Published on March 7th, 2013 | by Sergiu147
Top 15 Social Plugins for every blogger
Creating a web presence is very important for every company. Either you are a creative designer, programmer enthusiast or a marketing expert you need to have a way to express yourself online. In most of the cases the easiest option is by creating a blog and posting your projects, your ideas and other things that are important for you and need to share with the others. By sharing information you get known in different parts of the world at a single click distance so is very important how you manage this process.
There are a lot of tools that help you not waste time manually and let your visitors send information about what they have read on your blog very easy. We present you some of the best WordPress plugins on the market. Most of them are free but you will also find very good plugins at decent prices that will help developers support them further.
This is a free plugin that adds social media sharing buttons to your posts, pages and RSS feed. It supports over a dozen of the most popular social networks and is updated regularly.
Sharebar adds a dynamic and fully customizable vertical box to the left of a blog post that contains links/buttons to popular social networking sites. For wide blogs, a vertical bar with popular sharing icons appears on the left of your post. If the page is resized below 1000px (default), the vertical bar disappears and a horizontal sharebar appears under the post title.
The ShareThis widget is a quick and easy sharing solution for your site to keep your audience engaged in your content and increase traffic to your site. You can also customize your widget for seamless integration to your site. You have the option to use small or large buttons, add counters and place the widget in a clear location for your users to share.
This sharing plugin comes with a customizable Smart Menu, which places the services visitors use at the top of the menu, based on each visitor’s browsing and usage history.
Shareaholic has proven time and time again to be an extremely useful and successful tool in getting your readers to actually discover and submit your articles to numerous social bookmarking sites.
Slick Social Share Buttons
Slick social share buttons adds facebook, twitter, google +1, linkedin, digg, delicious, reddit, stumbleupon, buffer and pinterest pin it social media.
Social Toolbar will display your latest tweet, list your social networking profiles, and allow users to “Like” your page on Facebook or tweet about it on Twitter! This plugin is also heavily changeable. You can specify all the colors and fonts, and rearrange your list of social network icons to your desire. Display it on the whole site or just the home page or just the blog or even just an indivdual page.
InsiteBar puts a toolbar at the top of your website. The default bar displays a Facebook like button and retweet button. It also lets users search the website via Google (in a pop-up) and translate content into over a dozen languages. There is a useful text-to-speech feature, too.
Originally a standalone plugin, Sharedaddy is now part of the popular Jetpack plugin. Jetpack is a WordPress plugin that supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com.
Add a vertical sharing box to your website. GetSocial adds an intelligent, lightweight, quick to setup floating social media sharing box on your blog posts.
Social Media Counters
This plugin adds social media counters to your blog posts from many services including Twitter, Facebook and the brand new Google +1.
This cool plugin “pops up” icons when a user hovers over the image. Choose from a lot of variations: make images pop up, down, left or right. Circle and square icons are available, as are cool effects such as tooltips and monochrome hover colors.
Stickr WP, a sticky side panel menu WordPress plugin. Inspired by Envato site-switcher, after released as CSS3 +jQuery, due to popular demand I decided to create this WordPress plugin version. The features are similar with jQuery version, only WordPress version has an intuitively easy administration panel, so you don’t have to know the coding behind it.
Social Buttons Pro
Social Buttons Pro is the only plugin that combines all of the features of the web’s most popular social buttons with an easy to use shortcode and template tag.
This useful plugin puts a discreet icon on the left or right side of the page. You can change the text from “Follow Me” to “Follow Us” and make the image small or large
BuddyPress lets users sign-up and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections, creating and interacting in groups, and much more. A social network in a box, BuddyPress lets you easily build a community for your company, school, sports team, or other niche community.