Review on Digg Digg WordPress Plugin

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by Wasim Ismail on May 22, 2012

With all the changes on Social Networking sites, such as Google +1 icon, Pinterest’s Pin icon, and few other tweaks, I was in search for a new share plugin which would offer an all in one solution, but must importantly one that works, and encourages users to share the post with ease.

After testing different share plugins (I’ve tried a fair share of them), for WordPress currently I would recommend the Digg Digg plugin, which is what I’m currently using on most of sites. The beauty about it, it has worked with minimum customisation, more or less it’s just like plug and play plugin, compared to some of the other share and floating side bars, where you still need to customise and position it accordingly to your layout.

What do you get with the Digg Digg Plugin?

Once installed, you can display about 21 social networking buttons onto your site, with the major ones such as Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter, Digg…you name it. You can also integrate Topsy, Tweetmeme.

Configuration

Once you have installed and activated the plugin, you can easily customise Twitter and Facebook share options.

Facebook:

  • Enable faces
  • Include Send Button
  • Use post image on Facebook wall thumbnail – this feature solves the problem, where you post an article on Facebook, and Facebook cannot find a thumbnail image from the post, or if it does, it find s the wrong one. By Ticking this box, your post images will be included in your Facebook shares.

Twitter:

  • Set you user name, so that you get mentioned on every tweet that is shared via this plug-in, you can set this on your Twitter, Buffer, and TweetMeme buttons.
  • Include Send Button
  • Use post image on Facebook wall thumbnail – this feature solves the problem, where you post an article on Facebook, and Facebook cannot find a thumbnail image from the post, or if it does, it find s the wrong one. By Ticking this box, your post images will be included in your Facebook shares.

Other configuration include Topsy and Flattr

Display

smileyWith the Digg Digg plugin, you have an option to display the share icons in the body of your post, or you can display them in a floating bar, such as the one used here on the left, or if you prefer you could have both of them activated.

Select the pages you would like to display the buttons on:

  • Home
  • Posts – Recommended
  • Page
  • Category pages
  • Tag
  • Archive

The plugin also allows you to restrict certain categories, so if you would like to display the share options in just a few of your categories you can easily set the plugin to do so.

You will find most of the time the icons will be positioned in the right place, but in case you need to customise or many place the icons  position, you are provided with a directory of codes, which you or your developer can set accordingly in the positions you want.

To see how easy is to set up this plugin, check out the quick video below:

Overall if you are looking for an all in one share plugin, which gives you a great choice of social networks, and flexibility to customise and set your icons accordingly, Digg Digg is the one.

Which sharing plugins do you use? Mention them in the comments below:

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