Two days ago Elegant Themes present the nevest version of their first and only social sharing WordPress plugin called “Monarch”. Monarch 1.2 got number of amazing features and updates.
Monarch is one of the most comprehensive social sharing WordPress plugin available for WordPress platform currently, it offers number of options in terms of placement of social buttons and covers all the important social networks.
With Monarch 1.2 the plugin has taken another step ahead of other competing WordPress social plugins. So, let’s check what is new in the latest version Monarch 1.2.
Monarch lets you choose to display over 40 social networks in 7 different integration areas that can be completely customized, combined, and triggered by specific user interactions. In Monarch 1.2, we have included more network API’s for dynamic follow counts.
Both Side Floating Sidebar
WordPress theme design trend is changing and there are number of WordPress themes which comes with sidebar in the left side, so floating bar in the left side will not make any sense for those website with sidebar in the left side as it will get overlapped with the content.
Now Monarch 1.2 offers you option to select which side you want the social icons to float, you can even show the floating bar in the right side.
Auto-Updating Follow Counts
Monarch 1.2 is will fetch in most recent follow counts as it is integrated with the Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest API’s. So, you don’t have to manually update the follow count as 12 social networks will automatically update the most current follow count reducing your work load.
Share From Any Network
You may not want to display every single network in your integration areas, but still want to give your visitors a way to share from any available network. Now you can simply enable the “All Networks” button in your display settings, and Monarch 1.2 will add an option for users to share on a network that you don’t have displayed on your page.
All-Time Network Share Stats
In addition to tracking each network’s share stats on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis, you can now see the “All-Time” sharing stats so you can better understand which networks are being used most often by your audience.
Additional Bug Fixes And Improvements
In addition to the new features mentioned above, Monarch has been updated with the follow changes:
- Monarch widget: Fixed the issue with likes count error
- Improved YouTube response handling
- Fixed the issue with Pinterest icon, conflicting with the official Pinterest plugin icon
- Added Fadein/FadeOut Animation To Popup Overlay
- Fixed the issue with Monarch widget class that had no width defined