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5 Best Social Media WordPress Plugin of 2014

5 Best Social Media WordPress Plugin of 2014

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 plugins which will let you do that, and here I have compiled a list of some of the best plugin which you can use.

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

Ultimate Social delux:

ultimate social WordPress plugin

Ultimate Social deluxe is a premium plugin which is sold at Codecanyon for only $14. I like this plugin because it’s modern and looks sexy. It’s a light weight plugin and uses light javascript and css to show the buttons. It doesn’t uses iFrame which helps in faster loading of your page. The plugin add responsive social sharing buttons which is a must have feature for any plugin today. It also let you add widget which you can use to show social media profiles of your blog with numbers.  There are five placement options for Ultimate Social Deux social buttons. They can be positioned at the top or bottom of the page, at the top or bottom of each post, or they can float. Choose between vertical and horizontal layouts, and specify alignment – left, center or right – for horizontal social media buttons. You can also exclude buttons as needed.

Download Social Ultimate deluxe plugin

Jetpack sharing:

Jetpack social sharing buttons

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.

Digg Digg

Digg Digg sharing plugin

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

 

Share buttons by Add to any

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

DC simple share button

Above all plugins offers the similar functionality but one thing which you might not like about them is, they increases the load time of the page. Specially when it’s a well-known fact that site load time is one of the ranking factor, you might like to take an alternate route. If showing the number of social share is not in the top of your priority list, you can use DC simple share button plugin. This plugin does not load JavaScript and external script, and thus doesn’t slow down your blog.   I had to add this plugin into this list for its simplicity. This is not for everyone, but I’m sure few of you would like the concept of this plugin.  Here is the official download page of this 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.

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  • Aditya Nath Jha

    I use Jetpack social sharing as mentioned by you and tried Floating social bar too for some time, found both of them good for my needs!
    Nice article bro.

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  • Maadhav Saxena

    Was reading something online and found this great article. Well I use the Jetpack social sharing in it’s native official buttons mode, it works pretty great. I will try the Ultimate social delux too, it looks pretty good.

    Reply
  • I. C. Daniel

    I didn’t pay much attention to my social sharing buttons. I’m using Jetpack sharing module at this point. It’s okay!

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  • Atish Ranjan

    You should include Flare in the list as well. Flaoting social bar from Wpbeginner is equally nice but it has limited share buttons but it looks neater.

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Atish
      I also got recommendation for Flare from a Shouter on Facebook. I will definitely try it and if it looks good, will add it in the post. Anyhow others can still try Flare after reading your useful comment. :)

      Reply
  • Rakesh

    I am using Digg Digg , becuase of its lazy loading feature . I love its feature and button placement

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  • Deepak Singh

    I am using Juiz Social Post Sharer plugin on my blog. It uses less resources and looks attractive too.

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  • Vinay

    Dear Harsh,
    I tried using Digg-Digg for my blog. But since my website theme is full width, so Digg digg either get hidden or it hides my post. So do you know any other floating bar(I found floating bar more interesting then fixed ones) which could just fit my full width theme on the left ?

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  • aceclue

    The plugins are cool. I haven’t used addtomany before. Others I’ve tested in the past.

    Currently, I use jetpack and digg digg altrrnative

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  • krypto mehedi

    Superb Bro ! I was using a manual php coded sharing widget. But, that is not cool at all. Now, i want to test Digg Digg plugin.

    Reply
  • Noufal Binu

    Harsh, All plugins are cool, I’m also used The second one ‘Digg Digg’.
    Sharing buttons are effective for blogging traffic. I recommend which one is Greater page loading speed, Make custom sharing buttons are Get effective on branding. I believe last one have lighten speed. Thanks for sharing informative article.

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  • Robinsh

    Thanks for sharing this list, actually I was looking for the floating share bar that was previously used over my blog but I was not getting the name of the plugin. I found it here because I randomly opened to read your blog today.

    Reply
  • Ganesh

    Hi

    Thanks for this post. Will explore the Jetpack plugin. Right now am using Super Socializer plugin and found it very effective and it doesnt delay the page loading time.

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Ganesh
      Thanks for another value addition. I stumbled the plugin page and it looks interesting.

      Reply
  • Sanket

    Harsh Shareholic plugin is awesome it provides many functions to show sharing button almost at each and every place in the post :)

    Reply
  • sushain

    All of the above mentioned plugins are best.As i am using WPEX GoPress theme on my blog so, which one will suit better for it?(i.e the plugin that will not not slow down the page load speed)
    Waiting for your reply :)
    Thanks
    Sushain

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  • Karan Rawat

    Hi harsh,
    One of the best social plugin i have ever used in my blog is “flare”.

    Thanks
    karan

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    • Hitesh Bhasin

      I too have used Flare. But i find it too costly to remove the branding. It is 79 dollars per year just for a social media plugin. Whereas, Digg Digg is doing the same work absolutely free.

      Reply

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