A little confused and apprehensive?

Last Update: September 07, 2016

Hello Everyone,

I have a small issue, maybe someone can help me with. I'm at the point in my training, where I'm ready to install a social plugin. I PM'd Kyle and asked him about which one he would recommend. I was having a problem choosing one. He sent me a response with his choice.

Now comes the problem...It says this at the top in a red box:

Warning: This plugin has NOT BEEN TESTED with your current version of WordPress. Should I be concerned about installing this particular plugin?

Please help, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks so much.

Mary

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sjenkinsjr Premium
I went through a couple of plug-ins before I found one that worked for me! Test it...
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Ivine Premium
Hi Mary, you can activate the plugin and see what happens. I also see you have generated alot of interest in your query. Irv.
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MNorton Premium
Hi Irv,
I see. I didn't realize it would get this much buzz! Thanks for stopping by.
Mary
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Lundquik Premium
Mary, I use the Monarch Social Sharing Plugin from Elegant Themes and I love it. You can see what it looks like on my site here http://retireelifestyle.com. All the best, Kevin
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beata029444 Premium
I am using Elegant themes and the plugin. It is fantastic.
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MNorton Premium
Hi Kevin,
I looked at your site, I like the way it looks. I will look it up. I hope it works on my site. Thanks so much for your help.
Mary
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Kevin.
Looked at your site.
I Still do not understand what 'Social sharing Plugin from Elegant themes' or SUMOME is.

What is it? What is its purpose and what are the advantages (if it just another theme) over the theme that I am currently using?

Paul.
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Lundquik Premium
Paul, a social sharing plugin adds buttons to your website so that your visitors can easily share or "like" your content. You can also use the buttons so that your readers can easily follow you by pushing the button for the social media type of their choice.

A plugin adds functionality to your theme.

I hope this helps.

Kevin
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PMindra Premium
Yes, it does Kevin.

Thank you.

Paul.
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Mary, see below to get some conversation started.

Paul.
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onmyownterms Premium
SumoMe is one of the best. I'd go with that one.
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MNorton Premium
Hi Mel,
Thanks so much for the information. I will look it up. I really appreciate your help.
Mary
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Mel.

Why SumoMe, or SueYou, or SueSomeoneElse(LOL)?

No, really. Why SumoMe.?
I could look it up and find out what Sumo me is and what it does...but I can have a first hand experience through you.

I have no idea, Mel, what SumoMe is.

Can you elaborate for all of us in Kindergarten and first grade?

Thanking you in advance.

Paul.
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JChrisA Premium
There are good and bad sides to SumoMe...it is very comprehensive as it is an email marketing tool as well as having social media, contact forms and many other functions...that's good.

However, there are some annoying things about it...like logging into the thing...no matter which browser I use, it refuses to remember my password...also, instead of incorporating into the left hand margin menu of Word Press, it creates its own pop up menu bar in the upper right hand corner...I find it annoying.

I currently am only keeping it around as an additional program to add an extra pop-up registration menu when I run periodic promotions...but, I will definitely be looking else where to serve most of the other functions I need.

No offense to those that like SumoMe...but as far as simple social "share" plug-ins, I use a combination of 2: "Add to Any Share Buttons" at the ends of my posts and "Social Pug" for a scrolling left hand side bar.

Social Pug highlights the major platforms in plain site, while Add to Any Share provides share opportunities for nearly every platform in existence today...last I looked I think it was 50+?...but it does so without cluttering up the screen with icons.

Hope that helps. :)
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MNorton Premium
Hi Chris,
I looked at SumoMe. I didn't really care for it. I read the reviews, most of them were not good. They had complaints about upgrading issues and like yours, issues with passwords. I'm not experienced enough to use something like that. Another thing I had an issue with was, you had to pay for better service.

Most of the ones I looked at had the same warning, not being tested on the current version of WordPress...UGH!!! This is not good. I don't want to put anything on my site that hasn't been tested, for fear of messing up my site.
Thanks for your input. Have a good day.
Mary
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PMindra Premium
Hi Chris,

"There are good and bad sides to SumoMe...it is very comprehensive as it is an email marketing tool as well as having social media, contact forms, and many other functions...that's good."

Can you tell me more about the above?

I really value your honesty regarding the rest of your post.

Thank you.

Paul.
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BarryJ Premium
Hi, Chris. If you look at the Scroll Box and Smart Bar, you will see a spot where you can choose where they land. It's in the behavior module. In the List Builder, you can choose Smart and the popup will show only upon exiting the page.
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JChrisA Premium
SumoMe was originally suggest to me as an alternative to the standard WebSoft Contact Form plug-in which is a bit notorious for just quitting on you and you find out about it way down the road when no one is contacting you....so, I haven't used it for all of its many functions, but the menu of options you get (or at least would get if you paid for them) is a long one.

Sounds like BarryJ (below) would be the "go to" guy on more about SumoMe. :)
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JChrisA Premium
Thanks...will take a look at it. :)
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