Social Web, Social Share

Social Media platforms (Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Facebook, Google+, Whatsapp, StumbleUpon, LINE, Telegram, Viber, Pocket, Facebook Messenger, vKontakte) are a growing driver for traffic to your blog and integrated responsive Social Media sharing buttons are facilitating community engagement and promotion. But often integrating Social Sharing buttons on your website can break your website's performance (because they load a remotely hosted script) and look-and-feel. Often you are limited as to where these Social sharing buttons are placed on your blog or website. And what are those cookies for that they place? Who asked them to track your visitors? What are they doing with that data?
NEW FEATURE: Facebook Messenger and vKontakte added

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Time to take control again over your website!

This Joomla! content plugin integrates the open source js-Socials script seamlessly into your web pages. The script itself is only 10K big and because it is installed locally it can be cached and thus is lightning fast!

You get full control on where you want to place the responsive Social sharing buttons: simply by entering the tag {jssocials} anywhere in your blog / article.
Don't like the labels on the buttons? Change them via Joomla language file.... It's your site, you decide what to do with it :)
Don't want certain buttons to be shown on tables or phones? No worries, you can configure whaich buttons(s) should display on what device!

Or you can place them automagically in the top / bottom / readmore (or any combination of) positions on your Joomla! articles (configurable per category). And that's not all! you can even choose to have the buttons automagically appear on your featured or category (blog) view: this makes sharing articles from those pages very easy for your visitors.
Since version 0.3.0: Autobuttons now also available for EasyBlog (entry, categories, latest, entry and bloggers) pages!
Since version 0.4.0: Autobuttons now also available for K2 (item, itemlist, latest) pages!

With one click of the mouse you can change the look-and-feel of all the responsive Social sharing buttons all over your website: all from the plugin's back-end. You want the look and feel to perfectly match your website? No problem: with the custom css option you can make them look (and feel) exactly the way you want them to!

For the marketeers among us: it is even possible to measure (via e.g. Google Analytics) the effectiveness of your buttons / Social platform via built in UTM support!

And that is not all... it's free for you to use on your website!

New in version 0.5.2

- New: vKontakte Social sharing added
- New: Facebook Messenger Social sharing added
- Improvement: Count setting (yes / no) decoupled from responsive setting
- Temp Fix: Share count for Google+ disabled (not working anymore)
- Improvement: Don't run plugin when the content is being indexed
- Improvement: Improved installer update routine
- Changed: Language files moved to plugins language folder

New in version 0.5.1

- Fix: Pocket button not always showing on mobile (thnx Moos)
- Fix: Autobuttons showing on modules that execute content plugins and are displayed on page that is configured to receive autobuttons  (thnx Luc)

New in version 0.5.0

- New: Added Viber Social sharing button (thx Nidzo)
- New: Added Pocket read it later button (tnx Nidzo)
- New: all buttons now configurable per device (show on desktop / tablet / mobile)
- New: show debug information (see advanced tab for more information, default = off)
- New: Pinterest button now also visible on featured, category views (when image in article)
- Improvement: improved context (component) detection for autobuttons
 - Stops buttons from showing up on components that *mimic* com_content.article
 - Better K2 item, itemlist, latest detection for autobuttons
- Improvement: updated Mobile Detect library to version 2.8.22
- Improvement: Mobile Detection improvement (less overhead = more speed)
- Improvement: Several code improvements / changes

New in version 0.4.2

- New: Added Telegram Social sharing button
- Changed: upgraded jssocials.js script to version 1.3.1
 - Styles: Fix share count text vertical alignment
 - Shares: Fix facebook sharing count url
 - Shares: Simplify googleplus count url
- Improvement: minor css changes > Fix share count text vertical alignment

New in version 0.4.1

- New: Added ReadMore position as autobutton position
- Fixed: Pinterest not working on K2
- Changed: Facebook Like renamed to Facebook Share
- Changed: Google +1 renamed to Google Share
- Improvement: Better Pinterest image handling for K2 and Easyblog
- Improvement: several code improvements / changes

New in version 0.4.0

- Easyblog auto buttons now configurable per category (include / exclude)
- Autobuttons for K2 articles (K2 version 2.6.8 +)
- Improvement: updated jssocials script to version 1.2.1
- Improvement: updated Font Awesome to version 4.6.1
- Improvement: updated Mobile_Detect script to version 2.8.21
- Fix: Auto buttons Easyblog entry page were dependent on Joomla article setting
- Misc. Code clean up and improvements

New in version 0.3.2

- LINE added as Social sharing site
- Fix: page / article titles with " in it would stop buttons from showing
- Improvement: updated jssocials script to version 1.2

New in version 0.3.1

- New Feature: Social share dialog in popup window (new default) or in browser tab
- Fix: WhatsApp not started on some (exotic) mobile browsers
- New feature: Call-2-action text before tweet text
- Improvement: All button labels are now Joomla text strings > they can now be translated / changed via Joomla functionality

New in version 0.3.0

- add Autobuttons to EasyBlog (entry, categories, tags, latest, bloggers pages)
- Improved detection component / view to prevent autobuttons to show up on e.g. modules that process content plugins
- Advanced (Regex) replacement: replace anything in your text with the responsive Social sharing buttons
- Code clean up and improvement: Code is now 100% compliant to Joomla! Code style

New in version 0.2.2

- Improvement: implemented MobileDetect library for better mobile detection (for whatsapp button)

New in version 0.2.1

- A bug is fixed in which some non-https urls where not constructed correct + some minor code improvements

New in version 0.2.0

- Added option to also *automagically* add buttons to the introtext of your articles when showcased on the Featured or Category (blog) view

New in version 0.1.5

- Code improvement to avoid buttons not showing on special pages (e.g. featured articles view) where multiple articles (with buttons) are displayed.
- Improvement to force the loading of the dependent jquery script before the jssocials script (buttons not displaying on some templates / pages)

New in version 0.1.4

- A special treat for the Internet Marketeers (and other people who like analytics :)): now you can append a UTM parameter to the URL that is shared via the jsSocials buttons. This enables you to e.g. track the effectiveness of the jsSocials buttons in Google Analytics.
Additionally you can automatically (optional) specify in the UTM code the button (platform) that was used to share the url (via utm_content), that way you can even see which Social Media platform is working best for you and which platform needs some love and care to get up to par with the others.

New in version 0.1.3

- order the buttons and *automagically* place the buttons on selected article categories in top, botton or both positions!

Just what I needed

Posted on 15 October 2016


Ease of use


I used this to: Inserting social sharing buttons into my articles. I love this plugin's features to automatically insert the sharing icons into your articles and even determine which categories apply.


This plugin is probably *the* Social Media plugin for your Joomla website with the most configuration options and best use cases.

Ease of use

As simple as automatically placing social sharing buttons on articles to as complex as advanced replacement of text and custom css, utm, etc


As fast as the plugin :) Always very responsive, not only to questions but also very open for ideas and new use cases


Well documented both on documentation page as in the plugin itself!

I used this to: We use this for our community website where we blog about leadership. This plugin pushes attention to our blogs on Social media to the max!


Posted on 30 August 2016

Very fast and clean plugin.

Ease of use

Very easy to use


Excellent support.


Very detailed

I used this to: For social share buttons on several web sites.

Fast, Clean, Flexible

Posted on 03 April 2016

Unlike several other social share plugins, this one is fast. No drag or extra calls to the server. Clean look and feel that is very flexible

Ease of use

Simple to implement, even for newbies. Clean speed for veterans of Joomla.


I haven't needed any, but the online documentation is extensive and answers just about anything.


Excellent, outright impressive. Gives a lot of idea.

I used this to: A commercial website. A note to the developer: Thanks! I'm not sure why this one is so much better than the rest.

Amazing plugin

Posted on 03 March 2016

Very good

Ease of use

Yuo don't have to do anything


Very very very fast


The plugin is very simple

I used this to: I use it on my Sample site


Posted on 03 March 2016

Exactly as expected...

Ease of use

Couldn't make it easier myself


Unbelievably fast. Based on my request, the author added a feature, and working on another.


I am not sure you need one. It is so easy.

Amazing plugin

Posted on 17 February 2016

It works as expected. Simple, yet powerful. Highly configurable, neat interface. It reduces the loading time of the pages. Nice CSS.

Ease of use

Very high ease of use. Just install, enable it, touch a pair of buttons in the back end and you got nice social buttons in your page.


Peharps the best. Instant support via forum.


Even though it's very easy to install and use, the documentation is very detailed.

I used this to: All my content pages.


Posted on 17 February 2016

Integrated responsive Social Media sharing buttons, facilitating community engagement and promotion

Ease of use

Plug and play


Ruud delivers a great product with tremendous support. Always willing to help, with a very fast respons time


The plugins of Ruud are well documented

I used this to: We use the plugin of Ruud on several websites, to spread the news we have to offer and to enhance traffic


Does what it supposed to do

Ease of use

Cannot be easier; css accessible for tweaking; basic suggestions available in documentation on creating changes in the plain theme.


excellent; received email from developer after downloading; I had some (for me) minor issues; got solution within a day


Excellent, especially because it is working out of the box; have to admit I only used the basic positioning of the buttons - fine with me!

I used this to: social share buttons on several web pages including my blog


Great functionality, campaigns integration, different themes...

Ease of use

Very easy to use: install, small configuration and publish the plugin.


I didn't ask for support but author contacts me and I suggested a couple of improvements.


Well documented.

I used this to: I use this plugin for my blog posts.


Free | Multimedia Display | Ruud van Lent
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Adding video's (youtube, vimeo, tedx, kickstarter, prezi) to your website and blog is an excellent way to attract visitors to your website, share your message AND extent your visitors 'on page duration'. One of the important criteria of search engines in determining if your content is as good as you think it is, is the time visitors stay on your page. With an ever increasing number of mobile visitors it is important to also catch and hold their attention. Not only your content but also your embedded video's must be responsive! This Joomla! content plugin integrates the open source FitVids.js script seamlessly into your web pages. The script will 'read' in real-time your visitors screen size and adjust the embedded video's embedded player size dynamically! New in version 0.2.0 > just add the embedded (video) code to your article text. The plugin will do the rest Currently supports: - Youtube - Vimeo - Tedx - Kickstarter - Prezi


Paid download | News Display | Ruud van Lent
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Your online channels are important for you and your business. You spent a lot of time and effort to write high quality blogs for your visitors. You spent a lot of time on social media to draw attention to these blogs. You polish your content and website to be SEO optimized. But what is it you want these visitors to do on your website other then read your blog and leave? What is your call to action and how do you show that to your visitor in a non-intrusive way? Time to convert your visitors into customers! This Joomla! content plugin enables you to create Call2Actions and show them anywhere in your blog / article. You get full control on where you want to place the Call2Action content: simply by entering the tag {call2action} anywhere in your blog / article or automatic on the top, bottom, readmore positions (or a combination of) of the selected articles (Joomla!, Easyblog, K2). Difficult to create Call2Action content? No, Call2Action content are regular Joomla articles. Start and End Publishing dates are respected so you can even use it to run timed campaigns! "The sky is the limit" New in version 0.5.0 - New: show debug information (see advanced tab for more information, default = off) - Improvement: improved context (component) detection for autoCall2Action - Stops auto Call2Action from showing up on components that mimic com_content.article - Better K2 item, itemlist, latest detection for auto Call2Action - Improvement: Several code improvements / changes


Ruud van Lent
Last updated:
Oct 06 2016
Date added:
Dec 22 2015
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