20 Best WordPress Social Media Plugins
Social media platforms like Facebook, Google+, and Twitter stand at the second position on the Chart after the most popular search engines contributing towards increase the traffic for any website. To enhance this process, let us explore some of the important WordPress plug-ins to exploit more from the social media platforms by increasing the number of visitors and sharing content. It is important to add a Google+ button, and use the latest plug-ins. There are three sections of this list of WordPress plug-ins. The first section includes the free and paid ones, the second section includes the ‘easy to download and implement with social sharing buttons’ to vote, and the third category includes the plug-ins that help to re-tweet and dig the content. The list includes the plug-ins intended majorly for readers to read, vote and share their thoughts on social media networks, to link the RSS feeds on to YouTube and the Facebook fan page and corresponding social media profiles, and to track the overall performance of the posts.
This plug-in adds a button for social media to the posts, supporting and updating more than ten social networks. It helps you to keep a track on the number of times your post has been liked, re-tweeted, and shared. You can easily customize the sharing area by dragging and dropping. Icons can be arranged anywhere in home page, archives, blog index, RSS feed and search results in any one of three pixel resolutions of 64 x 64 to 16 x 16.
When you add this tool, it places itself either vertically or horizontally below the title, if needed use PHP code to place this application anywhere else. The Buttons of this application can be enabled or disabled, and can be rearranged in any order with offset specifications. New buttons can be added to the menu very easily too. Though Google+ and LinkedIn services are missing in it, they are available in a similar plug-ins called as CevherShare.
This widely used plug-in has crossed 1 million website counts, which enables one to like and share the post on Facebook as well as on Google+. A small window pops up to share your thoughts through FB, Twitter, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and email, and clicking on more pops displays over 99 more social media services. The display of button can be modified into different styles along with various orders of icons. Two modes of sharing are possible with this application which includes the option of direct post to share content directly, and multi-post for sharing without leaving the page.
You can choose the required social media services, filtering from 100 services extended by this application, or also can add your own text and link. The chosen service pops up upon clicking this button and also displays up to 143 other services. This button can be customized with CSS and added anywhere.
This share bar displays the icons peeping half and then full by hovering over with this highly configurable plug-in. Over 86 services can be opted with the counters opted accordingly. Additionally, you can track the performance of your social networks, the ‘no follow’ tags outer are added to the outer links, and the color schemes can also be changed with different backgrounds. Moreover, the ‘Menu’ can also possibly be hidden in browsers for mobiles and positioned according to convenience.
This sharing button can be placed anywhere and can also float or slide out anywhere on the page. These buttons can be oriented vertically or horizontally.
This toolbar can be placed at the bottom of any page with the recent Facebook likes showing at bottom right corner, while the buttons aligned at the bottom left corner. Borders, backgrounds, color schemes of icons can also be modified in here.
It displays a bar on the top of the webpage with buttons with re-tweet and Facebook Like. Moreover buttons with Google search with the provision of text to speech features and content translation to several languages are also available. A special green bar helps to share your content on social media channels. The best thing is that you can customize this bar anytime, as per your convenience and wish.
Your content and articles can be emailed or printed out supporting all major social media services. All the elements like text, label, and icons can be customized here. Now it is a part of Jetpack plug-in and so also includes Gravatar hover cards, and URL shorteners.
This plug-in supports all popular social media services arranged on vertical sharing boxes displayed on pages and posts. Customization of the bar can be done with varying top-left corners, distant pixels etc.
Three sections on top, and bottom can be configured independently for the buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Digg, StumbleUpon, LinkedIN and AddThis to be added to pages, attachments and posts.
With this plug-in, the icons popup only when the mouse scrolls over the image. Lots of color settings can be applied to these icons with a user-friendly and drag-and-drop interface.
An entire social media panel can be added to the side of page with multiple columns, which remains fixed even when a page is scrolled.
Only Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter buttons can be added to the page.
This plug-in looks good, and is arranged at the left pane offering up to 8 services and remains fixed throughout the page while scrolling. The following are the plug-ins for social media following.
A new subscribe button can be added along with the sharing buttons.
It displays counter profiles of Google+, Twitter and Facebook fan page. Additionally, subscribing, and widget footers can be added.
The icons and appearance can be modified with widgets with 5 icon packs, 4 animations, and 3 sizes with variable opacity & required alignment.
The latest entries from services can be added in a tabbed box, which can be fixed or floated.
This text can be changed and the icon to be placed right or left on the page, popping up the list when the icon is clicked.
So, use theses plug-ins and add life to your imagination. If we missed your favorite plugin, let us know through comments.