The Best WordPress Social Media Plugins Of 2017
February 22, 2017 Minesh Shah
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WordPress Social Media Plugins

So you’ve got a pretty killer blog going through WordPress, but for some reason, traffic isn’t flowing in the way you hoped.

Yeah, it’s a bummer. And you may be questioning if whether the content you wrote is as interesting and informative to everyone else as it is to you.

But guess what? Awesome content is only half of the equation to having a killer blog.

The other half? Finding ways to spread that awesome content to the masses (aka your target audience)!

And guess what else?

There’s a fairly simple and FREE way to do this on WordPress – with social media plugins. These are buttons that allow your readers to instantly share your blog posts on their social networking sites.

But you just don’t want any old plugin for your site. You’ve got an awesome blog- so you need an awesome plugin to match.

So what are the best free plugins for WordPress? Read on to find out our top 7 picks.

1. Shareaholic

Shareaholic, with its award-winning share buttons, is also an all-in-one content amplification platform.

No matter the size of your site, you can expect to increase page views and repeat visits, market your content, and gain crucial insights about your audience through their automatically integrated Google Analytics keyboard.

2. WP Social Sharing

WP Social Sharing comes with extremely attractive social share buttons for all major sites.

This extremely lightweight and simple social sharing button allows you to choose whether you want to include plugin CSS/JS or not.

Share buttons can also easily be reordered.

3. Frizzly

Frizzly helps encourage more sharing of your content by allowing you to add share buttons over images, as well as before and after the content of your posts.

Twitter users will especially love Frizzly, as it comes with the capability to put your Twitter handle in the settings so you’re automatically tagged when someone shares your post via the plugin.

4. Simple Share Buttons Adder

Simple Share Buttons Adder allows you to upload your own custom images and helps you make your site look extra sleek by allowing you to customize buttons to match your WordPress theme.

5. Social Sharing By Danny

Social Sharing By Danny makes everything super simple with their plain text links which require no external scripts.

Because of this, load times are super fast. All that is required is a simple script of about 600 bytes that is not jQuery dependent.

6. Easy Social Share

Easy Social Share lets you choose between two styles: either minimal icon buttons or share buttons with added share count.

You won’t have to worry about slowing your website down with Easy Social Share, as the buttons only require a 4kb CSS file to be downloaded.

You can also place these buttons pretty much anywhere you want- in the header, footer, or within the content.

7. MashShare

Rounding out the list for best free plugins for WordPress is MashShare.

MashShare has no external script dependencies, so you won’t have to worry about your site slowing down. They come with customizable settings for social sharing that support Facebook, Twitter, and email.

Best Free Plugins Wrap Up

Now that you know the best free plugins for social media, it’s time to pick your favorite so your readers can start sharing!

Need plugins for more than just social media? Check out some awesome ones here.

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