Social bookmarking or sharing has now become a trend and you can see people sharing interesting links and news articles on popular sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc. As a webmaster, you should definitely provide options for your readers to share content to these social sites. If you are using WordPress, then you have hundreds of plugins to customize your blog and like other categories, there are many plugins which help in social bookmarking.
Most of the blogs are using these social sharing buttons and in case you are not yet using, you should get started with it as it will increase the coverage of your blog and also increase the traffic from these sites. In this article we will cover the best plugins for WordPress for social bookmarking and sharing.
1. Sexy Bookmarks:
This is one of the most popular and attractive plugin with options to add almost all popular social sites. It adds an attractive social bookmarking menu to your posts, pages, index, or any combination of the three. you can customize the icons which you want to display on your posts and pages.
This is yet again a very popular plugin with more than 1.5 million downloads. With sociable, you can customise the icons which you want to display and set the icon type and location. There is also a skyscraper which is displayed as a vertical floating bar. You can select and customize several features, such as text, color, and length in order to ensure your readers and their friends a great Sociable Experience.
Sharebar adds a dynamic and fully customizable vertical box to the left of a blog post that contains links/buttons to popular social networking sites. For wide blogs, a vertical bar with popular sharing icons appears on the left of your post. If the page is resized below 1000px (default), the vertical bar disappears and a horizontal sharebar appears under the post title.
4. WP- Socializer:
WP Socializer is an advanced plugin for inserting all kinds of Social bookmarking & sharing buttons. It has super cool features to insert the buttons into posts, sidebar. It also has Floating sharebar.
The WordPress plugin to help people share, bookmark, and email your posts and pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Google, Digg, Delicious, and well over 100 more sharing and social bookmarking sites.
There are hundreds of other social bookmarking plugins available in the WordPress plugins repository, but we have covered the most popular ones only.