A couple of weeks ago, I shared my top WordPress plugins that help with blog functioning. This week I thought I would share my top social media plugins.Check out these top social media plugins for WordPress! #blogging Click To Tweet
I recently discovered CoSchedule and it has blown my blogging mind! CoSchedule is THE plugin all WordPress users should have. Now it does come at a cost ($10 per month or $100/year BUT the price tag is totally worth it). Not only does this plugin help with organizing my blogging time and scheduling posts, but it has made my social media engagement so much easier. This powerful plugin has saved me LOADS of time.
What I do is write my post and then I immediately schedule all my related social media shares within the plugin! This has been especially beneficial with my weekly SHINE Blog Hop. All of the featured posts get shared and tweeted through Coschedule. It is absolutely amazing and I can’t possibly imagine how I did my blogging life without it!
I love this plugin. It enables that cute little sharing feature at the bottom of my posts, as well as related content. I’ve tried a number of other widgets but Shareaholic is my favourite due to how it can be customized. Just look at how cute this sharing plugin is:
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My Twitter following, shares, and re-tweets have gone up enormously since I installed the Click To Tweet plugin by CoSchedule on my blog. I’m not exaggerating here… shares of my content, on Twitter alone, have gone up over 600%! This FREE plugin is a must have for every WordPress blog.
Even though I get a lot out of my other plugins, AddThis does some pretty special stuff. The pop-up in the bottom right hand corner which recommends content is due to my AddThis plugin. Also, after someone shares my content, the AddThis “layers” feature makes further recommendations for content the reader may like. AddThis also runs the “welcome bar” on my site. So many great things from AddThis… and they’re all FREE!
Simple Social Icons
This little plugin helps you to easily make basic social icons on your site. You can adjust the colour, the shape, and the size. It can also be installed in multiple locations on your blog. I have mine under my blog title and then once again in my blog’s footer.
There is a free version of CommentLuv available but I made the one-time purchase and bought CommentLuv premium. The reason being, I wanted access to the additional features such as:
- Replyme – when you leave a comment on my blog, you will receive an e-mail every time someone directly responds to your comment. This keeps the dialogue open and flowing. We’ve had some great conversations on here because of this awesome little plugin.
- G.A.S.P. – this is the little check box that you tick to confirm you are not a spammer. This keeps the spam at bay. Yay!
- Twitterlink – it allows commenters to leave their Twitter handle so that other readers can follow them.
The main reason I love CommentLuv, is it allows you the opportunity to showcase your last blog post. This helps get my readers interested in one another’s content.
Do you have any favourite plugins that help you connect and interact with social media? If so, I would love to hear about them!
Awesomeness! Now, I know what plugins to look into! Thanks!
These are some good ones Echo! I’m certain you’ll fall in love with them.
Coschedule sounds amazing. I wish I could use it but my blog isn’t on WordPress. I see how much it helps with staying organized.
I thought I would just try CoSchedule out for the fun of it but within two days I was sold. Yes, it is pretty amazing.
I use all of these, but the free versions. I might need to look into upgrading!
CommentLuv Premium is well worth it – so many awesome features.
However, if you’re going to spring for just one paid product I would recommend CoSchedule. It has streamlined blogging for me. I can schedule my posts, set up task reminders (which are emailed to me), and do ALL my social media shares through CoSchedule. After using it for a couple days, I was sold… and there’s no way I could return to the way I was managing things before. It’s amazing!
Thank you for this awesome list! I’ve love the Click to Tweet feature I’ve seen on blogs, but I assumed it was part of the paid CoScheduler plan. So happy to learn it’s a free plugin. Looking forward to checking out some of the other ones as well!
Oh yes, you must get Click To Tweet! It’s amazing! You’ll see your Twitter shares go up exponentially after you install it.
I Looove Click to Tweet. Funny but I’ve forgotten to use it all week. And I love it! Less tweets of my recent posts for sure.
I have never used Shareaholic. Maybe I need to try that.
Click to Tweet is AMAZING! I can’t believe how often my content is shared, simply by having Click to Tweet in my posts! It’s awesome.
Shareaholic is a new love. I just adore the look of it… and it’s got so many options to really make it your own.
This is great! I’m just now switching to WordPress and have been wondering how to get my hands on some of these “neat” plugins without knowing what they’re called. Problem solved! Great post :)
Congratulations on your WordPress switch! I’m delighted to hear this is timely for you!
Thank you! I’m going to check out the click to tweet and AddThis plugins!
Wonderful! I’m glad I could share some new plugins with you! Enjoy.
Love the tips! Great plugins. Shall take a look. Xo
So glad some of these interested you! I hope you find something that you like!
Ugh, I’m so behind on my comments this week! Such good information for me as I get ready to switch my blog over. I have quite a list of plugins I need to look through now.
Thanks for sharing Jennifer!
Do you have a transfer date planned yet? I hope that some of these plugins do work out for you. I love them!
I need to bookmark this as I think I’m finally ready to make the switch from blogger to wordpress (eeek!!!)
Hi Jennifer, I had wondered about the popup box in the corner of your blog. I like it because it’s quite discreet, so I’ll be checking that out for sure. And I already have Simple Social Icons installed on my blog, but had no idea that I could change the colour of them, so will be having a fiddle with those too.
Thank you for sharing what you know.
I’m happy to see CommentLuv in here. I love it, it’s such a nifty plugin. I’ve never heard of CoSchedule before, but it looks great, so I think I’ll give it a try. +1 on simple Social Icons, as well. I love how flexible and functional it is. Thanks for this great list!
Changing Shareaholic, now they decide to have affiliates links on sharing plug in and even though I didn’t enroll to the feature. I stumble with your post my friend searching for other plugins for my site
Hi Remy, you can opt out of the affiliate links on the publisher tools section of the Shareaholic website. I just changed mine today to not accept affiliate ads.
I am freaking out right now!!! I installed Co-schedule (via your link, of course) and I am beyond amazed. I can’t believe how awesome this is going to be to help my blog. My mind is going a billion thoughts per second right now.
Thank you thank you thank you!! <3
I’m delighted you got it Monica! It’s really worth the expense. Co-Schedule keeps me and my blog so organized! Did you see that if you write a review you get 50% off your annual subscription? I also tweet and share my referral link on occasion because every person who subscribes gives you 10% off permanently from your subscription… so if 10 people sign up under your referral code, your subscription is completely FREE!
I love it when people find things that help their blogs and excite them. So thrilled for you! Be prepared to fall completely in love with it!
Oh I feel for you Jessica. I don’t know what I would do without my CommentLuv! My second site doesn’t have it and I miss it so much! I hear you though, when you have a devoted reader who interacts with your content, you wouldn’t want to cut them off – I totally understand your choice.