Social media has completely changed the way that people communicate and share things online. Not that long ago blog readers subscribed to blogs through their RSS feeds but today they are more likely to follow a blog’s Twitter or Facebook account. This is how they discover new content. Social media is a vital component of most websites traffic. You as a website owner, no matter the type of site that you have you need to have your content shared across social media. Here are some of the best plugins to boost your social media presence.
AddThis or you can use its official name “Smart Website Tools by AddThis” is one of the most popular social media plugins for WordPress users. In order to use AddThis you will have to register with their service. There are 10 different social media sharing options. The free versions gives access to 5 of these options and the pro plan will give you them all. You can unlock all these options for either $12 per month or $99 for the whole year. You can get four follow tools, 2 marketing tools and there are 8 content tools for you to use.
Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress
This plugin will allow your content to be shared across more than 20 different social networks with a whole bunch of different icons to give your site a unique look. There are lots of customizations and you can change the look for posts or pages, there are counter styles and a shortcode generator. You can display the sharing buttons above or below your content, or on a floating bar on the side of the page. You can even use the shortcodes to display your buttons within your content. So many different options can make the plugin a bit intimidating to use, fortunately there is also a wizard to help keep everything running smoothly.
This is a free plugin that offers a simple solution to allow you to add sharing buttons either at the top or bottom of your content. You can also place your sharing buttons on your homepage. The plugin gives you the chance to share content across 15 different social networks and you can alter the text that is displayed. There are a couple of different styles you can choose along with the container. This is a simple and cost effective solution to adding solution sharing to a new site.