10 Best WordPress Social Media Sharing Plugins Of 2016

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Want to know the best social sharing plugins for WordPress?

Then you will love this guide.

Social media has become such an integral part of the internet that it truly revolutionized the way the information spread across the internet.

Now social media has become an indivisible part of online as well as even offline business. And if you are ignoring social media you are probably losing more than just publicity.

Social media can be a huge source of traffic for your blog. Social media can boost your conversion and help you in building a good customer base.

Social contribute about 8-15% to BroughtMeUp’s traffic.

And currently, it is the second highest source of traffic behind organic search traffic which contributes about 85-90%.

I have been switching between various social media sharing WordPress plugins far more often to find the best of the rest.

So in this article, I will be sharing best social sharing plugins for your WordPress blog.

Nowadays social media also consider social sharing signals as search engine ranking signals. That’s why Social media can even help you to improve your search engine ranking. So you should exploit social media for SEO.

So you should integrate social sharing buttons on your blog so that users can quickly share your blog post and thereby increasing your blog traffic.

There are thousands of social sharing plugins available in WordPress repo and finding a quality plugin is quite difficult than it should be.

You can add various social sharing buttons but few are more effective and important than others. So instead of adding all the sharing buttons to your blog, I would recommend you to add Facebook Share, Google Plus, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook Like button to your WordPress blog.

You can also include some other additional buttons like LinkedIn, StumbleUpon.

So let’s start with our best WordPress plugins to integrate social sharing buttons into your WordPress blog.

Best Social Sharing Plugins For WordPress

Monarch By Elegant Themes

best wordpress social media sharing Monarch plugin

Monarch by elegant themes is the best social sharing plugin I came across throughout my blogging journey. It is a premium plugin and trust me it has lots of impressive features and is definitely worth the investment. Monarch by elegant themes offers highly user-friendly interface.

Monarch lets you add social sharing buttons in a pop-up, floating bar, above or below content and as flyouts on your WordPress blog. Monarch offers and support over 20 social media platforms. Monarch also lets you add social sharing icons to you mobile site at such places that would surely boost your shares on mobile devices.

You can choose various icons styles, shapes as well as colors. Monarch also has image sharing option with which users can easily share your blog images over social media. With Monarch, you can also display a number of shares along with the buttons. Also, you don’t need an extra plugin to display social media profile icons in the sidebar, Monarch already has an option for this.

You can have this plugin for $89 per year with access to 87 WordPress themes and 5 WordPress plugins by elegant themes. Monarch WordPress plugin is free to those who have a developer license at Elegant themes.

Price: $89/Year (Get access to 80+ Premium Themes and Plugins By Elegant Themes)

Download Monarch By Elegant Themes

SumoMe

best wordpress social media sharing sumome plugin

SumoMe has both pro as well as free version. And its free version is the responsible for its second position in this list. I tried many free WordPress social sharing plugins but none of them can come near to this awesome plugin. SumoMe is the best free social media sharing plugin for WordPress that I found till now.

SumoMe is not a plugin but is a suite of apps that can help to grow your traffic, subscribers as well as social media presence. You can use “Share” feature for Sumo Store for adding social sharing buttons to WordPress blog.

SumoMe is not a plugin but is a suite of apps that can help to grow your traffic, subscribers as well as social media presence. You can use “Share” feature for Sumo Store for adding social sharing buttons.

SumoMe is the best free social sharing plugin for WordPress that I found till now.

SumoMe is not a plugin but is a suite of apps that can help to grow your traffic, subscribers as well as social media presence. You can use “Share” feature for Sumo Store for adding social media sharing buttons.

You can choose any of the available positions to show your Social sharing buttons. None of the sharing plugins offers that many options for positioning social sharing buttons. SumoMe also offers a separate location for adding sharing buttons on mobile sites. With SumoMe, you can also add sharing buttons on images.

SumoMe is free but if you want, you can pay for some advanced features. I would recommend paid version for serious bloggers but their free version is also perfect. Share Pro is available for only $15/month.

But if you want to have all the premium apps available in SumoMe store, you can buy SumoMe SumoMe suite Pro for $100/month.

I am also using SumoMe Pro version for all my blogs. It's important to mention that even free version of SumoMe offers such features that any other paid plugin would offer.

Price: Free but Pro Version also available @ $20/month.

Social Warfare

best wordpress social media sharing Social Warfare plugin

Social Warfare is one of the most impressive plugins that I used. Social Warfare claims to be the sexiest social sharing buttons on the market.

It offers visually stunning social media buttons for your WordPress blog. Social warfare is a highly responsive as well as highly customizable plugin. No matter what the screen size your blog is viewed on, the social sharing button will always be perfect.

They are one of the fastest loading social buttons which will never slow down your website. It also allows you to upload specific image and description for Pinterest. And that will surely help you to drive a lot of traffic from Pinterest.

This plugin claims to offer over 5,000 potential style combinations that will easily match your website design. Social warfare encourages more shares by displaying social share counts prominently (even twitter tweets count).

This plugin claims to offer over 5,000 potential style combinations that will easily match your website design. Social warfare encourages more shares by displaying social share counts prominently (even twitter tweets count).

Social Warfare also allows you to add a special widget to display your blog most popular posts by the number of shares it received.

The best thing I liked about social warfare is its Analytic Integration. It automatically adds UTM tracking to every link that is shared allowing you to track how shared post is performing via analytics.

At last, it's a must-have plugin for bloggers who are serious about social media marketing.

Price$24/Year For 1 Website.

Download Social Warfare

Easy Social Share Buttons For WordPress

best wordpress social media sharing easy social share buttons plugin

This plugin is very powerful as well as a flexible social plugin for your WordPress blog. Easy social share offers over 31 beautiful templates for social sharing. This plugin offers lots of customization options.

The easy social share button is a premium plugin available for only $19 on Codecanyon. This plugin offers 2 different positions.

Easy social share button also offers powerful shortcodes and special mobile-optimized display methods and positions. You even allow you to display social buttons at multiple positions.

You can choose from over 30 animations for grabbing the special attention of the visitor.

The feature I loved this plugin is After Share Action feature. You can add buttons of 30+ social networks including Love this and a comment button.

The feature I loved this plugin is After Share Action feature. You can add buttons of 30+ social networks including Love this and a comment button. And of course, it keeps track of your social stats with Detailed Analytic function.

Easy social share is an outstanding plugin and is best alternatives to above plugin. This plugin is getting better day by day.

Price: $19

Download Easy Social Share Buttons

Ultimate Social Deux

best wordpress social media sharing Ultimate social deux plugin

Ultimate social Deux is a premium plugin that offering a wide range of customizable options. It is easy to use the social plugin for WordPress.

It is a lightweight plugin and will never affect your blog loading time.

Ultimate Social Deux also lets you add a widget for displaying social media profiles with the number of followers.

You can use this plugin with other popular plugins like bbpress, woo commerce, BuddyPress and visual composer. You can also choose from over 10+ languages.

You can get Ultimate Social Deux plugin for only $15 from CodeCanyon.

Price: $15

Download Ultimate Social Deux

AddToAny Share Buttons

best wordpress social media sharing Addtoany plugin

AddToAny is a free as well as a responsive plugin. AddToAny comes with lots of customizable options.

Unlike any other free sharing button plugin, It supports and allows you to add over 100+ social sharing buttons on your WordPress blog.

You can choose between several social icons place them at your selected position from a variety of position options available. You can also custom icons.

AddToAny also lets you choose between different sizes. Above all the feature I loved about AddToAny is that you can monitor your social sharing stats with Google Analytics.

Price: Free

Download AddToAny Share Buttons

Share Buttons By AddThis

best wordpress social media sharing share buttons by AddThis

AddThis is a very popular plugin for adding social sharing buttons in WordPress. Before you can use this plugin, you have to register with free AddThis service.

It has over 200,000+ active installs. AddThis comes in both free and premium version. It's easy to use this plugin.

Like any other plugin, it allows you to customize the sharing buttons according to your needs.

Responsiveness which is quite important is a premium feature. So that means these plugin usually don't work well for mobile visitors.

Price: Free

Download Share Buttons By AddThis

Simple Share Buttons Adder

best wordpress social media sharing simple share buttons adder plugin

The simple share button is a free plugin and ready to use this plugin.

You can upload your custom images for the social sharing buttons. It is a ready-to-use plugin that will add social sharing buttons all your posts, archives, and pages.

This plugin will automatically add social sharing buttons above and below the content. It offers nine different buttons design.

You can also change placement and share text with this plugin.

This plugin will automatically add social sharing buttons above and below the content. It offers nine different buttons design. You can also change placement and share text with this plugin.

Price: Free

Download Simple Share Buttons Adder

JetPack Sharing

best wordpress social media sharing jetpack by WordPress.com

If you are using WordPress, I am sure you already come across with Jetpack.

Jetpack is one of the most popular and versatile plugins available. This plugin is created by Automattic. 34 modules are included with the JetPack that can do the work of other plugins. And social sharing is one of many features.

It supports 9 social media networks with email and print buttons. jetpack provide simple but effective and professional sharing solution.

If you are using jetpack (I know you are), just activate sharing module and you are done.

Price: Free

Download Jetpack By WordPress

WP Social Sharing

best wordpress social media sharing wp social sharing

WP Social sharing plugin is free and a simple plugin. It allows you to add social buttons for adding 6 social networks. It allows you to edit social button text.

You can also decide whether to show sharing buttons on the post, pages, and media. This is a very light weight plugin.

But you can’t change shape, size or color of the buttons as you can in some other plugins mentioned above.

Price: Free

Download WP SocialSharing

Conclusion: Which Sharing Plugin Should You Use?

If you want to be a successful blogger, no way you can ignore social media marketing. If you are using WordPress as your blogging platform, then the options are unlimited.

But every social sharing plugin has its own pros as well as cons.

These above-mentioned plugins are the best sharing plugins available.

I have compiled this list by keeping all the important things like responsiveness, user-friendly, price, SEO, speed, etc.

You should pick the plugin that suits your need. You must also keep in mind that the plugin you select must also do better on mobiles as well because you may know that mobile friendliness is an official ranking signal.

I would recommend you to pay a few dollars and go for a premium plugin like Monarch by Elegant Themes or SumoMe Pro version because you get more quality, support, designs, features and of course regular updates.

But if you are a newbie or if these premium ones are out of your budget then there are few quality plugins like SumoMe Free version, JetPack Share.

Share your views about this article via comments.Do let me know which social sharing plugin you are using and why via comments. If you liked the article please share it on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Prince Sumberia
 

Hey Incredibles, Welcome to BroughtMeUp. I'm Prince Sumberia, an incredibly passionate blogger from India and. Here at BroughtMeUp I write about Starting & managing a blog, WordPress, SEO, Social media, and Making Money online. You can read more about me at About Me Page.

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