Social Media is a great way to help build your brand online and reach new audiences who might be interested in your products or services. By using platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin and more you can drive targeted traffic back to your website and also engage with your audience in a less formal setting. Top brands understand the importance of social media and if done correctly, you can greatly enhance your business – social media lets everyone compete on a level footing so smaller companies can stand side to side with huge corporations, and even beat them with the right strategy.

To help build your social media profiles and grow your followers, you should be using your existing website traffic to build them, by adding links to your social profiles and providing easy ways for people to share your content you can grow your followers which you can then keep engaged on social media and drive them back to your site when you have news worth sharing – new blog posts, new products and so on.

In this list we have collected together over 50 hand-picked social media plugins for WordPress, these plugins will let people share your posts, follow your accounts, they can display how many shares and followers you have which helps with “social proof”. We have also listed a number of content locker plugins, these let you offer something for free like an eBook or file download in exchange for the persona sharing your link on their social media pages. I have personally used such plugins in the past with great effect – I was able to generate thousands of likes, tweets and follows so definitely consider using one if you are currently giving away something for free on your website.

Take a look below at our comprehensive list of 50+ Free & Paid WordPress Social Sharing Plugins!

Best WordPress Social Sharing Plugins

Easy Social Share Buttons

Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress is the best social sharing plugin on the market, and the most complete and optimized social share buttons package. With a single plugin, the whole world of social media sharing is opened up to you: increase your shares, grow your profile, build your following, get new subscribers and drive more traffic.



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Advanced Social Status Counter

Advanced Social Status allows you to display an advanced WordPress Dashboard widget to display your Social Networking Fans/Followers and status. Advanced Social Status will display your Social Networking activity and follower count for Social Networking sites.



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Simple Social Bar

First is floating feature; this will show the social bar full time(eye catch your visitors) and get you maximum share. Second is using socialite; this loads script only when necessary(hovering/ or customizable seconds after page load). This will have no affect to your site speed. Third is multiple language support.English, Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Russian and Dutch.



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ViralPress

ViralPress is a wordpress plugin to build a viral content sharing platform. ViralPress supports news, lists, images, audio, videos, playlists, galleries, social media embeds, polls and quizzes. With ViralPress, anyone can easily create viral lists, quizzes and polls quickly and easily from front end. ViralPress supports open list & copy list features to allow any user of your site to contribute to viral lists. Alongside the cool meme generator, gallery and playlist builder will take your site to the next level.



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Multi Events Social Pop

All-in-One Social Popup is a plugin for WordPress that allows you to add a highly customizable social popup box to your blog or website. It combines 7 different popups (on page load, on external link click, on copy content, on context menu, on scroll down, on idle, on click), which can be used separetely or simultaneously without conflicts. Once raised, popup asks visitors to like webpage on Facebook, +1 on Google, share on Twitter or LinkedId. Popup box is configured through settings page. Google, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are in TOP10 most visited websites in the World. All together they have over 1.2 billions of registered users. Could you imagine more successful spots to promote your website? All-in-One Social Popup plugin will help to get more organic traffic from Google Search and add thousands of fans on Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and LinkedIn. More fans is more traffic.



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Facebook Likebox Slider

The best Social Slider plugin for WordPress on the market. Easy to install, 3 click configuration, awesome tabs design. Easy way to get more shares, more traffic, more fans and popularity.



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Super Social Content Locker

Super Social Content Locker is all in one social locker plugin with most popular features. It could be your next social locker with most amazing features, let?s think if you can lock your content with different options, Some content locked by follow or share us on social media and some are forced to watch your advertisement video and some are want to fill out the form and some or just play a game by voting.



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Social Locker

Social Locker is a WP plugin that locks your most valuable site content behind a set of social buttons until the visitor likes, shares, +1s or tweets your page. It helps to improve social performance of your website, get more likes/shares, build quality followers and attract more traffic from social networks.



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Social Video Locker

Social Video Locker allows you to quickly and easily set up videos on your site using the web’s most popular video services that users must share any URL you want before they can watch the video.



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CardZ Social Stream

Social Stream is the easiest and most elegant way to aggregate and integrate all your social media activity into one place on your website, making your business, brand or event more interactive!



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Social Media Auto poster

The social media autoposter to automate the process of posting your wordpress posts to different social media channels. You can set this plugin up in a few minutes and have it posting different blog posts to facebook (facebook page and facebook groups), linkedin, instagram and/or twitter. You can add multiple facebook, linkedin, instagram or twitter accounts and have different content be posted automatically to the different social accounts.



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Social Tabs Widget

Combine all social network buttons in simple and elegant tabs and place them where you want on your website. Select from 14 Social Services (25 Social Buttons and Widgets) and 2 custom buttons (RSS and Print).



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Share Locker

Share Locker is a WordPress plugin that lets you hide a content on a page or a post. If a visitor wants to unlock the content, she needs to click on a social button like Facebook Share, Facebook Like, Twitter, Google+ and VK.com. This feature is very useful to make your page and web site more social and viral and to gain a lot of authority and trust for the search engine positioning.



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Advanced Social Widget

Advanced Social Widget FeedBurner Edition is a retina enabled responsive WordPress plugin that adds an advanced widget box to your sidebar giving users the ability to link your site to all the popular Social Networking sites such as Delicious, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Youtube and access to FeedBurner Email Subscription.



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Easy Social Locker

Easy Social Locker is easy to use social locker which allows you to automatically lock any page, post, custom post type or selected content. Your content is hidden and only way to reveal it is to like or share your page. This functions gives you more likes, shares, in’s, tweets or +1’s.



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Hover and Share Images

Hover and Share Images for WordPress is a WordPess Plugin that helps you to add social media icons on your Post images . It will shows social media icons on hover the post images on your site. This plugin will support all the big 4 social media icons. This plugin adds sharing buttons on each image. The hover plugin provides facility to share your blog posts, pages and images into your Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest accounts. Simply install then activate the plugin and start sharing.



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Social Content Locker

Social Content Locker for WordPress gives you instant access to over 2 BILLION social media users allowing them to share your content to unlock it. Combine Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, and LinkedIn to create a social media traffic generating powerhouse of your WordPress site.



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Share This Image

Share This Image is simple and flexible image sharing plugin for WordPress. It’s give you great flexibility to promoting your content in 11 most popular social networks.



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Social Network Tabs

Combine all of your favorite social networks profiles & feeds into slick slide out or static tabs with Social Network Tabs for WordPress. Fast loading with each social network feed loaded using AJAX only when required! Latest version includes Facebook, Twitter, Google + & LinkedIn share links to make you social network feeds more interactive, help promote your social network posts and boost your traffic!



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Social Stream

WordPress Social Stream will combine all of your social network feeds into one single network stream or create a single feed for multiple social network profiles. Display using a filterable jQuery isotope powered Social Network Wall or a rotating feed list! Can combine unlimited social feeds and create unlimited number of social streams. Feed items also include Facebook, Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn share links to make your social network streams more interactive, help promote your social network posts and boost your traffic!



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Cirq Social

Want to encourage more active sharing of your content? Need an edge to stand out? Use our newly updated plugin, Cirq Social! Cirq Social, a new way to feature links and share content to social networks in a creative and customizable presentation that stands out. Break The Mold With Cirq Social: Powerful Social Page Sharing and Feature Linking plugin for WordPress!



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Easy Social Hover

Easy Social Hover allows users to add multiple on hover effects with Social Network Sharing buttons to their images using standard WP media tool. Add Facebook Share, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and GooglePlus sharing to your Images with a Style! This plugin will enable your visitors to easily and simply share your images over major social networks!



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Social Locker

The Social Locker plugin is a set of social buttons that lock your content and ask your users to pay with a share/like/tweet/+1 your website to get access to hidden content, to get discount, to download or so. The plugin will help you to get more likes, tweets, google+, subscribers, customers and traffic! Provides 14 social buttons for all major social networks: Facebook Like, Facebook Share, Tweet, Twitter Follow, Google +1, Google Share, LinkedIn, YouTube Subscribe, Pinterest etc.



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Socializor

Socializor is a floating social media bar plugin with email and feed subscription options. We have developed this plugin by keeping in mind importance and flexibility of social media share and email subscription required for a site. Socializor is flexible enough that can be match with any wordpress theme of any color. It has many color schemes, unlimited color with flexible color pickers, you can turn bar’s elements to any color. It has user friendly back-end options.



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Social Analytics

WP Social Analytics plugin allows you to track how many times your posts and pages have been shared on social networks. It supports Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+. Statistics are presented in admin area, but you can also display them in your theme by using php function or shortcode. The plugin sends also email weekly report with social shares statistics.



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Social Media Viral Content Builder

Get ready to rocket your content into the viral stratosphere. This automated plugin developed for WordPress can hide any content so that in order to read it the user must share it via social media channels. This has the potential to bring much more traffic to your content and turn it viral.



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Flat Social Profile Blocks

WP Flat Social Profile Sharing Blocks is a set of responsive native follow/subscribe/recommend buttons which can be added to any WordPress site. This plugin has an intuitive and user friendly admin options panel with drag & drop social profile blocks which are configurable with any number of design possibilities. With so many plugins using APIs to implement social profile sharing and displaying only numbers with social icons, there was a not a single plugin which could display native follow/subscribe/recommend buttons.



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Hello Followers

Unique and innovative followers counter plugin for WordPress that automatically displays followers/fans/subscribers from your social networks in attention grabbing way. It was never so easy to attack new followers directly from your site.



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WP Ultimate Social

WP Ultimate Social is an ultimate package of all social features you ever need in a website. Social icons, social share, social counter, twitter feed, pinit buttons, social login and more in one single plugin.



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Born For Share

Using born for share plugin any wordpress site.Every website author want to use social share buttons.born for share made for them.born for share is ideal choice for start to create custom social share buttons and share counters.You can set share button 5 different position by this plugin. born for share plugin also support share widget and text tweet.



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SharePlus (+)

Share+ is a very powerful & highly customisable social sharing WordPress plugin which creates a new social sharing experience for your site users. It comes with five pre made themes which allows for high customisability with the power of CSS. Replace the long list of unusable sharing buttons on your webpage with a neat, simple and organised sharing experience.



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iShare jQuery Sharing Buttons

This is a social sharing and bookmarking button for WordPress. It’s powered by jQuery and offers a way to your visitors to share your content with friends on their different social networks. Get more traffic to your blog by letting your users spread your content. This plugin is also highly customizable and can be integrate very easily on the pages or posts of your choice.



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Socializr

Mobile Aware, Fully Customisable WordPress plugin for managing your social network reach. Over 17 networks including Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and more. Fully customise all the icons, background, promotional text, layouts, and more.



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jSocial

JSocial is a light-weight WordPress plugin that adds a floating bar to your site to get you maximum shares.



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Maria – All in One Social Share

Maria is a first all in one social sharing WordPress Plugin integrated with lot of designs. It will increase your social sharing visibility. It allow to display Twitter tweet, Instagram Photos and 21+ Social Share Count. In addition you can display social icons, twitter tweet, instagram in your sidebar or other widget areas and you can monitor social shares in an impressive looking interface.



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Ultimate Social

If you’re looking for a customizable, easy-to-use WordPress social plugin that won’t bog down your website, Ultimate Social Deux is an optimal solution. With its sleek, stylish aesthetics, numerous customization options, and user-friendly interface, this social sharing plugin is a definite standout. Unlike most WordPress social plugins, Ultimate Social Deux won’t slow your site down.



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Select text social share

Select Social Share WordPress is a social share plugin for wordpress. This plugin will enable select text then share in facebook or twitter for visitor. You can select style, color & by using the options of this plugin. This plugin will boost your post in social media.



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Social Share & Locker Pro

Social Share&Locker Pro is far away the best Social sharing plugin for WordPress. Was built to cover all the necessities and to gets more Shares into your website. With a Social Locker module integrated, brings over the Social Network a bigger exposure and viral visitors. There’s no other sharing plugin that has the depth of options that you get from this one. Multiple Sharing Buttons, Different Display showcases, Followers buttons, Social Content Locker.



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Fixed Social Share Buttons

The Fixed WordPress Social Share Buttons Plugin shows social media icons on any window position you like. Plus: it protects the users privacy because it does not load any data from the social media platform in the users browser. BUT it does show the current number of shares (if available). Nice!



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Exit Through Social Share

Exit Through Social Share is a WordPress plugin that raised popup box once user clicked any outgoing links on your website. Popup box suggests users either to like webpage on Facebook, +1 on Google, share on Twitter or LinkedIn for immediate redirection to target webpage or to wait some time to be redirected. Delay period, popup box parameterss, its content are configured through settings page. Settings page also has an option to exclude any outgoing links from consideration.



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ARSocial

ARSocial is exclusive wordpress plugin which is combination of Social Share, Social Like / Follow / Subscribe, Social Locker and Social Fan Counter. Why install numerous separate plugins for your social media requirements, when you can have it all with just ONE plugin that easy to set up, configure and maintain. ARSocial provides feature of placing social network buttons section wise and site wide as well as with shortcode at all pages and posts.



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Social Share

Social Share is a super simple and fast way to let your visitors share your content. With zero setup required, your visitors can quickly share your content to Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Tumblr or via Email, helping you expand your social reach.



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Article Social Share

The Article Social Share plugin adds a sleek social bar in your articles and pages, to boost your page views.



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Social Share Buttons

Add jQuery social share buttons to WordPress in a stylish floating panel, toolbar or display inline. Adds buttons via jQuery for faster page loading.



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Free WordPress Social Sharing Plugins

Scriptless Social Sharing

Scriptless Social Sharing is a wee plugin to add buttons to your posts/pages, to make it easier for your readers to share your content on social networks. The sharing links use the most basic methods provided by each network. There is no JavaScript, nothing fancy included in this plugin, so if you want fancy, this is not the plugin you’re looking for. It just builds a set of links. The sharing buttons are accessible–even if you choose the “Icons Only” button styles, the network names are still part of the buttons, just hidden in an accessible-ready manner.



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DW Social Share

DW Social Share is a free, lightweight plugin that will enable the social sharing for your WordPress Site. Include tons of style and support various of social networks, This plug-in will be the best transportation to transmit your information to the user. Now-a-day, Internet social network is the fastest way to reach the audiences, sharing is becoming more and more important to a website to promote their goods, sharing information, news. DW Social Share provide very attractive button that will increase click rate of the visitor to your website.



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Wanapost Several Social Sharing

Wanapost Several Social Sharing adds autopost to Wanapost.com and very attractive responsive social share buttons of Wanapost, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, Pinterest, Stumbleupon, Tumblr, Vkontakte, Reddit, Viadeo, Digg, Delicious, Evernote, Yummly, Email, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Outlook, WhatsApp, Viber and Xing to wordpress posts, page, media or any custom post type. This is very lightweight and simple social sharing plugin.



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Ultra Light Social Share Buttons

Adds Social Share Buttons to your posts to increase your visiblity on social media networks. This plugin doesn’t need JavaScript or Images, what is better for SEO purposes. It won’t make your site slow and heavy.



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Social Share Boost

Boost Your Social Sharing by automatically adding various social share tools above or below the posts, page and excerpts. This plug-in also provides the functionality to show the social tools using a simple shortcode or a widget. Expected to support more sharing options and more customizable widget in coming versions.



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MashShare

Social Media Share Buttons for Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. Highly customizable Social Media ecosystem. A free Social Media Plugin, professional and highly customizable ecosystem for social media sharing and optimizing of your valuable content. Stop slowing down your website and prevent ranking loose. Other social buttons are often using external scripts which are increasing loading times. MashShare is using NO external script dependencies. All code is loaded directly from your website and MashShare ensures yours and your visitors privacy!



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Social Media Share Icons

Social Media Share Icons to increase social traffic and popularity. Social sharing to Facebook , Twitter, Pinterest,LinkedIn and Google Plus social me. Keeping Social Media Sharing Simple with Innovative & Unique Social Styles with Animations for the Most Used Social Media Networks. Take Social Media Sharing to the Next Level with Social Share Icons, a Freemium WordPerss Plugin with Style. Social Media is the lifeblood that keeps the internet glowing, and Social Sharing lets you harness that activity and use it as a positive force for your business.



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Social Pug

Social share buttons with style that will increase your social shares and user interaction with your website. Add social share buttons to your website to increase the interaction on your website. Place the buttons before and after the post content or have them follow your readers in the form of a floating sidebar.



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AccessPress Social Share

AccessPress Social Share is a Free WordPress plugin to allow anyone easily share website content (page, posts, image, media) on major social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Digg ) by the use of the latest APIs on your website! A perfect plugin to make any content on your website social-share-friendly, and increase your social reach dramatically!



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Social Sidebar

Quickly and easily add social links to the side of your WordPress site! The link code and stylesheet automatically append to the header and footer of your site’s theme using the wp_head and wp_footer functions. Share your site pages out with this link type and choose from a wide array of services. Sharing defaults, overrides, and AddThis Publisher ID options also available. Now with standard share links!



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