The Subscription Options Plugin

Description of this WordPress Plugin:

The most common ways for people to subscribe to a blog and its content are through RSS, Email and Twitter. Facebook pages are increasing in usage too.
This plugin places the above icons in a widget area and lets users enter their own feed or page URLs and colour options. It’s really simple but there’s lots of power under the hood.

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Plugin features:

  • Offers an attractive range of subscription options for your readers using familiar-looking icons.
  • Intuitive interface for editing options, including your feed/page URLs, widget title and icon sizes.
  • Independent handling across multiple widget instances, using WordPress 2.8’s widget_class coolness.
  • Ability to select any colour, via HEX code or HTML Color Name.
  • Integration with the Subscription Options Add-on Pack
    (now with four new icons!)

Step-by-step installation instructions:

  1. Download the plugin from the WordPress Plugin Repository.
  2. Extract the files and place the entire ‘subscription-options’ folder in your wp_content/plugins directory.
  3. Go to your ‘Installed Plugins’ panel and activate ‘Subscription Options’.
  4. You are now ready to use the widget.

Usage instructions:

  1. Go to your ‘Appearance > Widgets’ panel and select the widget area you wish for the plugin to appear in.
  2. Enter the following details:
    • Widget Title
    • RSS Feed URL & Colour
    • Email Service URL & Colour
    • Twitter Stream URL & Colour
    • Facebook Page URL & Colour
    • Size of Feed Icons
      – Please note that you don’t need to use all the icons – just don’t enter a URL if you don’t want an icon to show up.
      – Please also note that you can use any HTML colour code, be it HEX code or HTML Color Name.
  3. Hit ‘Done’ then ‘Save Changes’. Test the appearance and perhaps change the size of the icons as necessary.
  4. If you would like additional icons for LinkedIn, Flickr, Google+, Podcasting, YouTube, Pinterest, Spotify or Tumblr, please consider installing the Subscription Options Add-on Pack and a new set of subscription options will automatically appear in the widget options panel.

The Widget Options Panel:

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Example Configurations:

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Version History:

V 0.1.0 was the first iteration of what I promise will be a participatory experience
V 0.1.5 – added css classes for users to hook into and edit through their css sheets
V 0.2 – added user-defined header size and target of users’ clicks
V 0.3 – updated icons to scale up to higher sizes without dithering
V 0.4 – switched to WP 2.8’s widget_class functionality to really crank it up
V 0.5 – inclusion of a new subscription icon for Facebook, by popular demand
V 0.6 – implemented an icon colour changer with twelve options
V 0.7 – upgraded to pass XHTML 1.0 Transitional validation
V 0.8 – full colour options & additional subscription icons based on user feedback
V 0.9 – modified icon designs plus four new icons in the Add-on Pack

Future Versions:

V1.0 – farbtastic or other java-based colour picker integration

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where do I put the widget?

You can place it wherever you like as long as it is within a pre-defined widget area. I haven’t worked out how to let people place the widget wherever they like. Let me know if you can help on my contact page though.

Can I style the widget in my own way?

Yes of course, it’s WordPress! You can use your stylesheet.css or this widget’s internal stylesheet to override your theme’s default widget settings by using the following CSS classes:

  • img.suboptions-icon – All icons (useful for setting alignment or spacing)
  • img.rss-icon – Just the RSS feed icon
  • img.email-icon – Just the email service icon
  • img.twitter-icon – Just the Twitter icon
  • img.facebook-icon – Just the Facebook icon

Please note that the icons’ sizes will still need to be set from within the widget admin panel. CSS doesn’t let you override that that.

Why have my icons turned grey and colourless?

You’ll need to re-enter your colours, as the widget now uses a different way to pick them. You can pick any HTML colour, be it via HEX code or HTML Color Name. Just enter your preference and hit ‘Save’ in the widget settings.

Why don’t my icons have nice rounded corners any more?

The latest version of this plugin gives you thousands of new colour options, using transparent icons and CSS3 rounded corners. As such, the widget looks best in modern CSS3-compatible web browsers such as Firefox, Google Chrome or IE9. If you are not entirely comfortable with this, you can always roll back to an older version.

How do I find my Feedburner Email Service URL?

The clickstream from within Feedburner looks like this: Publicize > Email Subscriptions > Activate. Then right click and copy the text that says ‘Preview Subscription Link…’ That’s your Feedburner Email Service URL.

Where can I find more help and support?

Just email me from my contact page, or leave a comment below. I’ll be happy to help where possible.

How can I support this plugin’s development?

Thank you so much for asking. There are a couple of options. You can purchase the Subscription Options Add-on Pack and receive eight new icons, or you can click the donate button below to contribute any sum to the developer, without downloading the add-on pack.

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  • http://www.myweightlossstruggle.com/ Bill W

    I appreciate this widget. It is making rolling out a blog a lot quicker for me.

    A couple of suggestions:

    There needs to be some more div elements in the output so that the images can be positioned better. You can go to my site to see what I did when I edited your plugin. Also, I would suggest making the classes and element output more compliant with most widgets.

    my other suggestion is that it would be great if some additional text/link could be defined in the widget and output under the images. Right under the images I want to add text that says “What is this subscription thingy?” that is a link to a page I have written about subscribing to the site. That would be great ….

    Oh, one more suggestion: what about skipping the email icon and making it text field so that people can input their email directly? or maybe making it an option to use either the image or text field?

    thanks for the widget! Funny, I think the simplest ideas tend to make my life the easiest.

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hello Bill,

      Thank you for the feedback! The widget looks great on your blog.

      I have made a note to give the widget it’s own CSS stylesheet in the next release, allowing blog administrators who are comfortable with the process to style the plugin to their heart’s content.

      I will consider creating a free-text box underneath the icons, but I’m concerned that it would take away from the minimalist look and feel. I’ll definitely implement this idea if it’s in demand though.

      As for your final suggestion, I feel that placing an email-submission box would certainly overcomplicate what I hope will always be a simple plugin for anyone who wants to show off their subscription options in an eye-catching way.

      Anyway Bill, stay tuned and I’m sure this plugin will improve with time, especially if I keep getting great suggestions like yours.

      Tom

  • http://www.myweightlossstruggle.com Bill W

    I appreciate this widget. It is making rolling out a blog a lot quicker for me.

    A couple of suggestions:

    There needs to be some more div elements in the output so that the images can be positioned better. You can go to my site to see what I did when I edited your plugin. Also, I would suggest making the classes and element output more compliant with most widgets.

    my other suggestion is that it would be great if some additional text/link could be defined in the widget and output under the images. Right under the images I want to add text that says “What is this subscription thingy?” that is a link to a page I have written about subscribing to the site. That would be great ….

    Oh, one more suggestion: what about skipping the email icon and making it text field so that people can input their email directly? or maybe making it an option to use either the image or text field?

    thanks for the widget! Funny, I think the simplest ideas tend to make my life the easiest.

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hello Bill,

      Thank you for the feedback! The widget looks great on your blog.

      I have made a note to give the widget it’s own CSS stylesheet in the next release, allowing blog administrators who are comfortable with the process to style the plugin to their heart’s content.

      I will consider creating a free-text box underneath the icons, but I’m concerned that it would take away from the minimalist look and feel. I’ll definitely implement this idea if it’s in demand though.

      As for your final suggestion, I feel that placing an email-submission box would certainly overcomplicate what I hope will always be a simple plugin for anyone who wants to show off their subscription options in an eye-catching way.

      Anyway Bill, stay tuned and I’m sure this plugin will improve with time, especially if I keep getting great suggestions like yours.

      Tom

  • http://www.myweightlossstruggle.com/ Bill W

    Tom, thanks for the response. Just one note: I wasn’t suggesting that we need a style sheet, just wrap the images in a div, throw some classes on each of the images, and make note of the class names in documentation. I think too many developers are creating their own style sheets, all of which gets called every time a page loads. I think people can write their own styles and put them in styles.css.

    One other thing I don’t think I was clear about. Widgets have a default output that gives them id and class names, so I was suggesting that you wrap your widget like most others in something like this:

    ....

    thanks again!

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Bill,
      I’ve made a few changes – the widget is alot more classy now!
      You can now use your stylesheet.css to override your theme’s default widget settings by using the following CSS classes:

      div.suboptions_widget > The widget container
      h3.suboptions_widget > The widget title
      img.rss_icon > The RSS feed icon
      img.mail_icon > The email service icon
      img.twitter_icon > The twitter icon

      Please note that the icons’ sizes will still need to be set from within the widget admin panel. CSS doesn’t let you override that that.

      Best,
      Tom

  • http://www.myweightlossstruggle.com Bill W

    Tom, thanks for the response. Just one note: I wasn’t suggesting that we need a style sheet, just wrap the images in a div, throw some classes on each of the images, and make note of the class names in documentation. I think too many developers are creating their own style sheets, all of which gets called every time a page loads. I think people can write their own styles and put them in styles.css.

    One other thing I don’t think I was clear about. Widgets have a default output that gives them id and class names, so I was suggesting that you wrap your widget like most others in something like this:

    ....

    thanks again!

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hi Bill,
      I’ve made a few changes – the widget is alot more classy now!
      You can now use your stylesheet.css to override your theme’s default widget settings by using the following CSS classes:

      div.suboptions_widget > The widget container
      h3.suboptions_widget > The widget title
      img.rss_icon > The RSS feed icon
      img.mail_icon > The email service icon
      img.twitter_icon > The twitter icon

      Please note that the icons’ sizes will still need to be set from within the widget admin panel. CSS doesn’t let you override that that.

      Best,
      Tom

  • http://www.myweightlossstruggle.com/ Bill W

    something is wrong with your comments. it says I can use code, but then what I put in there got stripped. Here it is:

    ….

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hmm – still doesn’t appear to be working. I will look into why.
      Can you email me your suggestion instead?

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Hi Bill,

        All of the codes work perfectly for me, so I suggest that if you’d like to send me your suggestion via email, I can share it with everyone here.

        Best,
        Tom

  • http://www.myweightlossstruggle.com Bill W

    something is wrong with your comments. it says I can use code, but then what I put in there got stripped. Here it is:

    ….

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hmm – still doesn’t appear to be working. I will look into why.
      Can you email me your suggestion instead?

      • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

        Hi Bill,

        All of the codes work perfectly for me, so I suggest that if you’d like to send me your suggestion via email, I can share it with everyone here.

        Best,
        Tom

  • http://www.myweightlossstruggle.com/ Bill W

    errrrrrrr …. convert the code to asci!!

    <div id="sub-options" class="widget widget_suboptions"><h3> ...

  • http://www.myweightlossstruggle.com Bill W

    errrrrrrr …. convert the code to asci!!

    <div id="sub-options" class="widget widget_suboptions"><h3> ...

  • http://blog.mattalgren.com/ Matt Algren

    Nice plugin. I implimented it yesterday, and it’s working great so far.

    You also might want to consider changing the color of the email icon. It’s become the default color of social sharing icons, and could lead to some confusion.

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Matt,

      Thanks for the good feedback.
      If a colour change is something that a few more people want, I shall look into doing so.

      Otherwise, I am planning some new icons for a further release, so stay tuned.
      Best,
      Tom

      • http://blog.mattalgren.com/ Matt Algren

        Excellent.

        On the next release, you might want to consider adding div.suboptions_widget a:hover { background:none;} to the css. Without that, my theme was giving the images a blue background on hover.

        • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

          Hi again Matt,

          You can resolve that issue in your stylesheet without the need for an updated version of the plugin. That’s the cool thing about CSS! If you want to define a setting for an element within a division, you can say div.subscription_options a:hover {whatever} yourself.

          I don’t have the means to make something that will be suitable for all of the themes out there, but through the CSS classes I have provided, you now have the tools to make changes for yourself.

          Tom

  • http://blog.mattalgren.com Matt Algren

    Nice plugin. I implimented it yesterday, and it’s working great so far.

    You also might want to consider changing the color of the email icon. It’s become the default color of social sharing icons, and could lead to some confusion.

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hi Matt,

      Thanks for the good feedback.
      If a colour change is something that a few more people want, I shall look into doing so.

      Otherwise, I am planning some new icons for a further release, so stay tuned.
      Best,
      Tom

      • http://blog.mattalgren.com Matt Algren

        Excellent.

        On the next release, you might want to consider adding div.suboptions_widget a:hover { background:none;} to the css. Without that, my theme was giving the images a blue background on hover.

        • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

          Hi again Matt,

          You can resolve that issue in your stylesheet without the need for an updated version of the plugin. That’s the cool thing about CSS! If you want to define a setting for an element within a division, you can say div.subscription_options a:hover {whatever} yourself.

          I don’t have the means to make something that will be suitable for all of the themes out there, but through the CSS classes I have provided, you now have the tools to make changes for yourself.

          Tom

  • http://www.myweightlossstruggle.com/ Bill W

    I would also recommend a slight change to the email icon color; it’s a little too close to the rss icon.

    Here’s another suggestion that is a little more specific for some people: itunes icon for podcasters. the url would be to the itunes store podcast page. I’m working with a client right now and I would like to use your plugin, but the itunes icon is missing. Maybe this could be an option for people.

    Thanks!

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi again Bill,

      For now, I’ll only be supporting the three major forms of blog subscription: RSS; email and Twitter. I think that if I provide more than that, the additional options might put off the hundreds of people who are looking for a simple subscription solution.

      However, I may look into adding new icons in a future release, again, only if there is demand for it.

      All the best,
      Tom

  • http://www.myweightlossstruggle.com Bill W

    I would also recommend a slight change to the email icon color; it’s a little too close to the rss icon.

    Here’s another suggestion that is a little more specific for some people: itunes icon for podcasters. the url would be to the itunes store podcast page. I’m working with a client right now and I would like to use your plugin, but the itunes icon is missing. Maybe this could be an option for people.

    Thanks!

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hi again Bill,

      For now, I’ll only be supporting the three major forms of blog subscription: RSS; email and Twitter. I think that if I provide more than that, the additional options might put off the hundreds of people who are looking for a simple subscription solution.

      However, I may look into adding new icons in a future release, again, only if there is demand for it.

      All the best,
      Tom

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  • http://www.turkbaron.net/ baron

    Works great, thank you

  • http://www.turkbaron.net baron

    Works great, thank you

  • http://deinspiratiekamer.nl/blog/ Lodewijk

    Thanks for your work, this makes it really simple and easy to implement these options on a blog.

    The options were in a different place than where I expected them however (I expected them under “Settings”). But that may be due to the fact that I hardly work with widgets at all on my blogs (but on this one I do).

    I would love to see an option to change the contents of the title attribute for the links. I implemented it on a Dutch blog, and I translated the title and alt to Dutch in the plugin code. But that way I have to do it every upgrade… (which is a minor but annoying thing to do). The same goes for the heading tag by the way. It defaults to h3, but can only be changed in the code itself. I use h2 in the sidebar (I know, bad for SEO…but I have to work with it for now). So I like that configurable as well.

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hello Lodewijk,

      I am really pleased with your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment here.
      When I created the plugin, I intended to make something so simple that anyone could see the value of it and use it easily.
      Now I’ve had feedback requesting these additional functions, I shall certainly look into providing these new features.

      Localisation is something I would need to spend some time on, so your suggestion of user-defined alt tags is something I will definitely include in the next release.
      As for those H3’s, how about a dropdown of H1 – H6 for you to choose from?

      Keep up your support, and do check out some of my other posts here. You never know what you might find.

      Best,
      Tom

      • http://deinspiratiekamer.nl/blog/ Lodewijk

        A dropdown box would be the easiest solution I think.

        Yeah, you should be careful not to include too much. This plugin is something for people who want (or need) to do it the easy way. I know that it would not be a big problem for me to code this into the sidebar myself (giving me all possible options I need). But I like the configurable part, because it makes it easy for multi-admin blogs or for blogs that need to be transferred to another admin. You just can’t assume that they know a great deal about html/php :-)

        I’ll browse around your blog, and make sure your other content won’t feel so lonely anymore ;-)

  • http://deinspiratiekamer.nl/blog/ Lodewijk

    Thanks for your work, this makes it really simple and easy to implement these options on a blog.

    The options were in a different place than where I expected them however (I expected them under “Settings”). But that may be due to the fact that I hardly work with widgets at all on my blogs (but on this one I do).

    I would love to see an option to change the contents of the title attribute for the links. I implemented it on a Dutch blog, and I translated the title and alt to Dutch in the plugin code. But that way I have to do it every upgrade… (which is a minor but annoying thing to do). The same goes for the heading tag by the way. It defaults to h3, but can only be changed in the code itself. I use h2 in the sidebar (I know, bad for SEO…but I have to work with it for now). So I like that configurable as well.

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hello Lodewijk,

      I am really pleased with your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment here.
      When I created the plugin, I intended to make something so simple that anyone could see the value of it and use it easily.
      Now I’ve had feedback requesting these additional functions, I shall certainly look into providing these new features.

      Localisation is something I would need to spend some time on, so your suggestion of user-defined alt tags is something I will definitely include in the next release.
      As for those H3’s, how about a dropdown of H1 – H6 for you to choose from?

      Keep up your support, and do check out some of my other posts here. You never know what you might find.

      Best,
      Tom

      • http://deinspiratiekamer.nl/blog/ Lodewijk

        A dropdown box would be the easiest solution I think.

        Yeah, you should be careful not to include too much. This plugin is something for people who want (or need) to do it the easy way. I know that it would not be a big problem for me to code this into the sidebar myself (giving me all possible options I need). But I like the configurable part, because it makes it easy for multi-admin blogs or for blogs that need to be transferred to another admin. You just can’t assume that they know a great deal about html/php :-)

        I’ll browse around your blog, and make sure your other content won’t feel so lonely anymore ;-)

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  • http://www.oceanofweb.com/ Atul

    can I use it without widgets and place directly in the theme files itself Pls do mail me the appropriate code for it

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hello Atul,

      I know exactly what you mean. You’re looking for a template tag such as:

      Unfortunately, I haven’t worked out how to write code that will allow users to place that tag in their templates.
      This could be a project for you Atul, if you are interested?
      In fact, if anyone out there can help me with this issue I will gladly credit you.

      Yours,
      Tom

      • http://www.oceanofweb.com/ Atul

        Hi Tom

        sorry for so delayed reply but actually was very bsy.
        As far as using this plugin as a code is concerned I dont think it sud be a big deal for you. In the starting method were u are returning if widget is not selected u can call the same func here to display the subscriptions options widget and can call that from anywhere in the theme. If u can try a little, definitely it wud be solved.
        And u can also increase ur plugin-users if u provide this functionality too.

        Atul

  • http://www.oceanofweb.com Atul

    can I use it without widgets and place directly in the theme files itself Pls do mail me the appropriate code for it

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hello Atul,

      I know exactly what you mean. You’re looking for a template tag such as:
      < ?php widget_suboptions() ?>
      Unfortunately, I haven’t worked out how to write code that will allow users to place that tag in their templates.
      This could be a project for you Atul, if you are interested?
      In fact, if anyone out there can help me with this issue I will gladly credit you.

      Yours,
      Tom

      • http://www.oceanofweb.com Atul

        Hi Tom

        sorry for so delayed reply but actually was very bsy.
        As far as using this plugin as a code is concerned I dont think it sud be a big deal for you. In the starting method were u are returning if widget is not selected u can call the same func here to display the subscriptions options widget and can call that from anywhere in the theme. If u can try a little, definitely it wud be solved.
        And u can also increase ur plugin-users if u provide this functionality too.

        Atul

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  • Emily

    I’m using your subscription options plugin for WordPress, and having trouble finding the “Feedburner Service Email URL” to configure the email button. Any ideas?

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Emily,

      Log in to FeedBurner, and go to your “Publicise” tab.
      In there, find “Email Subscriptions” in the left sidebar.
      Scroll down and hit “Activate”.
      Then, on the same page, find your “Subscription Link Code” and look at the code available for collection.
      The URL after the href is what you need to assign to the Mail Icon.

      Let me know how you get on,
      Tom

      • http://twitter.com/thelivingframe @thelivingframe

        if we have email subscribers – is there a way to get our hands on that email list for future publications?

        • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

          Hi Stefan,

          Depends on the service you're using – so best
          I know that FeedBurner records the email addresses of current email subscribers, which you can access through your FeedBurner dashboard under Email options.
          Let me know if I can be of further help.

          Yours,
          Tom

  • Emily

    I’m using your subscription options plugin for WordPress, and having trouble finding the “Feedburner Service Email URL” to configure the email button. Any ideas?

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hi Emily,

      Log in to FeedBurner, and go to your “Publicise” tab.
      In there, find “Email Subscriptions” in the left sidebar.
      Scroll down and hit “Activate”.
      Then, on the same page, find your “Subscription Link Code” and look at the code available for collection.
      The URL after the href is what you need to assign to the Mail Icon.

      Let me know how you get on,
      Tom

      • http://twitter.com/thelivingframe @thelivingframe

        if we have email subscribers – is there a way to get our hands on that email list for future publications?

        • http://intensedebate.com/people/freedimensional freedimensional

          Hi Stefan,

          Depends on the service you're using – so best
          I know that FeedBurner records the email addresses of current email subscribers, which you can access through your FeedBurner dashboard under Email options.
          Let me know if I can be of further help.

          Yours,
          Tom

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  • http://www.jwrmedia.com/ Yiorgos

    Hi
    Thanks for this great plugin!
    How can we modify it to make the links (to twitter, feedburner etc) open in a new page?

    Thanks

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Yiorgos,

      I’m soon to release a new version which will let users choose their preference.
      For now though, please put this code:
      target="_blank"
      …after the a in lines 59,60 and 61 in the suboptions.php file.

      Let me know how you get on with it.

      Yours,
      Tom

      • http://www.jwrmedia.com/ Yiorgos

        Tom
        Thanks for your prompt reply
        That doesn’t seem to work…..
        Just to be on the safe side, we are talking about changing this code

        echo 'target="_blank"<a type="application/rss+xml"
        echo 'target="_blank"<a type="text/html;"
        echo 'target="_blank"<a type="text/javascript"

        This simply puts a target=”_blank” in front of each image in my sidebar

        Thanks
        into this

        echo '<a type="application/rss+xml"
        echo '<a type="text/html;"
        echo '<a type="text/javascript"
        </echo?

      • http://www.jwrmedia.com/ Yiorgos

        Note: code above is kinda messed up but I think you’ll understand what I am saying

        • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

          Hi Yiorgos,

          Happy to help.
          Put your target=”_blank” … after the a.

          This should work for you now.
          Let me know if not.

          Tom

          • http://www.jwrmedia.com/ Yiorgos

            That worked perfectly!

            Thanks for your help Tom!

  • http://www.jwrmedia.com Yiorgos

    Hi
    Thanks for this great plugin!
    How can we modify it to make the links (to twitter, feedburner etc) open in a new page?

    Thanks

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hi Yiorgos,

      I’m soon to release a new version which will let users choose their preference.
      For now though, please put this code:
      target="_blank"
      …after the a in lines 59,60 and 61 in the suboptions.php file.

      Let me know how you get on with it.

      Yours,
      Tom

      • http://www.jwrmedia.com Yiorgos

        Tom
        Thanks for your prompt reply
        That doesn’t seem to work…..
        Just to be on the safe side, we are talking about changing this code

        echo 'target="_blank"<a type="application/rss+xml"
        echo 'target="_blank"<a type="text/html;"
        echo 'target="_blank"<a type="text/javascript"

        This simply puts a target=”_blank” in front of each image in my sidebar

        Thanks
        into this

        echo '<a type="application/rss+xml"
        echo '<a type="text/html;"
        echo '<a type="text/javascript"
        </echo?

      • http://www.jwrmedia.com Yiorgos

        Note: code above is kinda messed up but I think you’ll understand what I am saying

        • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

          Hi Yiorgos,

          Happy to help.
          Put your target=”_blank” … after the a.

          This should work for you now.
          Let me know if not.

          Tom

          • http://www.jwrmedia.com Yiorgos

            That worked perfectly!

            Thanks for your help Tom!

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  • http://www.hurryupandslowdown.com/ Peter A. Holst, D.C.

    I love this plugin/widget, but as a neophyt I have a couple of questions.
    1) How do I remove the standards RSS feed icon from my blog?
    2) Where do I find my feedburner email service url?
    Thanks! Peter

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Peter,

      Glad you love the plugin.

      In answer to Q1, I’m not familiar with your theme, but it looks like the other RSS icon is in it’s own widget area, so try deactivating it from there. If you can’t find it anywhere in your widget configuration page, it could be hardcoded into your theme. In that instance, place this code in your stylesheet.css:
      div.widget widget_feeds {display: none;}
      That should hide the widget area.

      In answer to Q2, please see my response to Emily’s question just above.

      Let me know how you get on with it.

      Tom

  • http://www.hurryupandslowdown.com Peter A. Holst, D.C.

    I love this plugin/widget, but as a neophyt I have a couple of questions.
    1) How do I remove the standards RSS feed icon from my blog?
    2) Where do I find my feedburner email service url?
    Thanks! Peter

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hi Peter,

      Glad you love the plugin.

      In answer to Q1, I’m not familiar with your theme, but it looks like the other RSS icon is in it’s own widget area, so try deactivating it from there. If you can’t find it anywhere in your widget configuration page, it could be hardcoded into your theme. In that instance, place this code in your stylesheet.css:
      div.widget widget_feeds {display: none;}
      That should hide the widget area.

      In answer to Q2, please see my response to Emily’s question just above.

      Let me know how you get on with it.

      Tom

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  • http://losingit.me.uk/ Les

    Version 0.2 seems to be giving me a display problem. Got this text appearing before the icons:

    < class=”suboptions_widget”>Subscription Options

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Les,

      Version 0.2.2 will fix that for you – sorry for the inconvenience.
      Make sure you put in a header size and your target once the update is complete!

      Best regards,
      Tom

      • http://ffballer.com/ Waiman Leung

        I upgraded to 0.2.2 but I’m still getting a problem, it looks like
        Follow us

        Also how can I make the title above the Icons? Many thanks again for your hard work.

        Regards,
        Waiman Leung

        • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

          Hi there – make absolutely sure you are using a proper header size – can be H1 H2 H3 H4 H5 or H6.

          You should be able to enter your widget’s header text too.

          Let me know how it goes,
          Tom

          • http://losingit.me.uk/ Les

            Upgraded to 0.2.4, and it’s nearly there. The only problem is that it’s inserting a plain <h2> for the widget title, rather than the <h2 class=”widget-title”> that I’d expect (and all my other widgets are using automatically). This gives your widget a completely different style of heading, which doesn’t look right at all….

          • http://ffballer.com/ Tom

            That fixed it thanks!

  • http://losingit.me.uk Les

    Version 0.2 seems to be giving me a display problem. Got this text appearing before the icons:

    < class=”suboptions_widget”>Subscription Options

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hi Les,

      Version 0.2.2 will fix that for you – sorry for the inconvenience.
      Make sure you put in a header size and your target once the update is complete!

      Best regards,
      Tom

      • http://ffballer.com/ Waiman Leung

        I upgraded to 0.2.2 but I’m still getting a problem, it looks like
        Follow us

        Also how can I make the title above the Icons? Many thanks again for your hard work.

        Regards,
        Waiman Leung

        • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

          Hi there – make absolutely sure you are using a proper header size – can be H1 H2 H3 H4 H5 or H6.

          You should be able to enter your widget’s header text too.

          Let me know how it goes,
          Tom

          • http://losingit.me.uk/ Les

            Upgraded to 0.2.4, and it’s nearly there. The only problem is that it’s inserting a plain <h2> for the widget title, rather than the <h2 class=”widget-title”> that I’d expect (and all my other widgets are using automatically). This gives your widget a completely different style of heading, which doesn’t look right at all….

          • http://ffballer.com/ Tom

            That fixed it thanks!

  • http://jeffturnerdds.com/ nanette

    I tried to install it from WP plugin page and I just get an error

    Downloading install package from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/subscription-options.0.2.3.zip.

    Download failed. 404: Not Found

    help, I am a newbie.

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Nanette,

      This is a WordPress issue, not an issue with my plugin.
      I’ve sent them a new version to update their records with.

      Tom

  • http://jeffturnerdds.com nanette

    I tried to install it from WP plugin page and I just get an error

    Downloading install package from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/subscription-options.0.2.3.zip.

    Download failed. 404: Not Found

    help, I am a newbie.

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hi Nanette,

      This is a WordPress issue, not an issue with my plugin.
      I’ve sent them a new version to update their records with.

      Tom

  • http://losingit.me.uk/ Les

    Following up my last comment – setting it to H3 is a close enough match.

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Glad to hear it Les,

      Since I won’t be able to write code that’s suitable for every WordPress theme out there, I thought that by providing extra options users could style the plugin in a way that suits them.

      Tom

      • http://losingit.me.uk/ Les

        Well, that sort of works, but most widgets don’t do that, and so they all take on the same style for the heading, which is defined in the theme. Less work all round for the user that way…

  • http://losingit.me.uk/ Les

    Following up my last comment – setting it to H3 is a close enough match.

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Glad to hear it Les,

      Since I won’t be able to write code that’s suitable for every WordPress theme out there, I thought that by providing extra options users could style the plugin in a way that suits them.

      Tom

      • http://losingit.me.uk/ Les

        Well, that sort of works, but most widgets don’t do that, and so they all take on the same style for the heading, which is defined in the theme. Less work all round for the user that way…

  • http://www.chrissulli.com/ chris

    When I go to drag the subscribe options tab from available widgets into the sidebar, it freaks out like it is trying to open and this shows up next it “Size of Feed Icons (up to 64px):Size of Feed Icons (up to 64px):Size of Feed Icons (up to 64px):Size of Feed “. All the other widgets work normally. Thanks.

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      I’ve never heard of an issue like that.
      I suggest getting the latest version of both WordPress and Subscription Options, just to make sure.
      If it still goes wrong then maybe this plugin isn’t for you.

      Tom

      • http://www.chrissulli.com/ chris

        Worked fine when I got home and was able to try it in firefox rather than IE

  • http://www.chrissulli.com chris

    When I go to drag the subscribe options tab from available widgets into the sidebar, it freaks out like it is trying to open and this shows up next it “Size of Feed Icons (up to 64px):Size of Feed Icons (up to 64px):Size of Feed Icons (up to 64px):Size of Feed “. All the other widgets work normally. Thanks.

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      I’ve never heard of an issue like that.
      I suggest getting the latest version of both WordPress and Subscription Options, just to make sure.
      If it still goes wrong then maybe this plugin isn’t for you.

      Tom

      • http://www.chrissulli.com chris

        Worked fine when I got home and was able to try it in firefox rather than IE

  • http://www.kretzu.com/blog chris

    I am getting a weird set of brackets before my icons. any suggestions on why this is?

    ~c

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Sure I do – please refer to my response to Waiman’s question above!

      Tom

  • http://www.kretzu.com/blog chris

    I am getting a weird set of brackets before my icons. any suggestions on why this is?

    ~c

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Sure I do – please refer to my response to Waiman’s question above!

      Tom

  • http://nspeaks.com/ Navjot Singh

    A Small Useless tip –
    Delete the thumbs.db file from your plugin’s images directory in the zip file..helps in smaller download!

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Thanks for that – still getting to grips with TortoiseSVN.

      Tom

  • http://nspeaks.com Navjot Singh

    A Small Useless tip –
    Delete the thumbs.db file from your plugin’s images directory in the zip file..helps in smaller download!

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Thanks for that – still getting to grips with TortoiseSVN.

      Tom

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  • http://www.genscraps.com/wp/ Katrina Haney

    Hi Tom,

    I just installed your widget, and I have a slight problem. It is using the default text color for the widget title, but that color is the background color of the sidebar where the widget goes. I don’t know enough about css/php to figure out how to change this, though I did try. Can you suggest how this might be done?

    Thanks,
    Kat

    • http://www.genscraps.com/wp/ Katrina Haney

      Actually, come to think of it, why isn’t it using the same widget header design that the rest of my widgets are using?

      Kat

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Hi Kat,

        Sorry for the late reply – I’ve been away.
        Looking at your site you appear to have solved the problem?

        I created the option to choose the header size that best fits your theme, so I’m glad you worked out which one you needed.

        Yours,
        Tom

        • http://www.genscraps.com/wp/ Katrina Haney

          Yes thank you Tom, I did. I usually do once I ask for help lol

          But I’m learning a lot.

          Kat

  • http://www.genscraps.com/wp/ Katrina Haney

    Hi Tom,

    I just installed your widget, and I have a slight problem. It is using the default text color for the widget title, but that color is the background color of the sidebar where the widget goes. I don’t know enough about css/php to figure out how to change this, though I did try. Can you suggest how this might be done?

    Thanks,
    Kat

    • http://www.genscraps.com/wp/ Katrina Haney

      Actually, come to think of it, why isn’t it using the same widget header design that the rest of my widgets are using?

      Kat

      • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

        Hi Kat,

        Sorry for the late reply – I’ve been away.
        Looking at your site you appear to have solved the problem?

        I created the option to choose the header size that best fits your theme, so I’m glad you worked out which one you needed.

        Yours,
        Tom

        • http://www.genscraps.com/wp/ Katrina Haney

          Yes thank you Tom, I did. I usually do once I ask for help lol

          But I’m learning a lot.

          Kat

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  • http://www.parentmemo.com/ Justine

    Hi Tom,
    I finally have this plugin up and running and it is working great! Thank you so much!

    Might I suggest a justification option…I know this is kind of picky, but the way the widget sits in my side bar would look so much better if it were center justified.

    Just a thought! I’m using the plugin either way :)
    Thanks again,
    Justine

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Justine,

      I’ll certainly look into it, but for now you can add an alignment option in your own stylesheet with something like this:
      div.suboptions_widget{
      float:right;
      }

      and playing around until something looks right.

      Yours,
      Tom

      • http://www.parentmemo.com/ Justine

        Tom-
        Thanks so much for your help! :)
        -Justine

      • http://www.blog.yoocom.fr/ Kamel

        Hi and thanks for this plugin.

        It’s working as a charm but I’d like to center the icons. I tried the tips to Justine, it’s not working for me, like the following code :

        .div.suboptions_widget{
        display:inline;
        text-align:center;
        }

        Have you an idea ?

        • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

          Hi Kamel,

          Try this:

          img.rss_icon {
          margin-left:40px;
          }
          img.rss_icon, img.mail_icon, img.twitter_icon {
          margin-right:5px;
          margin-bottom:10px;
          }

          If this is helpful to you, you may wish to consider donating to the development fund at http://bit.ly/donate_to_me.

          Yours,
          Tom

          • http://www.blog.yoocom.fr/ Kamel

            Hi Tom and thanks for your help.

            It’s still not working. I forgot to give the link of my website : http://www.blog.yoocom.fr/

            Thanks in advance if you got the trick :)

            Cheers

          • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

            Hi Kamel,

            It’s cool – I found your blog.

            The reason it’s not working for you is you’ve added a dot to each of the css entries. If you paste the exact code I gave you, it will work perfectly.

            Let me know!

            Yours,
            Tom

          • http://www.blog.yoocom.fr/ Kamel

            Hey dude, it works perfectly :)

            I already planned to make a donation :)

            Thanks you man !

            Kamel

        • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

          My pleasure – have a great weekend.

  • http://www.parentmemo.com Justine

    Hi Tom,
    I finally have this plugin up and running and it is working great! Thank you so much!

    Might I suggest a justification option…I know this is kind of picky, but the way the widget sits in my side bar would look so much better if it were center justified.

    Just a thought! I’m using the plugin either way :)
    Thanks again,
    Justine

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hi Justine,

      I’ll certainly look into it, but for now you can add an alignment option in your own stylesheet with something like this:
      div.suboptions_widget{
      float:right;
      }

      and playing around until something looks right.

      Yours,
      Tom

      • http://www.parentmemo.com Justine

        Tom-
        Thanks so much for your help! :)
        -Justine

      • http://www.blog.yoocom.fr/ Kamel

        Hi and thanks for this plugin.

        It’s working as a charm but I’d like to center the icons. I tried the tips to Justine, it’s not working for me, like the following code :

        .div.suboptions_widget{
        display:inline;
        text-align:center;
        }

        Have you an idea ?

        • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

          Hi Kamel,

          Try this:

          img.rss_icon {
          margin-left:40px;
          }
          img.rss_icon, img.mail_icon, img.twitter_icon {
          margin-right:5px;
          margin-bottom:10px;
          }

          If this is helpful to you, you may wish to consider donating to the development fund at http://bit.ly/donate_to_me.

          Yours,
          Tom

          • http://www.blog.yoocom.fr/ Kamel

            Hi Tom and thanks for your help.

            It’s still not working. I forgot to give the link of my website : http://www.blog.yoocom.fr/

            Thanks in advance if you got the trick :)

            Cheers

          • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

            Hi Kamel,

            It’s cool – I found your blog.

            The reason it’s not working for you is you’ve added a dot to each of the css entries. If you paste the exact code I gave you, it will work perfectly.

            Let me know!

            Yours,
            Tom

          • http://www.blog.yoocom.fr/ Kamel

            Hey dude, it works perfectly :)

            I already planned to make a donation :)

            Thanks you man !

            Kamel

        • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

          My pleasure – have a great weekend.

  • http://www.allthewayfit.com/ April

    Hello,

    For some reason, I am not able to use the widgets for my blog. Can I just use the html for this plug in and put it right in the code?

    thanks!

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      No idea why it’s not working I’m afraid April, perhaps try uninstalling and reinstalling the plugin? Maybe your theme doesn’t have any widget-ready areas?

      Anyone can create a similar effect through HTML alone, but I’ll not patronise you by supplying the code for you here.

      Apologies,
      Tom

  • http://www.allthewayfit.com April

    Hello,

    For some reason, I am not able to use the widgets for my blog. Can I just use the html for this plug in and put it right in the code?

    thanks!

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      No idea why it’s not working I’m afraid April, perhaps try uninstalling and reinstalling the plugin? Maybe your theme doesn’t have any widget-ready areas?

      Anyone can create a similar effect through HTML alone, but I’ll not patronise you by supplying the code for you here.

      Apologies,
      Tom

  • http://www.parentmemo.com/ Justine

    Just wondering…do you have any thoughts of adding a Facebook button to this widget?? That would be great!

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hmm… interesting idea, and one that’s come up before.

      How do you see this working? What functionality would you like?

      Yours,
      Tom

      • http://www.parentmemo.com/ Justine

        Hi Tom-
        I’m thinking something that links to a fan page…like the one you have below on your site. Because if you update the fan page with links to your posts, it’s kind of like a subscription, right? :) The updates go into that person’s news feed! Anyhow, something to kick around!
        -Justine

  • http://www.parentmemo.com Justine

    Just wondering…do you have any thoughts of adding a Facebook button to this widget?? That would be great!

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hmm… interesting idea, and one that’s come up before.

      How do you see this working? What functionality would you like?

      Yours,
      Tom

      • http://www.parentmemo.com Justine

        Hi Tom-
        I’m thinking something that links to a fan page…like the one you have below on your site. Because if you update the fan page with links to your posts, it’s kind of like a subscription, right? :) The updates go into that person’s news feed! Anyhow, something to kick around!
        -Justine

  • Erika

    Great Widget ..

    I agree with Justine. It would be simply great if you put a Facebook button.
    I hope you will add it in your next release :-)

    One thing I like to know, I made my own buttons which are 128px in size .. but in ur plugin, max 100px allowed .. is there any way i can change it to 128px? If this can be done, would u plz tell me how?

    Thanks in advance.
    – Erika

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Erika,

      You can have 128px no problem.
      However, the images I’ve created only scale up to 100px before they start dithering.
      I’ve got something coming out that will solve that though…

      What do your logos look like?
      Want to bundle them with a future release of my plugin?

      Best,
      Tom

  • Erika

    Great Widget ..

    I agree with Justine. It would be simply great if you put a Facebook button.
    I hope you will add it in your next release :-)

    One thing I like to know, I made my own buttons which are 128px in size .. but in ur plugin, max 100px allowed .. is there any way i can change it to 128px? If this can be done, would u plz tell me how?

    Thanks in advance.
    – Erika

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hi Erika,

      You can have 128px no problem.
      However, the images I’ve created only scale up to 100px before they start dithering.
      I’ve got something coming out that will solve that though…

      What do your logos look like?
      Want to bundle them with a future release of my plugin?

      Best,
      Tom

  • http://socialwebtools.info/ ChaCha Fance

    Very simple but really comes in handy! Thank you :)

  • http://socialwebtools.info ChaCha Fance

    Very simple but really comes in handy! Thank you :)

  • http://www.morethancake.org/ Joe Miller

    Hi, I love the widget, but have a question about placement. I would like to place the buttons at the top right of my page above some text links that are built into my template. Is there a simple way I can put the code into this part of my template? (you can see my site via the link to know what I am asking).

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Joe,

      I still haven’t worked out how users can implement the widget wherever they like with a code snippet.
      If you find out, do let me know.

      However, you might want to look into creating a new widget area.
      That way, you can add any widget wherever you want.

      Let me know how it goes,
      Tom

      • http://www.morethancake.org/ Joe Miller

        okay, I was hoping for a quick and easy solution. If I have time to develop a solution, I will let you know.
        Thanks!

  • http://www.morethancake.org Joe Miller

    Hi, I love the widget, but have a question about placement. I would like to place the buttons at the top right of my page above some text links that are built into my template. Is there a simple way I can put the code into this part of my template? (you can see my site via the link to know what I am asking).

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hi Joe,

      I still haven’t worked out how users can implement the widget wherever they like with a code snippet.
      If you find out, do let me know.

      However, you might want to look into creating a new widget area.
      That way, you can add any widget wherever you want.

      Let me know how it goes,
      Tom

      • http://www.morethancake.org Joe Miller

        okay, I was hoping for a quick and easy solution. If I have time to develop a solution, I will let you know.
        Thanks!

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  • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh Brock

    Just to tell you that I love those sharp, bright, clean subscription options – and I am very grateful that you developed it. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ps: London rocks. Can’t wait to make it out there during the summer next time!

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Wow – thanks!
      If you’d like to show your thanks please consider using one of these on your blog, or making a small donation.
      You have a really interesting site by the way.

      Yours,
      Tom

  • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh Brock

    Just to tell you that I love those sharp, bright, clean subscription options – and I am very grateful that you developed it. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ps: London rocks. Can’t wait to make it out there during the summer next time!

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Wow – thanks!
      If you’d like to show your thanks please consider using one of these on your blog, or making a small donation.
      You have a really interesting site by the way.

      Yours,
      Tom

  • http://www.webshelby.net/talkteen shelby poston

    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

    Fatal error: Class ‘WP_Widget’ not found in d:webspacewinsrv15webshelbwebshelby.netspecialWordPresswp-contentpluginssubscriptionoptionssuboptions.php on line 40

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Shelby,

      As per my release notes, this plugin is only compatible with WordPress 2.8 or higher. WP_Widget is a new feature of WordPress that has a totally new taxonomy for handling widgets and widget variables. Tapping into it for my recent release means the plugin is now rock-solid.

      Try and leave a proper comment next time.

      Tom

  • shelby poston

    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

    Fatal error: Class ‘WP_Widget’ not found in d:webspacewinsrv15webshelbwebshelby.netspecialWordPresswp-contentpluginssubscriptionoptionssuboptions.php on line 40

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hi Shelby,

      As per my release notes, this plugin is only compatible with WordPress 2.8 or higher. WP_Widget is a new feature of WordPress that has a totally new taxonomy for handling widgets and widget variables. Tapping into it for my recent release means the plugin is now rock-solid.

      Try and leave a proper comment next time.

      Tom

  • http://www.sciencebase.com/ David Bradley

    Great plugin, running it on a couple of blogs. However, periodically the widget disappears from the sidebar…could it be a conflict with another plugin, seems to have happened at least once after a scheduled blog post was posted, means having to re-add the widget and re-enter all three URLs each time…

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi David,
      Hmm – sounds nasty. I’m sorry to hear that.
      Some questions:
      Are you on WordPress 2.8.4?
      Do you have WP Super Cache running?
      Have you tried uninstalling, then reinstalling the plugin?
      Basic stuff, I know, but I just need to ascertain what the issue could be.

      Get back to me!
      Tom

  • http://www.sciencebase.com David Bradley

    Great plugin, running it on a couple of blogs. However, periodically the widget disappears from the sidebar…could it be a conflict with another plugin, seems to have happened at least once after a scheduled blog post was posted, means having to re-add the widget and re-enter all three URLs each time…

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hi David,
      Hmm – sounds nasty. I’m sorry to hear that.
      Some questions:
      Are you on WordPress 2.8.4?
      Do you have WP Super Cache running?
      Have you tried uninstalling, then reinstalling the plugin?
      Basic stuff, I know, but I just need to ascertain what the issue could be.

      Get back to me!
      Tom

  • http://blog.maskil.info/ Maskil

    Gotcha With Upgrading The Subscription Options Plugin

    Just a heads-up for the rest of your user base: I encountered the following gotcha when I upgraded to the latest release of the plugin a few days ago:

    The automatic upgrade appeared to run successfully. Afterwards, however, the icons were no longer displayed on the blog. I then found that the widget had disappeared from the sidebar, and my parameters and settings were missing from the widget.

    • http://www.morethancake.org/ Joe Miller

      same here

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hello Maskil,

      Welcome to Digital Cortex.

      I’m really sorry about your upgrade encounter, I will put something in the release notes to alert other users.
      It shouldn’t happen with the next release, now I’ve migrated to WP 2.8’s new widget class.
      The big switch was probably what caused the issue.

      Thank you for letting me know.

      Yours,
      Tom

      • http://blog.maskil.info/ Maskil

        No problem, it was all documented. Just thought you (and other users) should know.

  • http://blog.maskil.info/ Maskil

    Gotcha With Upgrading The Subscription Options Plugin

    Just a heads-up for the rest of your user base: I encountered the following gotcha when I upgraded to the latest release of the plugin a few days ago:

    The automatic upgrade appeared to run successfully. Afterwards, however, the icons were no longer displayed on the blog. I then found that the widget had disappeared from the sidebar, and my parameters and settings were missing from the widget.

    • http://www.morethancake.org Joe Miller

      same here

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hello Maskil,

      Welcome to Digital Cortex.

      I’m really sorry about your upgrade encounter, I will put something in the release notes to alert other users.
      It shouldn’t happen with the next release, now I’ve migrated to WP 2.8’s new widget class.
      The big switch was probably what caused the issue.

      Thank you for letting me know.

      Yours,
      Tom

      • http://blog.maskil.info/ Maskil

        No problem, it was all documented. Just thought you (and other users) should know.

  • http://www.modernhippiemag.com/ Modern Hippie

    Love, love, LOVE your plugin Tom!! Very nice work! I’ve read thru all the other comments and have absolutely no idea what anyone is talking about. All I know is this has been a very easy, user-friendly widget/plugin to work with and I thank you.

    I do agree that adding a facebook option would be supreme, hope you will include in future release VERY soon.

    Until I am able to donate to you monetarily, very destitute modern hippie here, I will add your ad to my site. And will add to all future blogs as well!

    Thanks again!
    Modern Hippie

  • http://www.modernhippiemag.com Modern Hippie

    Love, love, LOVE your plugin Tom!! Very nice work! I’ve read thru all the other comments and have absolutely no idea what anyone is talking about. All I know is this has been a very easy, user-friendly widget/plugin to work with and I thank you.

    I do agree that adding a facebook option would be supreme, hope you will include in future release VERY soon.

    Until I am able to donate to you monetarily, very destitute modern hippie here, I will add your ad to my site. And will add to all future blogs as well!

    Thanks again!
    Modern Hippie

  • http://blog.abinventio.com/ Alex Backer

    I followed your instructions to install Subscription options but got Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks!
    Alex

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Alex,

      Welcome to Digital Cortex.

      Firstly, make sure you are using WordPress 2.8+. Does it work now?
      If not, try uninstalling and reinstalling the plugin. How about now?

      If it still doesn’t work, can you let me know the entire text you see when a fatal error occurs.

      Let’s get this sorted for you.

      Best,
      Tom

  • http://blog.abinventio.com Alex Backer

    I followed your instructions to install Subscription options but got Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks!
    Alex

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hi Alex,

      Welcome to Digital Cortex.

      Firstly, make sure you are using WordPress 2.8+. Does it work now?
      If not, try uninstalling and reinstalling the plugin. How about now?

      If it still doesn’t work, can you let me know the entire text you see when a fatal error occurs.

      Let’s get this sorted for you.

      Best,
      Tom

  • Cate

    I can’t get the images to display horizontally. I’ve tried “display: inline” but not working.

    Can anybody help?

    • Cate

      Disregard last post: added “height:100px” and it worked horizontally!

      Thanks for a great plugin!

      Cate

  • Cate

    I can’t get the images to display horizontally. I’ve tried “display: inline” but not working.

    Can anybody help?

    • Cate

      Disregard last post: added “height:100px” and it worked horizontally!

      Thanks for a great plugin!

      Cate

  • Alexa

    Hi there – I love everything about your plugin – it’s much simplified. The issue I have is that the organization for which I built the WordPress site doesn’t have a Twitter feed (I agree with all above about a Facebook one instead).

    Here’s my question – for now, is it possible to “hack” and put in any link you want in the spot that says “Twitter” (or other) feed url and then change the icon to something that makes more sense? Facebook or otherwise?

    Just thinking maybe that could work for me?
    Thanks -

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Alexa,
      Good to meet you.

      No need to hack anything around here! If you don’t want your Twitter icon to show up, don’t enter a URL into the Twitter field of the widget’s settings and you won’t get one appearing.

      This will work across multiple instances of the widget too – so you could add just the RSS icon in one corner, and put the Mail icon somewhere else if you want.

      As for Facebook, I have literally just this second submitted version 0.5, which has a Facebook icon for everyone!

      All the best,
      Tom

      • Alexa

        :-)

        I’m actually terrified of any solution that uses the verb, “hack” – so I’m happy!

        The issue is really that I want to replace the third option from Twitter to an option to do RSS Feeds by Category. I have yet to figure out what the icon will LOOK like (maybe little folders or something), but I’m wondering if I can upload an icon to replace Twitter, then make the url in the widget box (that says Twitter) the URL for the RSS by Categories page, where people can then choose to subscribe to feeds by category.

        Would that work? EXCELLENT news of Facebook, by the way – purely for selfish reasons on that one – for ME!
        Alexa

  • Alexa

    Hi there – I love everything about your plugin – it’s much simplified. The issue I have is that the organization for which I built the WordPress site doesn’t have a Twitter feed (I agree with all above about a Facebook one instead).

    Here’s my question – for now, is it possible to “hack” and put in any link you want in the spot that says “Twitter” (or other) feed url and then change the icon to something that makes more sense? Facebook or otherwise?

    Just thinking maybe that could work for me?
    Thanks -

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hi Alexa,
      Good to meet you.

      No need to hack anything around here! If you don’t want your Twitter icon to show up, don’t enter a URL into the Twitter field of the widget’s settings and you won’t get one appearing.

      This will work across multiple instances of the widget too – so you could add just the RSS icon in one corner, and put the Mail icon somewhere else if you want.

      As for Facebook, I have literally just this second submitted version 0.5, which has a Facebook icon for everyone!

      All the best,
      Tom

      • Alexa

        :-)

        I’m actually terrified of any solution that uses the verb, “hack” – so I’m happy!

        The issue is really that I want to replace the third option from Twitter to an option to do RSS Feeds by Category. I have yet to figure out what the icon will LOOK like (maybe little folders or something), but I’m wondering if I can upload an icon to replace Twitter, then make the url in the widget box (that says Twitter) the URL for the RSS by Categories page, where people can then choose to subscribe to feeds by category.

        Would that work? EXCELLENT news of Facebook, by the way – purely for selfish reasons on that one – for ME!
        Alexa

  • http://zoomur.com/ Jeff

    Is there a way I can add some space between the icons? I have tried with no luck. I am using the Thesis theme.

    Thanks

    Jeff

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Sure thing Jeff,

      Try adding this to your stylesheet:
      img.rss_icon, img.mail_icon, img.twitter_icon {margin:0px 5px 0px 5px;}

      Play around with the pixel values until it looks right.
      Remember: it goes top right bottom left.

      Best,
      Tom

      • http://zoomur.com/ Jeff

        Tom –

        You are brilliant!!!

        It worked like a charm.

        This is by far the easiest and best plugin of its kind.

        Take care

        Jeff

      • http://www.chrysulawinegar.com/ Chrysula

        Thanks for this code, I’ve used it at http://chrysulawinegar.com. However, for some reason the space between icons is not consistent between the RSS and email icons. Can you suggest what I can do to adjust? Thanks so much, I LOVE this plug-in and will be donating as soon as I get it looking as I need it to!!

        • http://www.chrysulawinegar.com/ Chrysula

          Hey, no worries, I figured it out. Had to take out the . before .img_rss_icon, looking good. Now you can hold me to that donation! Love this plugin!

  • Jeff

    Is there a way I can add some space between the icons? I have tried with no luck. I am using the Thesis theme.

    Thanks

    Jeff

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Sure thing Jeff,

      Try adding this to your stylesheet:
      img.rss_icon, img.mail_icon, img.twitter_icon {margin:0px 5px 0px 5px;}

      Play around with the pixel values until it looks right.
      Remember: it goes top right bottom left.

      Best,
      Tom

      • Jeff

        Tom –

        You are brilliant!!!

        It worked like a charm.

        This is by far the easiest and best plugin of its kind.

        Take care

        Jeff

  • http://LegalAdmin.info/ Richard Wood

    What URL am I supposed to use for the Twitter Subscription? Just my normal Twitter URL? http://twitter.com/RL_Wood?

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Richard,

      That’s right, yes.
      Although do make sure you are syndicating new entries from your blog to Twitter via Twitterfeed, so that your readers are still being offered a true ‘subscription option’ when they click there.

      Yours,
      Tom

  • http://LegalAdmin.info Richard Wood

    What URL am I supposed to use for the Twitter Subscription? Just my normal Twitter URL? http://twitter.com/RL_Wood?

    • http://digitalcortex.net freedimensional

      Hi Richard,

      That’s right, yes.
      Although do make sure you are syndicating new entries from your blog to Twitter via Twitterfeed, so that your readers are still being offered a true ‘subscription option’ when they click there.

      Yours,
      Tom

  • http://www.modernhippiemag.com/ Jaszy

    Howdy Tom! Congrats on the new release!! Can’t wait to get the facebook icon up and running…gotta set up the page first, LOL!

    We changed blog themes recently and your ad inadvertently got kicked off. Didn’t realize it until your new release came out, but it’s back up now!

    Much obliged,
    Jaszy

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Jaszy,

      The widget looks great on your site.
      Have a think about what you’d like from me next.

      Yours,
      Tom

      • http://www.modernhippiemag.com/ Jaszy

        How about adding Vimeo? Just a thought.

  • http://www.modernhippiemag.com Jaszy

    Howdy Tom! Congrats on the new release!! Can’t wait to get the facebook icon up and running…gotta set up the page first, LOL!

    We changed blog themes recently and your ad inadvertently got kicked off. Didn’t realize it until your new release came out, but it’s back up now!

    Much obliged,
    Jaszy

    • http://digitalcortex.net Tom Saunter

      Hi Jaszy,

      The widget looks great on your site.
      Have a think about what you’d like from me next.

      Yours,
      Tom

      • http://www.modernhippiemag.com Jaszy

        How about adding Vimeo? Just a thought.

  • http://www.blogstash.com/ satrap

    first i want to thank you for this. second i like some of others have the question of if there a way to add some space between the icons?

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi there!

      Take a look at my response to Jeff above.
      Play around with the pixels to achieve your desired effect.

      Yours,
      Tom

  • http://www.blogstash.com satrap

    first i want to thank you for this. second i like some of others have the question of if there a way to add some space between the icons?

    • http://digitalcortex.net Tom Saunter

      Hi there!

      Take a look at my response to Jeff above.
      Play around with the pixels to achieve your desired effect.

      Yours,
      Tom

  • http://www.snowboredinstructors.com/ Dave

    great plugin, exactly what I wanted. I hunted around for a bit and all the other ones include twitter feeds and bla bla bla.

    Thanks

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      No worries Dave, it’s my pleasure.
      Let me know if there are any features you’d like for the next version.

      Yours,
      Tom

  • http://www.snowboredinstructors.com Dave

    great plugin, exactly what I wanted. I hunted around for a bit and all the other ones include twitter feeds and bla bla bla.

    Thanks

    • http://digitalcortex.net Tom Saunter

      No worries Dave, it’s my pleasure.
      Let me know if there are any features you’d like for the next version.

      Yours,
      Tom

  • mahshad

    hi there,

    wondering if it’s possible (and if so, can you guide me?) to add more buttons, like YouTube, MySpace, flickr, etc. to the subscription options. i know that when i first installed this plugin, Facebook wasn’t on there, so i’m guessing it’s not too complicated to add more, but i’d sure appreciate some help in figuring it out!

    thanks!

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hello Mahshad,

      This plugin is intended to provide a simple way for readers to subscribe to your blog. I’ve intentionally not created icons for other social media services because they either do not provide the means to accept an RSS feed, or they are not in popular use compared to more traditional services.

      You might prefer to create something like I have done to the bottom left of my site, driving readers to my various social media profiles.
      That’s a simple matter of writing some HTML, and may achieve the desired effect far easier than modifying this plugin’s PHP code.

      Let me know your thoughts,
      Tom

  • mahshad

    hi there,

    wondering if it’s possible (and if so, can you guide me?) to add more buttons, like YouTube, MySpace, flickr, etc. to the subscription options. i know that when i first installed this plugin, Facebook wasn’t on there, so i’m guessing it’s not too complicated to add more, but i’d sure appreciate some help in figuring it out!

    thanks!

    • http://digitalcortex.net Tom Saunter

      Hello Mahshad,

      This plugin is intended to provide a simple way for readers to subscribe to your blog. I’ve intentionally not created icons for other social media services because they either do not provide the means to accept an RSS feed, or they are not in popular use compared to more traditional services.

      You might prefer to create something like I have done to the bottom left of my site, driving readers to my various social media profiles.
      That’s a simple matter of writing some HTML, and may achieve the desired effect far easier than modifying this plugin’s PHP code.

      Let me know your thoughts,
      Tom

  • Darryl

    Hi, Tom.

    I really like this plugin– a lot, mainly because I can’t program and it’s very user friendly.

    I have what is surely a stupid question: What url is intended to be used with facebook?

    Thanks for the plugin and the help!

    Darryl

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Darryl,

      Many bloggers have begun autoposting their new entries to a Facebook Page, as a way to provide fans updates in their Facebook News Feeds.
      I do this myself over at http://facebook.com/digitalcortex for example.

      Though not as popular a method as, say, Twitter, Facebook subscriptions are increasing in popularity given the other cool things you can do there, such as trigger discussions and viral growth for your blog’s following. Any questions, let me know.

      Yours,
      Tom

  • Darryl

    Hi, Tom.

    I really like this plugin– a lot, mainly because I can’t program and it’s very user friendly.

    I have what is surely a stupid question: What url is intended to be used with facebook?

    Thanks for the plugin and the help!

    Darryl

    • http://digitalcortex.net Tom Saunter

      Hi Darryl,

      Many bloggers have begun autoposting their new entries to a Facebook Page, as a way to provide fans updates in their Facebook News Feeds.
      I do this myself over at http://facebook.com/digitalcortex for example.

      Though not as popular a method as, say, Twitter, Facebook subscriptions are increasing in popularity given the other cool things you can do there, such as trigger discussions and viral growth for your blog’s following. Any questions, let me know.

      Yours,
      Tom

  • Mike S

    Hello,

    Your plugin looks really great. Previously I installed the WP plugin QuickSubscribe (QS) and it does let people to subscribe, but no email notifications are being sent out when blog entries are posted. So I need another plugin or a Feedburner account do that I believe. Since I would like to use your plugin instead of QS, I’m hoping you don’t mind if I ask you a couple of questions:

    – if I install your plugin can it be configured to use the subscriber list created by QS? And can you recommend any reading I can do to get up to speed on this?

    – can you tell me what to read so I know how to get your plugin to email people?
    I made a feedburner account but it doesn’t appear to be configured correctly because it shows 0 subscribers.

    I don’t know anything about feedburner or sending emails from WP and I haven’t found a good FAQ for beginners. I can write HTML, CSS and PHP so that’s not a problem, just understanding how all of the pieces work together would really help me at this point.

    Thank You,
    Mike S

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hello Mike,

      Unfortunately I can’t help you link your email icon to QuickSubscribe. I don’t know how it works!
      As for using FeedBurner, you’ll need to activate ‘Email Subscriptions’ under the ‘Publicize’ tab and note down your Email Service URL.
      If you get stuck, just write me a reply and I’ll see how I can help further.

      Tom

    • Alexa

      Hi Mike –

      All you need to do is sign up for a free Feedburner account, then they give you the address to use to point email subscriptions to from your site. In this case, you just enter that within the widget settings for the Subscription Options plugin. (You also want to be sure you put your feeds into Feedburner as well to make sure your icons go there – there are plugins for this too – and I can’t remember if it’s built into WP now, or certain themes.) I actually have a feed for the whole website (and that’s what I use for the Subscription Options icon) but I offer feeds to each category separately. Each has it’s own Feedburner feed.

      Good luck!
      Alexa

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Hi Alexa, thanks for following up!

  • Mike S

    Hello,

    Your plugin looks really great. Previously I installed the WP plugin QuickSubscribe (QS) and it does let people to subscribe, but no email notifications are being sent out when blog entries are posted. So I need another plugin or a Feedburner account do that I believe. Since I would like to use your plugin instead of QS, I’m hoping you don’t mind if I ask you a couple of questions:

    – if I install your plugin can it be configured to use the subscriber list created by QS? And can you recommend any reading I can do to get up to speed on this?

    – can you tell me what to read so I know how to get your plugin to email people?
    I made a feedburner account but it doesn’t appear to be configured correctly because it shows 0 subscribers.

    I don’t know anything about feedburner or sending emails from WP and I haven’t found a good FAQ for beginners. I can write HTML, CSS and PHP so that’s not a problem, just understanding how all of the pieces work together would really help me at this point.

    Thank You,
    Mike S

    • http://digitalcortex.net Tom Saunter

      Hello Mike,

      Unfortunately I can’t help you link your email icon to QuickSubscribe. I don’t know how it works!
      As for using FeedBurner, you’ll need to activate ‘Email Subscriptions’ under the ‘Publicize’ tab and note down your Email Service URL.
      If you get stuck, just write me a reply and I’ll see how I can help further.

      Tom

    • Alexa

      Hi Mike –

      All you need to do is sign up for a free Feedburner account, then they give you the address to use to point email subscriptions to from your site. In this case, you just enter that within the widget settings for the Subscription Options plugin. (You also want to be sure you put your feeds into Feedburner as well to make sure your icons go there – there are plugins for this too – and I can’t remember if it’s built into WP now, or certain themes.) I actually have a feed for the whole website (and that’s what I use for the Subscription Options icon) but I offer feeds to each category separately. Each has it’s own Feedburner feed.

      Good luck!
      Alexa

      • http://digitalcortex.net Tom Saunter

        Hi Alexa, thanks for following up!

  • http://www.booksonthenightstand.com/ Ann Kingman

    Thanks for the great plugin. I would like to add my votes for a few of the requests above:

    1. Change the color of the icons (I see this is in a future release, thanks!)
    2. Add an itunes icon for podcast subscription
    3. Ability to add supplemental text to the widget box

    Thanks so much for a great plugin!

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      You got it Ann, just give me a couple of weeks.

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Hi again Ann, thought I should alert you to my response to Jeff’s comment below regarding additional free text space.

  • http://www.booksonthenightstand.com Ann Kingman

    Thanks for the great plugin. I would like to add my votes for a few of the requests above:

    1. Change the color of the icons (I see this is in a future release, thanks!)
    2. Add an itunes icon for podcast subscription
    3. Ability to add supplemental text to the widget box

    Thanks so much for a great plugin!

    • http://digitalcortex.net Tom Saunter

      You got it Ann, just give me a couple of weeks.

      • http://digitalcortex.net Tom Saunter

        Hi again Ann, thought I should alert you to my response to Jeff’s comment below regarding additional free text space.

  • http://www.mihosuzuki.com/blog/ Jeff

    Hi Tom

    Just wanted to say “Thanks!”. This plugin was EXACTLY what I was looking for. You can check-out the implementation in the site link above.

    As per the recent comments, I agree, updated versions of the icons (as you can see, I replaced with slightly different ones to fit the theme of the site) and a space for html would be nice (a lot of the site visitors will have NO idea about social sites or RSS or how they can be used, so it would be nice to direct them to a page on our sites where they can find out about it….).

    Cheers

    Jeff

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hello Jeff!

      Love the icons you’ve used on Miho’s site.
      Readers - anyone can make these changes using an FTP client by replacing the icons in this plugin’s ‘images’ directory. Remember to retain the exact filename of the icon you’re replacing so the plugin knows which images to load on your blog.

      I’ve been thinking about additional space for HTML, but I’d like to retain the simplicity of the plugin as it stands, so as not to overcomplicate.
      If users wish to add descriptive text, my recommendation is to simply drag a new Text widget below ‘Subscription Options’ in the same widget area.

      So to Ann’s comment, I’ll be working on points 1 and 2 for the next release.

      Stick around Jeff, plenty more to come!

      Tom

      • http://www.booksonthenightstand.com/ Ann Kingman

        Thanks, Tom – I completely understand.
        Your solution for the HTML in a new text widget is a good one — doesn’t work for my theme, which puts each new widget in its own box — but I don’t expect you to customize yr plugin just for me. This should absolutely work for everyone else, and I will figure out something else.

        I am eager for the iTunes icon, though, so thank you very much for that!

        Ann

  • http://www.mihosuzuki.com/blog/ Jeff

    Hi Tom

    Just wanted to say “Thanks!”. This plugin was EXACTLY what I was looking for. You can check-out the implementation in the site link above.

    As per the recent comments, I agree, updated versions of the icons (as you can see, I replaced with slightly different ones to fit the theme of the site) and a space for html would be nice (a lot of the site visitors will have NO idea about social sites or RSS or how they can be used, so it would be nice to direct them to a page on our sites where they can find out about it….).

    Cheers

    Jeff

    • http://digitalcortex.net Tom Saunter

      Hello Jeff!

      Love the icons you’ve used on Miho’s site.
      Readers - anyone can make these changes using an FTP client by replacing the icons in this plugin’s ‘images’ directory. Remember to retain the exact filename of the icon you’re replacing so the plugin knows which images to load on your blog.

      I’ve been thinking about additional space for HTML, but I’d like to retain the simplicity of the plugin as it stands, so as not to overcomplicate.
      If users wish to add descriptive text, my recommendation is to simply drag a new Text widget below ‘Subscription Options’ in the same widget area.

      So to Ann’s comment, I’ll be working on points 1 and 2 for the next release.

      Stick around Jeff, plenty more to come!

      Tom

      • http://www.booksonthenightstand.com Ann Kingman

        Thanks, Tom – I completely understand.
        Your solution for the HTML in a new text widget is a good one — doesn’t work for my theme, which puts each new widget in its own box — but I don’t expect you to customize yr plugin just for me. This should absolutely work for everyone else, and I will figure out something else.

        I am eager for the iTunes icon, though, so thank you very much for that!

        Ann

  • Alexa

    Hi all – just thought I’d pass this on! I saw a cool new free icon set from Tutorial 9 today which would still fit with Subscription options (with work to replace the actual image per subscription option) because the base of the image is square. Could look really neat!

    http://www.tutorial9.net/resources/3d-social-media-icon-pack-20-icon-set/

    I have no affiliation with them – just like this plugin and think Tom is so responsive on his comments and help that it would be a nice thing to pass on!

    Alexa

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Nice one Alexa – keep it up.
      Hope you enjoy the new version too!

  • Alexa

    Hi all – just thought I’d pass this on! I saw a cool new free icon set from Tutorial 9 today which would still fit with Subscription options (with work to replace the actual image per subscription option) because the base of the image is square. Could look really neat!

    http://www.tutorial9.net/resources/3d-social-media-icon-pack-20-icon-set/

    I have no affiliation with them – just like this plugin and think Tom is so responsive on his comments and help that it would be a nice thing to pass on!

    Alexa

    • http://digitalcortex.net Tom Saunter

      Nice one Alexa – keep it up.
      Hope you enjoy the new version too!

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  • http://www.coilnwrap.com/ Mark

    Ok, at the risk of sounding uninformed… There is an icon for facebook and twitter on this widget in additon to the feedburner rss subscribe icons. What URLs do I put in the twitter and facebook fields?

    The home page to these services? or are these supposed to be links to our twitter and facebook profile pages? I’m a bit confused as to the purpose of these two icons.

    Thanks in advance

    Mark

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Mark,

      Welcome to Digital Cortex.
      Some bloggers like to sling their new posts to Twitter, or create Facebook Fan Pages so that users can interact with eachother.
      Both are alternative methods of providing your readers with updates from your blog – and they are growing in popularity!
      Have a look at how I use my icons for an idea of how you could use them yourself.
      Otherwise, simply don’t enter a URL for Twitter or Facebook and the icons won’t appear.

      Yours,
      Tom

  • http://www.coilnwrap.com Mark

    Ok, at the risk of sounding uninformed… There is an icon for facebook and twitter on this widget in additon to the feedburner rss subscribe icons. What URLs do I put in the twitter and facebook fields?

    The home page to these services? or are these supposed to be links to our twitter and facebook profile pages? I’m a bit confused as to the purpose of these two icons.

    Thanks in advance

    Mark

    • http://digitalcortex.net Tom Saunter

      Hi Mark,

      Welcome to Digital Cortex.
      Some bloggers like to sling their new posts to Twitter, or create Facebook Fan Pages so that users can interact with eachother.
      Both are alternative methods of providing your readers with updates from your blog – and they are growing in popularity!
      Have a look at how I use my icons for an idea of how you could use them yourself.
      Otherwise, simply don’t enter a URL for Twitter or Facebook and the icons won’t appear.

      Yours,
      Tom

  • http://celebredcarpet.com Tony

    Upgraded the plugin today and it stopped working. Had to remove it from my site after several reinstalls with zero success. I am on WP version 2.8.4

    • http://digitalcortex.net Tom Saunter

      Sorry to hear that, Tony.

      This plugin requires that you follow the usual /wp-content/plugins/ structure in order to function. Are you able to reactivate the plugin for me so I can check?
      Once this is complete, you should find your directory of icons here.
      If not, get back to me and I’ll show you the changes you need to make to the plugin.

      Yours,
      Tom

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/freedimensional Tom Saunter

        Oh cool! It looks like you got it working in the end. Nicely done.

  • http://celebredcarpet.com/ Tony

    Upgraded the plugin today and it stopped working. Had to remove it from my site after several reinstalls with zero success. I am on WP version 2.8.4

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Sorry to hear that, Tony.

      This plugin requires that you follow the usual /wp-content/plugins/ structure in order to function. Are you able to reactivate the plugin for me so I can check?
      Once this is complete, you should find your directory of icons here.
      If not, get back to me and I’ll show you the changes you need to make to the plugin.

      Yours,
      Tom

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Oh cool! It looks like you got it working in the end. Nicely done.

  • http://www.virtualpreacher.org/ Yohan Perera

    Is it compatible with Feedblitz and Feedcat?

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Actually Yohan, I don't know.
      Do these services provide a single URL for your readers to click?
      If so, then yes it is! Let me know though please, and I'll add it to the release notes.

  • http://www.virtualpreacher.org Yohan Perera

    Is it compatible with Feedblitz and Feedcat?

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/freedimensional freedimensional

      Actually Yohan, I don't know.
      Do these services provide a single URL for your readers to click?
      If so, then yes it is! Let me know though please, and I'll add it to the release notes.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/zerflin Benjamin Jancewicz

    Can you give me the previous version? I had made custom icons and this version broke them. Love your plugin, I'd just like to go back.
    OR, it would be great to have the option to pick custom images built in!

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Ben,

      You've got two options to customise your subscription options:
      * email me at tom@digitalcortex.net with the location of your custom icons on your server, and I'll show you the changes you need to make.
      * uninstall the plugin and roll back to 0.5.1 here – ” target=”_blank”>http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/subscription-

      Yours,
      Tom

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/zerflin Benjamin Jancewicz

    Can you give me the previous version? I had made custom icons and this version broke them. Love your plugin, I'd just like to go back.
    OR, it would be great to have the option to pick custom images built in!

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/freedimensional freedimensional

      Hi Ben,

      You've got two options to customise your subscription options:
      * email me at tom@digitalcortex.net with the location of your custom icons on your server, and I'll show you the changes you need to make.
      * uninstall the plugin and roll back to 0.5.1 here –

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    • http://www.threeguysonebook.com/ Jason Chambers

      The new version broke, and I don't even have any custom icons. How do I go back?

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Hi there,
        A few people are getting that issue.
        It's easily fixed by hitting the 'Save' button again, and then clearing your cache.
        Best,
        Tom

    • http://www.threeguysonebook.com Jason Chambers

      The new version broke, and I don't even have any custom icons. How do I go back?

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/freedimensional freedimensional

        Hi there,
        A few people are getting that issue.
        It's easily fixed by hitting the 'Save' button again, and then clearing your cache.
        Best,
        Tom

    • http://twitter.com/WindowsTalk James Fisher

      Nice plugin…is there a way to 'center' the icons? For example, at a certain size, the four are left aligned with enough room for a fifth icon. If I could center the 4, it would not look so odd.

    • http://www.frugalmomblog.com/ Allison

      Can you tell me where in the html I can resize the the frame that is showing up around the icons? you can see my problem @ http://www.frugalmomblog.com

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Allison,

      The icons look great on your site. Did you solve the issue?
      May I ask you to check them in another browser?
      I'm worried that your theme might add a border to hyperlinked images in
      Internet Explorer.

      Let me know,
      Tom

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      • Allison

        No, did not solve the issue.Took a look in firefox and have the same problem.
        What browser are you on? I would still like to try and resolve it.

        • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

          Ok – this is an issue with your WordPress theme adding a border to images in your sidebar.
          You can fix it by adding this line to your stylesheet:

          img.rss_icon, img.mail_icon, img.twitter_icon, img.facebook_icon {border:0px;}

          Let me know how it goes,
          Tom

          • Allison

            Is there a specific place it needs to be added? Sorry, I am a real “newbie” at this.
            I’m a bit overwhelmed by all the details! REALLY appreciate all the help!

            • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

              Hi Allison,Take a look at my response to James above – That should help you, let me know if not.Tom

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi James,

      Welcome to Digital Cortex.
      You can center your icons by adjusting their CSS properties in your
      stylesheet.
      The selectors to use are img.rss_icon, img.mail_icon, img.twitter_icon, and
      img.facebook_icon,
      I'd begin with something like *img.rss_icon, img.mail_icon,
      img.twitter_icon, img.facebook_icon {margin:0px 10px;}* and go from there.

      Let me know how you get on.

      Yours,
      Tom

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      • http://twitter.com/WindowsTalk James Fisher

        Thanks for your suggestion, Tom, but I admit to being a little unfamiliar with coding WP (other than font changes, etc). Could you be a little more specific or detailed, for me? Thanks! :)

        • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

          Hi James,

          Apologies for the delay.
          In your WordPress Dashboard, under ‘Appearance’, is the ‘Editor’ button.
          Click that, and you’ll be faced with your theme’s stylesheet.
          Add your CSS code there and hit ‘Save’.

          That should do the trick.

          Tom

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    • haramizuki

      can we add it in our sidebar.php manually?

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Hi Haramizuki,

        You probably can, but I don’t know how that would work exactly.
        If you find a solution please let me know and I’ll include it in the FAQ with credit to you.

        Yours,
        Tom

    • rpbproductions

      Hey this is a really cool app, i sent u a small donation !! one question, how can i change some code so i can have the email icon just force it to open a new email msg.

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Robert,

      Just enter this code – mailto:you@mail.com
      That will do it!

      Tom

    • rpbproductions

      sweet , ,Done !! one other where in the code do i change the text so that when you hover the mouse over the button (it pops up and says subscribe via twitter, i want to change that wording. thanks

    • shariwashburn

      I've downloaded the plug-in and moved the folder but am still not seeing the plug-in in my installed plug-in list. Is this because I am running wordpress on my own domain name?

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Hi Shari,

        It probably isn’t that – because nobody else has had that problem.
        I suggest making absolutely sure you’ve activated the plugin.
        If you’re certain you have and it still isn’t there, you should download the files to your computer and transfer them via FTP into your Plugins folder in wp-content.

        Let me know how it goes,
        Tom

    • bobhamill

      Hi, I've installed it ok – but I don't know what to type in to each of the url's.
      eg what do I type in under RSS Feed Url?

      Regards
      BOB Hamill – (good looking plugin)

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Bob,

      What is your blog's address please?
      Are you on Twitter? Facebook?

      Tom

    • bobhamill

      Hi Tom
      Web address – http://www.rjhhealthydiets.com

      I am not on Twitter or Facebook yet – do I need to be?

      Regards
      BOB Hamill

      RJH Information Systems
      Tel: 01333 421296 / 07885498945

      The information in this e-mail is confidential between the sender and the
      addressee, may be privileged, and should not be communicated in any way to
      any person other than the addressee.
      If you are not the individual or organisation to whom this e-mail is
      addressed, please inform the sender immediately and delete the message from
      your computer.

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Bob,
      You don't need to be, but I question whether you'll get full use of the
      plugin.
      I also notice you've successfully found your RSS feed URL – so you're in
      business now.
      Good luck!
      Tom

    • http://howtomakefriends.net/ Nick Love

      Hey.

      Just felt the need to comment on how grateful I am for your plugin. Saved me a big headache, as Im not technical but wanted these features for traffic generation and user retention/subscription.

      Just again to say thanks, this plugin totally rocks.

      Nick

    • http://tonyratcliffe.blogspot.com A.E. (Tony) Ratcliffe

      Hi, thanks for the great Subscription Options Plugin. I'm having a little difficulty when I test the Email option and specifically the NewsGator Outlook Edition. As I go through the process of subscribing (testing on 2 computers), it creates a URL that starts http://http:/

      The first Outlook related message shows the URL as feed:http://feeds.feedburner.com/RatcliffeLearning

      The next step shows http://http:/feeds.feedburner.com/RatcliffeLear

      Settings seem fine in the plugin and at the Feedburner account. The URL is http://RatcliffeLearning.com.

      Do you see anything obvious that I am missing?

      Thanks…Tony

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    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Tony,

      I apologise for the delayed response.
      Sounds like you're struggling because you need to activate 'Email
      Subscriptions' under your FeedBurner's 'Publicize' tab.
      Then you'll find your email service url on that page. It'll look something
      like http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?ur

      Let me know how it goes,
      Tom

    • http://tonyratcliffe.blogspot.com A.E. (Tony) Ratcliffe

      Thanks, Tom. It definitely loks like problems with my FeedBurner settings. I have tried to activate email, but it is not liking the feed and the site URL. I will investigate further when I have a chance.

    • http://www.jarretmorrow.com/ Jay

      The plugin works well, but I get a ton of xhtml errors relating to this plugin when I validate my site's XHTML.

    • simonmallindine

      Tom, Thanks for this widget – a beautiful and elegant piece of work.

      We use this in colour 12 (black) in 90×90 format to give a good clear way to subscribe. I have one change I'd like to make to it – how would I go about creating a rollover? For example, I would like to have the facebook icon change from coulour 12 to 4 on hover.

      I have tried doing this by substituting the icon for a transparent png and creating a sliding background image in the css that moves to the colour icon on rollover but this breaks the layout or fails completely.

      It would be great if there's an elegant way to achieve this, any help greatly appreciated.

      Thanks for this widget, it looks great and works brilliantly.

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Ok – I'll see if I can amend any of these in the next version. Thanks Jay!

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Simon,

      That is praise indeed – thank you!

      Nobody has asked for this yet, and to be honest I'm not sure it'd be easy to
      provide you with an elegant solution right now. For the record, a sliding
      background is probably the very best way, as it means the user will see the
      effect immediately, but I'd need to rewrite the whole plugin to give this to
      you. Sorry man, but perhaps in a future version?

      I suggest you develop a solution using a simple html widget, using my icons
      as a base. Please post your code here as a way to help others out too.

      Yours,
      Tom

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      No worries Nick.
      Happy blogging.

    • simonmallindine

      Thanks Tom, I'll let you know how it goes,

      S

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    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Those icons are totally awesome!! I love what you've done. I'll make reference to these in the next release as an example of great customisation. Nice one.

    • http://takesunset.com/ Take Sunset

      Great plugin! For some reason it doesn't work on a single post page. I am using version 0.6.2 with wordpress version 2.8.6. Any ideas? Thanks!

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Yes – you need to pick your colours!
      Just go to your widget options and add one of the 12 colour codes alongside
      each of your URLs. You'll see what I mean when you get there.

      Yours,
      Tom

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    • http://twitter.com/takesunset Take Sunset

      Tom – I did pick the colours and still no icons on the single post page. Check it out – nothing under “Subscribe” at the top right:

      http://takesunset.com/2010/04/15063-rayneta-dr-

      Any ideas? Thanks!!

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi again,

      Please can you check for me that you're hitting save when you add your
      number codes?
      If it still doesn't work for you then I suggest deleting the plugin and
      reinstalling it – that'll clear your server's cache.

      Tom

    • http://twitter.com/takesunset Take Sunset

      Tom – Just deleted and reinstalled and no dice. Any other ideas?

    • http://twitter.com/takesunset Take Sunset

      Tom – Just deleted and reinstalled and no dice. Still not showing up on single post page. Any ideas? Thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/Inficone Shivam

      Great plugin to use. I liked this specifically because it prevents from the headache of manually copy pasting code for icons images, URLs and doing the associated formatting for providing readers with those subscription options. I also found this plugin to be very friendly for extending eg adding new icons or services. Shared my thoughts for a very simple example on my blog @ http://www.inficone.com/technology/customize-su…. Thanks once again.

    • http://www.chicgeekdesigns.com Lori

      Hi Tom, this is a great plug-in! I love it and enjoy being able to pick out my own colors and sizes. I just have one quick question. Is there a way I can center the icons on my Sidebar? I just updated my theme on WordPress and for some reason, this plugin is aligning everything to the left. I’d like to have the ability to center it like everything else. Thank you so much for your help!

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Hi Lori, glad you like the plugin.

        You’ll need to make a small change to your theme’s stylesheet to achieve that effect.
        Have a go at adding this:
        img.rss_icon {
        margin-left:20px;
        }

        Adjust the 20px to whatever suits you, and let me know how it goes.
        Yours,
        Tom

        • http://www.chicgeekdesigns.com Lori

          Thanks! That worked! I really appreciate your help with this. :-)

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      I have no clue why this isn't working, and am really sorry to disappoint.
      May I suggest that you try to hand-code a sidebar HTML widget that uses these icons? That way you'd at least be able to show off their bright colours.

    • http://www.urboi.com Tucker

      This widget has increased my traffic to all of my sites. Much appreciated and will spread the word about this awesome widget!

    • http://www.modernhippiemag.com Jaszy

      Hey Tom! Hope all is well in your world! This may have already been addressed but I just couldn’t look through all the comments! :)

      How do I center the plugin in the widget space?

      Also, I never could get the other plugin you sent me to work. :(

      Thanks bunches!
      Jaszy

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    • http://www.homesteadletters.com Scarlett

      Hi, downloaded the plugin today and it is showing up as little red x’s and not the icons. Help!

    • http://www.karenleefield.com/blog/ Karen

      I don’t use widgets, but am interested in your plugin. Can it be installed on a widget free blog?

    • http://www.fspressonline.org Trinae Ross

      Thank you for a great plugin. We are using it on our main site @ http://fspressonline.org. We will be using it on our other sites as well as it is easy to configure and looks good on the page.

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Tucker, it is my absolute pleasure!

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Scarlett, is this all sorted now?

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Your blog seems to have a sidebar packed full of widgets! This one would look great right at the top ;)

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Jaszy,

      This piece of CSS should help:
      img.rss_icon {
      margin-left:20px;
      }

      Drop that into your theme's stylesheet and adjust the 20px value to suit.

      Yours,
      Tom

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    • http://truthforfree.com Dave

      Hi Tom! I love this widget!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to help make life easier on this end. :) I do have one question… Is there a way to center the icons on my widget sidebar (rather than have them all default to align left)? I'm a bit of a novice at WordPress but am savvy with HTML and some CSS. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Dave, I've answered that question for a lot of people now.
      Take a look through the other comments, and good luck!

    • http://www.neuconcepts.net/ Cathy Hofknecht

      Love your widget! Any plans to create a LinkedIn icon?

    • punit

      Does it work with WP 3.0?

      As a feature request, please consider adding 'subscribe to comments' and include linkedin icon. Thanks.

    • http://twitter.com/Techenga TechEnga

      Thanks for the good feedback.
      If a colour change is something that a few more people want, I shall look into doing so.

    • Goku

      hello, does your plugin work with WP 3.0

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      It sure does! I need to update the readme files to say so, but you're good
      to go.

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Punit, yep, it sure does. Update to reflect this fact coming soon, just gotta get some new features in first!

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Cathy,
      That's actually the number one request for a new icon, so I may include this in the next release. Not sure how it's quite a 'subscription option' though, if you see my problem?
      Tom

    • http://www.mangodigital.com mangoman

      I used the CSS code to center but it's not working on my theme. After trying all kinds of code, here I am to ask your help. If you can take a look and give me some tips: joekutchera.com/blog – thanks.

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi John,

      You're right. Something weird about your theme is stopping your sidebar
      images from taking on new style properties.
      The solution is to be really really specific by adding info about the #div
      you want to make a change to, like this:
      *
      *
      *#suboptions-widget-3* .rss_icon {
      margin-left:30px;
      }

      That'll do the trick.

      Yours,
      Tom

    • http://www.mangodigital.com mangoman

      Thanks – that *did* do the trick!
      John

    • Tony

      My RSS Feed title displays “Untitled” versus my site name/title. Any suggestions. Great plugin !

    • Paul

      I have just installed your plugin. Took me about 5 mins max, and that included adding feedburner to my google account.

      Thanks for such an easy to use plugin.

    • http://www.claudiomomoura.net/ Claudio M.O. Moura

      Hi Tom,

      the plugin is very nice and easy to implement. No more suggestions since I note you are maintaining it updated and current.

      Regards,
      Claudio

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hmm… did you fix this yet Tony?

    • http://www.melaniekissell.com melaniekissell

      Any chance you’ll be adding YouTube and LinkedIn to the subscription options? Thanks!

    • Paul Nicholls

      Hi Tom, thanks so much for the widget, it is very handy! (see it on my site here: http://theprobegame.com/)

      I have just one question if you don’t mind…I am thinking of adding a twitter subscription now, but I wasn’t sure how to setup twitter itself so I can then put the URL in the Twitter subscription URL section…

      If I want to use the url below for example:

      http:/twitter.com/theprobegame

      Would I setup a twitter account that has the username ‘theprobegame’?

      cheers,
      Paul

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Hi Paul,

        You were right – and you seem to have got yourself sorted now.
        Good luck with promoting your game!

        Tom

    • http://www.wtffinance.com Jesse Livermore

      I’m just giving this plugin a try. Does anybody know how I can find what the Feedburner email subscription URL is? I signed up for feedburner through google, activated the email I received but don’t know how to find the “Feedburner Email Service URL”. Thank you.

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Hi Jesse, the clickstream from within Feedburner looks like this:
        Publicize > Email Subscriptions > Activate.
        Then right click and copy the text that says ‘Preview Subscription Link…’
        That’s your Feedburner Email Service URL… BOOM!

    • http://twitter.com/PlumSavings Shane Spitzer

      Love this pluigin, thanks! I’d love to have more than 12 color options. Maybe you can add a hex or rgb color option so we can enter the 6 digit hex codes in a future update? Any idea how I could do that now in css?

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Hi Shane, I don’t know how to pull this off I’m afraid, but I’m hoping to push an update soon, and will potentially have cracked it by then!

    • http://twitter.com/MichelleRivera5 Michelle Rivera

      I don’t know where to find the list of people who have signed up for my Email Subscription, so I don’t know how many I have.  Does anyone know how to locate this?  Thanks so much.

      Michelle
      http://mommyhoodtohollywood.com 

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Hi Michelle,

        If you’re using Feedburner, take the following click path:
        Publicize > Email Subscriptions > View Subscriber Details
        You can even export these for adding to a CRM. Feedburner is awesome!

        Best regards,
        Tom

    • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

      Hey Tom, can we add a 5th box and can we have LinkedIn share please? I really need to add this but I want to stay with your fabulous plugin. Thanks!!!!

    • http://www.threeguysonebook.com Jason Chambers

      a handful of other social networks would be handy, esp G+1 and LinkedIn, I love this plug in, though. I’ve used it for quite awhile. 

    • http://www.braveskimom.com braveskimom

      I just installed the upgrade and lost the color on my icons. The color code numbers as still in place, but the icons are all light gray. Any ideas? Thanks! 

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Hi braveskimom,

        You’ll need to re-enter your colours, as the widget now uses a different way to pick colours.

        You can pick any HTML colour, with the default HEX codes listed in the image above.

        You can even use HTML Color Names, such as Chartreuse, DeepPink or, say, Yellow, if you like.

        Hope you enjoy playing around,
        Tom

    • Tommy

      I also upgraded today and lost colours (now fixed) but also my Email Feedburner Details.  Re-entered as per your instructions and it seems OK but when you try and use it, it says ‘not found’.  Has anyone else reported this?
      For the time being I have removed this option from the site. http://www.commytooper.com

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Hi Tommy,

        No other reports as yet, but do please re-enter your email service URL. If you’re using feedburner, there’s a walkthrough in the FAQ above.

        Best,
        Tom

    • Tommy

      Thanks.

      Seems to be working now!  All now quiet on the Commytooper front.

      Kind regards

      Tommy

    • Michelle Rivera

      I updated today and lost one of my Feed icons and lost color, please help!

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Hi Michelle,

        In the FAQ, please note the question on lost colours which states that you’ll need to re-enter your colours, as the widget now uses a different way to pick them. Also, please can you re-enter your email service URL and see if that fixes it? I’m almost certain that it will!

        Yours,
        Tom

    • emilyestep

      The images aren’t showing up for me. Cinebrooding.org. Love your plugin though! Help please?

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi Emily,

      Excuse the delayed response, I’ve been on holiday. Are you all cool with this now?

      Tom

    • http://www.livelikeagrrl.com Stephanie @ LiveLikeAGrrl

      Hi!  I have a question for you.  I’m not sure what URL to put in the RSS URL spot in the Subscription Options widget.  I have a Feedburner account (and am running the FD Feedburner Plugin on wordpress.org) but would like to have the URL in your widget as the “direct” feed URL to my site (www.livelikagrrl.com/feed/) in case I decide to cancel my Feedburner account.  Does that make sense?  I currently have the “direct” URL in the widget and it doesn’t seem to be mapping correctly to the Feedburner feed.

      Any suggestions would be appreciated!  As you can tell I’m very new to all of this. 

      Thanks for you time!
      Stephanie

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Hi Stephanie,

        Why not put the http://www.livelikagrrl.com/feed/ URL in your widget, because doesn’t the FD Feedburner Plugin redirect that address to your proper Feedburner URL? I’m pretty sure it will. If not, you can always change the URL in your widget if you decide not to use Feedburner any more.

        Tom

    • TH

      Hello – really love this plugin.

      What code do I need to add padding between the icons, it’s a little tight as is.

      Thank you!

    • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

      Hi there,

      You can use your stylesheet.css or this widget’s internal stylesheet to override your theme’s default widget settings by using the CSS class *img.suboptions-icon
      *and then add any padding you want that way. Or see the FAQ above if there were particular icons you wanted to add padding for individually.

      Yours,
      Tom

    • Anonymous

      Hello – really love this plugin, it works great, thank you! One bit of feedback, for the Twitter icon, it seems the “t” is mostly being used these days instead of the “bird” icon. Can you provide the “t” icon we can put in place of the bird?

      Thank you!

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        If you’d like, I can create a new icon for you for a small fee – email me via my contact page and let’s talk!

    • http://inspiredmagz.com Syafz

      can you make a tutorial on how to submit our own plugin to wordpress directory?
      I would love to learn it from you. :) thanks. 

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        I appreciate that, Syafz, but I’m really no expert…
        For the best start, take a look here or just google around – and good luck!

        • http://inspiredmagz.com Syafz

          Thanks helping me, Tom. I have published my plugin on the wordpress directory 3 days ago.  :)

          Please leave me some feedback or any suggestion for my plugin, Easy Mashable Social Bar wordpress plugin

    • http://twitter.com/sarinanow Sarina

      Any plans to add Pinterest? I’ve already downloaded the Add-On Pack :)

    • rmniemela

      I am using the Facebook and Flickr icons with success. However, these are not “subscriptions”, but links to the appropriate sites. How do I eliminate the words “Subscribe via” for these icons?

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Hi there,

        You mean in the title tags for each icon?

        For that you’ll just have to edit the plugin code itself and adjust them to your liking. I suggest a combination of Filezilla and Notepad++ for this small task.

        Yours,
        Tom

    • http://www.arabian-affiliate.com/ HomeBusinessGuide

      Look like a great plug in will try it thanks for the effort

    • BPenouilh

      how do I make my icons align horizontally instead of vertically?

      • http://digitalcortex.net/ Tom Saunter

        Hi there,

        You’d use CSS to add a rule to the icons – you could try giving them some padding, or aligning them one way or another? Want to give me your blog’s URL and I’ll have a go for you?

        Tom

    • Mukesh Wani

      How can you use the plugin on a theme that has no sidebar or widget area defined? Can I include this via code on a Post/Page?

    • Paige

      I am unable to find my Feedburner Email URL according to your instructions. There was no such “Publicize > Email Subscriptions > Activate. Then right click and copy the text that says ‘Preview Subscription Link…’” Any more suggestions?

    • Barry Sookman

      Will you update this plugin to remove google reader and to substitute the newer ones e.g. Feedly, Digg, AOL, Newblur etc?

      • http://tomsaunter.com Tom Saunter

        Hi Barry,

        I make no reference to Google Reader in the plugin description and RSS is still the powering technology behind the other services you mention (I myself use Feedly) so I can’t see what needs to change?

        Tom