After going through many sites, you must be wondering which one would be the best WordPress social media plugin for your blog.
Really that always be a big dilemma in every webmaster’s mind. Social Media is being the den and an ultimate source for Bloggers, Content Marketers to drive traffic. And SEO Strategist just loves it, as they can cover the wide audience. That means a lot of eyeballs for your content.
Best WordPress Social Media Sharing Plugins
After trying a lot of them, here I would like to share the best social sharing plugins which will work the best on your awesome blog.
1. Social Snap
This plugin is bringing up the revolution having loads of features and completely SEO Optimized. Minimal looking buttons with decent animation make it more beautiful.
Though, I realized the free version is quite limited with the features. But yeah perfect fit for the basic blogs.
But if you would like to automate things, then you should go with the Social Snap paid version. So what can you automate?
It offers, Social Auto Poster, that means will share the post automatically as it got published on your favorite social channels.
- Social Followers Icons
- Social Auto Poster
- Advanced Analytics to get into the deeper analysis
- Boost Old Blog Posts
- Click To Tweet
- Social Meta Tags for better results
- SEO Optimized and loads faster and more
It contacts almost 30+ social icons, and the best part you can also manually place the social share icons wherever you like to. Check out here
2. Social Warfare
Social Warfare is been developed by Warfare Plugins Team. When it comes to Social Warfare looks, it looks stunning and easy to install and configure. A small sized plugin with too many features can give you the best results whereas the social shares are concerned.
- Fully Responsive Design,
- SEO Optimized
- Caching Enabled
- Light Weight Plugin
- Fast Loading
It offers all the major social media icons like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and Google+. Which looks soothing with decent animation.
It allows you to add the social buttons on both above and below post as well. And if you are not interested in that, it is flexible enough for your manual placements as well.
Sounds great, isn’t it?
Let me take you to the dashboard of the same.
And if the viewers are in the middle of the post, you can also show the floating buttons. Which enhances the overall user experience.
And if you are looking for more, you can also switch to Social Warfare pro version. Pro version will add many other features to it. check the quick video.
The pro version will allow you to add more social buttons, Customize Tweets, shortcodes, popular post widget, Added content Protection feature, Pin all the image at a time, sharing customization, and more.
3. Simple Social Buttons
This is another best social media sharing plugin in the list. Simple Social Buttons is super easy to select the location of the buttons where you would like to display from the 6 different location.
The variety of the designs of the button would be perfect for any blog layout. Important these plugin don’t eat a lot of resources of your hosting, and loads really fast.
Simple Social Button Plugin offers different features
- 7 Different Social Button Designs
- 6 Different Locations Display
- Social Share Counts
- Custom Buttons Colors
- Social Meta tags
- Custom Styles
- Responsive according to the web design
- Gutenberg Block
- WooCommerce Supported
Looking at the features, no one could deny how powerful this plugin is to get your content more shareable. They are offering a lifetime deal through AppSumo. That means no more monthly or yearly renewals at all.
4. Grow Social – Formerly Social Pug
I do check every plugin before installing where it will affect the site speed or not. This looks like one of the clean and lightweight Social Share icons.
Nevertheless, it has pretty awesome features in place,
- Before and After Content Share buttons
- GDPR Compliant
- Mobile Sticky/ Floating Sidebar / Popup / Shortcode Social Share Buttons
- Auto Social Share Count Recovery
- Click to Tweet
This is another Plugin which is well optimized for any WordPress. Monarch is developed by Elegant Themes. It allows getting added in several areas on your blog.
Monarch is a powerful social share plugin fits on any WordPress website. This plugin offers many social locations and different kind of buttons.
you can place it in,
- Floating Share Buttons
- Above and Below Post
- Flyin Widget
- A sweet pop-up
Images can also be shared easily, as the social button can be placed on those. This is very suitable, as we already know the power of sharing on Pinterest.
Mashshare is another my favorite Social Sharing plugin which looks simple yet shareable. It looks elegant and loads faster as it loads right from your website, instead of making requests for external sources.
Plenty of more add-ons can be added to it. Apart from the popular Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, other social media buttons can also be added like, WhatsApp integration, Flipboard, Email and more.
More Additional Features:
- Automatic Caching feature to load the website faster.
- Vector Social Icons(quality matters)
- Shows Accurate Count
- Highly customizable
- Works well with AMP as well.
A perfect social sharing plugin if you have a general, Tech or news kind of a website. This plugin helps to increase the shares.
7. Genesis Simple Share Plugin
Genesis simple share plugin is developed by StudioPress. A website which offers and well known for its well-optimized WordPress themes.
So no more questions on the loading speed at all. As soon as you download and install this WordPress social share plugin. It will start showing in your blog posts with the default. Though if you are looking for any customization, can be done right from the dashboard(Admin area).
As the plugin name itself resembles, it simple social share buttons. Despite saying simple, I love it looks. It can also show the social count on every button just like others above.
Final Words on Social Media Sharing Plugins:
Never just go to the fancy looking plugins which may affect a lot of terms. It’s always been important to use the light-weight social plugins for your WordPress website.
A lot of visitors might come to your website, but are you making it easy for them to share the content?
It could be easily accessed, to the visitor. More numbers of social shares, not also get you more visitors, but also help the blog post to rank in SERP’s. As social Signals are one of the biggest factors in rankings.
It’s wise to keep on experimenting with plugins, if not very frequent, but in a while to see what works for your website.
So, have you figured out which one you would like to install on your WordPress website? Do let me know in the comment section below.