David Neal, creator and developer of Simple Share Buttons. A married, father of two (girls) with an uncontrollable obsession for coding.
It was in July 2013, when I was working on a personal website for myself, that I first had the need for a WordPress share button plugin. After spending numerous hours trying out all the WordPress share button plugins I could find, I gave up. My disatisfaction in the share button plugins I tried planted a seed…
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself
Once I had a social sharing plugin in use that I was happy with, I decided that it was time to release it to the public. By August 3rd, 2013, Simple Share Buttons Adder was born.
Much to my delight, I wasn’t the only one to like it. Others began downloading, rating and commenting on it. Watching the number of downloads slowly go up was really exciting, the thought of other people using my plugin on their sites was a great feeling!
Suggestions for improvements and new functionality trickled in and the plugin began to evolve quickly, I began spending a lot of my spare time on it, and thoroughly enjoyed doing so.
A little under a year later on June 2nd, 2014 the first version of Simple Share Buttons Plus was launched. It too has had a lot of great press, and has grown and improved significantly since then – it shall (ofcourse) continue to do so!