As a blogger, you share contents on leading social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. They can generate massive instant traffic to any kind of post.
We can’t ignore the impact of social media in blogging. That’s why we display social sharing icons in websites. So readers can easily share your contents on their profile and divert traffic to them.
In a recent post, we discussed about best social media plugins for WordPress. If you are using any other platform, make sure to read 60+ Free Beautiful Social Media Icon Packs for Bloggers and Designers.
Now we’ll show you five best plugins to add floating social sharing bar in WordPress.
1. Ultimate Sharing
Ultimate Sharing allows you to add both stick and float social sharing icons in WordPress. It features icons of RSS feed, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram and Email.
You can choose from over 15 theme designs along with the sharing counts, pop up box and subscription form. It lets you set own icon tasks including like & share social media business page, follow, visit the blog etc.
After activating the plugin, open Ultimate Social Media Icons menu from the left sidebar and tap the fifth option, Any other wishes for your main icons? to enable floating sharing menu. Scroll down to locate Make icons float? setting. Choose yes and set the position via the following options. Save.
Scroll up and browse other options to select your icons and design. Save all the settings.
2. Floating Social
Floating Social will follow users as they scroll and allow them to share contents across their social media profiles. It is fully responsive and customizable in terms of color, size and position.
Reduce the URL length using a short link service and add custom CSS code to further manage your icons. It contains icons for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon or quickly add your favorite service icon without any code.
3. Custom Share Buttons with Floating Sidebar
Custom Share Buttons is a simple plugin for inserting floating social icons in WordPress. It features beautiful buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Reddit and Email.
You can set the sidebar position as left, right or bottom. Disable it for mobile and on the homepage to improve the user experience.
Do you want to use custom icons for the sharing? Upload your own icons for various social sites and set color to change the appearance of your sharing menu.
4. Social Media Flying Icons
Social Media Flying Icons is another plugin for floating social media management in WordPress blogs and websites. It lets you add icons for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and RSS feed that fly with user movements.
It displays icons on 30 gorgeous designs with options to change the icon size and reorder them. You can show icons automatically or via shortcode, PHP code or as sidebar widgets.
5. Fuse Social Floating Sidebar
It will show attractive social sharing icons as floating on the website. Fuse social sharing plugin provides buttons for popular services like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, Google+, StumbleUpon, Email, RSS and others.
The site owners are able to manage icon color, animation and other effects from the plugin settings. You can display sharing icons automatically in the content area or by shortcode or as a widget.
Do you think we miss any important plugin? Before making comments, don’t forget to read The 10 Best Social Sharing Plugins for WordPress.