WordPress plugin “sharebar-reloaded” pre-release note

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I’m excited to let you know that I’ve completed working on WordPress plugin “sharebar reloaded” that is the descendent of it’s popular “sharebar” plugin. While working on my client’s site Red94.Net, I encountered a weird issue with the “sharebar” plugin when it stopped working with my “tabbed widgets reloaded” plugin installed in the site. So, I took a look of the code and found some interesting places where I could improve the code.I started scanning the code of “sharebar” and read the documentation and process from the author’s site. I found that in the code, lots of areas can be improved including the JavaScript and broadly, I updated the following areas:

  1. Added support for WP 3.3.1 and improved performance.
  2. Changed procedural program to object-oriented program.
  3. Introduced template tags outside the core class.
  4. Protected earlier “sharebar-admin.php” (ancestor) from hacking.
  5. Fixed JavaScript errors.
  6. Fixed Admin UI.

As, I have observed the issue with a child theme, I tested my “sharebar reloaded” plugin with Skeleton Framework, which is also a responsive framework for WordPress theme development and found that it is working. I have kept the functionality same but removed some obvious issues those will occur when somebody changes the WordPress content path. Yes, those paths were hard-coded in the code. I have fixed those areas and make the code generic.

Here are screen shots of my version of plugin:

The plugin will working well. If you are reading this article, it will help for me if you can provide me some complex themes so that I can test the plugin on those and make sure towards it’s stability. Anyways, I will be releasing version 1.0 of the plugin very soon. But, this time it will be a paid plugin as the effort matters. :)

Hope you have enjoyed reading it and I would expect comments from your end.

Happy reading.

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