Social media has successfully gathered most of the attention and engagement. Today there are 2.7 billion global social media users out of total 3.7 global internet users. With exponential usage, a majority of the people have started integrating social media into their dual lives. On the internet, adoption of social media can be witnessed everywhere in form of social media elements.
In a WordPress website, there is a singular way to include social media elements, i.e. plugins. Download them manually or search them from plugin dashboard or buy them from marketplaces.
Social media plugins are fruitful for every type of web property that can be created using WordPress; like Blogs, Business Websites, Personal Websites, E-commerce etc.
These plugins besides extending the functionality help in increasing traffic, exchange traffic between social media and website, help leave a positive impact on visitors, promoting social media profiles and brand building.
On a blog or website, there are certain must have plugins which remain unaffected by web design and marketing trends and offer must have social media functionalities.
Below are some social media plugins which will live forever fulfilling the need of social media integration on a website.
Social login, also known as social sign in, uses existing information on social media to sign-in into third party website as an alternative to creating a fresh user account specifically for that website.
It simplifies the sign-up/sign-in for visitors and will provide more information about users to marketers. It improves user experience on the site, which positively affects user engagement.
WordPress social login by Miled is a simple social login plugin for WordPress websites which allows users to utilize social networks such as Google Plus, Facebook, Windows Live, LinkedIn etc. to signup/login to blogs and websites.
Its Integration and customization is easy, supports login using 25+ social media platforms and most important, it is free and has no usage limitations.
Social sharing is the practice of sharing content from a blog or website to social platforms like Facebook, Twitter etc. Social sharing is triggered using social sharing buttons.
Bloggers implement sharing buttons to help visitors effortlessly share their blog posts and other informative content on social media. It helps them improve their traffic stats, especially social media referral traffic, which in return help in increasing rankings in SERP.
Open social share is a free social sharing plugin by us which offers unlimited sharing with sharing capability on 50 social networks. It enables social sharing widget on homepage, posts, feeds, content pages, etc. along with compatibility to other plugins like Buddypress and bbPress.
Show social media posts on the website
How cool it be if your website has a feature to show all your social media activity on a single page. This is helpful for social media active bloggers, celebrity or event website.
Juicer is a WordPress plugin which automatically shows all your social media network posts on a single page beautifully. Additionally the posts can also be displayed using hashtags. It can fetch social media posts and updates from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google Plus, Tumblr, Pinterest, Tumblr, Vine, RSS, Spotify, Slack, LinkedIn, Flickr, Vimeo and DeviantArt.
Its ability to filter out unnecessary content like retweets and duplicate posts add to its benefits. It is a free plugin but for advanced features like analytics, you have to upgrade from free version.
Post images from WordPress website to Pinterest
Pinterest is a social network which allows users to share visual content. Most of the bloggers use Pinterest to share content and drive traffic. Pinterest is one of the refined social media platforms with great outputs.
It’s a mess to login every time on Pinterest, select images and upload in different pinboards.
Pinterest Automatic Pin WordPress Plugin helps in pinning images directly from your WordPress admin. It has features like bulk pinning, post scheduling, unlimited pins, auto board, image detection, queuing system etc. which makes it a powerful pinboard plugin.
Meta tags for Social Media
Meta tags are important for SERPs as well as on social media. They are also known as OG tags (Open graph tags). These tags are just like tags used for search engines but they are specifically for social media platforms.
Social media meta tags help improving CTR and conversion rates of content on social media. It also cut short the pain of randomly sharing a link on social media just to check how the image and title look on social media or if the thumbnail image is correct or not.
Facebook Open Graph, Google+ and Twitter Card Tags is a WordPress plugin which enables social meta tags for Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
One click Tweet
Make special lines or quotes Twitter share ready in just one click.
Click to tweet allows you to easily create tweetable content for your readers. Use pull quotes and custom messages inside the body of your blog post to highlight your content for the reader and make it simple for them to share on Twitter.
This plugin fetches images directly from Instagram. It either is fetched from a profile or for a specific hashtag. This functionality is great for event websites.
Instagram Feed is an awesome WordPress plugin to populate Instagram images from a Instagram account. It has the capability to display photos from multiple Instagram accounts in same or different feeds. Just use shortcodes to display Instagram feed on your pages.
Twitter feed is the new business trend now. Some of the businesses have adopted a practice of sharing their Twitter engagement on their website.
Easy Twitter feed widget plugin displays live Twitter feed on your website. It is easy to setup and is highly customizable.
Pinterest WordPress Plugin is a free plugin for WordPress to display Pinterest images feed on a website page. It also offers multiple features like Pin it button on image, follow button, Pin board widgets and Pinterest profile widget. It almost cover up all the benefits which require individual widgets.
Facebook Live Chat for WordPress
Facebook is one of the most used social networks. Businesses and individuals prefer to initiate a conversation without sharing sensitive data like email and phone number.
Facebook Messenger LiveChat is a WordPress plugin which enables chat on your website or blog. Directly answer visitor queries from the messenger. It also displays Facebook page’s Timeline and Events alongside chat box, which indirectly improves user engagement of a blog or website on social media.
Share your youtube videos and playlist on your blog or website. WordPress Gallery for YouTube allows selecting the desired channels and single videos for creating your own playlist right on your website.
These are some social media plugins for WordPress that will never grow old and will contribute to improving social presence and brand building.