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Top 10 Best FREE Social Sharing Plugins
Social Media plays an important role in driving more traffic and improving search engine ranking. That’s why you should integrate social media sharing buttons on your site and make it easy for visitors to share your content with these buttons. However, it is much more difficult to select a good sharing plugin.
In this article, we are going to see some amazing sharing plugins. Especially, all these plugins are totally free.
1. AddToAny Social Share
Besides popular social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Linkedin…, the AddToAny plugin integrates over 100 more sharing and social media sites & apps. You can easily choose between several different icon sizes and place your buttons wherever you want. Floating share buttons are also integrated; hence, you can keep your buttons fixed in a position and make it easy for users to share your content.
This Shareaholic plugin is known as an all-in-one content amplification platform including related content recommendations, social sharing, social analytics and site monetization apps. Its new cleaner interface makes it faster and easier to customize your share buttons and related content. Obviously, with over 2 million users trust and use this plugin, Shareaholic has already succeeded to make sharing a fun experience for users. Perhaps now it’s time to give it a try if you haven’t already had.
3. Social media feather
As its name, WordPress Social Media Feather is truly a super lightweight free sharing plugin allowing you to add your social sharing and following buttons quickly and painlessly. Moreover, not only does it also offer full support for Retina and high resolution displays, but also do different shortcodes make it easy to be added and customized.
4. Simple share buttons adder
This Simple Share Button Adder performs exactly as it’s supposed to do. With this plugin, you can add share buttons to your posts and pages easily. After installing this plugin, you find out Share Buttons section straightforwardly in your Settings. A wide range of options will be included in different tabs. For example, in Core tab, you can select which networks to include and the position you want to show your share buttons. To edit share buttons and texts, you just open Styling tab. Let’s go to the official website of this plugin to check out more information.
5. WP social sharing
Being renowned as a lightweight and simple social sharing plugin, WP Social Sharing lets you use not only images or API to display share buttons but also CSS3. It is 100% responsive, so that you can feel assured that your content can be shared easily on any devices. Moreover, you can put your sharing buttons to anywhere you want with using its built-in shortcode.
6. Custom Share buttons with floating sidebar
If you intend to display your share buttons in a floating sidebar, you should take time to consider this plugin. With free version, it provides you all necessary options to configure your share buttons such as setting their background and positions, etc. However, in free version, there are 9 social networking supported: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Google+, Stumbleupon, Reddit, Youtube and Refer a Friend. If you desire to integrate more share buttons and enjoy more other interesting functions, you can upgrade to the pro version.
7. Social sharing (by Danny)
This Social Sharing plugin, developed by Danny van Kooten, is an ideal solution for users who want to share their content mostly on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. In this theme, everything is kept simple and flexible in order that you can create your own styles with ease. Especially, popup effect will let your visitors share content without leaving current page.
8. Cresta Social Share Counter
Here is another simple sharing plugin that you can use for your website. Similarly with other plugins, this plugin helps you to insert share buttons to your posts and pages easily. However, a limitation of this plugin that you may not like is only 5 social networks supported in this theme: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Linkedin and Pinterest. This plugin will be suitable solution for users who need a simple plugin and don’t need to use too much social networks. You can check out its demo here.
9. Sassy social share
This plugin is truly a cool and flexible social sharer with + 100 sharing and bookmarking services. You can easily customize Target Url for sharing and rearrange order of sharing icons. Besides plenty of amazing features, 24/7 quickest support is a big plus made the popularity of this plugin. Prompt responses will make you feel comfortable and satisfied when you use this plugin.
10. Naked social share
We are going to end up this list with a very special sharing plugin – Naked Social Share. As its name, this plugin works exactly the way it’s supposed to do. When using this plugin, you are surely impressed because all your social icons are “naked”.They are all plain, unstyled social share buttons; hence, it is extremely easy to customize.
That’s the end. Hope this list gives you some useful clues as you are looking for a FREE social sharing plugin. What’s your favorite one? Let’s check it out and tell us in comment box below.