10 Best Social Media Sharing WordPress Plugins

If you are running a WordPress blog, you might know how difficult it is to find a suitable social sharing plugin.

I’ve tried a lot of social sharing plugins and found myself switching plugins too often. If you are facing the same problem, read on.

After researching a lot of plugins, I was able to find some excellent plugins that made social sharing easier. In this post, I am going to share those plugins.

Here’s my list of 10 best social media sharing WordPress plugins for 2017.

1. Easy Social Share Buttons For WordPress

Considering the price and features of this plugin, it’s the best social sharing plugin for WordPress. For just $19, you’ll get the complete solution of social media sharing.

I’ve used this plugin for a long time. After moving to Thrive Themes, I stopped using this plugin and started using Thrive Social Buttons. But I still recommend this plugin.

Some unique features of the plugin are followers counter, after share actions, shareable quotes, top social posts widget, facebook comments, subscribe to mail list button, etc.

The amazing thing about the plugin is that it lets you add social sharing buttons wherever you want. It allows you to add social sharing on top and bottom of the content, left or right sidebar, post vertical float, pop-up, fly-in, and much more. It has mobile sharing buttons too.


It offers 31 beautiful templates with different button styles and width. It also allows you to add followers counter widget in the sidebar/footer. You don’t need to use another plugin to showcase your social media profiles.


Other features of the plugin are auto buttons triggers, powerful subscribe button, detailed analytics, after share actions, etc.


2. Monarch Social Sharing Plugin

Monarch is another great social sharing plugin, created by Elegantthemes.

This plugin is designed to take your social sharing to the next level. You can add social sharing buttons in 5 different locations – floating sidebar, above and below content, on images and videos, automatic pop-up, and fly-in.


Automatic pop-up and fly-in triggers can be set up based on time delay, the bottom of the post, after commenting, upon a percentage of scrolling, after purchasing, and after inactivity.

You can also display social networking sites with social counts by using the widget.


And it offers elegantly responsive and lightning fast button.


3. Social Warfare

Social Warfare was created by a group of professionals to make social sharing easier. The primary purpose of the plugin is to increase social shares and drive more traffic.

This plugin allows you to add attractive, lightning fast, and responsive social share buttons to your WordPress blog.


It has some other amazing features like Pinterest images, custom tweets, shareable quotes, social proof, popular posts widget based on social shares, shortcode, analytic integration, and many more.

Another great thing is, share count recovery. It allows you to recover your social share counts when changing permalink structure or going from HTTP to HTTPs protocol.

You can get started with this plugin for $29/yr. However, it offers 45 days money back guarantee. If you don’t love the plugin, you can get your money back.


4. Thrive Social Buttons

It’s not a plugin. It’s a feature offered by Thrive Themes.

Thrive Themes offers conversion focused WordPress themes. After moving to Thrive Themes, I’ve ditched several plugins. Social Sharing Plugin is one of them.

If you are about to change your theme, I’d recommend you to go with Thrive Themes. It offers some great themes for bloggers.

Thrive Social Buttons are fast loading, professionally designed, responsive and attention grabbing. Every theme comes up with a unique design.


The vertical social sharing bar you are seeing floating on the left side of this blog are Thrive Social Buttons. (You’ll find the buttons on the bottom of the post if you are on mobile.)


5. Floating Social Bar

Floating Social Bar is one of the best and free social media plugins for WordPress that adds a horizontal floating share bar to your posts or pages. It is the best sticky social media bar. It scrolls with visitors that generate maximum shares. This plugin was created by Syed Balkhi and Thomas Griffin.


This plugin is easy to configure and has no impact on site’s speed. The floating bar is slim and eye catchy. You can hide floating bar on particular posts.


6. SumoMe Share

SumeMe offers Easy Social Share Buttons that look attractive and optimize for every device. You can expect more share for these buttons. It has social buttons for more than 16 social services.


The best feature of this plugin is, Smart Share Buttons. With this feature, it will show the most efficient sharing options on a per-page basis.

And if you are like me who don’t like complex setup, this plugin is for you. It’s easy to setup. With drag and drop setup, you can place share buttons where you want on your site.

It has both free and premium version. You can start with the free version and upgrade to Pro version if you like it.


7. Share Buttons by AddThis

It’s one of the most popular free social sharing WordPress plugins. It has been used by more than 200,000 sites.

If you are looking for a free solution, this plugin can be your choice. By using this plugin, you can place share buttons above or below your content and left or right sidebar.


You can also see the traffic summary on AddThis Dashboard.


8. Ultimate Social Deux

It is another great plugin from CodeCanyon. Ultimate Social Deux offers both Social Sharing Buttons and Social Fan Counters. The key features of the plugin are lightning fast, responsive, mobile social sharing bar, color control, multilingual, etc.

It offers several placement options – shortcodes, widgets, mobile bar, floating, content top & bottom, and floating top.


If you are looking for simple yet attractive social sharing buttons, this plugin can be a great solution.


9. Custom Share Buttons With Floating Sidebar

As the name suggests, this plugin allows you to add floating share buttons on WordPress sidebar (Left/Right). It supports 9 social networking sites. The unique feature of the plugin is that you can add custom images to any buttons and change the background colors of buttons.


This plugin has a pro version that offers features like responsiveness, hiding floating bar on home/post/page, shortcode, Pinterest image share, total share counts, and many more.


10. Jetpack

Jetpack is the ultimate WordPress plugin by WordPress.com. It has a lot of features to make your WordPress blog better. And it’s a must have plugins for all WordPress blogs.

Jetpack has a social sharing feature that allows you to add Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Digg, LinkedIn, Google+, Print, & Email buttons as icon or text to your blog posts.


If you have been using Jetpack already, you can consider trying this feature.

Over to You

So these are the some best social sharing WordPress plugins.

If you can’t decide which one choose, here’s my recommendation for you.

Now I’d like to hear from you. Which plugin are you going to pick and why? And let us know if you are using any other social sharing plugins.

However, I’ve added social buttons to get shares. If you found this post helpful, please help me by sharing this post on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

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About the Author: PT

Istiak Rayhan is the founder of ThangMedia.com, a blog that aims to make bloggers' journey easier. Istiak loves to help newbie bloggers to build a better blog.

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