I have just added support for Sphinn to my hacked version of the popular Sociable plugin.
For those unfamiliar with Antisocial, these are the differences
- All links have nofollow added – this might sound strange coming from someone who strongly supports the removal of nofollow from comments, but there is no logical purpose having a followable link to a social bookmark site that just points to a submission form
- TwitThis Support – for those that like Tweeting
- StumbleUpon Fix – The original has a bug in the StumbleUpon link
- New support for Sphinn – lots of people are going to use it, so I am sure it is a welcome addition
I am aware that Eyefall previously posted a modified version of the original to include Sphinn, but it doesn’t include the other necessary changes, and who really wants to use a plugin that sucks for SEO, especially the primary users of Sphinn, most likely SEOs.
Another valuable note, very few people will actually take action and use patched files, or even files presented as phps which you have to copy and paste.
If you don’t distribute plugins in an idiot proof zip file, very few people will use it.
I learnt this from experience by offering initially instructions on how to patch Sociable, and how many of my readers didn’t take action.
If you are still unsure about why you might want to use my version of Sociable, you might appreciate this “blast from the past” about how many blogs can retain as much as 50% more link juice internally.
For more information on the plugin itself, please visit the main download page.
For those that know all about it, here is a quick download link for Antisocial
Note: As always, no version number change though I have updated the notes within it – I still look on this as not being a branch of the original, just a hack for SEO minded individuals.
It still contains the sociable bug with WordPress 2.2.1 as I recently mentioned