It’s been awhile since MailChimp retired their popular, and extremely useful, plugin that gathered up comments, likes, retweets, etc. from Facebook and Twitter and showed them right here on the blog. I continued to use it simply because tbhere is no other plugin that does both and does it so seamlessly. I knew, eventually, I would have to stop, but I assumed it would be because of a security vulnerability and the inability to patch it. I kept an eye out for any news on that front too.
Turns out, it wasn’t a security vulnerability that is going to force me to go back to using Jetpack to publicize posts and nothing to grab those comments. It simply stopped working last week while I was in Zurich. It wasn’t posting to my social networks any longer and it wasn’t pulling in comments. No sense in keeping it around.
And yeah, isn’t that always the way, if something is going to break on one, or all, of my sites, it’s going to happen while I’m out of the country with limited internet access. 😉
Anyone else found a replacement for Social?