10 Top free plugins to integrate and automate Social Media in your WordPress

by September 21, 2015 1 comment

Increase your website traffic by integrating these free Social Media plugins in your WordPress.

With the popularity of social media, it’s a vital idea to use the Social media to increase your traffic. Updates in the search engine algorithm may reduce your traffic, but there are some other ways to increase your traffic. Social media is one of useful tool to get traffic. A strong social following and highly shareable content allows you to drive your own traffic to your site. I know most of you already have social sharing buttons on your website, but that is not the only way to make your website more social. There are some plug-ins which add a slightly different function to your website, helping you to really get the most out of social media.

 

1)      Shareaholic

One of the most popular social media plugin, which is widely used for business and personal websites. It is also known as ‘Sharing is Caring’.  This plugin not only shares the social content, but also provide other unique features like recommendations along with related content to increase the time and engagement of visitors on the website.

Shareaholic’s Highlighted Features:

• Share counter for  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and many more

• Support for Google  URL shortener

• Localized in more than 15 languages

• Related Content support for post keywords specified in “All in One SEO Pack”, “WordPress SEO by Yoast”, etc plugins

 

 2. Social Media Feather

It is a free social sharing buttons plugin. It is simple lightweight yet modern that allows you to add a stylish set of social sharing buttons to your website. It also allows you to add social media follow buttons. It supports Retina along with some high-resolution displays. The plugin supports all the major social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Reddit, Pinterest, and Tumblr.  .

 

Social Media Feather’s Highlighted Features:

• Supports Retina along with high-resolution displays

• Fantastic yet lightweight social sharing as well as following

• Complete customization for titles as well as URLs available

• Full-fledged modernized social sharing icons and buttons

• User can customize with some cool effects like graying and fading of social icons

3. Share Button Mashshare

This plugin put beautiful and clean designed Share Button on top and end of your posts, which helps your post to get the most possible social share. Share Button Mashshare shows the total share counts on Facebook and Twitter at a glance.

Some of the highlighted features:

  • Performance improvement for your website as no external scripts and count data is loaded
  • Privacy protection for your user – No permanent connection to Facebook, Twitter and Google needed for sharing
  • High-Performance caching functionality. You decide how often counts are updated
  • Automatic embedding or manual via Shortcode into posts and pages
  • Works with every Theme
  • and Much More.

4. Floating Social Bar

Floating social bar is a lightweight WordPress plugin that adds a horizontal floating share bar to your blog posts, pages, and other post types. This social media bar floating ability helps to get you maximum shares.

Some of the highlighted features:

  • Slim and Fast
  • It allows you to drag-and-drop the social buttons that you want to display
  • It loads scripts when necessary
  • and Much More.

5. Flare

Flare is a simple yet eye-catching social sharing bar that gets you followed and lets your content get shared via posts, pages, and media types.

Some of the highlighted features:

  • Add a Follow Me widget
  • Easily order your icons, customize their icons’ appearance
  • Control which post types your Flare appears on
  • Flare displayed on the left and right of your post follow your visitors down the page as they scroll and conveniently hide when not needed
  • and Much More.

6. DC Simple Share Buttons

DC Simple Share Buttons plugin, as name suggest is a simple sharing button that loads pretty fast. The buttons do not rely on external resources to load, it’s written in PHP, HTML, and CSS. There’s an option to show the buttons on posts and pages automatically. If you want to add buttons manually in your template, you have to use PHP tag and if you want buttons in your post or page then you have to use the shortcode.

Features

  • This plugin is light, very light and that’s the main feature.
  • The buttons look prominent and easily noticeable.
  • There is a template tag which allows you to place the buttons anywhere in your theme.
  • There’s also a shortcode you can use.
  • Share label can be configured.

 

7. NextScripts: Social Network Auto-Poster Free WordPress Plugin

NextScripts does exactly as its name Social Network Auto-Poster, what it do, it submit all your  content to every social media network which you have been configured in it as soon as you publish it on your website. Regularly posting your articles on the website is the key thing to get traffic but you cannot share every article on each social media network manually. So, here is the solution this plugin will automate your task to save your time. The plugin supports 27 different social networks at present — obviously, all the major ones are included in that list. You can also configure the plugin to add an article’s tags/categories to the social posts as hashtags, making your content easier to find.

Features

  • Message Formatting Tags
  • Assign categories to each Social Network
  • Tags/Categories posted as Hashtags
  • Auto-import comments from Facebook as WordPress Comments
  • Auto-import replies and mentions from and Twitter as WordPress Comments
  • URL Shorteners: bit.ly, goo.gl, YOURLS and built in WordPress URL Shortener
  • Additional URL Parameters
  • Custom URLs for AutoPosts and much more.

 

8. Twitter Widgets Free WordPress Plugin

Twitter Widgets gives slightly a different social element to your website. This widget allows you to add a live Twitter feed to your website sidebar. It can display your own post and conversations, or any post with some specific hashtag.  It is a great way to show your website visitors that what the social media world really thinks about your website.

 

9. Scrolling Social Sharebar

The Sharebar plugin places a vertical bar to the left of blog posts, featuring links/buttons to popular social networking sites. The bar is fully customizable and dynamic, and it may be vertical or horizontal in its display. A scrolling social sharebar scrolling plugin with 7 social icons i.e Twitter, FB Like, Google +1, Linkedin, FB Share, Stumbleupon and Addthis option to add your own custom buttons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Features:

  • Very simple options to adjust the plugin as per your site design
  • Option to add your own custom buttons
  • Option to disable buttons that you don’t need.
  • Very simple design.
  • Option to choose from fixed and animated scroll.
  • Options to change the background color, padding, border, border-radius and shadow. Check out the styling example link below.

 

10. Jetpack

Jetpack  is a well-known plugin for WordPress and it comes with lots of powerful features. It is easy to install and comes with great customization capabilities. It has a mobile responsive design for phones and tablets. Automate your content by publishing it on different social media network automatically.

Features

– Provide Customization  with Custom CSS, Carousels, spam-free Contact Forms, Sidebar Widgets, Infinite            Scroll, and Tiled Galleries.

-Instant and customizable lightweight responsive theme designed for phones and tablets.

-Create and publish richer content with Post by Email, Shortcode Embeds, Markdown, Beautiful Math, Spelling, and VideoPress.

-Visitor engagement: Increase your traffic and keep visitors coming back withEnhanced Distribution, spam free Comments, Shortlinks, Likes, Notifications, Related Posts, Publicize, Social Sharing, Subscriptions, and Site Verification Tools.

-Site performance: Speed up image delivery with the Photon CDN and access to visitorStats.

-Security:  Keep your WordPress site up, safe, and protected with Single Sign On, Jetpack Monitor, and Akismet anti-spam

 

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  1. Nickie
    #1 Nickie 19 July, 2016, 12:09

    Hey there! I’d love to recommend you the coolest Social media plugin I’ve ever used for my website! Here it is: https://wordpress.org/plugins/social-media-builder/

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