You have written a good article, people loved it. If people want share your article they have to copy the URL and post it in their social profile. That’s not a good user interface right? Add any one of these Social Sharing Plugins in your word press website. What these plugin do is it puts the social sharing buttons in your website so that when people click it, opens a small pop up window so that people can like/share from your website. That’s a good user interface.
In this post I have listed 8 popular Social Sharing Plugins you can use in your website to double your post shares. Some of them are highly customizable for your needs. Here you go….
AddThis Sharing Buttons
3.4 out of 5 stars Active Installs: 200,000+
The best sharing and following tools on the web are now available for your WordPress site. Promote your content easily by sharing to over 200 of the most popular social networking and bookmarking sites. AddThis provides the best sharing tools to help you make your website smarter.
Clean, customizable and simple social buttons are unobtrusive, quick to load and recognized all over the web.
3.4 out of 5 stars | 100,000+ Active Installs
Shareaholic is an all in one Social Sharing Plugin package having related content recommendations, promoted content, social sharing, following, site monetization apps such as affiliate linking, and social analytics. It a engaging and appealing with 100,000+ Active Installs. I have tried this plugin, one thing I liked is it loads after your page loaded. Though the floating side bar that is customized from their website is not that great. It may not be light compared to others but it loads in the last, its good.
- Promoted Content
- Affiliate Linking
- Post-Share Follow Buttons
- Floating Share Buttons
- Shareable Images(Pinterest “pin it” button for images)
- Localized in 15+ languages
- Related Content support for post keywords specified in the “All in One SEO Pack”, “WordPress SEO by Yoast”, “Add Meta Tags”, etc plugins
- Share Counters for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Buffer, Google Plus, etc
- Official support for Google’s URL shortener (goo.gl) and Google Analytics
- 100% Customizable– Choose from several themes to match your site’s design or personalize your own to create a custom look.
- Mobile Optimized– Responsive and retina display friendly. Shareaholic will work and look great on all mobile devices and tablets.
Floating Social Media Icon
4.8 out of 5 stars | Active Installs: 70,000+
Simple & Easy, Top Rated Social Media Plugin,20+ Social Media Icon Styles to Match Your Site, Animation,Set Order,Size,Support Widgets, Shortcode. Simple & Easy, Top Rated Social Media Plugin,20+ Social Media Icon Styles to Match Your Site, Animation,Set Order,Size,Support Widgets, Shortcode.
- 1 20+ Icon Styles
- 2 Set Icon Size & Order
- 3 Multiple Widget & Shortcode Support
- 4 Auto/Manual Integration
- 5 Enable/Disable Floating
- 6 Most Downloaded Floating Social Network Plugin.
- 7 Less Load – Essential Social Media Only
- 8 Easy to Configure
3.2 out of 5 stars Active Installs: 10,000+
Flare is a simple yet elegant and eye-catching social sharing bar that gets you followed and lets your content get shared via posts, pages, and media types.
- Add a Follow Me widget – place widgets on your site with links to your social networks to get more followers.
- Configure multiple share icons for some of the most popular sharing services like Twitter, Facebook, Stumble Upon, Reddit, Google+ and Pinterest! More coming soon!
- Easily order your icons, customize their icons’ appearance
- Control which post types your Flare appears on
- Display your Flare at the top, bottom, left or right sides of your post content
- Flare displayed on the left and right of your post follow your visitors down the page as they scroll and conveniently hide when not needed
As of now (20 Sep. 15) it is not updated since a year. But still works cool.
WordPress Social Media Feather
4.6 out of 5 stars | 100,000+ Active Installs
Social Media Feather is a very popular social sharing plugin with 100,000+ Active Installs. It is a super lightweight free social media WordPress plugin. It simply add social sharing and following features to all your posts, pages and custom post types. This link to your social network profiles pages very easily and fast. try it.
- Integrated WordPress social sharing for all your posts
- Full support for Retinaand high resolution displays
- WordPress social sharing and following widgets
- Supports all major providers of social features
- Sharing with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, reddit, Pinterest, tumblr, Linkedin and e-mail
- Following on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Linkedin, YouTube, tumblr, instagram, flickr, foursquare, vimeo or RSS Feed
- Each social provider can be enabled or disabled
- Ability to select what services each provider will be exposed for
- Full customization for titles and URLs for each provider
- Super lightweight social sharing and following
- Fast unobtrusive social bookmarks for your site
3.6 out of 5 stars, Active Installs: 90,000+
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. Your all in one share buttons plugin. Add a floating bar with share buttons to your blog. But this plugin little slows your website.
- Display all popular social sharing buttons with count, such as Twitter, Buffer, Facebook Share, Facebook Like, Digg, LinkedIn, Google +1, Reddit, dZone, TweetMeme, Topsy, Yahoo Buzz, StumbleUpon, Del.icio.us, Sphinn, Designbump, WebBlend, BlogEngage, Serpd, Pinterest, Pocket and Tumblr.
- Facebook Like support thumbnail generation, multiple languages, show faces and send button.
- Great customization options.
- Lazy loading to increase website performance.
- Left or right scrolling effect like Mashable.com.
- Support in excerpt mode.
- Support for email and print services.
- Nearly any button out there you can think of.
Social Media Widget
4 out of 5 stars | Active Installs: 200,000+
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. Adds links to all of your social media and sharing site profiles. Tons of icons come in 3 sizes, 4 icon styles, and 4 animations.
- Supports the following social media sites:
- Choose from multiple animations.
- Choose whether or not to open links in a new tab (or browser window).
- Align your widget left, center, or right.
DC Simple Share Buttons
4.4 out of 5 stars | 800+ Active Installs
As the name implies, this social sharing plugin is simple and loads pretty fast. A set of very simple social sharing buttons that loads pretty fast. As of now (20 Sep. 15) it is not updated since a year. 800+ active installs.
Please note that these buttons do not show share counts.
So these are the top 8 Best and Free Social Sharing Plugins to increase Shares in your worpress website/blog.
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