Oh boy, have I had some trouble! You wouldn’t think that installing a couple of plugins could cause so many problems. I have been wanting to change the WordPress share plugin I was using on my detox blog to one that included a prominent Pinterest Pinit button for some time.
One that was recommended by James Penn in his Facebook Thief Warrior special Offer, that I bought recently, was the Really Simple Facebook Twitter WordPress Share plugin.
James said that it worked wonders for increasing the sharing and to get more traffic to his blog and when I took a look at it on his blog it appeared to be exactly what I wanted. I went ahead and uninstalled the one I was using and installed the new one.
Everything seemed to be fine until by chance I was checking out what another plugin looked like on my blog in Internet Explorer and I saw my blog “blow up” as it loaded. It seemed to start off loading properly but then went wild and ended up looking a real mess with all the left hand column missing.
It looked fine in Firefox, Chrome and Safari but not in IE. At first I thought it was the What Would Seth Godin Do WordPress plugin that I also installed on James’ recommendation, (that’s another story), but when I disabled it I soon discovered that it was the Really Simple Facebook Twitter Share Plugin that was causing the problem.
The immediate solution was to find another plugin that had the all important Pinit share button that I wanted. After asking around on a few forums for a good WordPress Share Plugin the one that was recommended the most was the “Share This” plugin.
I installed this one and configured it to show the icons I wanted and it worked perfectly in all three browsers that I tried. Whew, what a relief!
I should go back to the developers of the Really Simple Facebook Twitter Share Plugin and let them know about my problem. Perhaps they can get it resolved but in the meantime I have got one that looks good and makes it easy for my readers to Tweet, Like, Google +1 or Pin my posts.
All this shows how important it is to always check your site in all the main browsers when you make any changes to your site just in case there is a problem.
I expect there are plenty of other WordPress Share Plugins that include the Pinterest Pinit button as it is such a popular site. Do you have a favourite? Let me and my readers know in the comments.