Social Media has become the next big thing and it’s very important for bloggers to integrate social sharing buttons on their blog. By integrating social bookmarking and sharing buttons you will let your readers quickly share your blog post on their favorite social networking site. This will help you to drive more traffic from social media sites and helps in search engine ranking. I have already discussed advantage of Social media sharing for SEO, and it’s very important for every blogger to add social media sharing buttons on their blog from day one. There are many WordPress social media plugins which will let you do that, and here I have compiled a list of some of the best plugin which you can use.
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Do remember, “less is new more“, so add only those social sharing buttons which are useful. I would recommend you to add atleast, Facebook like, Facebook share, Google plus like, Twitter, Pinterst button on your blog. Depending upon your blog demographics, you can consider adding other buttons like LinedLn any any other. So let’s get on with my list of favorite WordPress plugin to integrate social sharing icons on your blog.
Best Social media sharing plugins for WordPress
Floating Social media sharing plugin:
Here is in-house solution for adding floating social media sharing buttons with counters. Using this plugin, you can add social media sharing buttons on your desktop and mobile site both. This plugin supports all popular social media buttons with counters, and you can enable or disable any of the plugin placement.
Monarch by Elegant themes:
If you are looking for a paid social-media sharing plugin for your WordPress blog, look no further than monarch. This plugin is by Elegant themes and they have done a great job with this plugin. Not only this plugin let you add social media sharing buttons at various place, they are created with a target of encourage sharing.
Monarch let you add sharing buttons at various spots including flight. Flyout are usually popular for adding email subscription option, but if you are someone who understand the important of social media sharing, you should look no further than Monarch. To download Monarch plugin, you also need to buy a license of Elegant themes, which also include access to all their themes and few more premium plugins.
What I liked the most about Monarch plugin is, it also let you add sharing button on mobile. The placement will ensure that you get good number of share even on mobile phone. This is highly recommended plugin which you should use.
Ultimate Social delux:
Jetpack is one of the most popular WordPress plugin which adds many feature on your blog. One of the feature let you add social-media sharing button on your blog. If you are using Jetpack plugin, you can activate the sharing module and add these buttons. You can learn more about Jetpack plugin here. You can check out this official page on activating Jetpack sharing buttons.
This is another most popular plugin in WordPress plugin directory to quickly integrate social media sharing on your blog. This plugin offers multiple features including lazy loading, which will make sure social sharing buttons will not slow down your blog much. You can also add floating sharing bar using this plugin. I love this plugin but the only thing which I don’t like it is, it doesn’t play well with Jetpack responsive theme. If you are using any other method to offer mobile version of your site (Like WP Touch), feel free to use Digg digg plugin.
Share buttons by AddtoAny
This is another advances plugin to integrate social share buttons on your blog. The reason I used word advanced is because, this plugin comes with lots of customisation option. Share buttons by Add to Any will let you add responsive sharing buttons on your blog, which is a plus point. More over, this plugin let you add over 100+ sharing buttons (Ofcourse you don’t need this much), but in some cases this is going to be beneficial. There are plenty of placement options. One of the best feature of the plugin is, it will let you track your social media sharing using Google analytics. You can check out more features of this plugin on official page here.
DC simple share buttons plugin
There are many more popular plugins in WordPress plugin repo, but my favourite here is Digg Digg. If you want to check out more popular social sharing plugins, here are few which you should check:
If you are using any other plugin and would like to recommend to other shouters, feel free to let me know via comments. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends on social-media sites.