Top 10 Social Media Sharing and Following Plugins/Widgets

Do you know that social media play a major role of promoting blogs? You need to focus on social media because social media has billion of users who can be converted to your blog readers. If you can get decent traffic from social media you don’t need to worry about search engine updates like Google Panda and Penguin.

You should always display social media sharing buttons and social media following widget in your blog. It will increase your blog follow count and blog traffic.

Best Social Media Sharing Plugins

Here is the list of free social media sharing plugins for WordPress.

Digg Digg

Digg Digg

Digg Digg is a very popular WordPress social media sharing plugin. You can display all popular social medias like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, StumbleUpon, BlogEngage, Tumblr share buttons using it.

It supports email and print services also.

Shareaholic

Shareaholic

Shareaholic isn’t just a social sharing plugin. It can analyze social shares and can do many things like adding related posts.

You can use this plugin to add follow buttons also.

Simple Share Buttons Adder

Simple Share Buttons Adder

Do you want to add very attractive social media sharing icons for your blog? This is the most suitable plugin for you.

You can upload custom images if you don’t like default images.

Mashshare

Mashshare

Do you like sharing buttons on Mashable blog? You can easily add that type of sharing buttons for your blog using Mashshare plugin.

Rene Hermenau who is the founder of this plugin helps you to solve any plugin issue. Most of the plugin authors don’t give full supports for free version.

Social Media Feather

WordPress social media feather is a very popular WordPress plugin which can add sharing buttons and following buttons.

It isn’t slow down your site because their main aim is giving lightweight plugin for your blog.

Floating Social Bar

Floating Social Bar

You have visit WPBeginner at least one time. haven’t it?  They are the developers of this plugin.

Read Floating Social Bar post to know everything about this plugin.

DC Simple Share Buttons

DC Simple Share Buttons

It is a very simple and powerful WordPress plugin. It doesn’t use JavaScript or images.  But these buttons do not show share counts.

Best Social Media Following Widget

Here is the list of free social media following widgets for WordPress.

Metro Style Social Widget

CapturMetro Style Social Widgete

It adds very attractive metro style social media following icons. Plugin can identify width of sidebar and icons are display according to it.

Social Icons Widget

Social Icons Widget

This supports more than 20 social networks including all major networks. You can easily add you favorite social networks icons with link to your profile.

Easy Social Icons

Easy Social Icons

You don’t need to use default images. You can use custom image as social media icon images. This plugin allow you to do it.

Conclusion

Adding social sharing and following buttons to your blog is an important thing. Almost every popular blogs do it. You need to find the best place to place them. You have to try different places of you blog. Then decide what is the best place to add social sharing buttons and following buttons.  Most of the time, floating buttons work well.

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