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Everyone has likely heard of the most popular social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, and tumblr. There is also Instagram, Snapchat, Vimeo, Flickr, StumbleUpon and many more. Each social media site has its own icon. Wordpress social media plug-ins allow you to add the social media icon along with various customization. There are many plug-ins on Wordpress that provide this functionality but here are some of the top rated plug-ins that each have over 50,000 active installs on the web.
This plug-in has over 200 social media icons built-in and allows you to upload custom icons. This is the most popular Wordpress social media plug-in.
Something to consider when installing a social media plug-in is how it will affect your page load times. This plug-in is lightweight and easy to use.
A sidebar widget is ready to use with your Wordpress theme and will display in the designated area of the theme; typically the side or the bottom of the page.
The icons will fly from top left to bottom right, floating as the user scrolls, if you choose to display them automatically.
This plug-in doesn’t slow down your page load because it uses no external scripts which also ensures your visitor’s privacy. It uses publicly available API endpoints for social media sites. Twitter and Facebook shares are summed to show the total social media count.