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Love Button


Social Sharing FOR EVERYONE:

  • Data privacy specialists love the Love Button, because user data will only be transferd to social networks after double opt-in and only anonymous data will be stored internally.
  • Copyright specialists love the Love Button, because images, for which they don’t have the right for using in social media, can be excluded from social sharing.
  • Marketers love the Love Button, because they can analyse their contents “virality” and display the new and most loved articles in a frontend widget.
  • Designers love the Love Button, because they can choose between different styles and settings or select an own button for social sharing.

Supported social networks/ functions are:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Xing
  • Pinterest
  • StumbleUpon
  • Buffer
  • Flattr
  • Tumblr
  • VKontakte
  • Print
  • E-Mail
  • Browser favorites


  • The Love Button supports all important social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google or Pinterest. It can also print, mail or favourite your contents.
  • Choose between different styles or select an own image as a love button. Adapt the button to your needs and insert it wherever you want in your website.
  • Give your website visitors recommendations for the most recommended articles from a specific time space. Leverage click-through-rates, and social booksmarks so.
  • Learn, which contents are recommended most in a specific network and improve your social media marketing out of that.


  • Frontend layout
  • New and Loved widget in administrator


  1. Backup your custom css file /wp-content/plugins/love-button/fe/style_custom.css
  2. Upload folder love-button to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Go to ‘Settings > Love Button’ and set up the plugin
  5. Set the placement option to ‘Pages/Posts/Blog views’ or to ‘only shortcode’ and place <?php echo do_shortcode('[love-button]');?> in your templates


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Contributors & Developers

“Love Button” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Adding the love-button as menu item is now possible
  • New option to add a css-class to the verb-element
  • Fixed css for cross browsers
  • Fixed several bugs


  • IMPORTANT – BEFORE UPDATING: copy your custom style (/love-button/fe/style_custom.css) to your template directory an rename it to love-button-style_custom.css to keep your customized style
  • File /love-button/fe/style_custom.css renamed to love-button-style_custom.css
  • Fixed several bugs
  • Changed php short_open_tag to echos in config.php


  • compatibility fix for versions 3.5.0 or less
  • ajax caching is now disabled for using the love button with cached sites


  • New network: VKontakte (
  • New network: Tumblr
  • New translation: German
  • New Widget: Dashboard widget for visual love overview of the last 7 days (activation vis dashboars > options)
  • Facebook: ability to fade in an overlay with a like-box after sharing a page
  • Twitter: ability to fade in an overlay with a follow-box after sharing a page
  • Google+: ability to fade in an overlay with a follow-box after sharing a page
  • Pinterest: Fallback to post/page title if no image title is set via media manager
  • Pinterest: Duplicate check
  • Pinterest: Minimum image width/height option added
  • New option to set a minimum width/height for auto generated og:image tags
  • New option to display/hide the data privacy button
  • New option to display the data privacy text by default
  • New option (heartless) to display the network buttons directly without a trigger button *premium version
  • New option to change the verb wich is displayed on trigger button
  • New option to remove backgrounds and borders from button elements *premium version
  • Fixed position option added
  • Dark theme completed
  • Network buttons are now smaller on deactivated “show counters” option
  • Added a limit option for statistic output
  • Added a button to reset counter database
  • Backend template fix
  • Chrome columns-count bugfix


  • CSS fix in frontend


  • New option to display the data privacy text by default
  • New option to change the verb wich is displayed on trigger button


  • Fixed option for twitter username


  • Added option for twitter username
  • Removed Love Button entry from main menu (go to settings > love button)
  • Blog url will be removed on like-url, multidomain is now supported on activated url sharing option
  • CSS fix


  • Set OpenGraph image dimensions to minimum 150x150px
  • New Network: Flattr
  • CSS Bugfix
  • Added procedure to add settings to networks


  • Added the ability to auto proceed OpenGraph image tags
  • Images can be marked up as unshareable to social networks by using the new toolbar button
  • Bugfixes


  • Added a widget feature for suggest articles


  • Added print function on shortcode


  • Closing the Button is now possible without a second count.
  • Button Styles are more override protected now
  • Shortcode issue fixed
  • Database ID count Issue fixed
  • Pinterest Posting optimized


  • Fixed a bug to load jQuery


  • Added an option to hide branding


  • Clean up