Even the best content in the world is useless if nobody hears about it. But WordPress has you covered thanks to a wide range of social media plugins that help spread your content to the people that matter.
The challenge is now finding the right plugin. There are over 51,800 plugins as of this writing, with nearly 2,000 of them focusing on social media. There’s no way you can install all of them on your WordPress site, so what are you going to do?
We’ve got you covered! We reviewed many social media plugins and selected a few based on usefulness, reliability, and price. We’ve also tried to include plugins that help different aspects of running your site, instead of 10 plugins that do the same thing.
So without further ado, check out our selection of the 10 best social media plugins for WordPress:
Edit Flow is the first on our list and is an editorial calendar that helps you manage your content from within WordPress. This is a free plugin that can be customized with different features (known as modules) that meet different needs. With Edit Flow, you’ll be able to monitor your calendar, have internal discussions between writers and editors and keep track of your budget.
Nelio Content Auto Publish on Social Media is a free plugin that features an editorial calendar as well as a content assistant. Nelio Content helps to schedule, create, and promote the content of your blog across social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Unlike Edit Flow Nelio Content also includes built-in analytics to help you figure out which content works best.
Shareaholic is an all-in-one content amplification platform. With it, you can promote your organization’s content throughout your website with just a few clicks. This free plugin adds share icons around your content and posts links to related content while encouraging visitors to share your content with their friends. Shareaholic’s social analytics tool gives you actionable metrics to monitor the increased discussion and traffic around your website.
AddtoAny is a free plugin that helps people share your posts and pages to the social media channel of their choice. It has universal share buttons and a smart menu, so you can easily add floating buttons and counters for tracking. It easily integrates with Google Analytics and affects site performance less than similar tools.
Better Click to Tweet is a free plugin that allows you to add popular “click to tweet” quote boxes to your WordPress posts. It is fully customizable and easy to apply for those with CSS knowledge, but even non-technical users will still be able to make it work.
Jetpack is one of the best free social media plugins available and is created by WordPress. It has a wide range of features that accommodate many needs. For example, Jetpack allows you to create Subscription Form blocks so readers can sign up for notifications. But it also includes widgets that display things like the profiles of recent visitors and up to 11 major social networks.
Social Locker is an interesting premium WordPress plugin that requires readers to share your page on social media in order to unlock specific content. This is a novel way of getting more likes and shares; but of course, you have to make sure your content is good enough that readers will be motivated to take that extra step.
Open Social Share doesn’t just give you access to five of the top social media sites; it gives you access to eighty. This is perfect if your fans are on niche social media platforms that don’t get much love from most other plugins. This plugin comes in both free and premium versions.
EmbedSocial goes beyond simply publishing your content like others on this list. Instead, it allows you to embed galleries of photos from your favorite social media platforms. Display the Facebook gallery, Instagram or Twitter photo album of your choice on your WordPress page.
Facebook Likebox Slider for WordPress is a mouthful to say, but that’s because it can get a lot done. It displays social share buttons in a unique way that’s pleasing to the eye but also gives you the option to display recent tweets or posts from various social media channels as a sidebar, too.wordpress plugins
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