Social Warfare To Social Pug

Time needed: 20 minutes.

How to convert from Social Warfare to Social Pug.

  1. Install and Activate Social Pug.

    Go to WP-ADMIN > Plugins > Add New > Upload.

  2. Configure Settings

    Go to Social Pug > Settings > Register Version Field (add your code).

  3. Configure Social Profiles

    Go to Social Pug > Settings > Social Identity (add your social profiles in their respective boxes, make note that most fields are username only).

  4. Configure Hidden Pinterest Image (optional)

    Go to Social Pug > Settings > Pinterest Settings (use checkbox to turn this off/on as needed).

  5. Configure side-of-screen Share Buttons

    *Go to Social Pug > Toolkit (toggle selector to turn on Floating Sidebar).
    *Click Settings on Floating Sidebar buttons.
    *Click “Select Networks” and check all appropriate (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Yummly).
    *Change size to LARGE.
    *Turn on all “post type display settings”.
    *Save.

  6. Configure top+bottom of posts Share Buttons

    *Go to Social Pug > Toolkit (toggle selector to turn on Inline Content).
    *Click Settings on Inline Content buttons.
    *Click “Select Networks” and check all appropriate (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Yummly).
    *Change size to MEDIUM (or your preference).
    *Change “Buttons Position” to “Above and Below”.
    *Change “Number of columns” to the same number of networks selected (if only FB/Pinterest/Twitter then set to 3 columns).
    *Change “Share Text”, or delete to be blank.
    *Change “Show on mobile” checkbox to ON.
    *Turn “post type display settings” for POSTS ONLY.
    *Save.

  7. Configure Image Hover Pinterest Button

    *Go to Social Pug > Toolkit (toggle selector to turn on Image Hover Pinterest Button).
    *Click Settings on Image Hover Pinterest Button.
    *Change minimum image height and width to at least 300.
    *Other optional settings for position of Pin button, adding a word to the button like “Pin” or “Save”.

  8. Migrate Social Warfare Custom Social/Pinterest Images and Descriptions.

    *Go to WP-ADMIN > Plugins > Add New > Upload.
    *Upload and Activate Social Pug Migrator Addon.
    *Go to Social Pug > Migration Tool.
    *Run “Migrate Social Media Data”.
    *Optionally run “Click To Tweet” and “Social Shares”.

  9. Remove Social Warfare And Migrator Plugins

    *Go to WP-ADMIN > Plugins.
    Deactivate and Delete all Social Warfare plugins and the Social Pug Migration Tool plugin.

Violla! Everything from the old Social Warfare install should now be 100% complete and running in Social Pug!

pagespeed scan converting social warfare to social pug
HUH, I guess people were right… This is the average of 5 tests running on each platform.

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