A few years ago a wrote a small WordPress plugin called The Social Links. It was a solution to a small problem I had and I thought I might as well release a little plugin for it. A few weeks later and it had a few thousand downloads and was getting a ton of requests. That’s when I decided to move it over to Digital Leap.
The only issue is that business happened. As Digital Leap grew, a free plugin like The Social Links wasn’t a priority. Why? Because it didn’t pay the bills. It was a sad day getting a notification on WordPress saying the plugin had not been updated in 2 years.
So at the beginning of this year we had a couple of brainstorming sessions at Digital Leap and came up with a new strategy for The Social Links.
Say hello to The Social Links 1.0.
The new plugin has some pretty cool features but we’ve also decided to cut down on the networks supported in the free version. Here are a few of the new features:
- Better UI for managing your social networks.
- A shortcode to place your social networks on any page.
- The ability to sort the social networks in any order you would like.
- Lightweight font icons for the social networks.
- 3 different styles to choose from.
We’ve also thrown in a icon pack which can be purchased for $5 and if you need help with the plugin a priority support request.
Here’s an example:
It’s great seeing the plugin being downloaded and used again.