Online marketing is the one of the important parts of blogging. Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and StumbleUpon play key roles to get more readers to the bloggers or new customers to the online business houses. Compared to other blogging platforms, WordPress users are very lucky as they need not go for coding to add share buttons in posts. There are hundreds of WordPress plugins available in web for social media marketing. We just have to choose suitable one based on our requirements.
Some of the best Social media plugins listed here,
1) Easy Social Share buttons
This will be the premier choice for stylish users. You can choose from Metro, Round or Big style buttons. It can be displayed on the top/bottom of the posts, in sidebar or as pop up. This plugin is available from CodeCanyon at $12.
2) Shareaholic share buttons & related posts
Shareholic is another stylish choice of mine. Wide range of networks and related posts are the main advantage of this plugin. You can display several buttons including that of Quora, StumbleUpon, Plurk, Pocket etc in posts, pages or categories. It provides detailed analytics of the shared contents via admin panel. By way of sponsored links, users can earn some extra money. It will be displayed in the related posts area. URL shortener is another benefit of Shareholic.
3) Social Network Tabs
It combines all common social bookmarking sites in a slide format. 16 networks and 69 feed options available with SNT. You can purchase it at $12 from CodeCanyon.
4) Share Buttons by AddToAny
As the name indicates, you can add almost any network icon in posts, pages. According to the developer, there are hundreds of social media buttons available with the plugin. It has > 3 million downloads so far. Sending post via email is also possible. Major email services like Gmail, Ymail, Outlook, AOL mail etc integrated with the service.
5) Social Sidebar for WordPress
129 buttons and 4 themes available with Social Sidebar. It allows to set the bar on left or right side of the page. You can customize label colors, styles and other options via admin panel. This plugin is available from CodeCanyon at $10.
ShareThis is the popular brand for social sharing. Users can share contents across more than one hundred and ten bookmarking sites. There are less customizations available in Sharethis official WordPress plugin. So it’s better to choose buttons from the Sharethis.com based on your needs and simple put the code in blog template. If you are not familiar with the coding, go for Post layout Pro. It will help you to show buttons above/below the posts.
7) Digg Digg
Owners can customize this in four ways- in floating bar, large buttons above or below the posts, small buttons at top. Icons of several bookmarking sites and blAddThisogging communities available- including Reddit, WebBlend, DesignBump, BlogEngage, Tumblr, Pocket etc other than common networks.
AddThis supports more than three hundred networks and it allows you to customize its look, size in different ways. This is a free plugin but premium version is also available at $12/month.
9) Slick Social Share Buttons
It allows to add Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Buffer, Pinterest, StumbleUpon buttons to the website either a floating or sliding panel. Horizontal and Vertical sliding available. Social Metrics is another advantage of Slick Social. You can check it in admin social statistics page. Twitter URL shortening is also available.
10) Floating Social Bar
Floating social bar is a simple plugin to add to WordPress posts and pages. Unlike other plugins, it only supports major social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
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