Leveraging social media to promote your WordPress site requires only a few simple plugins.
Here is a list of social media plugins for WordPress. There are plugins to display icons from hundreds of social media networks, schedule and automate publication, track engagement, and more. Some of these plugins are standalone, while others are bundled with larger sets of WordPress tools. Nearly all of the plugins are free, though most also have premium plans.
Social Media Plugins for WordPress
Shareaholic provides a comprehensive set of marketing tools to engage with your audience, get found across search and social, and grow your following with access to 40-plus follow buttons. Add share buttons anywhere in your layout. Add smart share buttons to your images. Share and recommend content, analyze performance in a single dashboard, and generate revenue with native ads, affiliate links, and more. Price: Basic is free. Premium plans start at $8 per month.
Revive Old Posts lets you schedule old and newer content to share on social media. Automatically post to social media as soon as you click the publish button or as soon as content is automatically published. Choose the maximum and minimum age of posts eligible for sharing. Create common hashtags for post shares and more. Price: Free. Premium plans start at $75 per year.
NextScripts SNAP automatically publishes new or existing posts from your blog to your social media accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and more. Filters allow you to post only specified categories, tags, and post types. Posts are entirely white-labeled. Price: Free for one account per social network. Pro is $49.95 per year.
Monarch lets you choose from over 20 social sharing networks to display. Add and arrange any number of available networks to create a custom collection of sharing options for your visitors. Use six automatic pop-up and fly-in triggers off unique user interactions. Price: $89 per year.
Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed lets you display Instagram posts from your Instagram accounts, either in the same single feed or in multiple feeds. Customize the width, height, number of photos, number of columns, image size, background color, image spacing, and more. Display thumbnails and medium- or full-size photos from your Instagram feed. Includes a “Follow on Instagram” button at the bottom of your feed. Price: Free. Pro version is $49 per year.
Click To Tweet allows you to create tweetable content easily. Use pull quotes and custom messages inside the body of a blog post to highlight your content for readers and make it simple for them to share on Twitter. Price: Free.
Jetpack is a toolkit to design, secure, and grow your site on WordPress. Jetpack includes a variety of features to promote a site, including social media icons, widgets to display networks, social network distribution tools, and more. Schedule promotions of your content to social media sites. Add additional social shares for previously published posts, and schedule them for the days and times that work best for your audience. Price: Basic is free. Premium starts at $19.95 per month.
Simple Social Icons is an easy to use, customizable way to display icons that link visitors to your various social profiles. Choose which profiles to link to, customize your icons’ color and size, and align them to the left, center, or right, all from the widget form. Price: Free.
MashShare provides social sharing features similar to the layout on Mashable. MashShare lets you display a large total share counter beside three large prominent share buttons for Twitter, Facebook, and the option to place a prominent subscribe button for your news feed and mailing list. Price: Free. Add-ons start at €39.
Blog2Social lets you cross-promote, schedule, and automatically share your blog posts to social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google My Business, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, Medium, and Telegram. Blog2Social automatically creates social media posts for your content and auto-posts at the best times for each network. Saves the time and hassle of manually sharing and promoting. Price: Free. Pro version is €99 per year.
Social Warfare is a plugin to add social share buttons to your site and promote your social content. Match the buttons to your website’s branding, with over 5,000 potential style combinations. Customize tweets that are populated when a visitor clicks your Twitter button. Upload Pinterest-specific images and descriptions. Display social share counts prominently. Add a custom widget to display your most popular posts. Built with performance in mind, these buttons will not slow your site. Price: Plans start at $29 per year.
Floating Social Media Icon allows icons to appear automatically. Use social media widgets, shortcodes, or PHP code to display social media icons anywhere. The plugin includes over 20 icon themes, icon animation, widget support, and more. The icons will fly from top left to bottom right and will stay there even if the user scrolls the page — thus, it floats. With the power add-on, choose where to start the icon’s fly animation and where to end and stay. Price: Free. Add-on is $24.49.
Nelio Content provides an editorial calendar and content assistant to help schedule, create, and promote your blog. Automatically post on social networks, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tumblr, Google My Business, and Pinterest. Nelio Content also includes support for Instagram through Buffer. Focus on the content that works best with built-in analytics. Price: Free. Premium is $99 per year.
WordPress to Buffer will auto-post content to your Buffer account, scheduling publication to social media profiles including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Use Buffer’s default schedule, or set your own schedule with days and times that work best for your audience. Price: Free. Premium plans start at $39 per year.
AddToAny Share Buttons is a plugin to share posts and pages to networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, and over 100 sharing and social media sites and apps. It features share counters, floating share buttons, follow buttons for popular social networks, vector icons, analytics integration, and custom icons and placement. Price: Free.