Social Sharing option is the need of blogs and websites. It helps in spreading your content across various social media websites. As a webmaster or blogger, you must add social sharing buttons to your pages and posts that allows visitors to share content. Social sharing helps us in many ways. It gives us referral traffic and makes our website popular among people. Google also now counts social sharing as a website ranking factor. If you also want to add these social sharing buttons to your blog, you can either go and get code of each button from various social media websites and add it to your website, or use WordPress plugin to add those buttons automatically. I have researched on various social media sharing plugins of wordpress and tested in my blogs. These are the plugins which I found the best of available Social sharing plugins.
Top 5 Social Sharing Plugins For WordPress
Monarch is the social media sharing plugin by popular Elegant themes. Monrach offers more than you want from a social media sharing plugin. You can control social networks and even placement of sharing buttons. There are various ways by which one can add social networking buttons. You can add floating share bar, share buttons below the post title, after post and even in sidebar.
This plugin is premium but cost is very small. You will get it with the subscription of Elegant themes. You will access to all themes and plugins access in this subscription. I recommend you to buy Elegant themes subscription to enjoy the beautiful themes and plugins.
Shareaholic a nice social sharing button which can be seen on so many blogs. It adds all the available sharing buttons below the blog posts. You can control whether you want to show share count or not. Not only WordPress, it supports many platforms. It also offers analytics to let you know what content is socially popular.
Shareaholic has also started offering related post feaure along with share buttons. In this way, it also helps in reducing bounce rate of your website.
AddToAny is a nice plugin which adds small social media icons. In past, developers behind the plugin have improved this plugin a lot. It is fully customizable and you can change the colors of social icons. You can set what icons to display initially, but almost all social media icons are available which can be accessed in more.
Addthis is also a nice social share plugin which you can try in your blog. It supports various social media services. You can select what to display in your blog. It offers various features for free which you can use without any problem. There is also a pro subscription which offers few advanced features.
5. Slick Social Share
Slick Social Share add an icon saying “SHARE” below the post. When someone click on this icon, iy show popular social sharing buttons. From admin panel, you can select which social sharing button you want to show.
Hope you like these plugins. I recommend use of Monarch if you are willing to Pay. I am usually try new plugins to test and then write about it. So, I cannot confirm what plugin you will see while reading this post. At the time of writing this post, I am using Monarch in my blog because of its awesomeness. I can change to any new plugin and try. If the new plugin is better, I will surely write about it.
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