Highlight and Share 4.1 Released With Tumblr Social Network

Highlight and Share 4.1.0 Release
Highlight and Share 4.1.0 Release

Highlight and Share 4.1.0 has been released and it includes a new social network: Tumblr. Please read on for other enhancements and bug fixes that made it into the release.

New Social Network: Tumblr

Screenshot of the Tumblr Social Network Button
Screenshot of the Tumblr Social Network Button

With all of the drama of Twitter these days, I’ve been experimenting with posting to Tumblr. As a result of this testing, I’ve decided to add the Tumblr network to Highlight and Share.

Clicking on the Tumblr option on a live site (sorry, Tumblr doesn’t work locally) will bring up a modal where you can post to the social network.

Tumblr Social Modal
Tumblr Social Modal

This is a nice addition to Highlight and Share as you can share quotes quite easily with the Tumblr network.

Improved Tooltips with Custom Colors

You can now change the background color and text color of the tooltips that Highlight and Share displays when hovering over a social network.

Custom Orange Tooltip
Custom Orange Tooltip

You’ll find two new settings in the Appearance section in the admin settings if you choose to enable Tooltips.

Tooltip Options in the Highlight and Share Admin Appearance Settings
Tooltip Options in the Highlight and Share Admin Appearance Settings

In addition to adding color choices for the tooltips, the positioning and location has been improved to be more centered with the network that is being hovered over.

Improved Vertical Orientation

Highlight and Share has typically only had horizontal orientation for the icons. With 4.0, I added vertical orientation. With 4.1, it is now much more polished.

Vertical Orientation for the Social Icons
Vertical Orientation for the Social Icons

The icons will stack horizontally if the sharing icons are out of the viewport, and they show up much more reliably than before.

New Email Features

Previous versions of Highlight and Share allowed a user to enter a from name and email address, but concerns of spoofing have convinced me to remove those options.

Instead, the admin of the site can specify a from name and from email address, which will allow more reliable email delivery.

Setting the From Name and From Email Address
Setting the From Name and From Email Address

In response to a feature request, there is also the option to use the user’s default email client instead of a form modal. Since mailto is dependent on the client, this is not the default option as the form modal is more reliable.

Choose between sending emails as a form or mailto parameter
Choose between sending emails as a form or mailto parameter

What’s next for Highlight and Share?

I don’t necessarily have a roadmap for Highlight and Share, but I always listen to feature requests and bug reports, so please expect more updates as user’s demand them.

I’d like to add more theme customization options, but so far I haven’t received much feedback over the theme customizer, but time will tell.

Thank you for reading and you can get Highlight and Share for free below.

Ronald Huereca
By: Ronald Huereca
Published On: on January 8, 2023

Ronald Huereca founded DLX Plugins in 2022 with the goal of providing deluxe plugins available for download. Find out more about DLX Plugins, check out some tutorials, and check out our plugins.

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