How to Copy Shortcodes and Code Snippets Properly in WordPress

Copying Shortcodes and Code Snippets from a web page and using in your own web page is not as easy as it looks especially when you are using visual mode of the page editor.

For example, if you copy the shortcode from the page and paste it in the content of your web page in the visual editor, you might get unexpected results because of the unwanted HTML being copied along with the text of the shortcode. At the link mentioned above the shortcode [Sassy_Social_Share] is wrapped inside the <code> HTML tags. See the screenshot below.

You might end up copying the <code> tag with the shortcode and this could mess with the layout of the HTML block generated by the shortcode. To avoid this, you can use shortcut key Ctrl + Shift + V to just paste the text leaving any other HTML copied along. This option can also be accessed by right clicking the editor where you want to place the shortcode and selecting Paste as plain text in the context menu.

Another way to place shortcode properly is to use the Shortcode block in the Gutenberg editor.

Now Track Social Shares for Every Social Network

From version 7.13.20, you can track shares for every social share network you have integrated at your website by using the add-on Social Shares Tracker. Facebook had recently stopped serving shares via their graph API which Super Socializer used to show Facebook shares and this change has vanished the Facebook shares being displayed with the Facebook share icon at the websites that are using this plugin. Solution to track Facebook shares again is to use the add-on Social Shares Tracker as mentioned above.

Super Socializer Now Supports Discord, Stack Overflow and Amazon for Social Login

Super Socializer Version 7.13.16 now supports Discord, Stack Overflow and Amazon for Social Login.

Discord is an online community platform, initially created as space for the gamers to communicate with one another. In December 2020, Discord hit a milestone of 140 million monthly active users (Discord’s active user base has doubled since 2019)

Stack Overflow is a question and answer website for professional and enthusiast coders. As of March 2021 Stack Overflow has over 14 million registered users, and has received over 21 million questions and 31 million answers.

Amazon is an international e-commerce company offering online retail, computing services, consumer electronics, digital content as well as other local services such as daily deals and groceries. There are 310 million active Amazon customer accounts worldwide.

Plugin now supports an option Disable Social Login for admin accounts that allows you to disable Social Login for administrators of the website. This option can be found in the Basic Configuration section at the Super Socializer > Social Login configuration page.

Third party libraries being used for Twitter login, Line login, Steam Login and Vkontakte Login were conflicting with the same libraries being used in other plugins. There is now a check in place that checks if these PHP classes are already being used in other plugins or themes.

Plugin now uses the latest version 10.0 of Facebook SDK.

Some text strings were not being translated when using any of the languages that plugin supports. These are “More” that you see on hovering the More icon in the social share bar, “Copy Link” that you see in the Title and Alt attributes of the Copy Link share icon and “Search” placeholder that appears in the Search textbox of the More social share popup.

Super Socializer now Supports Spotify, Kakao, Github and Dribbble Social Login

Version 7.13.1 of Super Socializer is out with the following key features.

Now you can configure Spotify, Kakao, Github and Dribbble for social login at Super Socializer > Social Login options page in the admin area.

Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs having a user base of 248 million monthly active users.
Dribbble is a social networking platform for digital designers and creatives having a user base of 3.5 million.
Github is a very popular service that provides hosting for software development and version control using Git having a user base of over 50 million software developers.
Kakao (KakaoTalk) is one of the most popular mobile messaging apps in South Korea with over 52 million active users worldwide as of June 2020.

Apart from this there are minor bugfixes.

When clicked the Clear Bitly cache and Clear share count cache buttons in the Miscellaneous section at Super Socializer > Social Sharing options page were showing infinite loading. These buttons were accomplishing their work but without showing any notification.

Updating the plugin was causing changes in the CSS files of the plugin even when Logo color of the social share icons was not customized from the Theme Selection section at Super Socializer > Social Sharing options page.