With over 2 billion smartphone users worldwide, it’s important to make your site responsive. Allowing your site’s visitors to share your posts on their social media platforms easily will boost traffic to your site and get you more publicity. A catchy set of sharing buttons will help you do just that by encouraging your site’s visitors to share your content, but not all social share plugins are responsive…
In this article, I’ll cover the best free and premium responsive social sharing plugins for your WordPress site to help you find the one that fits your site’s needs.
Let’s get started.
The Social Warfare plugin is the best premium social sharing solution for anyone who takes their site’s social media marketing seriously. The plugin gives webmasters full control over customization and provides them with the ease of short code integration.
According to their website, Social Warfare has the sexiest social sharing buttons around that are designed to look and feel legit.
- Blazing fast social sharing buttons.
- 75 color and style combinations to pick from.
- Social Proof to show visitors how many times your post has been shared.
- Display share buttons without count until minimum share counts is reached.
- Social Warfare’s Lieutenant’s Package is available for $24 per year which lets you install the plugin on one website. If you don’t like the plugin then you can take Warfare
- Plugins up on their 60-day money back guarantee offer – no questions asked.
Elegant Themes’ Monarch is a responsive social sharing plugin that boasts its stylish appearance along with its extensive range of features. The plugin lets you add up to 35 social network share buttons to your site and arrange them to create a custom set.
With Monarch, you can display the bar of social sharing buttons in five different locations on your site:
- Floating sidebarAbove and/or below content
- On top of images and videos
- Automatic pop-ups
- Automatic fly-in
- Monarch is full of design options for seamless design integration and gives you full control over customizability.
- Choose button shapes, colors, & hover effects.
- Display Network Names & Social Counts.
- Pick icon orientation – vertical or horizontal.
- Responsive design and lightning fast speed.
Ultimate Social Deux
Ultimate Social Deux’s primary focus is to allow users to fully customize its design to fit their website. The plugin integrates seamlessly with popular e-commerce plugins like Easy Digital Downloads, Jigoshop, and WooCommerce.
This feature-rich plugin has multilingual support to cater for a widespread audience. You can choose from several display options including floating social share display and buttons with social network names and share counts.
- A fully responsive design.
- Custom social buttons and floating display.
- Support for short code integration.
- Support for Bootstrap 3 and AJAX mail.
- A regular license for Ultimate Social Deux is available for $15.
Sharify Social Share Buttons are beautifully designed social sharing buttons that give off a premium look for free. Your visitors can share your posts on nine different social media platforms with this plugin.
Sharify Social Share Buttons is the fastest sharing solution available for WordPress and it owes it all to caching. Caching dramatically decreases the server load which makes your page load faster giving your site the performance boost it needs.
- Responsive share buttons for all of the major social media sites.
- Option to change the color of sharing buttons and hide/display buttons.
- Share counts for Twitter, Facebook Google Plus and LinkedIn.
- Cached share counts for less server load and faster web page loading.
Those of you who don’t want to invest in a premium social sharing plugin but want all of the good stuff should consider installing Mashshare. This cost-free sharing solution lets you add social sharing buttons for almost every social media site.
Inspired by the Mashable style of social sharing, Mashshare comes with a wide range of add-ons (both paid and free) that you can use to make your social sharing buttons exactly how you want them. One of the free add-ons that you’ll probably be installing right away lets you make the buttons responsive.
- High-Resolution lossless vector font share button icons.
- Extensible with many add-ons.
- Object and transient caches to provide incredibly fast execution speed of Social Media Icons.
- Intelligent (virtual) share count function.
Wrapping It Up
Having a fully responsive website is more important now than ever before. By opting for a responsive social sharing plugin, you increase your site’s exposure and traffic flow.
Our list of plugins is all responsive and optimized for mobile devices. Selecting the best plugin depends on what you’re looking for – a customizable design, a ton of features or a rich user experience.
Which social sharing plugins are you currently using? Which features do you look for in a responsive, social sharing plugin? Let us know in the comments section below.