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Universal Web Share


Universal Web Share is designed to make sharing your WordPress content as easy and efficient as possible. Built with performance in mind, the plugin uses the native Web Share API, eliminating the need for third-party scripts and thereby ensuring your site’s speed remains optimal.

Key Features:

  • Lightweight and Performance-Friendly: No additional scripts are required, thanks to the use of the native Web Share API.
  • Compatibility: Works seamlessly across all WordPress themes.
  • Dynamic Sharing Text: Utilizes the post’s meta description to provide richer sharing context when available.

Why Choose the Web Share API?

The Web Share API offers a host of advantages over traditional social media share buttons:

  • Reduced website load time.
  • Seamless and intuitive in-app sharing.
  • No user tracking, respecting visitor privacy.
  • Enables sharing to various apps and platforms that the user has installed, not just specific social media sites.

By offering a simple, user-friendly, and effective way to share your valuable content, Universal Web Share helps you improve user engagement without compromising on site speed or privacy. Install today and elevate your content sharing capabilities.


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  1. Download Universal Web Share from the WordPress Plugin repository.
  2. In your WordPress dashboard, go to “Plugins” and activate the Universal Web Share plugin.
  3. Optionally, visit “Tools” -> “Web Share Options” to customize the plugin’s settings according to your preferences.


Will you be adding additional features?

Yes, but the idea of the plugin is to keep things simple so you won’t find major new features here.

Which browsers support this feature?

Currently Firefox does not support the Web Share API. See browser compatibility here. If the browser does not support it, the share button will not appear.


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Contributors & Developers

“Universal Web Share” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Initial release