15 Social Media Plugins for WordPress You Should Know About

by ronalea on April 23, 2012

Next to SEO plugins for WordPress, social media plugins for WordPress come in the order of importance. It is essential because a website especially in its initial stages of operation usually does not have the power to pull itself high in the search engine results page.

With social media plugins, you can share the contents of your website to the different networks and drive traffic in while you are building up your strength to rank in Google and other search engines.

In this article, we are sharing with you some of the great social media plugins for WordPress that you can use on your website to start driving traffic into your well-crafted content. These are all free items so there testing them up will not cost you a penny. If this article helps you in any way please share this to your friends. We will also be glad to hear your feedback or your addition or suggestion about this article. Hope you enjoy

Sharebar

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Sharebar adds a dynamic and fully customizable vertical box to the left of a blog post that contains links/buttons to popular social networking sites. For wide blogs, a vertical bar with popular sharing icons appears on the left of your post. If the page is resized below 1000px (default), the vertical bar disappears and a horizontal sharebar appears under the post title.

ShareThis

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Used on over 1,000,000 sites, the ShareThis plugin allows users to share your content through email and 50+ social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Digg, StumbleUpon and Reddit. Now with simultaneous sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Email and more: you can broadcast your message more easily and widely than ever before.

Slick Social Share Buttons

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Add facebook, twitter, google +1, linkedin, digg, delicious, reddit, buffer, stumbleupon and pinterest pin it social media buttons to your website in either a floating or sliding panel and see summaries of all your social metrics in the admin social statistics page.

SocialPop: A Social Media Plugin for WordPress

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The SocialPop WordPress plug-in gives you the ability to add social media sharing options to the Posts and Pages of your website.The display settings allow them to appear right after the content section of the page. You can also manually insert them wherever you like, including widget areas using the Manual Insert Settings option. You can also insert them into your templates and pages via PHP functions call or shortcode.

Social Media Counters

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This plugin adds social media counters to your blog posts from many services including Twitter, Facebook, Google +1, Stumble Upon, Digg and etc.

GetSocial

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GetSocial adds an intelligent, lightweight, quick to setup floating social media sharing box on your blog posts.

Simple Share

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Simple Sharing is an easy to use social network sharing plugin that adds a “share” box to each of your individual posts, allowing your readers to easily share your post over many of the most popular social sharing networks.

AddToAny: Subscribe Button

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The Subscribe button helps people subscribe to your blog using any feed reader, such as Google Reader, My Yahoo!, Netvibes, Windows Live, and all other RSS readers. The button comes with AddToAny’s customizable Smart Menu, which places the services visitors use at the top of the menu, based on each visitor’s browsing and usage history.

Social Metrics

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Social Metrics is a Social Media Analytics tool you can use to track your WordPress blog performance on popular social networking websites and services.

Notable

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It puts a bar of icons at the bottom of each post allowing your readers to submit your posts to several different social networking and bookmarking sites. (del.icio.us, digg, fark, etc.)

Digg Digg

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With Digg Digg by Buffer, you have an all in one social sharing plugin for your blog. It displays all social sharing buttons nicely on your blog and make it look amazing. Also, it features display all popular social sharing buttons with count, such as Twitter, Buffer, Facebook Share, Facebook Like, Digg, LinkedIn, Google +1, Reddit, dZone, TweetMeme, Topsy, Yahoo Buzz, StumbleUpon, Del.icio.us, Sphinn, Designbump, WebBlend, BlogEngage and Serpd, Pinterest.

Socialize

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Socialize is an easy way to selectively add actionable social bookmarks to your posts. The plugin was designed to make managing and adding actionable social bookmarks easier and more efficient. Instead of adding new meta keys like other plugins require, there is an additional panel in your posts admin that allows you to select which bookmarks you want to display. This is to encourage people to choose more relevant bookmarks for their posts. By only displaying the more relevant and socially successful posts, you create a form of social proof that might encourage more shares, comments and subscriptions.

Sexy Bookmarks

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Sexy bookmarks is a truly sexy and amazing way to share the content of your website. It pops up on hover and displays the statistics of the shares.

Social Media Widget

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The Social Media Widget is a simple sidebar widget that allows users to input their social media website profile URLs and other subscription options to show an icon on the sidebar to that social media site and more that open up in a separate browser window.

Follow Me Plugin

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Follow Me Plugin allows you to display links to all your social media profiles in one, easy-to-access button or window.

About Ronalea Talaboc Talaboc
Rona is just a simple girl often lost in her daydreams in the days past. Now, she has found herself and discovered that she loves social media, gadgets, graphic design and anything creative. During her free time, you can find her taking pictures of cats and some surreal landscapes.

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diwaker April 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm

can you please tell me which one is the best for my site.

thanks in advance

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