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The Best WordPress Social Media Plugins


Social-Media-Plugins-for-WordPressNo one can deny the allure of social media. And whether you are a pro or just a beginner blogger, you know that this is a definite advantage that you should take. Even if you have the best posts out there, it is important to let the people out there know that such things exist. So how do you let them know about it? By sharing it via social media, where everyone else is.

These are but a few of the good plugins you can use to make your posts, and your website itself, known to the world:


This plugin allows you to display share counts as well as social icons in your sidebar or other widget areas. It is well optimized, built with speed and has multiple display options. It is easy to use and has popover and fly in share boxes that can encourage your readers to share more.

Social Warfare

A new but definitely impressive plugin, Social Warfare lets you add stunning share buttons and gives you access to powerful features to increase social shares. You can upload Pinterest-specific images and descriptions and also add tweetable quote boxes within your content.

This is fully mobile responsive and tracks social shares with UTM tracking code. It displays share counts, floating share buttons and more.


With this plugin, you have two helpful apps to power up your traffic capabilities in your website. First, the image sharer app adds share buttons to encourage sharing to Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and even provides URL shortening and statistics. Second, sShare app makes it a breeze to add share buttons to your blog. Other features include HTML code for outside of WordPress and options where to display your share buttons.

Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress

This is fully packed with features that you can go crazy with. It supports 35+ social networks and you can choose among 19 different locations to add your share buttons. It has a social fans counter, built-in templates, popups and fly ins, is customizable and compatible with WooCommerce, JigoShop, WP eCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads and more.


Another free but definitely tasteful plugin is Shareaholic. Its features include control over display of share counts, support for WordPress, Tumblr, Drupal, Shopify, etc., social analytics and shortcode placements support and display related content.

Simple Share Buttons Adder

The name says it all. Straightforward and totally easy to use, this plugin allows you to add share buttons to your posts in a breeze. It is lightweight, has various image sets and supports custom images.

Social Share & Locker Pro

Another wonderful plugin to boost your social shares is the Social Share and Locker pro. The good people who created it included 10 themes, built-in content locker to encourage social sharing, various placement options, support for shortcode placement and is fully responsive and retina ready. Plus, it is totally compatible with WooCommerce, BuddyPress and JigoShop.


Tweeting shareable quotes was made much easier with Tweetdis. Add ‘click to tweet’ boxes with ease and make snippets of text and images tweetable. It comes with various design layouts and support for text highlighting.

Power Pinner

Another newbie on the rise is the Power Pinner. It boasts of its 4 call-to-action designs which are customizable, auto fill on descriptions, and has pin fill images when used on thumbnails.

WP Sharely

This tricky plugin is easy to use and comes with various themes for your visitors. This works by ethically bribing your readers into sharing your content. You can choose to hide the locker on mobile devices, it has built in analytics and support to alter the URL that visitors are able to share.

Easy Social Metrics Pro

How do you know you’ve got enough traffic going on? Have someone monitor everything! This plugin lets you see which networks are boosting your traffic and which posts have most activity. It supports all custom post types and 12 different social networks. It has a manual update option to re-scan your posts and lets you monitor social shares for a particular time frame and more.

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