Slick Social Share Buttons
IF YOUR FACEBOOK LIKE BUTTON IS NOT WORKING CORRECTLY TRY THIS FIRST
If you are having problems with the facebook like button Facebook provide an online debugging tool, which will give you detailed information about the page and any errors that may be affecting the like button:
For some strange reason (known only to facebook), many problems with facebook buttons … more
If your facebook like button is grey and you are unable to click it this means that you have already “liked” this page using your current logged in profile.
If you hover over the tick mark on the grey like button this will change to a cross icon – click this icon to “unlike” the page. … more
There are 2 basic types of facebook like button:
1. The like button that appears on each blog post or website page using plugins such as the WordPress Social Share Buttons Plugin.
2. The like button that appears in the facebook likebox like you see on the WordPress Social Network Tabs Plugin.
When you like a blog post or article … more
If you are having problems with the tweet button not being able to display the vertical button + count this may be due to the WP External Links plugin, which so far causes problems by interfering with the twitter code.
Changing the WP External Links settings as shown below should hopefully fix the problem:
If you do not have this … more
The facebook like, google buzz and pin it social media share buttons all have the ability to attach an image as part of the information sent when the share button is clicked.
To add an image to the button the plugin uses the WordPress built-in thumbnail feature. Thumbnails allow you to select an image that is representative of the post/page … more
We have had many people ask how we have set up the Slick Social Share Buttons used on this website. Most of the settings can be managed from the plugin options page – the only item that needs any kind of customisation is the CSS to hide the share tab.
Share Button Settings
The screen shot below shows the settings … more
If jQuery is hardcoded into your theme files this may cause plugins that rely on jQuery to break as reloading the jQuery library a second time overwrites previously loaded jQuery plugin files.
To avoid this you can add jQuery via your functions.php file using a built-in WordPress function. This will coordinate between all of the files that require the library … more
To get your facebook ID using your username browse to the following URL – changing “username” for your facebook username:
You should see information similar to the example below, including your facebook ID at the top of the page: … more
If your social media buttons are appearing at the bottom of the page instead of in a floating or slide out panel the problem is usually caused by the jQuery library being loaded again after the plugin files.
If your theme files or another plugin are not using the WordPress standard method for loading the jQuery library this may result … more
If you prefer to use your own CSS styles to create the button panel design you can disable the default CSS by unchecking the “Default Skin” option in the plugin settings page.
The plugin adds several different HTML tags to both the floating and slide out panels, which should enable you to fully customise the button panel layout.
The following … more
The plugin is set up so that the buttons and the pages on which they appear are disabled by default when the plugin is first installed. This is to prevent any buttons appearing on your WordPress site without you first configuring the panel options.
To activate the buttons go to the plugin options page – click the plugin settings link … more
If you are having problems with the facebook like button first check that you have entered your Facebook Admin ID details into the Admin ID field in the plugin settings page.
To get the Admin ID number for a particular facebook user name you can use the following URL – replace “username” with the username of the profile you would … more
When a user clicks the facebook like button several bits of information about your web page is submitted to facebook. One of these is the URL to an image that will be used as the thumbnail on the users facebook profile for your web page.
The plugin automatically sets the featured image, if one is available for your blog posts. … more