Online marketing is a major part of blogging. Social networking sites play a key role in building traffic to your website.
Compared to other blogging platforms, WordPress users are very lucky as they need not go for any coding to connect social sites with their posts. There are a huge number of WordPress plugins available on the web for social media marketing. We have to choose best among them based on our budget and requirements.
Some of the best social media plugins listed here,
1. Easy Social Share Buttons
This’s a premium plugin for WordPress users. It’s a stylish choice and you can choose from a couple of gorgeous designs to use on the site. The buttons can be displayed on the top/bottom of the posts, in the sidebar or as a pop-up. This plugin is available from CodeCanyon at $12.
2. Shareaholic share buttons & related posts
Shareholic is a popular plugin in the category. It contains various social media icons and you’re able to show them on the top and bottom of the contents. The plugin is highly flexible and you are able to personalize the theme, layout, size, headline, counter etc.
Related posts, analytics and URL shortener are other advantages of Shareholic. Users can earn some extra income by placing sponsored links after the contents.
3. Social Network Tabs
It combines all common social bookmarking sites in a slide format. Social Network Tabs features 16 leading social sites and 69 feed options. It can be configured in various ways and lets you place anywhere in the site via plugin settings, shortcode or custom fields. You can purchase it at $15 from CodeCanyon.
4. Share Buttons by AddToAny
As the name indicates, you can add almost any social icon in posts and pages. It features icons from over 100 social media and bookmarking sites including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn and WhatsApp.
AddToAny is optimized for easy loading in both desktop and mobile platforms. In four ways, you can display the social icons- standard interface, floating bar, sidebar widget or by shortcode.
Monarch is a beautiful sharing plugin for WordPress. It is used by several leading news websites around the world and we can mention it as the last stop for all our sharing solutions.
Monarch will work anywhere on your site- Above, the bottom of the posts, floating bar, sidebar widget, popup or by shortcode. It’s an Elegant Theme’s product and you can buy it for $ 69/year.
ShareThis is another popular plugin for social sharing. Users can share contents across hundreds of bookmarking sites using the plugin. It is free, easy to use and covers more than 80 social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and WhatsApp.
7. Custom Share Buttons with Floating Sidebar
It is an awesome plugin to improve your social media interaction. Custom Share Buttons is a simple, lightweight plugin to show icons either in floating bar or top/bottom of the posts.
AddThis supports more than three hundred networks and it allows you to customize the appearance in different ways. This is a free plugin but premium version is also available for $12/month. It allows you to add social media buttons in the content area, sidebar and floating bar.
9. Social Warfare
It is another premium social media sharing plugin. Social Warfare will redesign your sharing menu with over 5000 style combinations for the icons. The plugin is customizable, responsive, super fast and integrated with detailed sharing analytics.
Shareable quotes, Custom tweets, Popular posts widget are some other features of the tool. It’s available for $ 29/year.
10. Sassy Social Share
Sassy Social Share is a free source of beautiful share buttons. It supports more than hundred bookmarking sites with powerful options to manage the design and appearance. The site owners can show the buttons on the homepage, widget, posts, pages, excerpts, archives along with the counts and URL shortener.