So I took a chance and purchased the paid version of "Easy Like and Share", hoping that it would work.
I am very happy that the extension does everything that I hoped for.
Many thanks to the developer. :)
(using Joomla 2.5.1)
I have found the developer extremely responsive to questions and there is an active support forum for those with questions and suggestions for future improvements.
For me, the product worked "straight out of the box" ... but I have chosen to make some minor cosmetic amendments in the back end to make it even more suitable for my needs.
Thank you for a great extension. I predict it will only get better in the future. :)
I'm giving this 5 stars because I forecast that this extension will only get better and better!
Keep up the good work Tuan!