How to add a function to retrieve data from a social media service

If you want to create your own social button and want to retrieve the number of shares via WordPress you can use the wpbfsb_get_remote_functions filter hook. You can find the filter in the classes/model/remote.php file (see get_remote_functions() function).

How to add a remote function

Crate a new plugin file and use the above mentioned filter hook to add a new function to the list:

Plugin Name: My Fixed Social Share Remote Function for X

add_filter( 'wpbfsb_get_remote_functions', 'my_wpbfsb_remote_fcn_add_x' );

 * Adds a new function to the drop-down list on the edit screen.
 * @param array $functions
 * @return array
function my_wpbfsb_remote_fcn_add_x( $functions ) {

	$functions['x'] = array(
		'label'    => __( 'Platform X', 'wpbfsb' ),
		'function' => 'my_wpbfsb_remote_get_x_statistics'

	return $functions;

 * Returns the number of shares, likes, etc.
 * @param string|null $url
 * @return int The number of shares, likes, etc.
function my_wpbfsb_remote_get_x_statistics( $url = null ) {

	// retrieve the currents page URL
	$url = WPB_Fixed_Social_Share_Model_Remote::get_current_url( $url );

	// use the plugins remote functionality (supports caching)
	$parsed_results = WPB_Fixed_Social_Share_Model_Remote::remote(
	// name (important for caching)

		// the url

		// the url that should be pinged

		// other POST parameters
			'method'  => 'post',
			'headers' => array(
				'Content-type' => 'application/json'
			'body'    => '[{"method":"pos.plusones.get","id":"p","params":{"nolog":true,"id":"' . $url . '","source":"widget","userId":"@viewer","groupId":"@self"},"jsonrpc":"2.0","key":"p","apiVersion":"v1"}]'

	// do whatever is needed to catch the number of shares
	if ( isset( $parsed_results[0]['result']['metadata']['globalCounts']['count'] ) ) {
		return $parsed_results[0]['result']['metadata']['globalCounts']['count'];

	// otherwise return 0
	return 0;

Save your file maybe like my-fixed-social-share-remote-function-for-x.php and upload it to the wp-contents/plugins/ folder. Then activate it from the plugin list.

After this, add a new button and choose your just created function from the dropdown list like this.

Remote Function List
Choose the new function from the dropdown list