No matter what type of website you run, the simple fact is that you need traffic and engagement if you want it to be successful. A great way to kill two birds with one stone and grow both the traffic and the engagement is to add a social media plugin to your site.
However, choosing the right social media plugin can be hard which is why in this post, I’ve rounded up the best free and paid social media plugins for WordPress. You will find plugins that will make it easy to share your content as well as plugins that will help you grow your followers.
Below, you will find the 7 best social media plugins for WordPress that you can download and use on your site. What’s even better, most of them have a free version so be sure to try them out.
Super Socializer is a multipurpose social media plugin that can be downloaded from the official repository for free. With the help of this plugin you can integrate a social media login to your site, enable social comments, and allow visitors to easily share your content.
The plugin supports around 100 different social media networks and you have plenty of options to customize the icons to make them match the rest of your site. What’s more, the plugin also comes with the ability to enable short URLs and it comes with WooCommerce integration so you can enable sharing icons on WooCommerce product pages.
Social Warfare is one of the most popular social sharing plugins for WordPress. The plugin’s claim to fame is the ability to completely customize how your social sharing buttons look as well as how your content looks when shared across different social media networks.
Although the plugin offers a free version on the official plugin repository, the Pro version will give you a lot more customization options. Aside from the ability to customize the look of the sharing buttons, you can also choose between different button positions and configure your own Click to Tweet boxes.
The plugin lets you upload a custom image for social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and you can also specify a social sharing title and description that will show up when someone shares your content.
The pro version of the plugin is available for $29/year for a single site license.
The Monarch plugin comes from Elegant Themes so if you’re already using Divi, this plugin will match the rest of your site quite nicely. The plugin supports over 20 social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more.
The Monarch plugin has tons of premade themes and you can choose from a number of different positions on where you want the share buttons to appear. Aside from sharing buttons, the Monarch plugin also comes with follow buttons which means you can easily grow your followers by adding your social media profiles to your sidebar.
The Monarch plugin is a premium plugin which is available as part of Elegant Themes membership. This means that if you decide to use the Monarch plugin, you will also get access to Divi, Bloom, and the Extra theme so it’s definitely a worthy investment. The pricing starts at $89/year.
If you want a simple, no frills plugin that adds the ability to share your content, consider the Social Pug plugin. The free version of the plugin can be downloaded from the official repository and includes share buttons for the four most popular social media platforms which include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.
You can customize each icon to your liking and choose to have a simple social icon or to include extras like a label or a counter with a total number of shares. The plugin also supports adding the sharing buttons below or above the post and a floating sidebar.
While the free version is a great way to add customized social sharing buttons to your site, Social Pug also offers a premium version of the plugin that comes with more features.
With the pro version, you’ll get even more social media networks to choose from, mobile sticky sharing bar, link shortening through Bit.ly, and more. The pricing for the Pro version starts at $34/year for a single site license.
MashShare is a free social media sharing plugin that claims it won’t slow down your site. You can download it from the official repository and the plugin supports all the major social media networks.
This plugin comes with a custom most-shared post widget which you can use to drive more traffic to your most popular posts. It also includes link shortening integration and support for AMP pages.
If you need more features, MashShare offers a number of free and paid addons that add features such as Youtube video share popup, more social networks, sticky share bar, and more.
The Social Media Share plugin offers a lot of features for a free plugin. For starters, you can choose between 16 different styles for your social media icons.
The plugin offers the ability for your visitors to subscribe to your blog by email and you can add several actions to your social media icon. This means that your share icon can also lead visitors to your social media profile or follow you on that platform.
If you need more features such as the ability to place the icons on specific pages or more popup options, consider giving the premium version a try. The pricing for the premium version starts at $24.98/year for non-commercial sites.
Sumo is another popular and multipurpose social media plugin for WordPress. On top of allowing you to easily add customizable social sharing icons to your site, you can also enable an image sharer which makes it easy to share your site images on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.
Sumo also facilitates growing you email list as it comes with the ability to enable exit-intent popups, inline forms or slide-in forms.
The best part about the Sumo plugin is that you can use it for free and get access to all of the features for free. You’ll start paying once you start getting more customers.
The pro version of Sumo adds more advanced features such as A/B testing, advanced visitor targeting, and the ability to remove Sumo branding. The pricing for the premium version starts at $39/mo billed annually. The plan is based on 3 sites and 100000 visitors per month.
As promised, here’s my video that shares even more details about the plugins mentioned in the post.
Social media plugins are a must if you want to drive more traffic to your site. By installing one of these plugins, you’re making it easy for your readers to share your content with their friends and followers, which in turn sends more traffic to your site. Be sure to give one of these best social media plugins a try today and grow your site engagement and traffic.
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