Do you want to add Social Media Share Buttons to get more shares on your post? By adding social sharing buttons to your site, you can allow visitors to quickly share your blog posts on social networking sites.
There are so many social share plugins available in the market. The coding of many of them is not good and they affect the performance of your site badly. But don’t worry, this tutorial will tell you about some of the best social share plugins that will help you to add Social Media Share Buttons to your site.
These plugins will help to add beautiful and stylish social share buttons to your WordPress site. It is also very easy to use.
In this tutorial, I will be using 4 WordPress plugins.
How to Add Social Media Share Buttons in WordPress Posts
Let’s start at…
1. Social Media Share Jetpack
Jetpack is a very popular WordPress plugin, created by Automattic for WordPress.com websites. With its Sharing module, you can add Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and many more networks to blog posts, pages, archives, etc. It gives you 4 different styles for social share buttons.
If you want to use the Jetpack social share buttons on your site, you must sign it up. But if you are already using it, then let’s go ahead and add the social share button to your site.
First click on Jetpack >> Settings >> Sharing.
Under the Sharing buttons section, turn on the Add sharing buttons to your posts button option.
Now you have to click on Settings >> Sharing.
In the Sharing buttons section, drag the Social button from the Available Services into the Enabled Services box.
Also, you have the option to change the button style, position, and Sharing label of your social share buttons.
Once you configure the settings, you can see Live preview, how it looks on your site.
As we have seen, adding Jetpack Social Share Buttons is very easy. If you use Jetpack on your website, you can use its Social button.
2. Social Media Share Warfare
Social Warfare is a lightweight plugin and comes with a lot of customization options. Also this plugin, you can add social share buttons on the homepage, archive page, and post.
Currently, Social Warfare supports the top social networking sites Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Mix.
- Share counts
- Responsible design
- Placement option
- Popular posts widget
- Analytics and link shortening
First, install and activate the Social Warfare plugin on your site. Once activated, it will add a new menu item to your WP dashboard with Social Warfare. Just click on it. This will take you to the settings page of the plugin.
Under the Social Networks section, drag the Social button from Inactive to the Active box.
In addition, the plugin allows positioning (you can place the social button before and/or after a blog post) and share counts. The plugin also allows this if you want to add Floating Share Buttons to your WordPress site. For Floating Share Buttons you can choose a position (Top, Bottom, Left, Right).
3. Social Sharing Buttons – Social Pug
Social Pug adds beautiful social share buttons to your WordPress website. You can customize it according to the design of your website.
The free version supports the top five social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
- Share count
- Popular posts widget
- Floating Sidebar Social Share Buttons
- Retina ready
- Mobile Sticky Footer Social Share Buttons
- Google Analytics UTM tracking
- Link shortening
First, install and activate the Social Pug plugin on your site. Once activated, it will add a new menu item to your wp dashboard with Social Pug. Just click on it. This will take you to the settings page of the plugin.
In the next step, you have to choose which sharing buttons you want to use on your site – Floating Sidebar or Inline Content. Select your preferred style and click on Settings.
Under the Social Networks section, click on Select Networks and select the social media platforms you want to show.
You can change the shape, position, number of columns, share text, and many other things. After completing the setting, click on the Save Changes button.
4. AddToAny Share Buttons
AddToAny Share Buttons is a very best and popular social share plugin. This plugin allows you to share content on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Reddit, and over 100 sharing and social media sites. You can add the Social button before and / or after a blog post.
- Share counts
- Responsive and Retina ready
- AMP support
- Google Analytics integration
- Custom placement and appearance
First, install and activate AddToAny Share Buttons on your website. Once the plugin is activated, click Settings >> AddToAny. This will take you to the settings page of the plugin.
Its default settings work perfectly for any site. But if you want to customize it, you can. Here is a screenshot,
Apart from this, you can also use it as a floating share button. You can also customize the floating share button like Placement, Position, Icon Size, Background.
If you are having trouble deciding which plugin is best for you. Since all plugins are free and easy to set up, you can use any of them.
Have an idea about adding a social media share button to a WordPress site? We would love to hear what you think about it.