Bloggers who rely on their blogs for making money online must use social media for their advantage to get traffic from social sites. These sites can help you get a lot of traffic daily if your visitors share your content regularly. For encouraging your readers to share your content you must have few social buttons placed on your blog’s content.
It is a good idea to place social button below or above the content or as a floating bar so that your readers can share your content. If your don’t have social buttons on your blog most of your readers will leave without sharing your content.
To add social buttons to your WordPress blog here are 10 best Social WordPress Plugins for you.
Social Essentials provides you an easy to use interface to add social media buttons to your WordPress blog. This plugin supports Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and StumbleUpon buttons at the moment. The options panel of the plugin is really easy to use and it also shows you the stats of buttons in your admin panel for various articles and pages of your blog.
Sharebar adds a dynamic and fully customizable vertical box to the left of a blog post that contains links/buttons to popular social networking sites.You can choose from already available buttons or add your own button to this plugin.
Shareaholic adds an attractive social bookmarking menu and related content widget to your blog. This plugin has the option to add Sexy Bookmarks, Classic Bookmarks or Top bar buttons.
Share Buttons by Lockerz
This plugin helps people share, bookmark, and email your posts and pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Google, Digg, Delicious, and well over 100 more sharing and social bookmarking sites.
Socialize is a great plugin to add social media buttons to your blog posts. It allows you to add buttons inside the content or in a box below the content. One of the advantage of this plugin is that it adds a call to action box below the post content which encourage users to leave comments or subscribe to your feed. This plugin can also be used to show floating share buttons with jQuery.
Social Media Counters
Social Media Counters is a simple plugin can be used to add social buttons at top, bottom of the posts. It can also add buttons to excerpts part of homepage, category, tags, archives or search pages. It supports only 7 social buttons and you can choose which buttons you want to display.
GetSocial is for those who just want the floating buttons. This plugin adds a lightweight and intelligent floating social media sharing box on your posts. It don’t have the options to add buttons at other places of your blog. The plugin provides you the options to customize the floating bar to suit your blog’s color combination.
WP Socializer is an advanced plugin for inserting all kinds of Social bookmarking & sharing buttons. Like other plugins mentioned here, it can add floating buttons as well as buttons below and above post content but it can also add horizontal buttons at the bottom of the page. This bottom bar stays in a fixed position.
Slick Social Share Buttons
It add Facebook, Twitter, Google +1, LinkedIn, Digg, Delicious, Reddit, buffer, StumbleUpon and Pinterest pin it social media buttons to your website in either a floating or sliding panel. With easy to use options panel, you can change settings like position, pages or other effects related to the buttons.
Async Social Sharing
Async Social Sharing is social sharing plugin with extremely simple settings page. If you don’t want to get lost in the huge settings of the plugin and simply want few buttons to appear in your blog post then must give this plugin a try.