Online marketing is a major part of successful blogging. Social networking sites play key role to get more readers as well as new customers to your business firms or blogs.
Compared to other blogging platforms, WordPress users are very lucky as they need not go for any coding to connect social sites and their posts. There are a number of WordPress plugins available in 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,
This’s a premium plugin for WordPress users. It’s a stylish choice and you can opt from a number of gorgeous designs to make use in your site. The buttons can be displayed on the top/bottom of the posts, in sidebar or as pop up. This plugin is available from CodeCanyon at $12.
Shareholic is a popular plugin in the category. It contains icons of almost all social networks which can be placed on any type of contents in your site. Related posts, analytics and URL shortner are other advantages of Shareholic. Users can earn some extra income by placing sponsored links in related posts area, next to internal links.
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 by admin panel, short code or custom fields. You can purchase it at $15 from CodeCanyon.
As the name indicates, you can add almost any networks’ icons in posts and pages. According to the developer, there are hundreds of social media buttons available in the plugin. AddToAny is optimized for easy loading in both desktop and mobile platforms. You can place it as standard interface that will appear on top/bottom of the contents or floating bar or sidebar widget or by short code. It has more than 3 million downloads so far.
Monarch is an attractive sharing solution for WordPress. It is used by several leading news websites around the world and we can mention it as last stop for all our sharing solutions. Monarch will work anywhere on your site- Above, bottom of the posts, floating bar, sidebar widget, popup or by short code. It’s an Elegant themes product and can buy for $ 69/year.
ShareThis is another leading choice for social sharing. Users can share contents across hundreds of bookmarking sites using the plugin. There are less customizations available in Sharethis official plugin for WordPress . So it’s better to choose buttons from the Sharethis.com based on your needs and simply put the code in your blog template. If you are not familiar with the theme edit, go for Post layout Pro plugin. It will help you to insert codes in theme files to show configured buttons anywhere in posts or pages.
It is an awesome plugin to improve your social media interaction. Custom Share Buttons is a simple, light weight choice to place icons either in floating bar or top/bottom of the posts.
AddThis supports more than three hundred networks and it allows you to customize its appearnce in different ways. This is a free plugin but premium version is also available at $12/month. Like most of the plugins, we discussed above, AddThis too can place in floating bar, top/bottom of the posts or in side bar. Connect it with your AddThis account and unlock advanced features to bring more traffic to your contents.
It is a premium sharing plugin for your WordPress site. Social Warfare offers huge 5000+ color combinations for icons and analytics, custom tweets, twitter cards, popular posts widget, content protection are some of the additional features of the plugin. It’s available for $ 29/year.
Sassy Social Share is a free source for beautiful share buttons. It supports more than hundred bookmarking sites with powerful options to manage its design, layout and appearance. It loads very fast, icons are in high quality. So you need not bother about its look and page loading time.