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12 Plugins for Integrating Social Media into WordPress

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Social media might be the bane of our existence, but no business website can go without some form of social media integration. If you are a blogger, providing social buttons for readers to share your content is expected. You might need to automate the sharing process for your own accounts, you might need analytics to go with it, you might also need to implement social login (expected if you own an online store).

The great news is these things are easy to implement if you have a WordPress based website. There are awesome plugins for each of the mentioned purposes and more. To make the choice easier for you, I’ve gathered 10 of the best social media WordPress plugins. Enjoy!

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Jetpack

Jetpack is one of the most popular WordPress plugins with more than 3 million active users. The plugin offers diverse functionality to increase your traffic, among the free features are Automatic sharing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Reddit, and WhatsApp, and Comment login with Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Awesome, right?


Facebook Messenger for WordPress

This plugin offers your customers an ingenious solution - to contact you via Messenger without ever leaving your website. If you are like most people in the world and spend the majority of your time on Facebook, this plugin is made exactly for you. Instead of going through a standalone contact system, your clients and visitors can contact you with no unnecessary delays.


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Facebook for WooCommerce

This free plugin is a must-have if you are a WooCommerce store owner. The plugin allows for connecting your WooCommerce products to your Facebook store. You can showcase your entire inventory on Facebook in a click.

In addition, Facebook for WooCommerce integrates with Facebook ads and provides full conversion tracking, remarketing, and optimization options.


AddToAny Share Buttons

AddToAny Share Buttons helps people share your content not only on the major social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google, but LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Reddit, Tumblr, and more than 100 more sharing and social media websites and applications. The plugin offers you a highly customizable way to add any style of buttons you want. It also integrates with Google Analytics.


Scriptless Social Sharing

This is the best plugin for those who prefer a minimalist approach to everything. This is a barebones social sharing plugin. There’s no Javascript, so no increased load times. The plugin only builds a set of links that can be displayed as simple buttons. There’s a settings page that allows you to decide which content should have which buttons, if any, and where on the page those buttons should be displayed, etc.



WPSSO

WPSSO uses your existing content to create complete and accurate meta tags and Schema markup, including hashtags, e-commerce products, ratings, event details, etc. The plugin also works to make sure your WP website contains valid OpenGraph. This comes in handy when your visitors share your content via various social networks since it ensures the info is presented accurately, proper pictures are grabbed, etc.


Blog2Social

This plugin is a great tool to make your social sharing automatic yet fully on your terms. The plugin integrates your WordPress website with your Facebook, Instagram, Google+ Twitter, Reddit, or any other social network account and lets you customize your messages, hashtags, etc. for each network. There’s a pro version that allows for more advanced scheduling and other features.


Social Count Plus

This plugin will check your social accounts daily and display icons with the number of subscribers you have on the social networks of your choosing. The plugin can also display the number of posts and comments on your blog. The supported networks include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, GitHub, and more.


Social Network Tabs for WordPress

If you want to integrate multiple social media feeds into your WordPress website, then Social Network Tabs for WordPress is a great solution for you. You can have feeds from up to 16 social networks with this awesome plugin.


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Social Media Stats

If you are like me and want to know all the statistics related to your website, then you can not miss this plugin. It shows you how your posts are doing on different social networks, there’s a heat map that shows which posts are the most shared and there’s a widget of the most shared posts. The plugin is compatible with WooCommerce and can be used on mobile devices.


Sassy Social Share

This easy to use plugin offers tons of options for social sharing integration on your WordPress website. You can add buttons into post content and a sticky floating social menu. The plugin supports all the major social networks and offers three icon styles: rounded, square, and rectangle buttons.


Revive Old Post

You need to keep users engaged on social media to build a better reach and to do that you need to post on your accounts regularly. This nice plugin will save you a lot of time. It allows you to automatically share your old blog posts across your social accounts. This way you keep your social accounts active, allowing your users to see the best content and keep the content alive. Awesome, right?


Conclusion

The reasons for integrating social networks into your WordPress website as well the ways to do it have evolved tremendously in the past few years. Nowadays, it is not simply a matter of helping your users share your content. You must ensure the social networks can properly display your content, and you need to know how the sharing works for your business, so you need analytics. In addition, social networks integration can be a matter of convenience for your users (social login for example).

Modern technology offers enormous possibilities to meet both your business needs and you customers’ needs and expectations, so you need to choose the right functionality. The above plugins will help you tremendously.


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