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5 best WordPress Social Media Plugins

Jun 062019

Social Media, is an inevitability and an integral part of any website, looking to making and solidifying its presence on the web. On any website you visit, at the footer, at the sidebar or at the header section a bunch of icons of popular Social Medias like Facebook, twitter, Instagram etc. can be seen, upon clicking, which will redirect you to the respective social media page.

 

 

 

 

What to look for & how to choose one?

There is an abundance of social media plugins for WordPress, so much so, that it is quite easy for anyone to be overwhelmed and be confused, especially beginners. Before settling upon a specific Plugin, one needs to know what’s to look for in a Plugin.

Most social media plugins have an issue of slowing down the website, by loading additions stylesheets and scripts. The aim is to look for a balance between features and performance of your website. A social media Plugin with multiple features can slow down your website whereas more simple plugins with the most basic functions offer less but don’t hamper the performance and user experience. Also some plugins allows the user to display icons on the sidebar, before or after a blog or article post. You have to decide how and where you want them displayed.

Let’s take a look at some best social media plugins available.

Simple Social Icons

 

 

 

 

Just as the name suggests, Simple Social Icons displays social media icons at the sidebar. It is an easy to use, customizable way to display icons that link visitors to your various social profiles. With it, you can easily choose which profiles to link to, customize the color and size of your icons, as well as align them to the left, center, or right, all from the widget form.

WordPress Social Login

 

 

 

 

WordPress Social Login allows user to register, login or comment on a post using their social media accounts obliterating the need for registration forms. It also allows you to import users contact list from Google Gmail, Facebook, Windows Live and LinkedIn. This open source Plugin is completely free and comes with a simple but flexible and fully customizable authentication widget.

AddtoAny

 

 

 

 

AddToAny WordPress sharing Plugin helps people share your posts and pages to any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Reddit, and over 100 more sharing and social media sites & apps. The most popular share Plugin for WordPress, AddtoAny allows Google Analytics integration and displays share counts on posts and pages.

Social Icons Widget by WPZOOM

 

Social Icons Widget allows you to integrate 80+ Sites/Social Networks on your website sidebar. Offering 3 background styles: Rounded Corners, Round, Square, it also supports custom icons and custom colors for icons. The latest version also supports Skype Links.

 Sassy Social Share

 

 

Sassy social share is a easy to use, free and lightweight Plugin offering mobile responsiveness and a host of other features. It offers support for around 100 Social Sharing/Bookmarking services. Offering Multisite compatibility, it’s also compatible with BuddyPress, BBPress and WooCommerce. It comes with three basic styles: rounded, square, or rectangle buttons, with custom positioning options in the Plugin settings for both standard and floating social bars.