There are so many FREE social media plugins for WordPress out there that it can…
There are lots of social media plugins for WordPress out there, and in this post, we look at some of the most useful ones for your site.
With approximately 4 billion social media users worldwide, every business should implement a social media strategy to grow their business. You can use social media to promote your brand, drive visitors to your website, and connect with your existing and potential customers.
If your website is powered by WordPress, you can use different social media plugins to implement different functionalities on your website. For example, you can use a plugin to add social sharing buttons to your posts and pages. You can also use different plugins for the following cases:
- Automatically share content on social media sites
- Add the “click to tweet” feature to any post
- Display feeds from your Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram account
- Use social media to log in to your WordPress site
- Add the “Facebook comment” system to your posts
In this article, we’ll share the list of the different social media plugins that you can use on your WordPress site. Let’s dive in.
1. Smash Balloon
Smash Balloon is a popular social media feeds plugin for WordPress. It allows you to display feeds from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and that too without any technical knowledge. You can use this plugin to easily display responsive and customizable feeds with the help of blocks.
Smash Balloon offers the following 5 plugins for your WordPress site:
- Instagram Feed – You can use it to display Instagram feeds (including hashtags and stories) on your website.
- Facebook Feed – It allows you to show photos, videos, events, timelines, and more from your Facebook page.
- Twitter Feed – It lets you display feeds from a Twitter list, mentions, hashtags, and more.
- YouTube Feed – You can showcase live stream videos, playlists, and other feeds from your YouTube channel.
- Social Wall – You can use it to display combined feeds from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
The best part is you can use any of the above plugins individually or you can purchase the access bundle to use all the plugins on your WordPress site.
2. Uncanny Automator
But why have we included an automation plugin in the list of the best social media plugins? Uncanny Automator can easily connect core WordPress and popular plugins to Facebook and Twitter and automate your social media tasks. Here are some use cases using our Facebook and Twitter integrations:
- Post a tweet automatically when a blog post is published from a specific category
- Post a congratulatory tweet when a user completes a series of courses
- Share all your newly published blog posts on your Facebook page
- When a new forum thread is created (via BuddyBoss), automatically tweet about it
- When a form is submitted, share a post link on your Facebook page
Uncanny Automator also allows you to add multiple triggers and actions to any recipe. For example, you can create a single recipe to share your new posts on Facebook and Twitter. Also, you can add more actions like sharing the post to your email list (via MailChimp or ActiveCampaign) or getting a notification on your Slack channel to create a complex workflow.
3. Sassy Social Share
Sassy Social Share is a simple and free social sharing plugin for WordPress. It supports over 100 social media and bookmarking services, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Reddit, Pinterest, and more. So you can easily add almost any social sharing button to your posts or pages. You can even add a floating social sharing bar to your content using this plugin.
The Sassy Social Share plugin allows you to easily customize the social media icons. For example, you can specify the shape (round, rectangular, or circular) and size of the icons. Want to disable the icons on specific posts? You can enable or disable the social sharing bar on individual posts, pages, and custom post types.
This plugin is compatible with the WPML plugin, making it easy to use on multilingual sites. It is also GDPR compliant, just like all the plugins in this article.
4. Better Click to Tweet
The Better Click to Tweet is a great plugin for encouraging your visitor to share your content on Twitter. And the best part is this plugin is absolutely free.
You can use shortcodes or Gutenberg blocks to create and add tweetable content boxes inside your posts. Every box will have some text and a Click to Tweet CTA link. Whenever someone clicks on that link, the text along with the link to that post will be shared on their Twitter account. This way, you can increase the engagement level of your articles and drive more traffic to your website.
5. Nextend Social Login
Do you want your site visitors to register and log in to your WordPress site using their social profiles? The Nextend Social Login plugin can be handy in this case.
This plugin can easily integrate with the WordPress login and registration forms for adding one-click registration and login options (Facebook, Twitter, and Google). This way, users won’t have to go through the process of filling the default registration form or wait for the validation emails.
6. Super Socializer
Super Socializer is a powerful social media plugin for WordPress. You can use it to add multiple social media features to your website – social sharing, social media follow icons, social login, Facebook commenting system, and much more.
Let’s talk about the Facebook comments feature first. The Super Socializer plugin can easily integrate Facebook comments with your WordPress site. That means your site visitors don’t need to use the default commenting system of WordPress and can comment on your posts using their Facebook account.
Super Socializer can also be used to add social login option to your login and registration pages. And the good news is it supports a number of popular social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google, GitHub, and more.
Monarch is a premium social sharing plugin for WordPress. It is a part of the Elegant Themes family – so you need to purchase the Elegant Themes membership to use this plugin (of course, the membership includes Divi theme and Divi page builder, Bloom email optin plugin, and more).
Monarch allows you to display social sharing buttons from 20 popular social networks. You can also add the sharing buttons to different positions on your posts or pages. For example, you can add the buttons above or below the content area, or in both locations.
Want to display social sharing popups or fly-ins on your posts or pages? The Monarch plugin lets you do that when conditions like time delay, upon scroll, after commenting, and more are triggered. Sounds great, isn’t it?
Final Thoughts on the Best Social Media Plugins
As you can see, we’ve covered different social media plugins in this article. So which one should you use on your website? Well, you can use different plugins on your website based on your requirements.
For example, you can use Sassy Social Share or Monarch for adding social sharing buttons to your WordPress site. Better Click to Tweet plugin is useful for encouraging your visitors to share your content on Twitter.
While Super Socializer can be used for adding Facebook comments to your posts, the Nextend Social Login plugin allows you to add social login feature to your website. Also, Smash Balloon is a great plugin for adding social feeds to your WordPress site.
Lastly, you can use Uncanny Automator for sharing your content on social networking sites automatically. You can also use our automation plugin for connecting WordPress plugins and popular web apps to automate repetitive tasks on your WordPress site.
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