Companies that use a blog to promote their services produce 67% more leads every month than companies that don’t use a blog.
With all of the different social media platforms today, running a blog to promote your business is absolutely essential. But, creating content is only half of the battle- after you hit publish, how do you get your content seen?
Placing a share icon on your website so readers can share your post with their friends on social media is one of the easiest ways to increase page views and blog traffic.
But, with so many different types of share icons out there, how do you know which one is the best for your blog?
Today, I’m here to show you the top ten best social media plugins for WordPress sites in 2019.
What Is A Share Icon?
The purpose of a share icon is to give the readers of your site an easy way to share your blog content on their social media profiles, without having to copy and paste your URL onto their pages.
Depending on the type of share icon plugin that you add to your WordPress blog, your readers can share to their Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Linkedin, Pinterest, and several other popular platforms.
You can discover more reasons you should add a WordPress social media plugin by checking out our other blog posts!
With all of the said, let’s talk about the top ten best WordPress share icons!
1. Social Warfare
If you’re looking for an aesthetically pleasing plugin to install to your WordPress site, the Social Warfare social media plugin is extremely popular because of the sleek design the sharing buttons have.
Social Warfare will cost you $29 a year for a single site, making it an absolutely perfect selection if you’re looking to keep your plugins less distracting and make your content the main focal point of your site.
With more than five million active installations, Jetpack is the best free WordPress social media plugin. Not only is the Jetpack plugin super easy to understand and use, but this plugin also gives bloggers access to a huge selection of social media platforms.
On the free version, Jetpack also gives users the option to customize what share icons you want to display on your site. Plus, you get to choose where you want to have the share icons displayed on your blog- next to content, underneath content, or above content!
3. Easy Social Share Buttons
Easy Social Share Buttons has the largest selection of social media platforms of any other plugin that I know of! This social media plugin supports over 50 different social media platforms!
So if you’ve been hunting around for a social media plugin that has a specific, yet hard to find a platform, chances are you’ll find it on this plugin! Not to mention that you can run A/B testing and view detailed analytics with this plugin!
5. Better Click to Tweet
If you’ve spent a lot of time looking at the types of displays that other blogs use, chances are you may have run into a blog that has a tweet box. The Better Click to Tweet plugin allows you to insert a customized quote into your own tweet box and insert the box around in or around your content.
Inserting a tweet box into your content gives your users an effortless way to share a quote or powerful tip amongst all of their Twitter followers!
6. Custom Share Buttons With Floating Sidebar
While the name of this plugin isn’t anything outrageously creative, it’s a very simple plugin to add to your site. Unlike other social media plugins that leave the share icons above or below your content, this plugin puts all of the icons on the left or right sides of your blog!
7. Sassy Social Share
Sassy Social Share is an amazing option to go with if you’re looking to really be able to customize the appearance of your site. There’s nothing more frustrating spending hours customizing your site to perfection and being stuck with unattractive share icons that just don’t look right with your site.
Sassy Social Share also gives you the option to display a share count without slowing your site down!
If you’re concerned about another plugin installation slowing down your website’s loading time, MashShare is a great dynamic model that offers plenty of sharing options without slowing downloading time.
Not to mention that the majority of the features are completely free, which is great if you’re looking to build your blog on a tight budget!
9. Ultimate Social
Ultimate Social shows up both on desktop and mobile sites, so if you’re looking to reach your mobile audience, check out Ultimate Social! This plugin comes with customization options and is hooked up with more than 25 social media platforms. But, you can also link Ultimate Social to your Google Analytics account!
10. Add To Any
Add To Any is a sharing platform that’s universal, as it allows your visitors to share to whatever platform they choose by clicking a simple ‘+’ button. This is an extremely lightweight plugin, so if you’re worried about bogging down your site with a large plugin, you should check out Add To Any!
Wrapping It Up
Finding the best share icon for your blog doesn’t have to stress you out! With these ten best share icons, there are tons of different options for you to play around with. Don’t forget to check out our other tips and tricks for building your own blog!