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Mashable Inspired Social Share bar with counter plugin for Joomla

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Another Joomla! Plugin from Techlineinfo. A plugin to display social share button and share counts bar just as seen in the popular website Mashable.com. Few WordPress Plugins are already available in this series including Techlineinfo Social Count WordPress Plugin but this is the First Joomla Plugin which clones almost the same features. Like all other extensions from Techlineinfo, this is also 100% free. No hidden links, no Pro-addon features, no premium memberships required.socialcount (copy)

Go through This Demo Page toΒ  see the plugin in action.


  • Responsive Design: As a first version, more break points are not added, still the plugin will adjust automatically to fit the medium / small screen sizes.
  • Social Share Counts: The counter displays sum of your Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in and Pinterest Shares.
  • Social Share Buttons: Buttons for the social networks Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious, Reddit and Print. More social share networks will be added in upcoming versions.
  • Positioning: Social Share bar can be easily positioned before or after the article.
  • Exclude Categories and Articles: You can optionally disable the plugin from showing on the articles belongs to specific categories. Option to disable plugin article id is also available.
  • Translation Ready: The plugin is Translation ready.
  • Opengraph Support: You need not to use a seperate Extension for Opengraph
  • Sticky Top Sharebar: A beautiful Sticky share bar with your logo and share buttons.

Installation and Configuration


    • Follow the conventional Joomla Extension installation method to install this Plugin also.
    • Position: Here you can set the Sharebar Display position- Before or after article. Default is before the article.
    • Enable Disable Top Bar: If you don’t want to display the sticky top share bar, can disable the same here.
    • Exclude Categories: Set the article categories where you don’t want to display the share bar.
    • Exclude Articles: Set the article ids where you don’t want to display the social share bar. Multiple article ids can be separated by comma (,).
    • Twitter handle: You can set the your twitter handle to be shared along with the articles (via)
    • Open-graph: If you don’t want to use the OpenGraph option of this plugin, can disable here.
    • Share-text: Text to be displayed below the share count. (Default is “SHARES”)
    • Twitter Button Label: Label of Twitter button (Default is “Tweet on Twitter”)
    • Facebook Button Label : Label of Facabook Share button (Default is “Share on Facebook”)
    • Twitter/ Facebook Button Label (Small Screen).: Text to be used to display Facebook, Twitter Buttons on small screens.
    • Show Reddit, Digg, Delicious, Print buttons: By default these buttons are disabled. Presently the default share buttons (Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, Pinterest , Google Plus and StumbleUpon) can’t be disabled.
    • Top Bar settings: Here you can set the background color of sticky bar, logo to be used (Upload your logo to images folder and select it), Offset from the top etc.

Download Social Count and Share Extension 1.0.0

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41 comments… add one
  • petros

    not showing the images when one notification! you can fix this problem; thanks

  • Thanks a lot to the developer for such a cool extension. This is exactly what I was looking for…. I am now using this extension on my site with JA Purity Template. But I think there is a little problem with the counter…it’s not showing the actual every time…. & the sticky top bar is not working on my site(it’s enabled). Hope you will fix it. Thanks again.

  • It’s really awesome that you’ve solved the issue about sticky top bar with sticky menu. Thanks a lot Sujith. Best wishes.

  • Hello Sujith, Expect one more extension from you……….. Image sharer for Joomla. Thank you once again.

  • Christian

    Great job Sujith. A couple of comments.
    1) it would be nice to have the option to keep top bar without the inpage bar.
    2) the font of number of shares could be slightly downsized In the page)
    3)The logo of my website doenst show on the bar
    4) can we have google and/or linkedin show by default?

    Thanks for the great job anyway!

  • Hello Sujith,
    I am using this extension happily….but after I enable EVO frontpage module on my page, then Techline_Mashcount stopped working!!! It seriously conflict with EVO Frontpage. Thanking you.

  • Hi Sujith,
    Thanks for sharing such a valuable things i told a developer find the best sharing button for my blog but he could find it. Now i will use this sharing button.

  • Nice plugin from techlineinfo. Don’t really know if it’s possible to transfer my blog from blogger to wordpress as to enjoy some of these pligins.

  • Any possibility of K2 support?

  • Hi,
    Nice Plugin looking Awesome and i need for my joomla Blog Thanks For Sharing with us keep up it
    Have a nice Week Ahead

  • Hello Sujith,
    If you plz add K2 support with this plugin………………..

  • Hhas2

    Hi there

    It’s sure a great plugin, well done! I just think the counter will not work for google+, its not added to the sum of shares. Can someone duplicate this? I think only twitter+ facebook works.


  • hi,
    it’s possible to implement this into zoo items??

  • I am using this plugin with K2…… It works great with K2. Made some changes on the code by the help of your other plugin…..

    • psyfer

      Please can someone tell me how to make this fantastic plugin work with K2 items?

      Pranab? You figured it out? May I ask How?

      • Change this lines in your techline_mashcount.php file

        JLoader::register(‘K2Plugin’, JPATH_ADMINISTRATOR.’/components/com_k2/lib/k2plugin.php’);
        class Techline_socialshare extends K2Plugin{}
        class Techline_socialshare extends JPlugin{}

        class plgContenttechline_mashcount extends JPlugin {

        public function onContentAfterTitle ( $context , &$row , &$params , $page = 0 ) {
        $app = JFactory::getApplication();
        $active = $app -> getMenu() -> getActive();
        $show = $this->params->get( ‘show’ );
        if ( $show ) {
        if ( !is_array( $show ) ) {
        $shows[] = $show ;
        } else {
        $shows = $show ;

        foreach ( $shows as $va ) {
        if ( $va == ‘other’ ) {
        if ( ( $active->component != ‘com_content’ ) || ( $context != ‘com_content.article’ ) ) {
        return ;
        } else {
        if ( ( JRequest :: getVar( ‘view’ ) ) == $va ) {
        return ;
        if ( $va == ‘frontpage’ ) {
        $menu = $app->getMenu();
        if ($active == $menu->getDefault()) {
        return ;
        if ( $va == ‘k2categories’ ) {
        if ( ($context == ‘com_k2.itemlist’)) {
        return ;


    • brks

      Hi there, can u help us, how to use this on k2?

  • mika

    Does this plugin work with EasyBlog?

  • Thanks, i don’t really like te wordpress new update, i keep the old version.

    Thank you

  • Tavernier

    It’s unusual that I take time to put a review on the site extensions.joomla.org but i did it, this plugin is fantastic and so simple compared to those I had before
    I would like to integrate it throughout my site, blog category pages and also on the sobipro pages, may be could you tell me how to do that ?
    Thank you !

    • Thanks for your review in JED. Normally visitors don’t use social share buttons on blog/category pages, apart from that including this plugin in blog/ category pages will considerably affect the performance of site due to the share count script .

      • Tavernier

        Ok, thank you for your reply. For integration into sobipro I think we need a trigger code, do you have something like that ?

  • I love this plugin but unfortunately, it didn’t work for me. I used the other plugin but it causes my site sharing to add some unwanted text, but this didn’t work for me at all.

    Is it k2 compatible?.

  • pawel

    Hello I found the problem display in k2, lack of options for displaying new line

  • Peter


    How can I integrate this amazing plugin in Easyblog?


  • Peter

    How to use this in Easyblog?


  • Makis

    Can this work with k2 ? I really need this plugin…

    Thank you for this great plugin

  • Joe

    We need this amazing plugin to work with K2…

  • Baze

    Any idea why the plugin isn’t pulling the introtext and proper image from the article? Clicking share opens the dialog but the data inside is just title with wrong image. I’m using Joomla 3.4.5

  • Baze

    It’s not working on my site, the plugin isn’t picking up the correct url, instead of the article, i’m sharing some strange url like mysite.com/category/

    p.s. i’m not using sef urls

  • Contact form is not working.
    Anyway, I would like to get this plugin shown just right after title. Right now I have full article image after title (by joomla default), and your plugin is shown after that. I would like to have it just after article title, above full article image.

  • I visited and read this article.This is a very important and informative article about this plugin. Thank you so much for getting help to take idea about responsive design.

  • ivan

    Can you please add K2 support.

  • Thanks for sharing such a nice article i really like it.

  • I used to love much more the oldest version of this plugin!

  • Hello Sujith,
    Nice to meet you.. πŸ™‚

    You have shared an important and useful plugin. Really It is great beneficial for our site. I got very happy to know see this and know about, you know. All the features of this plugin is fantastic and best for everyone.

    And I hope many people will like use this plugins because the installation procedure is also easy because you have shared this here..

    Really this plugin is an important part for our site..
    Thanks a lot for sharing such an effective knowledge… πŸ™‚

    Have nice week ahead.
    – Ravi.

  • Is this plugin available in wordpress.

  • Hi,
    Thanks very much for this great and wonderful plugin.
    Please, I will be most grateful if you can help me with these challenges:
    1. why does the hash symbol(#) appear at the end of the url when I click on “Share on Facebook” to post a story?
    2. In the configuration of the plugin, the “Select Logo image for Top Bar” option doesn’t seem to be available when I click on the dropdown arrow. I only get “Use Default” and “Select None.”
    3. When I post to facebook, I only get small images instead of big ones.
    Please, how can I correct all these? Many many thanks in advance!

  • We love your plugin! But suddenly it doesn’t count shares? Is it something we could to fix it?

    Keep the good work!
    Best rgrds

  • I have tested over 100 different social icons to give my blog a better push. I haven’t though got one that suits mine. Can u please suggest me one. Thanks.

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