What do I get with the premium plugin?
All the free USM power
The USM Premium plugin contains all the features which the free plugin includes, which is already quite a lot!
But of course it offers much more, keep reading…
We added Snapchat, Soundcloud, Vimeo, Skype, Flickr, Whatsapp, Tumblr, Reddit, Amazon, Angie’s list, Blogger, Houzz, Goodreads, Steam, Print, VK, Xing, Yummly, Yelp, Telegram and several others to the bunch (see the entire list).
If any icon is missing which you want, then please let us know about it so that we can include it as well. We can add them quickly.
More (default) design styles...
More design styles means a better match to what your site needs – and a more professional appearance!
Here again, if you need a design style not covered yet please let us know.
...and also themed styles!
To go the extra mile, we decided to create design styles which match the topic of your website. For example, if you’re an IT site, use the social media icons which look like computers. Have a girly site? Use the love hearts-icons etc.
We’re currently building up this database of themed styles, so if your site is on a topic for which no icons exist yet, let us know.
Better sharing, liking & following features
You want to get followed & shared. The premium plugin increases the chances that this happens:
- Define which pictures & snippet text should get shared for every page or post
- Add pictures and snippets also to tweets (‘Twitter cards’)
- Use an url-shortener for cleaner links
- Allow people to follow you on Facebook and Google+ directly on your site (i.e. without leaving the page)
- Define the specific page which gets liked (which might be different than where the button appears, e.g. your Facebook page)
All this leads to more sharing, more attractive sharing content and more traffic!
Placement on specific pages
In the premium plugin you define the pages where the icons should (not) be shown, e.g. by:
- Page type (homepage, post page, tag page etc.)
- Urls (e.g. urls which contain string xyz)
Positioning by anchor & margins
In the premium plugin you can decide to show your icons vertically as well as define where your icons should be displayed by defining:
- The anchor (top-left / bottom-right etc.) and the
- Margins (e.g. 200px from bottom, 100px from the left etc.)
Icons can be fixed, or float as the visitor moves down the page.
This makes placing the icons even easier (no CSS knowledge needed).
Optimization for mobile
In the premium plugin you can define separate selections for mobile, for example:
- …which icons should show on mobile (which might be different from tablet & desktop)
- …where the icons should show on mobile (floating or not, different positions etc.)
More functions for Email icon
The Premium Plugin allows you to give the email icon more functionalities:
- Follow: Visitors can subscribe to your site and get email updates (SpecificFeeds)
- Share: Visitors now can also share your site/blog post by email
- Contact: Allow visitors to get in touch with you by email
- Link: Link the icon to anywhere you want (e.g. to your contact page or newsletter page)
More pop-up options
The premium plugin provides much more variety with what the pop-up can do, for example:
- Set a limit to how often the pop-up is shown to the same user
- Decide to show the pop-up when users try to leave your page
- Define more than one trigger when pop-up is shown
This means: more likes & shares!
Correct count display on https
If you switched from http to https, then the number of facebook shares & likes may not display correctly anymore. That’s because when a user likes/shares a page, the specific url gets liked/shared, so if the url changes (e.g. due to a switch to https) then the counts show 0 again.
The premium plugin fixes this by giving you the option to show an aggregate count of the likes/shares of both the http- and https-version of the page. So people can see again your hard-earned likes & shares!
Many more settings & options
The premium plugin offers many more options to show the icons in the way you like, for example:
- Align (left/right/center) the icons if placed via widget or shortcode
- Define font size & type for text before icons which appear before or after blog posts
- Show the subscription form in the pop-up
- Define margins before & after icons for icons before & after posts
- Set vertical distance between icons (esp. useful if you decided to show the icons only vertically)
- Also place icons at the end of pages (not only posts)
- Add up to 10 custom icons (not only 5)
- Give click-to-call or SMS-me features to your custom icons
- Omit the tooltip if you’ve given an icon only a share feature (i.e. visitors can click directly on the icon)
- Decide if the tooltip appears above or below the icons
- Benefit from specified image dimensions
- Also add a Linkedin share icon before/after posts
- Also place the rectangle icons via shortcode
No credit link required
In the premium plugin you won’t get asked to place a credit link (at the bottom of your site), so that your site stays nice & clean
If you need help with placing the icons on your site, or face any other issues due to our plugin (we cannot fix complicated template issues or conflicts caused by other plugins), we’re happy to help!
...and even more features in the pipeline…
We will continuously develop the plugin further (also based on your suggestions). All new features will be free of charge for you as premium user.