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After a long time, I have updated the Social It plugin. It has many new features, the major one being the custom mods. Many more social bookmarking websites have also been added and some bugs have also been fixed, including the JSON compatibility bug.


Here are the changes which have been made in the 1.5 release:

  • Custom mods feature added to prevent modifications from being lost during upgrade
  • Fixed JSON compatibility issue due to multiple instances of the JSON class
  • Added Plurk, Tumblr, Strands, Stumpedia, Current, Blogger, Orkut, TheWebBlend, Wykop, BlogEngage, Hyves, Pusha, Hatena Bookmarks, MyLinkVault, SlashDot, Squidoo, Propeller, FAQpal, Evernote, Meneame, Bitacoras, JumpTags, Bebo, N4G
  • Added ability to select all, none, and popular networks
  • Removed sidebar advertisement
  • Fixed dashboard styling in Internet Explorer
  • Added a German Background Image
  • Optimized and reduced file sizes
  • Plugin now uses sprite image for (almost) all the icons in the settings page
  • Updated the screenshots

Updated Screenshots

Some screenshots have also been updated. Here are those:

Another preview of the final outcome with excess networks displayed upon hover

Preview of the final outcome with excess networks displayed upon hover

Screenshot of the settings page in the admin panel

Screenshot of the settings page in the admin panel

(Click on the images to enlarge)

Hope you will like the 1.5 version. Please do not forget to report any bugs you face or give any feedback. Thank you! 🙂


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  1. Hi,

    have you thought porting this plugin to FlatPress or developed to the same project? it’s a blog without a database very light with great acceptance in the future.


  2. Hi Gautam 🙂

    I need to ask something about this plugin. Is it possible to have the share-bar only appear in the first post of each topic? I see there’s an option for displaying it on the first post, but I don’t know if it makes it *only* for that post.

    Thanks for your awesomely great plugins. 🙂

  3. Hi Gautam,

    Tried to activate Social It plugin on and got the following error in the admin panel:

    Warning: require_once(includes/bookmarks-data.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: Not a directory in /home/touch13/public_html/discussions/my-plugins/social-it/social-it.php on line 68

    Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘includes/bookmarks-data.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /home/touch13/public_html/discussions/my-plugins/social-it/social-it.php on line 68

    Using bbpress 1.0.2

    Any suggestions?

    • Please download the plugin again and upload it to your servers. The errors indicate that you don’t have the files bookmarks-data.php in includes folder.

    • Thanks Gautam, it worked this time.

      Earlier I had installed the plugin using the “Plugin Browser” plugin for bbPress so I guess it missed installing some files.

      So as you suggested I uploaded the plugin folder manually using ftp and it’s perfect now.

      A bit off topic: I tried to install _CK_’s Topic Icon plugin but it doesn’t work. Are you aware of any known issues with that plugin and my bbPress version 1.0.2


    • That plugin works fine for me on bbPress 1.0.2 – I don’t know why it isn’t working for you. By the way, you may want to try out bb Mystique (still in beta) theme.

    • bb Mystique looks great Gautam! I was looking at it yesterday while reading your posts on bbPress forum 🙂

      I just set up the discussion board for my website and just trying to find and fix all the plugins I need and will certainly look into bb Mystique too. Thanks for the heads up.

      I think bbPress really requires some important SEO and facebook connect plugins . In order to grow a forum it is important that users are able to connect with existing social networking profiles rather than create yet another account.

      It’s great to see that the development around bbPress is gaining momentum again. Hope this continues even after bbPress 1.1 and further.

  4. Gautam thanks for the tip regarding the Facebook plugin for bbPress. The developer seems to have not updated the plugin to work with the facebook profile images and said that the code still has some wordpress code which needs to be cleaned.

    Do you have any plans on uploading your own fully functional version of a facebook connect plugin to the bbPress plugin directory so that the community could benefit from it?


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