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.
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.
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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.
You 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.
- Advance Social Widget – FeedBurner Edition
- Advance Social Widget – Mailchimp Edition
- Advance Social Widget – Aweber Edition
- Advance Social Widget – Feedblitz Edition
WP MashSocial Widget
WP 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 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.
Metro Style Social Widget
Metro 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
If 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.
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.