Social sharing plugin is one important thing in WordPress. You are free to choose since because WordPress itself is home for 35,000 more plugins and you can find over thousands social sharing plugins that suit on you.
I know it must confuse you at first because the number is just too many. But if you only want the best WordPress social plugin for 2015, then you come to the right place. You will find the top 10 of the most popular social sharing plugins that you can use today on your WordPress blog. They are all-in-one plugins that let you and your readers to share it across multiple social media platforms in just a few clicks.
- Digg Digg
Digg Digg is one of the most popular WordPress social sharing plugins you’ve ever heard. This plugin created by Joel and Andrew from Buffer. This plugin is easy to customize and look very simple. It supports many forms of layouts, floating share-bar and major social media platform as well.
We have tested this on Whedan.com and we really like it. Shareaholic has both floating and non-floating social sharing buttons and also has related posts feature inbuilt with it. It’s very easy to set up just in few clicks. Some people complaint this plugin for injecting ads, but actually if you can set up carefully, you can leave it behind with no worry. You can sign up Shareaholic for free and it will allow you to access to many social analytic reports.
- Easy Social Share Button for WordPress
Easy Social Share Button is one of the most setting extensive plugin you’ll ever have. You will have the ability to customize everything on your favor. This plugin also has sharing templates taken directly from Upworthy, Copybloger and Mashable.
Flare would be one of the old timers in WordPress social sharing plugins you’ve ever heard. This plugin is easy to set up in minutes and the feature would not disappoint you.
Filament.io is created by the same team behind Hello Bar and SlideDeck. It features as 3-in-1 pack which include Flare for social sharing, Ivy to make texts shareable directly from your web page and passport to increase your social followers. The strength of this plugin is it ability to provide analytic taken directly from your web page and by analyzing your follower. It seems to have similar function like Google Analytic on social.
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ShareThis is one of the easiest easy-to-customize-plugin on WordPress. Perhaps it’s also the top 5 most downloaded WordPress social sharing plugins to date. It’s clean, nice and simple.
- Smart Website Tools by AddThis
Smart Website Tools by AddThis is more than our favorite. We have used this plugin over the years. Yes, we leave this plugin for a moment to try something else. But after all, we find a way to come back with this plugin. We can say AddThis is more than just a sharing tools. It offers content discovery ( related articles ), analytic and conversion tools to take your social media marketing to whole new level. This plugin is so easy to customize, so no surprise it becomes one of most downloaded social sharing plugin.
- Floating Social Media Icon
Don’t get wrong. Though it named ‘floating’ social media icon, this plugin actually offer on both floating and non floating section. It features over 20 different social media themes to choose from and also short-code feature.
- Floating Social Bar
This plugin is recommended if you need social sharing plugin that clean and neat or faster loading speed. Yes, it has some limitation, but it’s still one of the best.
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- Social Media Feather
- Slick Social Sharing Buttons
Slick is easy to configure and you can do enough in customization. You can start doing experiment with it setting.
- Social Media Widget
Social Media Widget has four popular icon packs that you can choose for free. You can put this plugin on the sidebar of your blog for purpose. This plugin is recommended for those who want to grow the followers.
- Share Buttons by AddToAny
This plugin has just booked the record of 3.4 millions downloaded from WordPress repository only. Yes, it’s awesome. We have tested this plugin too for some moments. It’s simple and so easy to customize.
JetPack offers one whole package for WordPress user. JetPack sharing button is one feature that you will like when you start activate this plugin. It’s highly customization and very easy to use.
Sharebar creates a vertical sharebar to the left of the blog post to help boost social shares. It’s listed everywhere and we read the positive review most of the time. We have not tested it yet anyway.
SumoMe is one of the most popular when it comes to plugin. SumoMe becomes people favorite because it doesn’t really require a plugin to work –yet, you could install it if you want. You can place the sharing icon to be visible before post, after post, floating or even mobile view. To date, it has 10 features which includes social sharing.
- WP Social Sharing
Even the beginners will find this plugin very useful. WP Social Sharing is all you need when it comes to building a social sharing plugin. You can customize it at ease. This plugin is also responsive to mobile devices.
- Simplified Social Sharing
Simplified Social Sharing allows readers to share your webpages across over 50 different social platforms. It’s very simple and easy to use even for the beginners.