There are many social share plugins available in the market. Coding of many of them is not good and they badly affect the performance of your site. But don’t worry, this tutorial will tell you about some of the best social share plugins that will help you to add Social Media Share Buttons to your site.
In this tutorial, I will be using 4 WordPress plugins.
- Social warfare
- Social Sharing Buttons – Social Pug
- AddToAny Share Buttons
These plugins will help to add beautiful and stylish social share buttons to your WordPress site. It is also very easy to use.
How to Add Social Media Share Buttons in WordPress Posts
Jetpack is a very popular WordPress plugin, created by Automattic for WordPress.com websites. With its Sharing module, you Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr And many more Network can be added to blog posts, page, archives etc. It gives you 4 different styles for social share buttons.
If you want to use the Jetpack social share buttons on your site, you must sign it up. But if you are already using it, then let’s go ahead and add the social share button to your site.
The first Jetpack >> Settings >> Sharing Click on
Sharing buttons Inside the section, Add sharing buttons to your posts button Turn the option on.
Now you Settings >> Sharing Have to click on
In the Sharing buttons section, Available Services From social button to Enabled Services Drag in the box.
Also, you can change the button style, position and Sharing label of your social share buttons.
Once you configure the settings, you can see the Live preview, how it looks on your site.
As we have seen, adding Jetpack Social Share Buttons is very easy. If you use Jetpack on your site, you can use its Social button.
2. Social Warfare
Social Warfare is a lightweight plugin and comes with a lot of customization options. With this plugin, you can add social share buttons on homepage, archive page and post.
Currently, Social Warfare top social networking site Support for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Mix Does.
- Share counts
- Responsive design
- Placement option
- Popular posts widget
- Analytics and link shortening
First of all, install and activate the Social Warfare plugin on your site. Once activated, it will add a new menu item to your WordPress dashboard with Social Warfare. Just click on it. This will take you to the settings page of the plugin.
Under the Social Networks section, drag the Social button from Inactive to the Active box.
In addition, the plugin allows setting position (you can place the social button before and / or after a blog post) and share counts. If you want to add Floating Share Buttons to your WordPress site, the plugin also allows this. For Floating Share Buttons you can choose a position (Top, Bottom, Left, Right).
3. Social Sharing Buttons – Social Pug
Social Pug adds beautiful social share buttons to your WordPress site. You can customize it according to the design of your website.
The free version supports the top five social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn.
- Share count
- Popular posts widget
- Floating Sidebar Social Share Buttons
- Retina ready
- Mobile Sticky Footer Social Share Buttons
- Google Analytics UTM tracking
- Link shortening
First, install and activate the Social Pug plugin on your site. Once activated, it will add a new menu item to your WordPress dashboard with Social Pug. Just click on it. This will take you to the settings page of the plugin.
In the next step, you have to choose which sharing buttons you want to use on your site – Floating Sidebar or Inline Content. Choose your favorite style and Settings Click on
Under the Social Networks section, Select Networks Click on it and choose the social media platforms you want to show.
You can change the shape, position, number of columns, share text and many other things of the button. After completing the setting, Save changes Click on the button.
4. AddToAny Share Buttons
AddToAny Share Buttons is a very good and popular social share plugin. This plugin allows you to share content on Facebook, Twitter, PinTare, Google, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Reddit and over 100 sharing and social media sites. You can add a social button before and / or after a blog post.
- Share counts
- Responsive and Retina ready
- AMP support
- Google Analytics integration
- Custom placement and appearance
First, install and activate AddToAny Share Buttons on your site. Once the plugin is activated Settings >> AddToAny Click on This will take you to the settings page of the plugin.
Its default settings work perfect for any site. But if you want to customize it, you can. Here is a screenshot,
Apart from this, you can also use it as floating share button. You can also customize the floating share button such as Placement, Position, Icon Size, Background.
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