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SocButtons Plugin

Editor's Note
  • Inserts backlink to the developer.
Plugin Social Share Buttons Plugin allows you to display in the articles buttons such social networks:
*Google +1
* Facebook Like
* Share on Facebook
* Twitter
* Vkontakte

Release of security: Be sure to update the plugin to version 1.4


Add LinkedIn

Add 49 languages ​​to Google +1
In vertical Facebook Share with numbers
Exclude several categories to display plugin
Exclude several sections to display plugin (Joomla 1.5)
Exclude several articles to display plugin
Included Open Graph protocol tags for the correct display photo (Facebook Like, Facebook Share)

Added configuration Twitter button (Language, type)
Added configuration button (Type)
Added Facebook Like the configuration button (Language, font, type etc.)
Added configuration button Google +1 (Type)

Removed button Facebook Share (Facebook does not support it and causes a conflict with comments Facebook. Share possibilities embedded in the Like)
Replaced button classmates and my world to new
To Twitter added rel = "nofollow"
Changed call to plugin, now the buttons are above the SocComments and other plugins
Added ability to hide the link to download the plugin through the admin panel

Added ability to display the button on Front Page and Blog Layout.
To My World added rel = "nofollow"
Added System Plugin to insert Social Button in a tag {socbuttons} in the third-party extensions

Bug: If you have any problems with the plugin or you have any suggestions to improve the functional plugin, leave your comments on the support page and they will be considered.

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Reviews: 35
I am developing a shop with a simple shop component which endables a webmaster to create products in simple Joomla articles.

Therefor it is neccessary to create several content categories to display the product/articles in.

I have tested several social share plugins and none of them showed the icons in category view.

This plugin is the solution for me, because by inserting a joomla-specific tag, I can insert the icons directly into an article/product.

This can even be done in the category description.

I gave four stars because I can't share an article/product on facebook, which would be nice because of the backlinks.

And it also would be great if the plugin whould recognize single articles in a catgory blog-view

At the moment the plugin shows the category name and not the artcle in that category when sharing on Twitter.

But still the best plugin for me.

Keep up the good work!

Best regards,

Rob van Linda
Reviews: 2
No problem set extension. It works without a glitch. Well done!
Reviews: 2
I'm testing it for Facebook now and it does work, when I look at my recent activities on my own page it showcases me liking the page,

however on facebook's general page where everybody shares the things they like, it doesn't apear, the whole sharing of the page thing was the very reason for installing this....., I can't imagine your extension is meant to be this way
Owner's reply

That was the problem of the Facabook during the transition to a new species, but they have to fix it. The buttons work as expected.

Reviews: 1
This plugin worked fine on my site for some time, but it finaly inserted a code with a redirection to, the developers website. I think that was very disrespectful and unconscious way to basicaly hack on other peoples site. You can create something good and then sale it, but this is unacceptable. Cero for this extension and recomend everyone to avoid.
Reviews: 3
From all the free plugins I tried for Joomla and social sharing, this is the one that came to be closer to my needs, although I wonder if there is a way to make that "Facebook share" appear instead of "like". I´s also like there would be a way in which you can have a template message to ass to the shares with Tw buttons, f. e.g. your twitter username always at the end of what is shared. Thankx!
Owner's reply

Hello Share button is in version 1.3, but warn that, because it can not operate other widgets on Facebook (that's on that she was removed in the new version)

Reviews: 3
Excellent extension,

I would like to see few extra options for Twitter...

This is the first one that share images as it should on Facebook.

Thank you!
Reviews: 7
Great and easy plugin.
It is just not showing the buttons in a category view of articles, only when the article is showed.
Reviews: 2
Great plugin, took me 5 minutes to get all working. I just wanted it to show also in the home page :(
Owner's reply

Hi. Thanks for the tip, I think in the next version I'll make this possibility

Reviews: 1
In the plugin parameters, there is only "Right" and "Left" options for Align parameter. Why is there no option for central alignment? I really need that option :( .
Anyway, good job.
Reviews: 5
This is an excellent plugin and I thank you for sharing
Reviews: 1
Would be even better if the buttons displayed in categoryblog layout. At the moment they only appear when you drill down to the article.
Reviews: 6
This is a good plugin but if i want to display the button on the right, the whole article is shifted to the right (using Joomla 1.7 + beez_20 template on FF7.0.1). Also if you have a menu on the right, it's then shifted to the bottom of the article. Maybe you can fix this in the next version.
Owner's reply

At the local hosting (using Joomla 1.7 + beez_20 template on FF7.0.1) I tested about your comments and they were not identified. Write a page on your site URL on the support page and I will try to help you.

Reviews: 4
I've used this plugin for several months and it's one of the easiest to configure and use plugins I've tried. Recently though the Facebook buttons have disappeared and I can't get them to display any longer. Help!
Owner's reply

Please specify the URL of your site with a problem in the comments on the support page and I will try to help you.

Reviews: 5
Excelent plugin. Thanks to author. I use it on my 5 sites and it's work very whell.
Reviews: 2
I have installed this plugin but i am unable to display it, i want to display below the music section on my website can anyone help me.. my website is please check the website and help me in any way. thanks
Owner's reply

While the plugin displays a button with the full articles that were written in com_content

Reviews: 2
Great plugin, but like somebody already said before, Google+ button doesn't appear straight away. Most of the time after loading the page you can see all other buttons except G+. There's empty gap instead. After refreshing the page - everything's ok agan.
Thanks for great plugin though!
Reviews: 1
It was very easy to install and displays good, however i have a little problem with the facebook share button , it keeps capturing the heading of a particular article even if i try to share other articles. All the same , it's a very good plugin.
Hope to resolve this soon.
Owner's reply

Thanks for the tip, will try to fix the problem.

Reviews: 3
Looks like a nice plugin. Only a strange thing happens, I can only edit the parameters once. Once I want to edit the parameters after a save, it won't change. So when I select "align left" instead of the "align right", the backend shows it is set to the left, only on the frontent it is still on the right.

Owner's reply

Most likely you have enabled caching on the changes come too late.

Reviews: 2
I love socbuttons, gave me all the options I need with easy install and set up. Only small downside was finding my way to the English version, it seemed like I had to select English a few times, but once that was done it all worked well.
Reviews: 1
I would have given this 5 stars if the buttons had shown in frontpage. I have tried to contact developer, but his webpage is in Russian, I think, only. I see others are asking the same, but developer does not reply.
Owner's reply

I already wrote about this in past commentaries, the plugin shows only the buttons to the full article, if you want to show the on the mainpage, to display the full article on the mainpage.

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