20+ Best WordPress Social Media Plugins – Get Your Content Shared
One of my friends asked me today if I thought it was a good idea to have social media share buttons on his website and if so where could he find a plugin to add it without having to do any coding.
It did not take me long to say YES you should have a share function on any contest worth sharing – and after some research I came up with this list of some of the best ranking WordPress social media plugins.
Within just a few years the different social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ have established themselves as worthy competitors to the search engines when it comes to driving solid trafic. Where as people used to “Google” their way to an interesting article it has become extremely popular look for content people we trust shared.
By adding a social media plugin, you will be able to attract new traffic as the readers can share your content with their network with just one click. The interaction between the social networks and your website not only encourage visitors to share your content it also provides you with a helping hand in regards of promoting your social media profiles.
The WordPress social media plugins I have rounded up on this post are all designed to make your content shareable on the most important social networks. Not only does they look slightly different they also integrates with different medias. Which one fits your needs best depends on your overall profile and of cause of the layout on your WordPress website? I hope you will find the perfect plugin to get your content shared. Enjoy!
Slick Social Share Buttons – MORE INFO
Add facebook, twitter, google +1, linkedin, digg, delicious, reddit, buffer, stumbleupon and pinterest pin it social media buttons to your website in either a floating or sliding panel and see summaries of all your social metrics in the admin social statistics page.
Digg Digg – MORE INFO
With Digg Digg by Buffer, you have an all in one social sharing plugin for your blog. Display all social sharing buttons nicely on your blog and make it look amazing, just like Mashable!
Socialpop is a plug-in that adds social media sharing options under the content section on WordPress Posts and Pages. It currently supports sharing for 26 of some of the most popular social media sites. And also this plug-in has a variety of option and ways to display the icons or your WordPress pages and posts.
Social Metrics – MORE INFO
Social Metrics is a Social Media Analytics tool you can use to track your WordPress blog performance on popular social networking websites and services.
Social Media Counters – MORE INFO
This plugin adds social media counters to your blog posts from many services including Twitter, Facebook and the brand new Google +1. Full list of services includes the following Twitter, Facebook , Google Buzz , Google +1, LinkedIn, Digg, StumbleUpon and AddThis.
Social Gallery Plugin is a fantastic new way to engage visitors to your WordPress blog by adding the ultimate lightbox featuring social media buttons (Facebook like, Facebook Send, Pinterests ‘Pin it’, Twitters ‘Tweet This’ and now Linked In, Stumble Upon & Tumblr) as well as Facebook or Disqus Comments!
Shareaholic – MORE INFO
This plugin makes it easy for your visitors to share your content with their networks. It also works on WordPress, Tumblr, Drupal and many other platforms.
The PHP Youtube Channel Plugin is a PHP plugin that displays the youtube channel of a user profile on any PHP website. The plugin is based on youmax and uses the youtube gdata API. The usage is so simple and you can include a youtube channel to any php website by simply writing two lines of code.
Sharebar – MORE INFO
Sharebar adds a dynamic and fully customizable vertical box to the left of a blog post that contains links/buttons to popular social networking sites.
Smart Social Share Control is a simple control to integrate in your asp.net application. You can easily integrate this control in your application by our help file. You need do nothing after use the control as it will auto take your page url and page tile and send the social networking site which you select. Twitter use short url so we use short url BitlyApi. You can show your site twitter status and face book status with our twitter button and face book like button. Now you can customize your share control form configuration page.
Follow Me Plugin – MORE INFO
Follow me plugin Version 2.0 allows users to stick the widget on the side of their website. Along with that it has a new pop-up functionality that displays all of your social profiles with large icons. Also included in this update the ability to add your Google buzz profile along with an RSS icon.
WP Like Locker will allow you to add thousands of fans to your WordPress site on Facebook with almost no work. The first plugin of its kind it allows you to wrap your post content in a “Like Locker” that will require the user to like the post to view the content. Build a social media super presence over night by locking all, or just parts of your posts! Facebook is a proven traffic source and can create long term growth for your websites.
Socialize – MORE INFO
Provides an easy way to selectively add actionable social sharing buttons to your posts content or below the post in a ‘Call To Action’ box.
JackBox is a responsive lightbox wordpress plugin with social sharing and that has a deep-linking, real social sharing and retina ready graphics.
Social Media Widget – MORE INFO
The Social Media Widget is a simple sidebar widget that allows users to input their social media website profile URLs and other subscription options to show an icon on the sidebar to that social media site and more that open up in a separate browser window.
jQuery Social Share Buttons plugin adds social share buttons to ANY website no need for PHP! It supports 9 networks namely Twitter, Facebook Like, Google +1, LinkedIn, Digg, Pinterest, Stumbleupon, Xing and Buffer.
GetSocial – MORE INFO
GetSocial adds an intelligent, lightweight, quick to setup floating social media sharing box on your blog posts.
Pinterest Auto Pin for WordPress and jQuery allows you to quickly and easily add hoverover pin it buttons to your images on the fly making them instantly pinable to any board on Pinterest! Even better, the hover effects are silky smooth, cross browser, and come with multiple overlay images!
Add social media counters to your blog so users can share your content and see how many others have shared. place your counters wherever you like and style them from the settings page. This plugin adds social media counters to your blog posts from many services including Twitter, Facebook and Google +1.
Quick & easy sharing service that allows your users to share content – features Open Graph Sharing, Hovering Bar and CopyNShare!
Notable – MORE INFO
Notable adds social bookmark links to each blog entry. It puts a bar of icons at the bottom of each post allowing your readers to submit your posts to several different social networking and bookmarking sites. (del.icio.us, digg, fark, etc.)
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Hi I am Pete! I love to work with web design and sometimes dive into some coding. My main focus is WordPress websites.View all articles by Pete
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