Top 20 Free WordPress Social Share Plugins
Social Media Network Share plugins is a necessary requirement for any content site, especially blogs. It helps the users of the website or blog to share interesting content on social media services like Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or any other services. This will not only adds value to your blog in terms of back links but also helps you to get more traffic through shared links. The more people share your content the more popular it becomes. Writing quality content that are useful and interesting is the primary requirement to get more social media exposure.
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There are many such plugins available for most of the blogging platforms. In this post let us discuss the most popular and useful social share plugins available for WordPress.
Top 20 WordPress Social Plugins
AddThis Social Bookmarking plugin adds widget that allows any visitor to bookmark and share your site easily with over 330 popular services. Optionally you can sign up for a free AddThis.com account to see how your visitors are sharing your content: which services they’re using for sharing, which content is shared the most, and more.Get AddThis
Sociable perhaps the most popular social sharing WordPress plugin. You can select and customize several features, such as text, color, and length in order to ensure your readers and their friends a great Sociable Experience. You can choose from Sociable Skyscraper or Sociable Classic style. There are plenty of options and styles to choose from.Get Sociable
Share Buttons by Lockerz / AddToAny
Another plugin to share, bookmark, and email your posts & pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, StumbleUpon, Digg and many more. This sharing plugin comes with a customizable Smart Menu, which places the services visitors use at the top of the menu, based on each visitor’s browsing and usage history. This plugin also provides Google Analytics integration and asynchronous script loading.Get Share Buttons by Lockerz / AddToAny
ShareThis Wordpres Plugin
Share This WordPress plugin seamlessly enables users to share your content through Email, Facebook, Twitter, Google +1, Like, Send and many more. It supports 50+ social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Digg, StumbleUpon and Reddit. You can customize the ShareThis widget on your site and register with ShareThis to get access to enhanced share related analytics for your site.Get ShareThis: Share, Email, Tweet, Like, +1 Made Simple
Digg Digg plugin offers floating bar (vertical and horizontal) with share buttons to your blog. The widget display all popular social sharing buttons with count, such as Twitter, Buffer, Facebook Share, Facebook Like, Digg, LinkedIn, Google +1 etc. It is a lazy loading plugin that increase website performance. The plugin also supports email and print services.Get Digg Digg
Socialize provides an easy way to selectively add actionable social bookmarks to your posts. Using the plugin you can add bookmarks in two places, inside the content (aligned left or right) or in a box below the content. The plugin automatically inserts open graph data into head of site.Get Socialize
Artiss Social Bookmarks
Artiss Social Bookmarks is an easy but powerful way to implement social bookmarking on your WordPress blog. Using this plugin you can link to over 270 social bookmarking networks. They are split between bookmarking services and tools (e.g. printing, converting to PDF, etc).Get Artiss Social Bookmarks
Sharing is Caring
Sharing is Caring is a popular social share plugin. The plugin displays the social widgets from Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest with your posts as well as adds some Meta tags for opengraph and schema.org as recommended by Facebook and Google. This plugin also supports use of shortcode. The standard method to do this is by filtering the content of the posts, which is controlled by the options in the admin menu.Get Sharing is Caring
This plugins allows you to add highly customizable toolbar with color selection, social network icons, recent tweet and share buttons into footer. Social Toolbar allow users to “Like” your page on Facebook or tweet about it on Twitter as well as display your latest tweet; list your social networking profiles. You can specify all the colors and fonts, and rearrange your list of social network icons to your desire. You have options to display it on the whole site or just the home page or just the blog or even just an individual page.Get Social Toolbar
WP Tweet Button
WP Tweet Button is the WordPress implementation of the official Twitter Tweet Button. The tweet button can be positioned as you please and can be styled to your delight in the settings page. WP Tweet Button supports a variety of shorteners and can even help track the effectiveness of campaigns using Google Analytics. This plugin also supports customizable Auto-Tweeting.
Simply Sociable adds social media links for Google+, Twitter, and Facebook to the bottom of each blog post. The plugin automatically append social media links to the bottom of each blog post to share.Get Simply Sociable
Social Sharing Toolkit
Social Sharing Toolkit plugin is another plugin that helps you in sharing and connecting on social networks.You can decide which networks to support on your blog, where the buttons will appear. Through drag and drop you can easily change the order in which the buttons appear. You can also choose size and orientation of buttons.Get Social Sharing Toolkit
Facebook, Twitter & Google+ Social Widgets
Facebook, Twitter & Google+ Social Widgets is a simple plug-in that displays the most important social widgets from Facebook, Twitter and Google+ below your posts. Just activate the plug-in and the social widgets are displayed immediately. You can also configure the location of the buttons on posts as well as you can select on type of pages where you want the buttons to appear.
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Trackable Social Share Icons
This plugin has a unique feature that track the number of share clicks in Google Analytics. The Trackable Social Share Icons plugin enables blog readers to easily share posts via social media networks, including Facebook and Twitter. It Integrates with Google Analytics and track the number of share clicks in Google Analytics. All clicks on the social icons are automatically tracked in your Google Analytics, under Event Tracking.
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Facebook Page Publish
Facebook Page Publish publishes your blog posts to your Facebook profile or page. The authors gravatar, a self-chosen or random post image, the title, author, categories and a short excerpt of your post can be shown. You can also configure when and what posts to publish.
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Share-Widget adds the share-widget button on the footer of your post so that users can share your content through popular social network and email. This plugin is based on the widget described on share-widget.com.
WP Socializer is an all in one advanced and powerful plugin for adding social bookmarking buttons, Retweet buttons, Google +1 buttons, LinkedIn buttons, Digg buttons, Addthis buttons, Facebook buttons anywhere in a WordPress site from posts to Widgets. Facebook like box, Google + badge can also be added to the sidebar with full customization.
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Facebook Like Button
Facebook Like Button plugin adds the new Facebook Like button and Facebook Recommendations widget to your WordPress blog. You can also add Facebook Recommendations Widget to your blog sidebar or to anywhere using this shortcut [fb_rec].
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Simple Facebook Connect
Simple Facebook Connect is a framework and series of sub-systems that let you add any sort of Facebook functionality you like to a WordPress blog. The plugin enables your site to connect to Facebook. Users can comment using Facebook credentials. The plugin also automatically Publish new posts to Facebook Profile or Application or Fan Page. There are many other features are offered by the plugin.
MP Share Center
MP Share Center plugin allows you to add share buttons to your posts and pages. For the Facebook Like Button, the plugin will automatically take the first image from a post and use that as the thumbnail. You can display the MP Share Center on any page type with the use of the shortcode [mp_share_center].
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