Cresta Social Share Counter Support

Cresta Social Share Counter Support

How to install the plugin

Uploading Plugin via FTP

  • Download the zipped plugin pack ( to your local computer from and extract the ZIP file contents to a folder on your local computer.
  • Using an FTP client to access your host web server.
  • Upload the Plugin files in the extracted folder called ‘cresta-social-share-counter-pro’ to wp-content/plugin directory provided by WordPress.
  • Visit Administration > Plugins > Installed Plugin, here you can see all plugins in your WordPress, just find Cresta Social Share Counter PRO and activate it

Installing Theme From the WordPress Dashboard

  • Download the zipped theme pack to your local computer from
  • Log into your WordPress admin panel and click on the “Plugins” tab.
  • Now click on the “Add New” tab.
  • Click on the “Upload Plugin” button, “Browse” for file called In the extracted folder select “Open”.
  • Click the “Install Now” button.
  • Now you can activate the plugin

Remember to disable/delete the free version of Cresta Social Share Counter before activate the PRO version.

How to activate the license key / Get plugin updates

When you purchase the plugin you will also receive a license key that will allow you to receive updates plugins and technical support.
To activate the license key just go to your WordPress Dashboard under “CSSC PRO”, scroll the plugin options page and find the tab called “Plugin License”.
Paste the license key in the appropriate box and click on “Save Changes” button. After the page has been updated you can click on the “Activate License” button.
When you will see a green check mark with the word “Active”, it means that the license key is activated and you will receive plugin updates directly in your WordPress Dashboard.

How to using Twitter Share Count

Unfortunately the official Twitter Counter is no longer active from November 20, 2015 (Official announcement by Twitter).
But you can use an unofficial counter that counts the number of shares on twitter. Since version 2.5.4, Cresta Social Share Count, has added support for API.
To use Twitter Counter with Cresta Social Share Counter PRO, just read the official guide by in this page.

Get the error 'invalid license' during the license activation

To avoid this problem, go to the plugin options page, scroll down the page and find the “Plugin License” section.
Paste the license key in the box and click on the “Save setting” button. After the page has been saved click on the “Activate License” button.

Why Google+ and LinkedIn counter are not shown?

This problem does not depend on the plugin. Unfortunately, Google and LinkedIn have decided to “turn off” the sharing count. This means that there is no “place” on the web anymore where the number of shares from Google+ and LinkedIn is saved, updated and shown.