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Drive engagement with your site and content by making likes, comments, and shares easier with WordPress social media plugins. By linking your social networks, streaming posts, creating a community, and allowing people to easily share your content, you can make engaging simpler and easier for your audience.

Try these tried and true social media plugins for your WordPress website.

Make sure your fans can follow you on all your networks by aggregating your social media channels!

Simple Social Icons
Simple Social Icons is just that—simple! Easily copy links from your social media profiles to get started. Next, customize the color, size, and alignment of your icons all from the widget settings. The free plugin covers almost all social networks, from Behance to YouTube. With over 200,000 active users, it works great for any WordPress site.

Social Media Auto Publish
Tired of writing blog posts and then creating a separate social media post? With this free plugin, skip this step and auto publish to your connected networks. You can automatically post to Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn with an image using its intuitive interface.

Social Sharing
Link to your social media platforms and allow people to share to over 200 different networks. People can like, follow, or share without ever leaving your site. Get the most out of your social networks by placing icons in the widget, with code, float, or before and after posts.

Social plugins to build a community

Create a unique community on your site with one of these plugins that make forming a group that much easier!

WordPress Social Login
Completely free to install, WordPress Social Login allows visitors to comment using their existing profile on more than 25 networks. It’s simple to incorporate and customize, so users don’t have to create a separate login for your site.

BuddyPress
With this plugin, let your users create profiles and groups. They can instant message each other and receive notifications to form a social network on your site! As one of the ultimate ways to build a community, its robust functions help members connect online.

PeepSo WordPress Plugin
Need a free way to build your online community? PeepSo allows your users to create profiles, control their privacy, and post to the group. Whether you’re using pinned posts for announcements or watching the community activity stream, this plugin creates a deeper connection between users.

Social plugins to stream your social network

Want to make following all of your social media channels easy? Save time by collecting your posts in one place.

CardZ Social Stream for WordPress
Link up your social profiles and stream all of your different channels on one page! For $22, receive 6 months of support on a customizable plugin that elegantly integrates your blog or site’s communications. Customize your banner, analytics, and theme to find the right fit.

Flow-Flow Social Stream (Light)
Want to include your social streams on your site for free? Then Flow-Flow is the way to go. It includes the top four social media networks with a responsive layout that responds to screen sizes and touch devices. Upgrade to Pro for more social media networks and functionality.

Social plugins to allow others to share

Select what people can post and show how many people have posted your content to make sharing to manage your online presence!

AddtoAny Share Buttons
Let your visitors share across their networks with this plugin. People can share your posts or pages with a few clicks to more than 100 social networks. You can customize placement and view analytics. Since it’s optimized for WordPress and mobile ready with wide support on the internet—it is a great—free share counter for your site!

Sassy Social Share
Allow your visitors to share to over 100 networks with Sassy Social Share. No need to make an account to sign up, just download and get started for free. You can even share products from WooCommerce and use across multiple sites, allowing your site and it’s audience to grow faster.

Social Warfare
If social media sharing is integral to your site’s success, invest in Social Warfare. This plugin allows you to create pre-loaded tweets and controls what people can pin to Pinterest. It integrates with analytics and allows you to set a minimum threshold before showing social shares. Customizable, attractive, and fast, it’s the best social media sharing plugin on the market.

Use the social media plugins that work best for your site and budget. Do you have a favorite social media plugin? Share in the comments below!

  • Tiffani Anderson

    Tiffani is a Content and SEO Manager for the Bluehost brand. With over 10 years experience across all facets of content and brand marketing, she strives to combine concepts from brand marketing with engaging content through the lens of SEO.

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7 Comments

  1. GST Course Reply

    Awesome work.Just wanted to drop a comment and say I am new to your blog and really like what I am reading.Thanks for the share

  2. eFusionWorld Reply

    Some great tips, Social Media is now such an important tool in lead generation! In fact, the main tool for engaging users!

  3. Institute of Advanced Digital Marketing Studies Reply

    Installing plugins will helps to lower down the efforts, thanks for sharing such valuable resource.

  4. Deepak Prajapati Reply

    Really great list of social share plugin but my favorite is social warlfare because it offer many great features.

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