Highlight and Share 5.0 Released With Image Sharing, Click to Share Shortcode, and Comments Support

Highlight and Share 5.0 (Holly) Release
Highlight and Share 5.0 (Holly) Release

Highlight and Share 5.0 (Holly) is out and comes loaded with new features such as image sharing. Holly Jahangiri helped me test this release, hence the honorary release name.

Highlight and Share

By: DLX Plugins
29 Ratings
Last Updated: 4 weeks ago
A lightweight and unobtrusive social media plugin for displaying social networks.

The new features include:

  • Image Sharing: show Pinterest or Web Share when hovering over or viewing an image.
  • Click to Share shortcode: allow a Click to Share box anywhere shortcodes are supported.
  • Enable For Comments: enable Highlight and Share when selecting any text in the comment section.

Let’s go over what’s new in this release.

Image-sharing support, including the Web Share API

Example of Image Sharing of a Gallery
Example of Image Sharing of a Gallery

One neat new feature is image sharing. You can customize whether to enable Pinterest and the Web Share API on all supported post types.

Set the Image Sharing Settings Under the Images Tab
Set the Image Sharing Settings Under the Images Tab

In the admin, you’ll find a new Images tab, where you can customize the output and appearance of the image-sharing icons.

Example Customization of the Image Sharing Icons
Example Customization of the Image Sharing Icons

The Web Share API is relatively new, and I haven’t seen its use on images yet, so I added compatibility with the Web Share API in the 5.0 release.

Image sharing is a neat new feature, and I’m anxious to see how people will use it.

Click to Share shortcode support

Pink Theme in the Click to Share Shortcode
Pink Theme in the Click to Share Shortcode

One long-requested feature is the ability to output the Click to Share block as a shortcode.

With 5.0, this feature is now a reality. You can use a fully customizable shortcode to output a Click to Share block anywhere shortcodes are supported. It is also compatible with the Classic Editor and most page builders.

Comment text sharing

Comment Text Sharing in Highlight and Share
Comment Text Sharing in Highlight and Share

You have always been able to technically enable Highlight and Share on comments using a CSS selector, but now comments are native.

As an extra bonus, it also works well with the Ajax Commenting plugin Ajaxify Comments.

Get Highlight and Share

Highlight and Share is free, so please head to WordPress.org and get a copy.

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Ronald Huereca
By: Ronald Huereca
Published On: on June 22, 2024

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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