Ultimate Social Media Icons email button not working

Last Update: January 05, 2016

Hi there,

When I first started with my social media icons I stumbled upon this plugin called Ultimate Social Media Icons, and I must say I loved it. It was very user friendly and was very customizeable.

I soon realized that my email icon doesn't work. I saw in the plugin settings they tell you to claim your feed via specificfeeds.com, so that is what i did. It still didn't work, so I contacted the support and they truly helped me a lot (even over the Christmas period).

The conclusion after a few emails was that there was a problem with the CURL on my side. Not knowing what he was talking about I asked a question in Wealthy Affiliate and soon I got an answer from PJ who really explained it well.

You can see his explanation here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/social-engagement-...

At the end it basically means that Wealthy Affiliate doesn't support the external call from Specificfeeds.

I deleted the plugin and I am currently using the share buttons by AddThis. It seems to be working fine for me so far. It is not so customizeable, but it does the job.

I hope I could of assistance to some of you who had the same problem. Let me know if you have any other queries.

Regards,

CJ

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DrSarahB Premium
Just added Social Media Icons to my site and the email and subscribe features are working fine. Love this plug in - especially the metallic looking icons, the widget that adds a subscription form to the sidebar (or wherever you want to put it). I would say it's definitely worth a try as it looks like they have corrected this problem. The new sign up form is great.
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BHaran Premium
AddToAny Share Button is also a really good one. Beth
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CBotma Premium
Hi Beth,

I started using SumoMe, and I absolutely love it! I don't think I will ever use another plugin again. SumoMe also has a list builder, connects to your Google analytics and has many more functions.

Regards,

Cj
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siamjerry Premium
I am using this plugin and was trying to find out if the email button worked. From your story I now know that is doesn't. Did you delete the Ultimate Social Media Icons and replace it by AddThis?
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CBotma Premium
Hi Jerry,

Yes, I deleted the Ultimate Social Media Icons plugin and replaced it with AddThis. AddThis does the job quite well, but I would of just wanted it to do a bit more. I had the Shareaholic plugin as well (which was perfect), but I read a lot of negative reviews on it so I decided to delete it as well. So far the AddThis is fine for me.
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siamjerry Premium
Thanks for your help. I will now take a look at the AddThis plugin.
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CBotma Premium
Let me know what you think or if you find something better. I have been through a few plugins and AddThis was the best so far.
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