Without warning users, the folks at “ShareThis” added a new function to their social buttons plugin. Now, anytime someone copies text from a blog with “ShareThis” installed, when the text is pasted, a new message saying “See more at [insert url]” was placed at the end of the text.
So I’ve worked out an easy three-step fix:
1. Go to the “plugins” menu in your wordpress admin screens. Deactivate “ShareThis.”
2. Delete “ShareThis.”
3. Go to the “install new plugin” area, and install the Really simple Facebook Twitter share buttons plugin.
See? Very simple.
Update: Decided to try “Lazy Social Buttons” instead. It slows things down a bit for users (like me) who use the social media buttons, but it speeds things up a bit for all other users. Not sure if I like this, but I’ll try it for a bit.
I just deinstalled ShareThis too and went back to AddThis, which defaults to one simple icon.