WordPress the largest and one of the easiest ways to blog on the internet. Having social sharing buttons on your blog is a must whether one person reads your posts or one million, by including sharing buttons you’re prompting your reader(s) to share with their friends which will get your blog post more exposure.
Is my favorite sharing plug-in it’s simple and quick to install it features all the popular social networks including Buffer. You can choose exactly where you want the buttons to be, I’ve chosen to have them at the start of all my posts so you can easily share my posts. Digg Digg also gives you the option to pick which type of button to include in your posts and pages.
With over one million downloads this is one of the most sharing plug-ins. This plug-in hides half the social icons then when your readers hover over any then the whole icon is displayed. Sexy Bookmarks has every social network your readers will want to share to. You can pick and choose which social buttons go where ,what order, and if they display counters. What’s different about Sexy Bookmarks is that it features recommendations which shows some of your posts at the end of each post and you have analytics on all social activity on your site and to your site.
ShareThis is a simple plug-in that lets you display buttons either at the start of posts or at the side of them. The buttons are clean and smart nothing special though. I the ShareThis widget which pops up when a reader shares something. The widget encourages your readers to sign-in into a ShareThis account to make sharing easier and quicker. ShareThis feature some awesome analytics which help you understand why some of your posts are more successful than others.
The most downloaded and oldest way to share on WordPress this plug-in allows you to share to over 330 different social networks with ease. It’s the most recognizable and quickest social sharing plugin which is great but their buttons feel outdated and boring. You can pick and choose which social buttons are displayed but that’s where the fun stops, there isn’t anything fancy about this, it just works well.
Adding a bit of style to your social buttons with Flare. Flare lets you change the colors of the social sharing buttons to match your website. They have feature nine different types of buttons circular and square with many different changes. They currently only have the sharing options to Twitter,Pinterest,Facebook,StumbleUpon, Google+ and Reddit there’s more coming soon but I think these will be fine for now.
Is on the newest ways sharing plug-ins to hit WordPress. The plug-in features sharing to over 100 different social networks and some cool integration with Google Analytics. Lockerz is localized to all the major languages which is great if your site is worldwide. Even though the look is very basic when you start to play around with Lockerz wit a bit you ca easily achieve the look you want. They also feature a subscribe options in the plugin to help you achieve more subscribers.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy plugin then try out Sociable. It features some unique sharing buttons that you display in any order you like. The Plugin has 18 different social networks to share to which is enough. You can either showcase the sharing buttons in the post or floating by the side like a skyscraper.
One of the most quirky looking sharing plugins I’ve seen. Sharexy looks rather odd with it’s all bumpy looking social icons. I like when you hover over more sharing options more options pop-up without having to click. In-addition to all the normal sharing buttons Sharexy have got their own button which doesn’t share anything but calculates the total number of shares the post/page has had which is pretty cool.
As the name may suggest this plugin is light it’s very light unlike some of the other plugins in this list which dramatically slow your website down. LightSocial will never slow your site down they may only feature the bare basic sharing buttons but ins’t that all you need.
Unlike another sharing plugin Sharebar allows you to add custom sharing buttons and change the current ones. This is awesome as you can really customize your buttons to match your website. Sharebar looks and feels outdated but still works fantastisc.Author's Google+