This Tweet, Like, Google +1 and Share Plugin for Wordpress by “Let Us Buzz@letusbuzz came out, and its great! It shows Facebook Like, Facebook Send, Facebook Share, Twitter, and the new Google +1. It is very easy to install and implement with lots of options.

What is frustrating is that Facebook doesnt show numbers by default for some of its icons without clicking it. This makes for an uneven and irritating look on your page, instead of having 3 or 4 nice blocks you get one or the other pushing its way out or being uneven.

So what to do? Display it on its own! I modified the plugin so that you can insert the icons one at a time, circumventing the database setting, to show whatever you want wherever you want.

I’d like to submit the changes to the developers so they can incorporate it so other could benefit but haven’t heard back from them yet.

You can see the modified plugin in action here on this page. Notice the Share button is at the bottom. Leave a comment if you have any questions. Here are the notes I left inside the plugin. and how to use it:

  • Added: $type:
    • s4_plusone
    • s4_fbshare
    • s4_fblike
    • s4_twitter
    • s4_fbsend

The following is an example for the Facebook Share button (which doesn’t have a number count by default until clicked.):

  • Template Code: echo display_social4i(“large”,“float-right”,“s4_fbshare”);
  • WordPress Shortcode: [social4i size=”large” align=”float-right” type=”s4_fbshare”]


Update: The Author of the plugin allowed me to submit my code and has since incorporated it into version 1.1.5 You can download it from the WordPress Repository here.

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  • Thankyou so much for taking this set to enhance the plugin. I will soon add the code to the original plugin and give a link back to this post.

    • Thanks much Sudipito! I will make sure to update the post once you have made the adjustments reflecting the download link on your site / wordpress site. If I think of anything else helpful for the plugin will discuss or try out some more code.

      • I have updated the code and in v1.1.5. Its available for download now. I did not update my plugin page to give you credits and link back yet. But will do it later today.

        • Thanks for using my code! Also thanks for the link back to Esotech! I appreciate it!

        • I have more suggestions for plugins and I can implement and share if you like. Would like to add classes to them so each box can be customized without editing code. But for now, the facebook like box needs margin-right 0px as it is naturally wider than the others.

          I saw that your comments are closed on your site, is there a better way to contact you to discuss? Skype? Email? My contact information is on this site. 

  • Thanks for continuing the development of the plugin. I don’t mind any implementation to the plugin code till its enhancing the functionality of the plugin. I have created a forum for the plugin The users were not getting proper support from the commenting system. And you can always mail me And also if you want you can create a new topic for the development that you intend to do.

    • Excellent. Could you make a separate forum for Development and one for support? That way I can post in development and have it less confusing. 

  • Wow finally someone made a simple share plugin that works and actually took the time to make the icons look good. Thanks so much for this, works and looks great

    • No problem, I have a thing for Aesthetics. The newest version has an issue with CSS when removing certain Icons, I had to modify mine yet again to get it to look “right”. Basically the bubble at the top should not be the focus of alignment, but the box at the bottom with the action command.

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