Sometimes too many choices make us puzzled that we become confused what to choose. There are hundreds of social share plugins are available in the WordPress story. It takes very long to decide what to choose. Personally I installed 20+ social sharing plugins to find out which is the best.
If you google, ‘best social sharing plugins for WordPress’, you will come across with several post containing ten, or twenty or thirty plugins …. I don’t want to give to too much options for plugins. It will make you more confused, and it can’t solve the purpose of this post.
Top 3 social media sharing plugins for WordPress in 2018
1. Social Warfare
You can’t get better plugin than Social Warfare in market. It’s the best plugin in both categories, Free and Premium. It’s pro version is really rocking. The Salient features of the Social warfare is
(a)You can choose from the top social networks sharing buttons, including:
(b) You can choose the placement of buttons as you wish. Some predefined postitions are..
- Above the post content
- Below the post content
- Both above and below the post content
- None (or) Manual placement
(c) Social Warfare’s Popular Posts widget allows you to display and customize the look with:
- Post thumbnail images
- Image and text size
- Custom visual themes
- Custom date range
(d) You can “Pin” any images by hovering the pin button. Pin button will allows you to share every image on Pinterest.
(e) It not only helps you to share on social media, but also ensure that your authorship by mentioning in the social share.
It has ..
- Facebook author and publisher attribution
- Facebook app link (advanced users)
- Twitter publisher and author attribution
- “via @username” added to the ends of tweets
- “via @username” added to the ends of pin descriptions
What else you need…. Don’t wait… click on this link to download Social Warfare
Note: Social Warfare is the actual plugin we use here at Blogging Wizard. You can see it in action on every post of TechieBells
Price: Limited free plugin. Pro version starts at $29 for one site.
2. Easy Social Share Buttons
Easy Social Share Buttons is my second favorite plugins. It has tons of options. It offers a big list of features you have ever imagined. Despite of having big features list, it also has been maintained a healthy rating of 4.6+ with more than 25000 sales.
Easy Social Share Buttons supports:
- 50+ social networks
- 30+ different positions
- 50+ pre-made templates
- 25+ animations
You can’t say that you don’t get this or that…
The advance features of this plugins:
- Analytics and A/B testing.
- Share count recovery
- Minimum share counts.
- After share actions
- Popular posts (by shares)
- Email opt-ins
- Live chat
and much more … Even I need 5000 words to cover the all features of this plugins it’s really fantastic plugins with lots of functionality.
It is one of the most stylish social sharing plugins available in the market. The name of this plugin justified it’s features. MASHABLE!!
A free Social Media Plugin, professional and highly customizable,
ecosystem for social media sharing and optimizing of your valuable content. The main features of this plugins as mentioned on his official website is ..
- High Quality and performance oriented Social Media Icons – easy to use – Share Buttons for the most common networks
- High Resolution lossless vector font share button icons
- Developer friendly with lots of filters and actions.
- Show the Total Social Media Share count at a glance
- Object and transient caches to provide incredibly fast execution speed of Social Media Icons
- Shortcodes to integrate sharing buttons and widgets
- Extensible with many Add-Ons (Google Analytics, More Social Networks, Responsive, YouTube Video Share and more…)
- Highly customizable
- Smart (virtual) share count function. Add virtual shares to new articles. Use psychological aspects to increase real shares. counts to ensure that it doesn’t slow down your site.
While the free version should be plenty fine if you just want basic Mashable-style buttons for the most popular social networks, you can also buy various premium add-ons for things like:
- More social networks
- More social share button placement options
- Click to tweet and/or select and share
- Google Analytics Event Tracking
And there’s also a neat add-on that lets you ask people to like a page after they share one of your posts. Because they’re already interested in your content, asking for a like immediately after is a great way to boost your chances.
Price: Free core plugin. Add-ons are ~$19 each, or you can buy a discounted bundle.
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