On April 9th, 2013, the Sucuri blog reported that the Social Media Widget WordPress plugin was hiding spam and could inject it into your website. It has also since been removed from the WordPress Plugin Repository. In this video, I’ll show you what you need to do before you delete the plugin that will save you a ton of time. And I’ll show you how to set up another plugin called the Social Sharing Toolkit that pulls double duty for social follow and share.
After you do the steps in the video, go to the free SiteCheck scanner from Sucuri and ensure that all is well with your site and no spam was actually injected yet.
Update: When inputting the new links for your profiles, be sure to use just the ID portion of your profile link.
Only use the numbers at the end.
Don’t use the http://plus.google.com part
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