Best social media plugins for your WordPress Blog

Updated: November 6, 2016

Having a site or blog on WordPress usually requires more work than just writing. Social media plays a very important role for every business and for bloggers. Adding a social media plugin makes it easy for people to share your site’s content, and it helps bring more traffic to your site. There are a number of social media plugins that can be used to promote your website. If this is your first time adding plugins to your WordPress please my post on how to install a Blog and Plugins.

Monarch

Monarch is a social media plugin developed by ElegantTheme. You can choose from over 20 social sharing networks to display on your website. With Monarch, you can add a sharing button in 5 different locations. They’ve included a large selection of locations you can choose to place sharing buttons on different websites, pages, and posts that have different social sharing needs. It also comes with a floating sidebar.

A floating sidebar is a very common, effective, and sleek way to add social sharing icons to any page on your website. It comes with a unique hover style for the vertical and browser edge orientation of a social sidebar. Monarch’s Automatic Pop-up’s lets you create automatic sharing pop-ups that can be triggered by timed delays, when a user reaches the bottom of a post or page, and even upon page leave. Here are a few of Monarch’s other features:

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Image from Monarch’s site showing its features.


Revive Old Post

Revive old post helps keep your old posts alive by sharing them and driving more traffic to them from social networks. It also helps you to promote your content. You can set the time and number of posts to share to drive more traffic.

Their plugin lets you share the titles of your posts, include a hashtag, mention a @username, or some completely custom additional text. Revive Old Post also lets you see how popular your posts are and monitor the exact traffic you’re getting. Here are a few of Revive old post’s other features:

 

Image from Revive Old Post showing its features.


Social Warfare

Social Warfare shares your content the way you want it to be shared. Social Warfare helps you customize how your content is shared and get more out of every single share that takes place on your website. It lets you match the buttons to your websites branding. Customize the look with over 5,000 potential style combinations.

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