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Vital to Go Viral: 15 Best Social Media Plugins For Your Website

A good blog should always be talked about. By adding social sharing buttons you basically say ‘Hey guys! You are welcome to read, like and share my post!’ So here’s a list of 15 social plugins which will help you do that.  Please note that part of them has a basic functionality (they let you put social share buttons on your website) and the other part has some extra features – floating icons, auto publishing at a specific time, etc. You may choose whichever you like. So, let’s start with those best social media plugins for WordPress which share your website content.

 
 

1. Twine Social

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TwineSocial  puts social share buttons on your website. This plugin gives you a free full-access account for 30 days – after that you may buy a paid plan or automatically switch to a free account. It supports all the major networks. You first go to their official site,  sign up for a free account  and then you are able to embed the plugin into your WordPress Site. Read here about all the features of the plugin.

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2. LessButtons

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LessButtons is a free plugin which lets you display social media buttons of those networks where visitor is registered and logged in. They have a Magnifier sign which lets a user see who else liked/shared the content. A great plugin for raising blog exposure. You can follow them on twitter to see more details and to track their updates.

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3. MicroBlog Poster

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The great thing this plugin does is it lets you set posting your blogs on autopilot. That will save your time. MicroBlog Poster will auto publish to such social networks: Twitter, Facebook, Plurk, Friendfeed, LinkedIn, Instapaper, Blogger, Tumblr, Diigo, Delicious. Three versions of this plugin are available, including a free one. For more details check it here.

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4. Simple Social Share

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A free, incredibly simple social share plugin. No registration, no ID’s required. It also has a shortcode for developers in order to get the full control of the plugin.  To see the rest of a list follow this link.

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5. MoreSharesForYou

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One more great plugin for social sharing. One of the features this plugin has is a point system: you get free points to use and when you run out of them, you can buy some more.  To know more about it follow this link.

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6. WWM Social Share on Image Hover

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A great free plugin for those who have a lot of visual content on their website. A perfect way to share a great picture right away –   social sharing buttons appear on image hover. Supports Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+ and Pinterest. You can check out its features here.

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7. Social Contact Display

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A great plugin which will lead the blog visitor right to your social network accounts. You’ll have 22 Social Media Icon Sets to choose from, and the number is permanently growing. They also recently added lightweight pure HTML5 and CSS3 social media icon sets. Both free and a pro version are available. To check it out click here.

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8. Floating Social Media Icon

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Floating Social Media Icon links social media icons to your social media profiles. With this plugin you get sharing icons floating from top left to bottom right (by default, can be changed manually). A great way to attract attention of a visitor – he enters a website and the first thing he sees is floating social sharing icons. Afterwards he is more likely to share content since the social icons will stay at the back of his mind. Besides, if they scroll a page, the icons still stick to it. You’ll have 2 price options available to you – a free one and a pro version. You can check out a live demo.

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9. Social Butterfly

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It’s a free, neat, aesthetic and relatively new social plugin, so you can take part in modifying it and adding new features.  It lets your share content. One of the features of the plugin is that custom colors may be easily customized to match your site. And here you can find out all the details and check the plugin itself.

Here a list of social share plugins ends. Nevertheless, not the list of social plugins. You may not only use social plugins for sharing, but you may also do some other great things with them.
For example, create a social media feed on your WordPress website. And this plugin is really good for it.

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10. FeederNinja

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FeederNinja helps you create and add beautiful RSS & Social media feeds on your WordPress website. In other words, you can combine updates from different social media in one newsfeed. There are both free and a paid account, you may choose whichever you want. They have an intuitive user interface so even if you don’t have any prior knowledge, you’ll be able to install it successfully. To see the feed examples, click this link.

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There is one more plugin with similar functionality:

11. Social Media Tabs
SocialMediaIt’s a free plugin which lets you organize several social media feeds into one widget. If you want to show your visitor what is going on on specific social networks, Social Media Tabs is for you. Thanks to it your website will become a center of all the news your customer is interested in. To see more click here.

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12. WP Social Voting

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A great free plugin for you in case you need people to vote on your post through Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Email. Besides, any vote form ad can be approved or deleted by admin.  To see the full description of the plugin follow this link.

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13. Menu Social Icons

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This plugin will be really handy for those who have many social networks connected to their website and want to avoid text overload. No text – images only. It changes social website links in any of your WordPress menus to use icons from FontAwesome. Keep in mind that the plugin depends on FontAwesome library. Check out the full info here.

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14. Coschedule by TodayMade

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Stay ahead of your plan and save your time with an amazing social plugin –  an all-in-one editorial calendar for WordPress that auto publishes social media to your blog at scheduled time. Actually, you can try it free now for 14 days. They charge a monthly fee – $10/month.  Got interested? See the details.

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15. Social Media Alerts

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Stay updated with Social Media Alerts. It’s a free plugin which offers you to receive e-mail alerts when your site gets traffic from social media sites of your choosing. Thus you can learn right away where and when your blog was mentioned. You may think the plugin functionality is similar to Google Analytics alerts, but it’s not. The difference and the benefit for you is described here.

Hopefully, some of these plugins will soon serve you well.
And please feel free to mention your favorite social plugins in a comment section.

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