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WordPress Plugin - Crafty Social Buttons

WordPress plugin to add social media sharing and link buttons to posts and widget areas. Easy to use, lightweight and includes craft-related icons and icon themes.

Created for Open Source Public Project in 2013

Technologies: PHP, WordPress

Requirements

This plugin grew out of a personal project - a personal blog I was working on that would showcase crochet patterns and finished crochet work. I wanted to include buttons to share with common social services, but also to share with the Knit and Crochet community Ravelry. In addition, I wanted to link to my profiles on Ravelry and Etsy. There are many social sharing button plugins, but I didn't find any that worked as I wanted and that could be extended to include this service. Many produced bloated or invalid HTML code or weren't configurable, so I decided to roll my own.

Solution

I decided to create the buttons as a separate plugin so that I could reuse it in other sites if I wish. I used several icons sets that are publicly available, and created a couple of my own with a 'sewn' look. After creating the plugin, I thought that others would find it useful and decided to make it publicly available for others to use in their sites. The plugin is available at:

Screenshots

Share buttons in post

Share Buttons in Post
Share Buttons in Hello World Post
Link Buttons in Footer
Link Buttons in Footer

Admin screen - Share buttons

Share Button Admin
Share Button Admin
Link Button Admin
Link Button Admin

Summary

The plugin will continue to be improved and extended as I get user feedback.