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Best Joomla Social Sharing Plugin or Module

Joomlaon July 9th, 2013No Comments

I’m not a big fan of Joomla, but we have a client that uses it, so we work with it. The other day, we needed a simple social sharing extension for Joomla and it took us a tremendous amount of effort to find one that did what we wanted it to, which was basically just display the social icons with share counts on articles and give us a module we could use for our mobile site as well.

A lot of the links on the Joomla extensions site are to outdated plugins or ones that have a limited set of icons or options. Many do not even the latest social sites like Google+, Pinterest and Reddit. It literally took hours of searching to find one that was relatively updated and did what we want – Social Share Buttons from e-max.

Joomla Social Sharing ExtensionThis plugin gave use the standard icons, share counts, and lots of customizations. Plus, they now have both a plugin and a module which were perfect for our needs. I’d highly recommend this extension as the best social sharing extension for Joomla.

The only problem is the fact that they include a hidden link back to their website in the code. This can be edited out, but it’s still a bit sneaky not to at least mention it.

Makes me long for WordPress, but we make do with what we have.