8 Best Social Sharing WordPress Plugins For 2017

best social sharing WordPress pluginsIn this post, I am going to share the best social sharing WordPress plugins. I have tested many social WordPress plugins out of which some were good while some were crap. Some plugins flaunted un-responsive share buttons or used to clash with other plugins.

Today, you are going to get to know about the best plugins to add responsive social buttons to your website and take your social shares to the next level. You can also use the following plugins to add floating social bars and sticky social bars to your website.

I have not tested all the plugins that I have shared below but I have really researched a lot and all the plugins mentioned below are well-coded and loved by users.

Below are my recommended social sharing WordPress plugins for 2017


(Price: $89 – Includes all themes and plugins)

best social media share buttonsThe buttons you see in this post are Monarch social share buttons. Monarch is a very popular social sharing WordPress plugin loved by thousands of users.

Using Monarch, you can show social popups, add floating bars, social buttons on images and videos and automatic-Flyin

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floating social buttons for WordPress

I have started using Monarch social share plugin since last year. Universal Blogging Tips is running on Thrive Themes which also has inbuilt beautiful and enticing social share buttons. If you are using Thrive Themes, then there is no need to install any other social share plugin on your website. I am using Monarch to test and review and I keep switching to new social share plugins.

Monarch plugin comes with a powerful options panel to customize and set timers when to trigger the social popups and automatic flyin. For example. you can show trigger popups when the user is inactive for more than 10 seconds or when the user scrolls down your post. The buttons and popups are highly responsive and enticing and will never distract your readers.

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 Easy Social Share Buttons

(Price: $19)

Easy Social Share Buttons plugin is one of the best and cheapest social sharing WordPress plugin. It is being used by over 60,000 users and has driven over 4.5+ ratings out of 5 on Codecanyon.net.

For a one-time investment of just $19, you get the complete social sharing bundle for your website. Easy social share buttons for WordPress helps you flaunt enticing social buttons on your website, analyze and optimize based on conversions and give a boost to your social media following.

The plugin also comes with a powerful options panel to give a complete control in your hands on where to show those buttons, which template to use etc. Here is the snapshot of the options panel:

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Besides just social media buttons, it also has some overwhelming features as well. It comes with Opt-in booster which helps to increase your subscriber list and contains 52+ pre-defined layout templates to make your work easier.

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(Price: Free)

free social share plugin for WordPressJetpack is not a social sharing plugin but it has an in-built feature to add social share buttons to your website for free. Besides social sharing, it is a must have plugin for every blog.

Jetpack is an official plugin by Automattic team, the makers of WordPress. The only drawbacks of these buttons are that they don’t look enticing to users and don’t deliver other features like analyzing, or automatic popups etc.

I used Jetpack social share plugin for the first few months when I started my blog.

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Social Warfare

(Price: $29)

Social Warfare is an easy-to-customize and top-notch quality social sharing plugin for WordPress. Besides just flaunting ultimate social share buttons on your websites, it also has some overwhelming features.

With Social Warfare, you can also recover your share counts when you have changed your permalink structure or switched to HTTPS from HTTP which helps to retain the trust in minds of your visitors.

The feature that I liked the most is Content Protection. This is to prevent webmasters from stealing your traffic. Webmasters can use a tool like Start A Fire to hijack your content and share their links with that. But if you’re using Social Warfare, it automatically redirects those links to your original links which helps you to save your traffic.

Social Warfare plugins gives you the complete control over how you want to display your social icons and custom widget.

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SumoMe Share Plugin

(Price: Free)

free share buttons for websiteSumoMe Share is another best social share WordPress plugins for your website. It is well-connected to over 16 social services and makes sure that you get the best out of your content.

The share buttons are highly responsive and automatically change designs based on your visitor’s device. This plugin is well-optimized for mobile users as well. SMS and WhatsApp sharing options for your mobile users drive a great flow of traffic to your websites.

It comes with complete tracking and optimizing features to get the best out your AWESOME content and yes…no branding, even for free version.

SumoMe comes in a free and a pro version. You can first go for a free version and if you like it, you can upgrade to premium version.

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(Price: Free)

Shareaholic is a free social share plugin for WordPress to help you boost engagement and conversions on your website. It comes with a powerful options panel to help you flaunt beautiful share buttons, follow buttons and view analytics.

Setting up share buttons on your website is super easy with Shareaholic. With Shareaholic, you can display a flaunting social bar on website and ‘Pinterest’ buttons on your images. Shareaholic buttons are well-optimized for mobile users. Its comes with many more unique features. Click on the button to view more details.

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Ultimate Social

(Price: $15)

social share WordPress pluginUltimate Social is another cheap social share plugin for WordPress. Ultimate Social is well-coded social share plugin which loads blazing fast and doesn’t slow down your website.

You retain the complete control over the customization of your social share buttons to match them with your website. You need not worry about its customization, Ultimate Social plugin comes with a powerful setting panel which is smart enough to help you out with everything.

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Share Buttons By AddThis

(Price: Free)

AddToAny Share Buttons is another free WordPress plugin to flaunt elegant share buttons on your website. It is used by over 2,00,000 websites. It allows you add buttons to various placements and connect to over 200 social networks.

This is one of the best free social media sharing solution for WordPress

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Personal Views By The Author…

I tried my best to share a great collection of social sharing plugins for WordPress.

In this post, I have shared many free social share plugins which are of top-notch quality and are perfect for beginners but still lack unique functionalities. If you have some money and seeking my suggestion, I think you should try Easy Social Share Buttons plugin.

If you really need high-quality social share plugins, I will recommend Monarch and social warfare.

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