In today’s world of web development, WordPress has really taken its place as a top notch tool for creating websites. In order to keep your site well known and well visited you need to invest time in Social Media. In 2012 those in development and especially in WordPress, tap the power of WordPress social networking since it is a very important factor for site traffic and popularity.
If your viewers like your content they would always want to share that article with their friends and fellow readers and followers. It is always a wise way to provide a list of all the most used social bookmarking sites right into your article. To enable this exploding trend there are a lot of wordpress social bookmarking plugins that are available all around the web.
Today lets take a look at some of the best social media/networking wordpress plugins.
There are a lot of different comment systems out there that take the place of the native WordPress one, but Disqus wins for both its functionality as well as its streamlined design. It has full functionality which provides for threaded comments, white listing and black listing of commenters by username and/or IP address, and of course the ability to allow your users to post their comments to Facebook and Twitter in addition to your blog post.
This is one of the most popular social media plugins of WordPress. This plugin will place the buttons to numerous social bookmarking sites on each of your posts, so that users can easily vote for you. It also allows you to choose the buttons you want to include.
With Gregarious you can promote your blog posts on Digg, Reddit, Del.icio.us and many more. It provides many different options that you can customize according to your needs.
iShare is a professional social sharing buttons plugin for your personal blogs and busineses.
This plug-in focuses on providing WordPress users with the ability to submit their blogs to social media services like Digg, del.icio.us, Facebook, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Technorati and more.
Similar to Sociable in function, Notable attaches an icon bar which allows your readers to send your posts into the proper networking and bookmarking channels.
This plugin helps you leverage the power of Facebook by embedding comments in your site. It’s easy to setup and you can have it running within a few minutes. The plugin also allows you to define the width of the Facebook comment box to better fit your site’s theme.
When visitors click on highlighter button, their mouse cursor changes to a pen and then they can highlight and post any part of your web-page to any Social Network or Social Bookmark sites.
Social bookmarking plugin, includes the usual Facebook, Twitter, +1 but adds a huge variety of other services – confession, some of them even we had never heard of! The plugin interface lets you pick and choose which social bookmark services are displayed and how they appear – highly configurable.
This is a great reporting plugin which tracks how many times your posts have been shared across the following social networks: Twitter, Facebook, Google +1, Google Buzz, StumbleUpon, Digg and LinkedIn. The results are displayed in tabular format and are accessed from the WordPress Admin bar. It is easily configurable to display results for posts and/or pages and you can filter results to display by category and month.
Digg Digg is one of the most feature packed social media plugins you will find. It main feature is the way it integrates with your design, you can have it just sit on your page or float and scroll with your mouse.
Drag and drop the content you wish to share on anyone of your favorite social media sites.