Last month we gave you a tiny little peek at our upcoming Social Sharing Plugin, Monarch. Since then, we have continued the design process as we explore ways to make a social sharing plugin that is both simple and comprehensive. Now that development on Monarch has begun to evolve, I am excited to give you a more in-depth look at what we are building.
Custom Locations, Beautiful Styles, and Unlimited Colors
As we mentioned in the first Monarch sneak peek, social sharing is so much more than a sticky sidebar of social links. Monarch will give your visitors the ability to share and follow anywhere on your site. Whether it’s through a sticky sidebar, an inline content block, widget area, a pop-up or one of our various other integration areas. We have a ton of different ideas around where social media can be integrated into your site to get you more shares.
Under the Hood
Not only are we working on creating beautiful front-end results, we are also spending a lot of time making sure the setup experience is enjoyable as well. The Monarch dashboard will be the place for you to add new sharing or following icons to your website, configure them, and even obtain stats about how well Monarch is effecting your website’s social media presence. We hope that this new backend options panel will serve as a framework for even more great plugins in the future.
You can expect Monarch to launch within the next month or so, and we plan on it being the first of many awesome new plugins to be added to our suite of WordPress tools. I hope that you like what you see so far! Let us know what you think in the comments 🙂