Social media is a very important part of a website’s promotion strategy. It helps attract new audience that can become your customers.
Having social media sharing buttons on your WordPress site is not enough. You need to have other important plugins that help in generating more social shares and likes. In this article, I show you 31 different WordPress social media plugins.
Most of them are social sharing plugins but some plugins are really rare and cool. So let’s jump in.
1. AccessPress Social Icons Pro
Create and add beautiful social media icons with this plugin. There are 12 different sets of icons available from which you can choose the best one. You can also upload your own icons set and add effects.
Once you select your icon set, you can place it anywhere on your website. You can add it in your header, footer and also in a widget.
You can select the height and width of the icons, set margins, choose between horizontal and vertical view, get short code for your icons, define tooltips and also select the number of columns and rows.
This social media plugin offers lots of functions and can be customized very easily. It is fully responsive and SEO-friendly.
To get some more features, you can upgrade to the pro version of the plugin.
2. CardZ Social Stream
Make your brand more interactive with CardZ Social Stream plugin. You can integrate all your social media updates at one place with this plugin.
It fits perfectly anywhere on your website and gives you complete control of what to display. There are many different themes and styles you can choose from and it is perfectly compatible with Visual Composer.
It keeps track of all your data with its analytics module. You can see which social network is performing well. You can connect more than 15 social networks.
To make your website look more beautiful, this plugin has more than 20 animations. You can also filter what content to display. Filters can be applied for a specific keyword and tags also.
It is fully responsive and will not slow down your website.
3. Click To Tweet
Get more shares on Twitter with this plugin by CoSchedule. You can create beautiful looking share boxes within your content.
It is used by top websites like Quicksprout, Unbounce, Copy Hackers and Smart Passive Income. The plugin is free and you can create unlimited number of tweetable quotes.
This helps in getting more shares on Twitter and generates more traffic to your website.
4. Digg Digg
Digg Digg is a social sharing floating bar by Buffer. You can customize this social sharing bar and can include different social networks.
You can choose between a horizontal and vertical display. And the best part is that it’s completely free. There are many social sharing plugins that offer much better features but most of them are not free.
5. Easy Social Share Buttons
This is one of the best social sharing plugins for WordPress because it gives you all the features you will ever need.
It allows you to add sharing buttons of 40 different networks. You can add like, share, and subscribe buttons with this plugin.
It provides great tracking features. You can connect this to your Google Analytics and track data. Here are some features of this plugin:
- After Share Actions
- On Media Sharing
- Social Metrics
- Social Sharing Analytics
- Top Social Posts Widget
- Subscribe to Email List Button
- Exit Intent Share Reminder
- 30 Different Animations
- Followers Counter
And the list goes on. No other WordPress plugin offers so many different sharing features. You can also add tweetable quotes with this plugin. So you don’t have to use Click to Tweet by CoSchedule if you use this plugin.
It is fully responsive and integrates with different plugins. If you need just one plugin to control your social sharing, you cannot find anything better than this one.
6. Exit Through Social Share
This exit intent social sharing plugin asks user to like or share the webpage before leaving. Once users click any outgoing link, a popup box appears asking users to share.
There are many popup box designs you can choose from. It is highly customizable and lets you set colors, background image and set delay length.
Flare is an elegant social share counter plugin for WordPress. All you need to do is to sign up and connect your Google Analytics. Then add this plugin anywhere on your site.
You can get detailed analytics of your social shares. This will show you the top performing posts on your website, see which network is generating the highest number of shares and much more.
It also provides quick reports of your share activity and sends you regular performance update emails. Flare is mobile friendly so that you will not lose traffic and shares.
Choose any template and get started without any problems. You can select any language for your audience.
8. Floating Social Media Icon
Choose from 20+ different styles of icons and add floating social icons with this plugin. You can add icons anywhere with shortcodes.
Icons can be added in between your post and page content.
Similar to CardZ Social Stream, this plugin also lets you create stunning social feeds. Add your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feed at one place with Flow-Flow.
It works well on mobile devices and loads very fast. You can add social feeds from over 15 different networks.
Moderating the content is also very easy. It lets you exclude posts by a word, URL or any username to avoid spam. You can add multiple feeds, filter them and customize them in any way you want.
10. Jetpack Social sharing
If you don’t want to add any social media plugin, then you can stick with the good-old Jetpack. It provides social sharing features that lets you add sharing buttons at the top and bottom of your page.
Select the services you want to display and voila! You don’t need to do extra work by changing settings or customizing your buttons.
11. Monarch Social Sharing
Monarch is a social sharing plugin by Elegant themes. It is easy to use and provides many features. You can add sharing buttons at the top and bottom of the page. Monarch also lets you add a floating social bar.
Choose from over 20 different social networks and display the ones you want. It also adds sharing buttons on your images that helps in getting more shares.
Apart from these share buttons, you can add a popup and fly-in boxes. These sharing boxes can be triggered in different ways.
You can also add a social profiles widget on your sidebar. Finally, the plugin provides statistics of your shares and likes.
12. Pay With A Tweet
One of the best ways to get more shares to your content is to use this plugin. Let’s say you’re offering a download to your website readers for free.
To get more shares to your page, you can add a pay with a tweet option. So to download your freebie, the user now has to share your page first.
To make sure the shares generated are real, there is simple verification process. You can offer anything for free.
Some great examples are discount codes, gift cards, documents, books and video. All you need to do is to add this plugin and you’re set.
13. Share Buttons by AddThis
This is another free social sharing plugin to get more traffic to your website. You can add sharing buttons above and below your content.
There are several buttons and styles you can choose from. The plugin is mobile-friendly but it also allows you to turn off sharing buttons on mobile devices.
You can also see the summary of your shares and find out the pages that generated the highest number of shares.
14. Share Buttons by AddToAny
Add social sharing counters, floating share buttons, follow buttons and much more with AddToAny share buttons.
You can choose from over 100 different social networks. Using this plugin is very simple and it provides many different functions to display share buttons. The plugin is responsive and retina ready.
15. Share This Image
This is an image share plugin created to make image sharing simple. You have complete control on what a user can share. The plugin lets you choose from 11 social networks and you can also add your own title and description.
Shareaholic is one of the most installed social sharing plugins for WordPress. It’s not just about social sharing. The plugin lets you add content recommendations at the bottom of your post.
It provides automatic Google Analytics integration for better sharing analytics. You can add sharing buttons with just one click and customize them in any way you want.
You can add sharing buttons on images so you will not have to use any separate plugin for that. Moreover, adding follow buttons is also very simple with Shareaholic.
17. SharePlus (+)
SharePlus is another cool sharing plugin. You can choose share buttons from 5 different themes and also create your own with CSS.
It encourages visitors to share your content by the auto open feature. You can track your shares with Google Analytics.
ShareThis is a very famous social media plugin. It’s similar to AddThis and Shareaholic. You can add sharing buttons at the top and bottom of your page.
A floating share bar can also be added with the help of this plugin. It is very simple, easy to use and free.
19. Social Buzz
This plugin does not just add social share buttons on your website. It adds a great looking shares graph that shows the shares of each post.
This encourages the visitor to share your content. You can add these buttons on your pages, posts and also on your blog page.
The lightweight code makes the plugin run fast. It is responsive and compatible with any theme.
20. Social Media Feather
Another super lightweight social sharing and follow plugin for WordPress. You can add sharing buttons on any page, posts and custom content types.
It includes all the social networks so you can choose all the best networks. You can also add follow buttons for many different social networks.
This video will help you install and get started with Social Media Feather.
21. Social Share & Locker Pro
A very helpful plugin to generate more shares and likes. This plugin provides social share buttons with many features.
But what makes this plugin so special is the social locker. You can lock any part of your content and ask visitors to share to unlock the locked content.
So if you have something really cool in your content, you take advantage of it by adding social locker and getting more shares and traffic.
It is similar to Pay With A Tweet plugin but it also has social share buttons so you don’t have to install any other plugin for that.
Also the social share buttons provide so many features that you will not need any other sharing plugin. You can display share buttons at the top, bottom, fly-in, popup and also in-between your content.
22. Social Warfare
Social Warfare is a sharing plugin with a gorgeous design and a ton of features. It’s very fast and is also responsive. There are over 500 different ways of customizing the style of the buttons.
It lets you add shareable quotes and Twitter cards in your content. With Google Analytics integration, you can check all your sharing stats easily.
SocialFans displays the number of fans, likes, followers and subscribers. You can choose from over 30 social networks, 7+ different themes and lots of other features.
The social counter is fully responsive, light and fast. You can create custom skins, add animation effects and customize it your own way.
It is floating social and email subscription bar. You can choose multiple color and background schemes, unlimited icon colors and other similar features.
Sossy is an awesome social counter and looks exceptionally beautiful. You can create a responsive social profile with name, description, image, cover and follow buttons.
And all this is highly customizable so you can match its design with your website’s theme. It displays social media profiles with followers count that will help you get more followers.
26. SumoMe Share
SumoMe is a complete solution to get more subscribers and traffic to your website. They offer many different tools and SumoMe Share is one of their great tool to add sharing buttons on your website.
It is responsive and helps you get more shares. You can add floating share buttons, buttons at the top and bottom of the page. You can use this cool WordPress plugin for free and if you want more features, you can get the pro version.
Create clickable quotes with TweetDis in your content to encourage users to share your content. Unlike other click to tweet plugins, TweetDis offers many cool box designs you can choose from.
Cost Effective SEO used this plugin effectively in their awesome SEO roundup here.
You can also enable click to tweet on your images and generate more shares. But it is not free. So if you want a free alternative, consider using Click To Tweet by CoSchedule.
28. Ultimate Social Deux
This is also a great social sharing plugins you can use for your WordPress site. You can place sharing buttons on different positions on your website.
Also, you can select from more than 5 different icon templates. It will not slow down your website and is responsive so you don’t have to worry about your mobile visitors.
29. WordPress Social Board
Display a social board showing all your social activities on your website with this plugin. You can choose the networks and display them in 6 different formats on your website.
Anyone who visits your social feed page can like and share your posts which helps in boosting your social media presence.
The different layouts using which you can display your feeds are:
- Rotating Feed
And many more.
You can add this social board in your website’s theme, on a page or as a widget. The plugin is responsive and there are more than 30 different feed options you can choose to display.
Compared to other social feed plugins we discussed in this list, this plugin provides the best features with great looks.
30. WordPress Ultimate Timeline
Display gorgeous looking timelines to your website with WordPress Ultimate Timeline. The timeline can display WordPress blog posts and feeds from different social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
The plugin is similar to WordPress Social Board and also does not provide a lot of features. But it lets you display your blog posts in a timeline which is really cool.
31. WP Flat Social Profile Blocks
Last plugin of this very long list. WP Flat Social Profile Blocks is a responsive plugin that lets you add profile buttons and links that look stunning.
It’s very easy to configure and even the plugin says “Even your grandma can configure it”.
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