You probably notice that WPBeginner has a floating share box on all posts. We released a plugin over a year ago known as Smart Sharing. Smart Sharing plugin lets you maximize the power of your current readership to get you more votes in social media. This plugin adds a scrolling box with social media icons on single post pages, so as your reader scrolls down the page, they will continuously see the share button. We are applying B.F Skinner’s Positive Reinforcement theory to marketing. Your user will feel obligated to share the post which in return will help you get more traffic, leads, and conversions through the use of social media. Your quality content will get the exposure that it deserves, and it will also create a healthy community for your brand in social media networks.
There was a major bug in the plugin that was long overdue to be fixed. In this quick release v1.1, we have fixed the major bug, and made several updates. So what is added in this new version?
Major Bug Fix
First, we fixed the issue of the floating box running over the content. Previously, the box was attached to the browser window rather than your content. So when the user on smaller resolution, or smaller window size opens your site, the box would run over content. In this new version, the floating box will never do that. It is attached to your content, so if the window is small, then it will simply be hidden. In order to add this feature, we had to get rid of the feature which lets you pick which side of the content you wanted the floater to be. Now, it is automatically on the left hand side just like WPBeginner.
Updated Social Media Buttons
When we first launched Smart Sharing Plugin, we did not have official tweet button, or facebook like button. So we were using a lot of unofficial third-party scripts such as Tweetmeme, FBShare, and such. In this new version, we replaced the tweetmeme widget with the official retweet button by twitter. We also replaced the inaccurate FBShare script with the official Like Button (that also comes with a Send Button).
All the previous options such as overriding options for single posts, selecting which button shows up on which posts, customizing the look and such are still there.
This plugin is exclusive for our newsletter subscribers.