Today, I am presenting you 7 Must have Free WordPress Social Plugins.Lets, take a small look at how social media help your website to grow faster and what are other advantages of social media.
Why is Social Media Important for your site and how does it help ?
Social media is one of the most important factor for online marketing and also it is very essential for every blogger to include social sharing buttons on their blog since it was started, it’s not at all easy to achieve success without social media integration because when people browse the web they are lazy, they don’t like to put a effort to manually share the content every-time. It’s common and totally natural. We humans are kinda lazy lads. We like a piece of Cake but don’t really want to bake one. Same, is with social sharing people like sharing but doing so manually every-time is time consuming and theirs a high risk in this case that the visitor might completely leave your site and start interacting with that social site.We,all know we all like social site and spend lots of time surfing them.So,as a person what would you choose a social site or a site that you visited very first time.
Know, after all this the question is How can I help users to interact with my site ?
The small answer is through integration of social sharing icons on your site. So, the visitors can easily share your content that interns helps with SEO + some extra traffic .
This is the same plugin I am using on this site (may change ) as seen in the screenshot.Using, this plugin is easy and is only one time installation and the Viral buttons looks good on your site and does’t mess with your content.See the features below:
Custom Sharing Buttons Placement
Responsive and customizable
Vertical and horizontal social media icons
Mobile and tablet friendly
Easily controlled from a UP dashboard
One-click install, or easy-to-implement shortcode
Never impedes your content
< 150 ms load time
150 kb in size
Perfect Google Pagespeed score
Value-add for both site owners AND users (no other sharing widget provides this)
Clean, crisp, fully-customizable design
The UP team optimizes widget features based on in-house testing
Jetpack is a well-known plugin for WordPress and it comes with lots of powerful features, but here we will see only its social sharing feature, and for that you need to activate it first, then you can add as well as rearranging the social sharing buttons.
Shareaholic is also one of the popular plugin, we also know this plugin as Sharing is Caring. The best thing about this plugin is that it’s not only for social sharing, but also gives other features like to show the recommendations & related content to increase the time and engagement of visitors on your site.
Share Counters for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc
Official support for Google’s URL shortener
Localized in 15+ languages
Related Content support for post keywords specified in “All in One SEO Pack”, “WordPress SEO by Yoast”, etc plugins.
WordPress Social Media Feather is a lightweight, simple, and modern looking social sharing buttons and icons, you can integrate on your site easily. This plugin supports Retina and high resolution displays and one of the important thing is, it doesn’t slow down your website.
Full customization for titles and URLs for each provider
Super lightweight social sharing and following
Comes with a default modern icon set
Available skins can be customized with cool effects like fading and greying out social icons
Mashshare Share Buttons show the total share counts on Facebook and Twitter at a glance It puts some beautiful and clean designed Share Buttons on top and end of your posts to get the best most possible social share feedback from your user. It’s inspired by the Share buttons Mashable is using on his website.
Performance improvement for your website as no external scripts and count data is loaded
Privacy protection for your user – No permanent connection to Facebook, Twitter and Google needed for sharing
High-Performance caching functionality. You decide how often counts are updated
Automatic embedding or manual via Shortcode into posts and pages