Top 7 Social Media Widget for WordPress Sidebar

One of the best ways to connect your readers is through social networking sites. But you’ve to make sure that your readers can follow your social profiles easily. If you aren’t doing so, you are missing some social followers as well as some readers.

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When a visitor comes to your blog for first time, S/he doesn’t have any idea about your blog but S/he may like your blog posts. For this, you cannot expect him/her to subscribe on your email list. All you can expect to connect with social sites. Cause it requires only one click to follow/like you. However, social sites also help you to connect with your regular readers and provide them regular updates of your blog.

WordPress has some awesome widgets to display your social media buttons on your blog sidebar. Displaying these buttons will encourage your reader to follow you on different social networking sites.

Recommended Reading: 7 Best Social Media Sharing Plugins for WordPress

Top 7  Social Media Widget for WordPress Sidebar

Here is a list of best social media widgets for your WordPress blog. Choose one that suits your blog best.

Advanced Social Widget

If you want to show Social Media icons and Email Subscription on the same box, then this plugin is for you. Advaced Social Widget is a responsive WordPress plugin that adds a Widget box to your sidebar to connect your social networking sites like  Delicious, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Youtube and to access your Email Subscription.

Advance Social Widget WordPress PluginYou can customize the widget according to your site design with Customizable Control Panel. It has also a detailed documentation. This plugin comes up with 4 several version, choose one according to your Email Marketing Service.

WP MashSocial Widget

WP MashSocial WordPress WigdetWP MashSocial Widget is a beautiful and responsive widget inspired by Mashable to be used in the sidebar. It allows you to add Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest button. You can also add Feedburner subscription form.

The only drawback of this plugin is, you cannot use other Email Marketing forms like Aweber on this widget.


Social Box – Social WordPress Widget

SocialBox WordPress Social WidgetSocialBox is a simple but attractive social subscription widget. It enables you to add a sleek social widget to your WordPress blog.

It supports several social networking sites such as Facebook Like, Twitter Follower, Youtube Subscription, Google+ Follower etc.


Simple Social Icons

If you like simplicity then this plugin is for you. This plugin allows you to add Simple Social Media icons on your sidebar. By default  Icons are in black and white colors. But you can customize the color and size of the icons. You can also align them to the left, center, or right, all from the widget form.

Simple Social Icons WordPress Plugin

Metro Style Social Widget

Metro Style Social WordPress WidgetMetro Style Social Widget displays Windows 8 style social network icons on sidebar/footer with links of social network profiles. You can also display Like/Follow button on the social icons so that your users can Like/Follow immediately without leaving your site. It also has FeedBurner RSS icon.


Social Media Widget

Social Media WordPress WidgetIf you are on several media sites, then you can use this plugin to add your social media website profile URLs on your sidebar (vertically). It has tons of icons with 3 sizes, 4 icon styles, and 4 animations.

Some supported social media sites are Facebool, Google+, Twitter, MySpace, FriendFeed, Orkut, Hyves, LinkedIn, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, Skype, Digg, Reddit, Delicious, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Google Talk, Vimeo, WordPress, SlideShare and many more.

Check this plugin here.

Acurax Social Media Widget

Acurax Social Media Widget is a Simple WordPress Social Media Widget Plugin Which allows you to add Widget which links Social Media Icons to your Social Media Profiles. It offers several size and design.

Acurax Social Media Widget

If you focus only one social networking site, here are two individual widget for you.

Hope you’ll be able to choose one among them from your blog. Do let us know which one you like most. If you find this post useful, connect with us on Facebook to get regular updates.


10 responses to “Top 7 Social Media Widget for WordPress Sidebar”

  1. Ahad Arzi Avatar

    Simple social icons are the most favorite one for me. Because it is simple and coded as well. By the way, thanks for discovering other plugins too…

  2. Abdul Khaleque Avatar
    Abdul Khaleque

    Masa-Allah Your Website beautiful.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan


  3. rabin Avatar

    I prefer using SocialBox for WordPress. It is elegant and simple than others.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Yes, it could be a good choice if you have a good amount of subscribers.

  4. Vasant Sakpal Avatar
    Vasant Sakpal

    Hi Istiak,

    Advanced Social Widget look great, I am using wysija for manage my subscriber. I will try this plugin with it.

    Thanks for collecting information in one place and sharing.

  5. ranjit Avatar

    Which Subscribe plugin you are using on roadtoblogging? Can you plz let me know.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      I am using Advanced Social Widget (first one the list).

  6. Amais Bajwa Avatar

    Wp MashSocial is good. I use shareaholic for blog sharing and for my sidebar and footer i use my own CSS 3 animated social widgets.

  7. kachan64 Avatar

    Looks amazing! I prefer WP MashSocial Widget, Acurax Social Media Widget just mash ups of different icons,but is a cool concept!

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