Best WordPress social sharing plugins in 2014 Karlo May 13, 2014. 0 Social media is a very powerful marketing tool today and it is essential if you want to create viral content. No matter how small or large your business is you need to have at least some sort of social media presence and strategy plan. This being said, you don’t have to focus on every single social media outlet and it is enough to really set your sights on just one channel. However, if your website is running on WordPress then it is simple (and highly recommended) that you include the ability for your users to share the content on your web page. There are a lot of plugins to choose from, but it isn’t so easy to make the right decision as many of them are outdated and their developers don’t always implement the necessary the changes relative to the API. As such I’ve created an awesome list of the best WordPress social sharing plugins in 2014 that should save you a lot of time (and money)! Before we get started I would just like to note that the main criteria for this list is that these social plugins for WordPress need to be up-to-date and that they must support the top social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, LinkedIn etc. Social Media Feather With this free WordPress social sharing plugin you can easily allow your users to share your content to the most popular social media sites with just a single click! The plugin also allows you to display links to your social media profiles as a widget in the sidebar. This will allow you to easily tell your readers where to follow you and allow them to do so with just one click. However, it should be noted that this plugin does have some performance issues when it comes to loading time. Slick Social Share Buttons Why just limit yourself to having the share button on the top/bottom of your post? Many websites use sliding panels that constantly remind the users to share the content that they are reading. If this is something you want to do, then this free plugin will be very useful for you. Unfortunately, the style/design is not very customizable and this is why we recommend certain premium plugins rather than this one. Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress Speaking of premium plugins, this $12 plugin will do really awesome things for your website. It has options similar to the previous one, but looks a lot better and performs faster. You can display the buttons on the side of the post, have them slide-in or place them in your widget area. Along with this you can use this plugin to show the number of fans/followers that you have on your social media accounts. This often inspired people to like your site because having an active following is always a sing or good reputation. Share Button by AddToAny While this is not the best looking plugin, it is certainly very useful and packed with features. It provides you with the ability to have your fans share content across over one hundred websites, but still give you the ability to target those sites that are most relevant to your social media strategy. This plugin has been really popular over the years and thanks to frequent updates it will probably remain one of the best WordPress social sharing plugins in 2014. Floating Social Media Icons If you are just looking for a way to easily showcase all of your social media profiles via very attractive icons then this is a very good (free) plugin for you to accomplish this. It comes with a variety of styles and a handful of easy-to-configure options. You should certainly give it a look! Flare Flare is in our opinion one of the best looking, easy to use and very powerful social sharing plugin. It comes with wide variety of options to choose from and using it is pretty much straight forward thanks to its simple interface. We highly recommend this plugin and you wont be disappointed. Bonus: Social Locker for WordPress This is a very “uncommon pick”, but there are a lot of websites that could use this sort of application. Social lockers are basically used to exchange content for likes/tweets etc. While you probably don’t want to use this on every blog post and article, this could be used as a fair “payment” if somebody wants to download your eBook or watch a video tutorial. This plugin is regularly updated and you can ask for the developer’s support if you have any problems using it. Hope you will find something for your website from our list and if not, you can check our old post about best WordPress Sharing Plugins. TrendyWP is powered by Genesis Framework Why we are using it? It's simple. Rock-solid security, amazing speed performance, beautiful child themes and best of all great Search Engine Optimization. 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