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Social Toolbar WordPress Plugin

Social Toolbar ProDaddy Design is proud to introduce our 3rd WordPress Plugin, WP Social Toolbar. This highly customizable plugin was created to showcase all of your social networks in one easy toolbar that is both eye-catching and functional.

WP Social Toolbar will display your latest tweet status, list your social networking profiles, and allow users to “Like” your page on Facebook, tweet about it on Twitter and Google +1 your page! With so many options for customization our toolbar will easily adapt to your WordPress theme’s style. Some of the customization options include; specifying colors, changing fonts, and rearranging your list of social network icons to your desired order. Check out some different examples of the WP Social Toolbar with custom combination’s below.

What other WordPress toolbar plugin allows you to do all of these things? We at Daddy Design saw the lack of form and functionality in toolbar plugins and have decided to develop our own. The WP Social Toolbar is ideal for every WordPress website or blog that cares about their social networking. Not convinced yet? Try it out on your blog!

Custom WP Social Toolbar Examples





Color Settings

As you saw above, you can change the colors of the WP Social Toolbar to help match the color spectrum of your site. Using the color wheel, you have the option to change the background color, border color, recent tweet background and social icon hover background. All of this is done through General Settings.

You can also change the color of your icons between black, white and gray for best color contrast.

Social Network Icon Settings

WP Social Toolbar (version 1.1) allows you to showcase 14 of the 24 social network icons that the plugin has to offer. You can also arrange the icons accordingly to your desired preference. This can be done under Social Profiles.


Available Icons: Apple, BeatPort, Bebo, Digg, Dribble, Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Hi5, iLike, Last.fm, LinkedIn, Meetup, MySpace, Ning, Orkut, Ping, ReverbNation, RSS, Skype, SoundCloud, Stumbleupon, Tumblr, Twitter, Vimeo, Xing, YouTube.

Recent Tweet Settings

The Recent Tweet Settings allow you to change the font family, color, and size.

Don’t want to display your recent tweet? You can simply turn it off in the Recent Tweet Settings (see above)! Below is an example of the WP Social Toolbar with the recent tweet turned off:

Share Settings

These settings are for the tweet and FB ‘Like’ buttons. There are two available options; always tweet and share your website’s homepage or tweet and share the current page.
NEW. We added Google +1 Share button now!

Display Settings

Another great feature about the WP Social Toolbar is that it does not have to be displayed throughout your entire site. In the Display Settings you are given the option to display it throughout the entire site, just on the home page, just on the archives, just on posts, or just on specific pages.

Version

1.0

  • Released

1.1

  • Stay closed feature. When user closes the toolbar, it will stay closed forever on full site until clicked open.
  • Recent tweet fix. Added new recent tweet code that has less errors reading twitter feeds.
  • 2 New social icons added. (Tumblr and Digg)
  • Mobile hide. Toolbar is now disabled & hidden on all mobile phone platforms.
  • Correct install path issue fixed. Toolbar will work now even if wordpress install was not created in the root of site.

1.2

  • Retweet Recent tweet fix. RT now show in the recent tweet status message.
  • iPad hide. Toolbar is now disabled & hidden on all iPad platforms.

1.3

  • mod_security issue solved.

1.4

  • NEW “close” icons.

1.5

  • Google +1 Button Added. Settings for it in the backend. SHOW or HIDE. Default is hide.
  • 1 New social network icon added (Xing).
  • Recent TWEET error issue fixed.

1.6

  • 2 New social networks icon added (BeatPort,SoundCloud).
  • Share URL issue solved on archive pages.

1.7

  • Spotify Icon Added.
  • Current Page URL issue solved.

1.8

  • Display Settings Bug Solved.
  • Twitter Timestamp Option Added.

1.9

  • Added Google+ Icon.
  • Display Settings Bug Solved.
  • Text Shadow Bug Solved.

2.0

  • Facebook Fan Page share Option added.
  • Icons Added in Admin Options.

2.1

  • Email Icon Added.

2.2

  • Google+ Button bug Solved.

2.3

  • Google+ Button bug Solved.

2.4

  • www. removed from twitter link.
  • PHP notice’s removed.

WP Social Toolbar Live DEMO

The WP Social Toolbar plugin is currently live on this very page. Just simply look towards the bottom of your browser.

Download the WP Social Toolbar Plugin

Winzip Direct Download

Installation

  1. Upload the ‘wp-social-toolbar’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu on WordPress.
  3. Adjust the custom settings on the WP Toolbar settings page.
  4. Insert all of your Social Network links on the “Social Profiles” page.

NOTES

Make sure to have:

<?php wp_footer();?>

just before the closing body tag, usually this would be done in the “footer.php”.
Also make sure to have

<?php wp_head(); ?>

inside the head tags, usually this would be done in the “header.php”. Both of these functions are needed for most plugins to work because like ours, many plugins add javascript and html codes using these two functions.

If Error Reading Twitter Feed
Make sure your twitter account is not privacy protected.
Make sure Twitter is not down.
Reweet’s are having issues right now, we are trying to fix this.

Need Support? Have suggestions?

If you have any problems with this plugin, need help, or have suggestions for improvement, please leave us a comment below and we will respond as soon as possible. We will be adding 5 more icons in the next version so please comment on which ones you would like to see added.

PRO Version

By popular demand, Social Toolbar Pro is now available! Please visit socialtoolbarpro.com to purchase Pro today.

Leave a Comment

239 comments
rockvideos.at
rockvideos.at

hey, i like this toolbar alot. however it's not showing up when i use chrome to browse. Any ideas?

Katherine
Katherine

Hi, I've just bought and installed the plugin - from the demo it looks great. Unfortunately I am not having much luck on the site I am designing. The Twitter feed says fatal error and I am not getting anything for Facebook etc showing at all. Thanks,

David
David

Any thoughts on adding a LinkedIn share button? I can't really use the toolbar without it. Any thoughts on making the "like" or "tweet" count optional? I'm just starting up so don't really want it displayed just yet.

Peter Elmhirst
Peter Elmhirst

I just got it up an running on my personal site http://peterelmhirst.com it looks great thanks so much for making this available. I plan on getting the paid version soon. For the like and tweet tracking (the number it shows on the right hand side in the speech bubble) does that track all tweets and likes of the site link even if it wasn't done through the toolbar?

Fermin
Fermin

Hi, love the plugin. I can't seem to get the upgrade download link despite submitting the correct e-mail address. Any ideas? Also, is there a way to set the plugin to default in the closed position? Thanks!

Mark
Mark

I've a problem with my Facebook button. Instead of linking to facebook.com/[username], it links to [mydomain]/[username]. Could you please help me to fix this?

Richardl
Richardl

Hi guys, how can i embed the toolbar on a custom page?

Garrett
Garrett

Do you have any ideas about what code issues there may be? I recently edited the footer.php code to delete the Wordpress language and leaf logo--might that be something that is conflicting? I haven't done anything else in terms of changing/editing code. Thanks for any help...

Peter Armenti
Peter Armenti

Any way to get this to work on a non wordpress site.. no CMS installed?

Chrissa
Chrissa

I've been using the WP Social Toolbar for some time but recently it stopped allowing me to change the colours of the toolbar. I've saved my new preferred colours in the settings but it only appears in black and grey (which I don't want!). Any ideas? Help please!!

Garrett
Garrett

I love the plugin, but can't get the "most recent tweet" to show up on the toolbar. Any thoughts? I checked, and my twitter is public, so I don't know what to do next. Thanks!

michelle
michelle

is there any way to add Pinterest button or icon to share? thx

Abhishek
Abhishek

Great plugin. I simply love the number of options you provide.

Alisa
Alisa

Add an icon for Bloglovin' please!

Demetris
Demetris

Is there any way to see who "likes" your post in addition to the total number of likes?

DjDopestar
DjDopestar

Thnx I appreciate..the cache had changed and its fine now.. I am trying to figure out how to keep some of the posts from overlapping the toolbar..I checked your faqs pages and looked on the forums about the "?wmode=opaque" I tried to edit my "functions.php" earlier and it took my whole site down..please let me know if you have any suggestions on it thnx!

DjDopestar
DjDopestar

My twitter feed does not seem to pull my latest or most recent tweet. Instead it is displaying "New blog post: Sanctuary Hotel jQuery Wordpress Design" - I believe thats the default message. Any suggestions would be greatly apprecited. I believe I set up everything correctly in the Social Profiles section.

Beppe
Beppe

Hi daddydesign, the problem was the wordpress "firewall" installed in my website. It have blocked the installation. All it's ok.

Beppe
Beppe

Hi, why i can't activate this plugin in my plugins page? I return to the home when i click "activate". Very strange.

Clemens
Clemens

Hey there, is there a chance to use this very nice plugin on other plattforms than wordpress? I'm using drupal for instance and would be glad to have your toolbar on it =)

alex
alex

Could you allow rearranging fb, twitter and google+. Also is it possible to add addthis to the right hand side too :)

Shane
Shane

This truly must be the best I have seen... is there or have you thought of one that would be universal... as in the icons stand out but the rest transparent. Great work and wishing you success. Cheers Shane

Roshan
Roshan

Great plugin. Let me know if it works here. roshanjoshi.com.np/web/

Brian
Brian

Lovin' it. . . . but it doesn't seem to show up on my iPad or android phone (it works fine on my laptop and desktop). Since mobile browsing is exploding, I'm hoping there is a nice solution? Thank you!

daddydesign
daddydesign

LinkedIn is available on the PRO version. And we will be adding the hide count feature in near future.

daddydesign
daddydesign

Hi, glad you like it. And yes it does track all of the LIKES and Tweets even it it wasnt through the plugin.

daddydesign
daddydesign

make sure your using your paypal email.. Also, yes we are working on this feature.

daddydesign
daddydesign

make sure to put int he full facebook URL in the field. Not just your user name. and also include the http://

daddydesign
daddydesign

Not as of right now, but we are working on it!

admin
admin

HI, That's weird issue we have not encountered. Have you tried uninstalling and deleting and installing the new free version.

admin
admin

Hi Garrett, I think there is something in your code or other plugins that is conflicting with it.

admin
admin

HI Michelle, this feature is coming out in the next PRO version. Hoping to go live by end of this week! Stay tuned..

admin
admin

thank you, glad you like!

admin
admin

Hi Liz, this feature is coming out in the next PRO version. Hoping to go live by end of this week! Stay tuned..

Alisa
Alisa

oh and also, add Google Friend Connect button & Email subscribe box if you can!

daddydesign
daddydesign

sometimes at takes up to 30 minutes for the Twitter cache to change. It will change soon :)

daddydesign
daddydesign

We will try to add these features soon to PRO version.

daddydesign
daddydesign

Hi Shane, Thank you for the kind ones and we are glad you like it. We are actually working on a transparent version now for the pro version. I will keep you updated! http://socialtoolbarpro.com

daddydesign
daddydesign

Hi Brian, Yes we had to deactivate it from smart phones and ipad. There's no way to make it always stay in complete footer so I scrolls with page :(

Fermin
Fermin

HI, Thanks for the reply. I am pretty sure I am using my paypal e-mail. In fact, I get a notification saying the link is on its way, but I never get it. Is there a way to get the link sent to my address? I've not been able to update since I purchased it. i.e.. V1.0. Thanks.