead
  • [Improvement] Improved social share icons
  • [Bugfix] Twitter share count was not working in some cases
  • [Bugfix] Total share count was not appearing correct in a few cases
  • [Bugfix] Share icons were not appearing at the webpages built using Elementor plugin

2.5.8

  • [Improvement] Performance improvement for the mobile responsiveness feature added in previous version

2.5.7

  • [Improvement] Horizontal sticky sharing bar is now responsive with auto-adjusting width according to device screen
  • [Improvement] Sticky horizontal sharing icons were covering website footer on mobile devices
  • [Improvement] Share counts are now being rounded off to one decimal

2.5.6

  • [Bugfix] Floating sharing icons were not picking up correct title and url at archive pages

2.5.5

  • [Bugfix] Plugin “Settings” link at “Plugins” page in admin area was redirecting to wrong page

2.5.4

  • [Bugfix] Reddit share count was not appearing in some cases
  • [Improvement] Plugin admin UI is compatible with WordPress version 4.7
  • [Improvement] Removed deprecated ‘-moz-box-shadow’ from the CSS

2.5.3

2.5.2

  • [Bugfix] Myspace sharing was not working
  • [Bugfix] Myspace was not appearing in “More” share icons popup
  • [Bugfix] Colon (:) in post/page title was appearing encoded in Twitter sharing

2.5.1

  • [Bugfix] Flipboard sharing was not working due to outdated API
  • [New] Twitter sharer shows title from “Twitter Title” option of Yoast SEO post meta options, if one is specified
  • [Improvement] Improved share count functionality
  • [Improvement] Updated Instagram icon

2.5

  • [Bugfix] “Widgets” page in admin area was unresponsive, in some cases
  • [Bugfix] Share counts were not working for the sharing icons enabled using Shortcode and Widgets, in some cases
  • [Improvement] Share count cache was not working for sharing icons enabled using shortcode and widgets

2.4.5

  • [Bugfix] Facebook shares were not being included in total shares, in some cases
  • [Improvement] Added background color for Pocket share icon
  • [Improvement] Default plugin options are being saved for every subsite in multisite network on Network Activating the plugin
  • [Improvement] Default plugin options are being saved when a new subsite is created in multisite network

2.4.4

  • [Bugfix] Facebook share counts were not appearing on websites with SSL enabled

2.4.3

  • [Bugfix] Facebook share icon was appearing distorted in some cases

2.4.2

  • [Bugfix] Facebook share counts were not appearing in some cases
  • [Bugfix] Shares specified in “Starting share count” option for individual posts/pages were not appearing at homepage
  • [Bugfix] Querystring variables were not being appended to the url being shared
  • [Bugfix] Border radius was not reverting to default when kept blank in “Theme Selection” section at sharing options page in admin area
  • [Improvement] “Share” was being displayed in total share counts for 0 shares, instead of “Shares”
  • [Improvement] Admin UI improvement
  • [Improvement] Improved Blogger Post icon

2.4.1

  • [Bugfix] Share counts suddenly stopped appearing because of deprecated Facebook share count API
  • [Improvement] Admin UI improvement

2.4

  • [Bugfix] Plugin was not picking the homepage url correctly if it was different from the WordPress installation directory
  • [New] Included StockTwits and Instagram in sharing networks
  • [New] Included official Facebook share button in sharing networks

2.3

  • [Bugfix] ‘&’ in post/page title was breaking the subject in email sharing
  • [Bugfix] Pinterest share count was not appearing after updating plugin to version 2.0
  • [Bugfix] “Social Share myCRED Integration” add-on was not logging points for sharing in few cases, when cached counts were being displayed
  • [New] Added option to disable/enable sharing on AMP pages

2.2

  • [Bugfix] Pinterest share button was not working after updating to previous version

2.1

  • [Improvement] Fixed AMP validation errors (thanks @nfabiox85 🙂 )

2.0

  • [Bugfix] Sharing title and share counts were appearing in the content of post excerpts at posts page
  • [Bugfix] Single and double quotes in post title were appearing encoded when sharing on Twitter
  • [Bugfix] Twitter sharer was not fetching correct title if there was a double quote in it.
  • [Bugfix] + sign was appearing in the subject when using Email sharing
  • [Bugfix] When total share count was 1, “Shares” was being displayed instead of “Share”
  • [Bugfix] “Shares/Share” text was not being translated
  • [Bugfix] Google +1 and GooglePlus Share official buttons were appearing vertically mis-aligned
  • [Improvement] Compatible with AMP (https://wordpress.org/plugins/amp) plugin
  • [Improvement] Improved Delecious icon
  • [Improvement] Updated Facebook SDK to version 2.5
  • [Improvement] Changed background color of Linkedin icon to match its brand guidelines

1.7.2

  • [Bugfix] Vkontakte share count was appearing in the form of VK.Share.count(0, 0)
  • [Bugfix] Reddit badge was not appearing on webpages having ssl enabled

1.7.1

  • [Bugfix] Share counts were messing with the sharing icons in some cases

1.7

  • [Bugfix] Website title was appearing in homepage content in a few cases
  • [Bugfix] Fixed a PHP notice filling error log when enabled WordPress debugging
  • [Bugfix] Share counts were not appearing in a few cases
  • [Improvement] Share counts are now being cached (using WordPress transients) resulting in faster page loading with share counts enabled
  • [Improvement] Twitter logo background color updated to match Twitter’s brand guidelines
  • [New] Added option to clear Bit.ly shorturl cache
  • [New] Added option to clear share counts cache
  • [New] Added option to specify time duration to refresh share count cache

1.6

  • [Improvement] Improved bit.ly short url cache resulting in reduced page load time
  • [Improvement] Specified “heateor_sss_sharing_title” class name for the div containing title of sharing interface
  • [Improvement] Compatible with “Social Share myCRED Integration” add-on

1.5

  • [Bugfix] “Logo Color” option was not working for Standard Icon theme selection from previous version
  • [Bugfix] Share counts were not appearing if counter position was not specified in “Theme Selection” section
  • [Bugfix] Stumbleupon, Xing and Pinterest Pin It official buttons were overlapping each other
  • [Bugfix] Last plugin update overrode the previous logo color selection for sharing icons. It won’t happen from this update.
  • [New] Added option to enable OpenShareCount and NewShareCounts APIs to fetch Twitter share counts
  • [Improvement] Compatible with PHP 7
  • [Improvement] CSS improvements

1.1

  • [Bugfix] Default font color of inner share counters was not white
  • [Bugfix] Line app logo was not appearing in Line app sharing icon, in a few cases
  • [Bugfix] Height of “More” sharing popup was inappropriate in a few cases
  • [Improvement] Added links for more customization options in FAQ section at plugin options page
  • [Improvement] Improved share counter functionality
  • [Improvement] Admin UI improvements

1.0.0

  • Initial release of the plugin
  1. <strong>Free Icon Customization</strong>: Customizable in thousands Of ways

    Free Icon Customization: Customizable in thousands Of ways

  2. <strong>Icon Customization Options</strong>: Icon Customization options

    Icon Customization Options: Icon Customization options

  3. <strong>Sharing Services</strong>: Over 100 Sharing and Bookmarking services

    Sharing Services: Over 100 Sharing and Bookmarking services

  4. <strong>Universal Sharing Popup</strong>: Universal Sharing popup having all the supported sharing and bookmarking services

    Universal Sharing Popup: Universal Sharing popup having all the supported sharing and bookmarking services