As 2013 comes to a close, it’s a great time to take a look back at the best of the best of the year. At SocialNicole, we want to take a look at a few of the top WordPress plugins from this year. Today, we’ll examine the best social plugins for WordPress. Which are the best social sharing plugins for your company? We’ve narrowed down the list – find out below!
With Digg Digg by Buffer, you have a one stop shop for social sharing on your blog. This includes Twitter, Buffer, Facebook Share, Facebook Like, LinkedIn, Google +1, etc. Digg Digg offers awesome customization options, such as a floating bar or sharing buttons at the top of your posts. This plugin is effective, trendy, versatile, and customizable.
Though AddThis doesn’t offer a floating sidebar option, it does offer a variety of other button layouts. The great thing about this plugin is the awesome analytics that it offers with your account sign up. Prepare for your site to get more traffic after installing this plugin – users can share your content to over 330 popular social networking and bookmarking sites. The AddThis button is also small, easy to load, and won’t overwhelm your posts.
Users rave about how easy Flare is to use – it provides both social sharing buttons and social profile buttons. Flare gives you the choice of having your flare buttons float on the side side of your posts or appear above or below. Additionally, you get to choose the shape of your buttons and the services you want readers to share on.
Shareaholic, the social plugin we use here at SocialNicole, allows readers to explore and submit your articles to numerous social bookmarking sites. It’s designed to entice your readers and increase reader engagement by highlighting related content within your site. It also offers easy to understand social analytics, classic bookmarks that promote a professional look, and is recognized in 15+ languages!
Slick Social Sharing Buttons
Slick Social Sharing Buttons, a plugin notorious for having little to no technical issues, gives you the choice between a floating or slide out sharing bar. You can also customize all of the button types as well as which pages and posts that these social sharing buttons appear on. Slick Social Sharing Buttons also offers a social statistics panel so you can evaluate how well your shares are doing on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Linkedin. Which are your favorite social plugins from this year? Share in the comments below!