I am proud to announce the release of Yet Another Social Plugin, a new plugin for Joomla! 1.7 that allows users to display Facebook Like, Google +1, and Twitter Share buttons on their sites.
About Yet Another Social Plugin
Just as the intro says, this plugin displays buttons for these popular social networking sites in articles of your choosing on your Joomla! site. The plugin is somewhat flexible, allowing you to set options for each plugin based on their available public options and supports CSS and complete template overrides.
Interesting Name, What's the Story?
Well, as the name implies, it is yet another social plugin in a probably saturated market. In the Social Bookmarking category of the JED where the extension has been submitted (pending approval), there are currently 110 listings. Most are Joomla! 1.5 compatible, some are 1.6/1.7 compatible. I'm personally very picky with the extensions I use and am one to write an extension for my own use if I don't find something that is exactly what I want. This is the third extension I've developed for my own use on this site, if that gives you an idea about my development techniques.
Supports only Joomla! 1.7
Joomla! 1.7 was released on July 19. Joomla! 1.6 will have official support dropped on August 19. Because 1.7 is a direct update to 1.6 (and for most users, one without issue), Joomla! 1.6 is not supported.
Need Additional Support?
Documentation about the plugin is available on this site in the Yet Another Social Plugin section. This area includes information about the plugin, a description of the various configuration options (coming soon), and a method to subscribe for e-mail updates. If you don't see something here that you think would be beneficial for all users, feel free to Contact Me with your suggestion.
I personally do not foresee this extension having many new features added or additional social buttons added. I've added support for all public options from each button, so unless the API's change, there shouldn't be any major changes needed. There is the ability to support multiple languages within each API, however, that is something I have not yet fully explored or figured out the best way to implement. Nonetheless, I will provide support for bugs and add user requested features that are within reason.
Support the Project
You can contribute to the project by visiting the space on GitHub at https://github.com/BabDev/Yet-Another-Social-Plugin and report bugs, provide patches for known issues, suggest new improvements, or download a working copy of the Git repository. As well, translations are being accepted for the configuration area. As part of the Open Translators initiative, the plugin is listed on Transifex to accept community translations.
Download the newest posted release from the Latest Releases listing. Don't see this specific release listed? Check the Archived Releases listing for all of the installation packages that are available.