7 Outstanding Social Media Sharing Plugins for WordPress

These days, social media has been an integral part of our online experience. Whether we are watching a video on YouTube or going through any article on a website, we will see an action that allows us to share the content through social media services.

What is the main reason behind this?  Answer is simple; the social media sharing generates a huge traffic. In 2014, the website owners have experienced that when they didn’t place social sharing buttons, the content wasn’t shared by users; this shows the importance of having social sharing buttons.

Here are a few social sharing plugins that enables your users to share the content with others.

#1. Monarch: Monarch is one of the best and unique social sharing plugins available. The wide range of location sharing capability and customizable triggers makes the Monarch stand out of other plugins. It allows you to display custom fly-in boxes and popups when it finds that the users are engaged. This is sure to increase your site’s sharing activity by leaps and bounds.

#2. AddThis: Founded a way back in 2004, AddThis supports more than 300 social media services. It allows you to choose from variety of icon designs and sizes. You can also have a look on analytical data of what people are sharing if you sign up to AddThis.com. The plugin is freely available and there is also a premium service ($12/month) which comes with additional widgets and options like floating media sharing bar.

#3. ShareThis: ShareThis has been a major player in social sharing for many years. The plugin offers number of small and large sized social media designs and icons. It allows users to share your content in over 120 services. It provides you the analytical reports and the feature called CopyNShare also allows you to track visitors when they copy the URL of your page.

#4. Ultimate Social Deux: Ultimate Social Deux is a brand new social media sharing solution available at CodeCanyon. The plugin lets you add social media buttons as social media bar at the top and bottom of the content area. Though there is only one design available, the plugin allows you to change the color of the buttons. One main reason for the plugin being so popular is that, it uses lightweight JavaScript and CSS to ensure that the buttons load faster.

#5. Easy Social Share Buttons: Easy Social Share Buttons is available at CodeCanyon for $12; it offers a stylish sharing solution while allowing the visitors to share the content using social media services. The plugin is incorporated with several button designs each of which displays the number of times the page has been shared. The buttons can be displaced wherever you want; either at the top, bottom or via popup.

#6. Social Sharing by Danny: Social Sharing by Danny is a basic sharing solution that offers basic sharing buttons for Facebook, Twitter and Google+. The buttons of 16x16 or 32x32 pixels can be selected and added to the post automatically via shortcode or by hard-coding into the templates using PHP.

#7. Floating Social Bar: Floating Social Bar is a social sharing plugin that supports Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Though it looks like a basic solution at the first glance, it has a few nice features.   

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