10 Best Social Media Sharing WordPress Plugins

best social 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 2018.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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And it offers elegantly responsive and lightning fast button.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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You can also see the traffic summary on AddThis Dashboard.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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+.

  • Sanjeev says:

    I am using Digg digg and it provide a great customization….I am trying Flare and looks like it runs really fast…digg digg sometimes can load a lot of scripts. I would always prefer having an option to disable script loading as most of the time multiple plugins are loading same script and slowing the site loading speed.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Agree with you. Because of that reason I stopped using Digg Digg plugin.

      • Chaitanya@Igs says:

        Have you tried socialpilot ..?

  • Hi Istiak, thank you for letting me know about the Floating Social Bar. I have been looking for a social sharing plugin that might help increase the amount of shares I get on my site. I took a look at your site on my Windows Phone, and the Social Bar did not float but it is displayed. I think I am going to give it a try. I really like your blog. It is a very nice clean design.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Glad I could help. And thanks for your kind words.

  • Michael Demerson says:

    Istiak, I guess you’ve tried them all when you did the top, right? :)
    Of all, I tried digg digg and it happened just like Sanjeev. Website was loading very slow. Therefore, the best that I will install right now is Slick Social Share Buttons (6th). It’s good that you made this top, so I found what I was looking easier. Thanks!

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Yeah, I did some research while making the list. Good to know that you’ve found one to use.

  • Richard says:

    I am going to give the Floating Social Bar a test drive. I am looking forward to see how it works especially since the plugin I am currently using didn’t even make the list.

  • Hi I have just visited your blog and learn somthing from you, thank you for sharing 7 Best Social Media Sharing Plugins for WordPress.

    Now Iam using marketer delight 2.2.6 and it has Facebook, Twitter, and Google plus but don’t have Linkedin … Should I use one more Social sharing plugin ? I try Shareholic but it make my blog load slower … do you have any idea to help me ?

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      If you think Linked is important for you, then you should consider using Floating Social Bar or Digg Digg plugin.

  • Faysal Shahi says:

    Love this post, Love this blog.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Love this comment :)

  • Jice Lavocat says:

    I would propose you to have a try to the “most shared plugin”, i recently developed. It’s helpful for those
    who are using the authorship markup,
    This pugin imports the articles you have tagged, even from outside your blog.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordiz-most-shared-articles-for-authors

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Seems interesting to me. Will check it out.

  • Rumon Hossain says:

    Great article we’ve been trying to find one to add to our site and this made it easy for us to come to a decision.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Glad I could help.

  • Akash says:

    Hey Istiak Rayhan, can you tell me which social sharing plugin you use. This is smoothest of all .
    Can you help me? It would be great help. Thank you

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      I am using Digg Digg alternative.

  • Istiak, I have been on your website for about an hour now. You are VERY generous and helpful. Thank you very much. I’ve added your site to my Evernote list, and will tell all my subscribers about you. (Wish I had more than 130…but that’s why I’m here!)

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Thanks for the kind words. Let me know if you need any help.

  • Dave says:

    @Istiak – could you add Social Buzz to this list – I can send you a copy if you need to check it out. Plugin url is http://socialbuzzplugin.com

  • Sachin says:

    Flare is best plugin for social share and also very attractive
    Thanks Istiak share other plugins info
    Good job bro

  • Hi Istiak,

    Nice list of social share plugins, I just brought ‘Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress’ plugin using the above link!

    I must say the plugin is worth the money, Thanks!

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Thanks for the support. It would be your best $14 investment on any WordPress plugin.

  • Mr. Istiak Rayhan thanks a lot to you for this helpful writing. It’s a amazing post for social media sharing. Now a days social media plays a great role in online marketing ; So I think that your post is so much important for online marketer like as me .
    Thank you again and I hope that you will share more post like its.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Thanks for your kind words. I’ll try to write more posts about Social Media.

  • Hemendra says:

    Thanks for sharing. I am currently opting to floating social bars, I think it has great click to share ratio, I have tried fixed social bars, but it does not work that way in terms of click to share ratio.

  • Hi Istiak, I noticed that you don’t have ShareThis in your list. Did you had any bad experiences with that social sharing platform? I’ve been using it for quite a while on 2 of my blogs.

  • Hi Istiak,

    I am using the sharing buttons provided by the jetpack, but after reading your article and some review in comments, I think that I would try some social sharing buttons from this list.
    Thanks for sharing this bro.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      You can try ‘Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress’. I am using this on my blog and it works great.

  • I’m a big fan of Flare, such a nice and simple plugin.
    Do you know if any of the above recommendations allow you to disable the sharing options per post?

    Regards
    Ankit

  • Great information,Thank you for sharing this information. A perfect Social Share Plugin to make any content on your website social share friendly.

  • K Bharath says:

    flare and digg digg sharing plugins are good, but digg digg slows down the page loading time sometimes. i am using inbuilt social sharing buttons from the theme itself and the pages loads faster also.

    i like to try flare social sharing plugin as it shows the overall count of the social shares, actually i like this feature a lot.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Digg Digg does slow the site. Currently, I am using Easy Social Share Buttons. It’s awesome.

  • Shiwam says:

    Thanks for sharing this list of best Social sharing plugins, Istiak . Monarch is so beautiful! I’ve tried it. Every blogger needs this because at this time Social media is really great source of traffic after search engine.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Yes, Monarch is awesome.

  • Kimberly says:

    I’ve been using Flare and it’s really disappointing…
    Now I’m using Sygnoos social media plugin, that’s totally what I’ve been looking for- easy to use and well organized, here it is: http://sygnoos.com/wordpress-social-media/

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      It seems a good one. Thanks for sharing.

  • Grey says:

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

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Thanks for sharing. I will check it out.

  • Hi Istiak,

    Great Post! I am using SumoMe social sharing plugins for my blog. I have been bored with that and I was looking for some other social sharing plugin.

    After reading this post I would like to try Monarch. Thanks for sharing.

    – Umesh Singh

  • Palashtd says:

    Excellent list. But do you suggest me which plugin is the best for social share count?

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      See the conclusion part.