Last Updated 2 years by Emily Standley-Allard
If you’re in business online or a WordPress blogger you’re aware social media is CRUCIAL to reach more readers, build up engagement, network and get more traffic to your business and website. Luckily there are plenty plugins to enhance your blog’s optimization for social sharing. Here are 11 of the best WordPress social media plugins to make life easier.
Below you’ll find some of the best WordPress social media plugins that you can install to get more social shares on your blog. It’s not the biggest list in the world, but we’ve only selected only the top performers.
Here are 11 of the best WordPress Social Media Plugins
Social Pug **Now Grow – Mediavine –
Grow by Mediavine is finally available in the WordPress plugin directory, where you may be surprised to see that it already has 80,000 active installations.
Which leads us to a second, related announcement: Mediavine recently completed its acquisition of Social Pug and Optin Hound from DevPups, and these plugins are now Grow.
Share This – Choose which sites you want to target and let your readers vote for you with this plugin. Share This even allows you to change the colors to match your website. Unlike most plugins, it also provide tracking reports.
Sociable – One of the more popular WordPress plugins for social media, Sociable will place buttons to several social bookmarking sites on each of your posts for users to easily submit and vote for you. With sociable you can also choose which buttons you want to include.
Revive Social – Set a custom schedule and pick the days and hours when you want to share your blog posts. If you need more, you can even set different schedules for different social media channels.
Gregarious – Promote your blog posts on Digg, Reddit, Del.icio.us and more with Gregarious. There are several different options that you can customize to suit your needs.
Monarch – If you need a social sharing and social following plug in for your WP blog then Monarch is a beautiful choice. The social media plugin by Elegant Themes is focused on increasing shares and followers with style!
Add to Any Bookmark Button – This plugin creates a simple bookmark button that allows users to bookmark the page with any bookmark manager they choose.
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I Love Social Bookmarking – Looking for a slightly different alternative to some of the others on this list? I Love Social Bookmarking allows users to vote for your blog posts by using a drop down menu to select a social media site at which to vote, which keeps less icons on your blog.
Digg Digg– Digg Digg by Buffer has the potential to send more traffic in a short period of time than any other social media site. You can make it easy for your readers to digg your posts by placing the button directly on your pages with this plugin.
SphinnIt Button – Sphinn is a social media site that targets internet marketing and search-related topics, and with this plugin your readers can easily Sphinn your posts by voting for you.
WP Super Cache – Now that you’ll be getting floods of traffic thanks in part to these plugins, you’ll need to help your server handle the traffic. WP Super Cache reduces the load on your server by delivering pages without accessing the database, essentially serving them up as if they were static pages.
As my personal favorite I have to add is Social Warfare
Most social sharing plugins for WordPress slow down your site, are not attractive, and don’t work the way you would hope.
Social Warfare is both lightning fast and beautiful.
Not only will it never slow down your website like other sharing plugins, we give you the most attractive buttons available that look great – you can choose any colors to match your site perfectly – no matter what screen size or resolution.
- StumbleUpon – Now mix.com
- You can also choose where you want the buttons to show up. Choose from the following placement options:
- Above the post content
- Below the post content
- Both above and below the post content
- None (or) Manual placement
They also give you the ability to have floating share buttons follow your readers down the screen when static (non-floating) buttons are not in view. This way the reader will always have easy access to your share buttons, no matter where they scroll on your page.
Proudly display how many times your content has been shared– even tweet counts (with a Social Warfare – Pro license)!
Social Proof is a powerful psychological tool that has been proven to influence even more shares.
We use the social network API endpoints to ensure that the most accurate share counts are always displayed.
POPULAR POSTS WIDGET BASED ON SOCIAL SHARE COUNTS
Wouldn’t you love to show what your most popular posts are based on the number of social shares’s they’ve received?
Social Warfare allows you to do just that.
You can even choose to display most your popular posts based on which social network they were popular on!
Social Warfare’s Popular Posts widget allows you to display and customize the look with:
- Post thumbnail images
- Image and text size
- Custom visual themes
- Custom date range
CLICK TO TWEET QUOTES
A simple and effective way to create tweetable quotes right inside your posts or pages.
- This has proven to increase the average number of tweets per article dramatically.
USE SHORTCODES TO MANUALLY PLACE SHARE BUTTONS ANYWHERE
If you want to place buttons in the middle of an article, you can with their shortcode. [social_warfare]
What if you wanted to add share buttons to a page but actually have them share out a different page altogether (like being able to share your “Sign-up” page from your “Thank You” page)? Social Warfare allows you to do this!
If you’re experienced with PHP, you can also hook Social Warfare into your theme templates for hyper customization.
Social Warfare Affiliate WP
- Another great thing about Social Warfare? You can empower your affiliates to share every page as an affiliate link with just the click of a button.
- If you have an ecommerce site that relies upon affiliates to help you promote your products then Social Warfare Affiliate WP is one of the best WordPress plugins to create and manage an affiliate program.
You don’t even need Social Warfare Pro to get started!
Just the Free version. Learn more here!
We hope this article helped you find the best social media WordPress plugins for your business. Sign up to generate more revenue with your website or blog today!
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