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Useful WordPress Plugins For Social Sharing

Developing a strong community that it’s interested in your news or articles is very hard to achieve but is rewarding. Coders made some good and useful WordPress plugins that ease our life but also our visitors life. If they like something and they want to share, they just have to press a button. Easier can’t be done.

1. Twitter Goodies

Twitter always think to improve things so they offer numerous widgets and resources for you to engage your visitors while also growing your Twitter community.  For examples you can create a widget with your tweets. This is really useful. Using these widgets is a great way to share your news with your community.

2. TwitterCounter

It creates a nice little button you can place in any widget that displays the number of Twitter followers you. Will be located next to the little blue bird.

3. Digg Digg

This is maybe the most useful plugin for WordPress, in terms of social sharing. You can integrate almost all social voted buttons like : Digg, Linkedin,Reddit,Dzone,Yahoo Buzz,Twitter,TweetMeme,Topsy,Facebook Share / Like, StumbleUpon. It has many features to locate where ever you want it.

4. GD LinkedIN Badge

This plugin is very easy to use. It install a little LinkedIn badge in a widget.

5. Sexy Bookmarks

With Sexy Bookmarks your visitors can share your awesome content with nice and dynamic icons that you can place at the top or bottom of your blog.

6. Facebook Activity Feed

The Activity Feed plugin displays the most interesting recent activity taking place on your site. Since the content is hosted by Facebook, the plugin can display personalized content whether or not the user has logged into your site.

7. LifeStream

Lifestream is a plugin built on top of the WordPress platform. It allows you to effortlessly integrate your social network activity across the web with your blog.

8. Share This

The ShareThis plugin seamlessly enables users to share your content through Email,Facebook,Twitter, Google +1, Like, Send and many more. It’s a must have plugin that will ease your life and your visitors life.

9. PB-Tweet

Adds a Twitter bar to your site for displaying tweets.

10. Instant Web Highlighter: for site-visitors & Owners

Automatically makes a micro-bookmark (tinyurl that goes directly to the highlights), e-mail it to anyone, post it to any social network.

11. Twitter Follow Button

With this plugin, you can embed Twitter Follow Button to let your visitor follow you instantly by just clicking on the button.

12.WordPress Social Ring

WordPress Social Ring adds sharing buttons for Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

13. Bookmark Me

Bookmark me is a WordPress plugin made to add the “social bookmark buttons” on each post. It is different to other social bookmarks plugins because it’s focused on collecting non-english bookmarks site.

14. Social Homes

Social Homes adds a sidebar widget containing a subtle list of all your social homes as linked favicons.

15. Gigya Socialize

The Gigya Social optimization plug-in aggregates authentication and social APIs from Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, LinkedIn, AOL and other OAuth & OpenID providers, giving sites the ability to:

  • Authenticate users via social network and OpenID providers
  • Increase site traffic by enabling users to easily share content with their friends and followers.

16. Janrain Engage

Janrain Engage increases site registrations and generates referral traffic to your site by allowing users to easily register and login via an existing account with Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo!, LinkedIn and other social platforms. Users also can publish their comments or activities from your site to multiple social networks simultaneously.


Alexandru is the co-owner of TopDesignMag. “If it looks easy, it's hard. If it looks hard, it's impossible. If it looks impossible, it's due tomorrow. At 8 A.M.”