5 Outstanding Free WordPress Social Sharing Plugins (Non-Floating)
Social sharing is one thing every blogger/site owner needs to have on the site in order to increase social media engagement. You must surely be aware that social media can sometimes bring in more traffic than search engines! In fact, new bloggers in town mostly rely upon social media traffic than organic traffic. Apart from traffic, social media plays an important role in the rankings of your site, and Google+ currently leads the group. You can read an article about the same here. Below is a list of five wordpress social sharing plugins which will help you in the things mentioned above.
*Note – As mentioned in the title above, the plugins mentioned here are not the floating sharebar plugins. So if you’re looking for those, we’ll soon have a article for the same.
Socialize Plugin comes with an immense number of options, starting from the choice of a variety of buttons for each social media platform to changing the background colors of the box. This plugin, by default, comes with a ‘Box’ into which is easily editable. By ‘Editable’, I mean to say that all the colors, borders, messages, links etc are easily changeable according to the requirements.
The plugin supports a tonne of social media platforms, and listing all of them might just make this page very lengthy. Socialize also has an option to show the buttons above/below the post, or at both the places.
Sharexy can be your option if you’re looking for some WordPress social sharing plugins that come with awesome stylish buttons. It comes with a wide variety of buttons to choose from, in which you choose the social buttons that you desire. The buttons, having no background color or boxes, easily blend with probably any design.
3) Trackable Social Share Icons
What if I tell you that you can see all the stats of all the social media sharing that is done on your site? Trackable Social Share Icons integrates with Google Analytics to track the social media sharing activity of your site. This is one of the most powerful reasons why more than 50,000 bloggers use it. It comes with about 12 different sets of social media buttons, which can be put at your desired location on posts/pages or both.
4) Simple Social Sharing
Those looking for nothing more than simple yet beautiful looking social sharing buttons, Simple Social Sharing plugin can be helpful to you. It basically comes with two themes – dark and light. But yet, colors can be set if one has basic CSS knowledge. The message (which is “Share This” by default) is also editable.
5) Artiss Social Bookmarks
Artiss Social Bookmarks gives you an option to select between 270 social bookmarking sites – more than any other plugin (as they claim)! The buttons are simple, yet pretty attractive. It comes with a ‘hover’ effect on the buttons, as you can see in the image. It also provides the use of tools, such as ‘Email’, ‘Convert To PDF’ or ‘Print’ etc.
Those were 5 non-floating WordPress social sharing plugins that you can use, and definitely benefit from. There are hundreds more out there, so this list might just contain some random picks, hence don’t be offended if your favorite one wasn’t included here. After all, they were just 5 wordpress social sharing plugins, not hundred!
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