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Best Free WordPress Social Sharing Plugins for 2015

Best Free WordPress Social Sharing Plugins for 2015

Perhaps, social media sharing is the 2nd important thing to got popular and drive more traffic to blog after Search engines. To do so, bloggers need to integrate the social media sharing and social bookmarking buttons to their blog pages and post which let the readers simply and quickly share the post or contents on social media or social bookmarking sites. This helps the bloggers to drive more traffic and get better search ranking too.[AdSense-A]

Well there are thousands of plugins available in WordPress plugins directory and probably you may be using one of them (if you are a serious blogger), but they may cause extra load on your site speed or may not enough to have all popular social media sharing icons or buttons. If it’s true for your existing plugin, here we have compiled a list of top 5 essential WordPress Social Media Sharing plugins for you to have most of the popular social sharing integration, view the analytics of sharing and dominate the social media in 2015.

Quick Overview of Social Media Plugins

Our list of best social media sharing plugins contains:

  1. JetPack
  2. Digg Digg
  3. AddToAny
  4. DC Simple Sharing Buttons
  5. AddThis

01. JetPack Sharing

JetPack Sharing Module

If you haven’t installed Jetpack WordPress plugin, install it now and you will fall in Love with this plugin. Developed by Automatti, Jetpack is the most popular and most downloaded WordPress plugin which adds many superb features to your self-hosted WordPress blog, one of which is the Social Media sharing buttons. Jetpack allow let you to add social media buttons to your blog post allow the visitors to share the post or content on popular social media networks including Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Digg and many others. All you need is to install JetPack plugin and activate the sharing module to add simple sharing buttons to your blog.

Install JetPack from WordPress plugins directory here Jetpack plugin

02. Digg Digg

Digg Digg Social Sharing Plugin

Digg Digg is another Social media sharing plugin developed by Buffer used by popular websites like Mashabel.com. Digg Digg Social sharing plugin supports all popular social media networks along with Email and Print buttons. With Digg Digg, you can add social media sharing buttons either to the top or bottom of the post or can add left or right floating sharing bar to the post with social share counter. The plugin has many unique features one of which is the Lazy Loading which is best for site speed and performance by delaying the load of social media buttons.

So if you want social sharing along with performance, download and install Digg Digg Social sharing plugin here.


03. AddToany Social Sharing Plugins

AddToAny Social Sharing Plugin

With more than 3 million downloads and 4 out of 5 rating, AddToany is perhaps a best sharing plugin for WordPress to allow your visitors share your content on popular social media sites like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Stumbleupon, LinkedIn, Pinterest and over 100 more social media and social bookmarking sites. Along with sharing buttons for popular social media sites, AddToAny add a universal sharing and email buttons to the sharing bar.

You can add the sharing bar to the top or bottom of the post or align it as vertical or horizontal floating sharing bar. This plugin is highly customizable and you can change the sharing icon or color of the buttons to meet your need and theme style. AddToAny load asynchronously their script so do not slow the page loading.


One of the unique features in AddToAny social sharing plugin is that it can be integrated with Google Analytics so you can view the stats of sharing from your Google analytic dashboard. Click to go to AddToAny Official page on WordPress and Install the plugin.

04. DC Simple Share Buttons

DC simple share button

If you are tiered of extra load made by sharing plugins, DC simple share plugin is the solution. DC simple share plugin, as the name indicates, is a simple and light-weight social sharing plugin which do not load external recourses or JavaScript files to show sharing buttons but it’s rather a code written in HTML, CSS and PHP which do not cause delay in page loading. Since page loading time or site speed is one of the key factors in page ranking so you may like this plugin due to its light-weight.

DC simple Share plugin allow visitors to share content on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit and LinkedIn. This plugin can automatically add social sharing buttons to your blog pages and post or you can put them manually where you want by simply putting php tag in the template.

The limitations in this plugin are that it do not show the number of share made and that you can only put the sharing buttons on the bottom of page. So if the share count and placement of sharing buttons is not a big issue for you, DC simple share plugin is the best choice among all other social sharing plugins. Download and install DC simple Sharing plugin from WordPress Plugin directory here.

05. AddThis Sharing Plugins

AddThis Social Sharing Plugin

Developed by AddThis Team, AddThis social plugin support over 330 social media and social bookmarking sites which makes this plugin the largest sharing tool among all others. AddThis plugin provides a clean and simple sharing buttons for popular social networking sites as well as Email and following buttons.

Not only sharing of content but, AddThis plugin keeps your visitors engages by recommending them the trending content of your blog and provide real time social analytics to webmaster to track how content being shared on social media netwoeks.

Another unique feature of AddThis social sharing plugin is that you can shorten the URL of the post or page (with Bit.ly or awe.sm) before sharing it on Social Media.

Over To You

If you have ever been tried one of them, what was your experience or if you recommend any other social media sharing plugin to our audience let us know in comments. If you like these plugins share it with your friends.

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25+ Mind blowing Facts and Figures about Twitter

Mind Blowing Twitter Facts

Some Mind blowing facts About Twitter Users

  1. In the end of 2014, Twitter has 319 million user’s accounts (more than 10% of total internet population) which are growing at the rate of 470,000 new accounts a day.
  2. If don’t have Twitter account and just sign up for one now and, at the end of the week, you will still be ahead of 3.2 million people.
  3. However Twitter head office is based in San Francisco, 70% of all traffic to Twitter come from outside the United State, with most users from China. China has over 38 million Twitter users.[AdSense-A]
  4. Among 319 millions Twitter Users, frequent Twitter users are male at the age between 25 – 35 years.
  5. More than 80% users access their Twitter accounts through mobile devices.

Incredible Data about Number of Tweets

  1. How active are you on Twitter. Well I Tweets 3 to 4 times a day, some may even tweets 100 times a day while other not at all. Mark Zuckerberg (the founder of Facebook) has tweeted only 19 times. If we compare all the tweets vs. the active users, an average Twitter user has sent 307 tweets.
  2. On an average, 6000 Tweets are sent in a second which means that there are more than 500 million tweets are sent every day. That’s a huge number and it will only take 2 to 3 days to reach billion tweet sent.
  3. The number of tweets / second is not same at all the time and may fluctuate. In Japan on 3rd August, 2013, there were records 143, 199 tweets sent.
  4. Initially when the Twitter was not so popular, it took almost 3years and 2 months to get the billionth tweet. The first billionth tweet was made in May 2009. In the start of 2015, there would be billions of tweets every day.
  5. Since the beginning of the Twitter, there are more than 450 billion tweets have been made and sent. That’s a mind blowing figure.

What about Retweets

  1. When you like someone tweet, you retweet that. In the history of Twitter, the most retweeted tweet till to date is the all-star selfie by Ellen DeGeneres from Oscar 2014. The all star selfie has retweeted 3.4 million time and broke the record of Obama’s Victory tweet (800K) in just 34 minutes.
  2. While the Ellen made the history making selfie from one of Samsung Smartphone, the company donates $3 million to a charity in the honor of 3 million retweets of Ellen’s selfie.

 When the Twitter Shutdown

  1. The Twitter is shutdown temporarily two times due to traffic overload. Once when the Ellen’s all star selfie were retweeted abruptly and second after the death pop singer of Michael Jackson when the story broke out.

The Game of Followers and Following

  1. On an average, each Twitter account has 210 followers. But there are thousands of accounts with over 1 million followers.
  2. The first Twitter user who reaches 1 million followers is Ashton Kutcher. He gains 1 million followers in April 2009 when the Twitter didn’t reach 1 billionth tweet.
  3. 80% of the most followed accounts belong to celebrities and singers.
  4. The user with most followers is the American singer Katy Perry. Katy Perry has 59 million followers.
  5. Other most followed users are Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. Collectively these three singers have more followers on Twitter than the total population of Germany, Canada, Turkey, Argentina, Egypt and South Africa.
  6. The most popular and followed brand is YouTube. YouTube has more than 46 million followers.
  7. On the other hand, the user who has more following is ArabicBest with 2.4 million followings. HootSuit (social media Management Company) comes second in the rank and has followed 1.6 million twitter accounts.

The story behind 140

  1. Why Tweet Length is restricted to 140 characters? Since the company was founded as an SMS service, the character limit in a tweet was restricted to 140 words.

Twttr, Twitter or Twittter?

  1. Twitter was initially introduced as “Twttr” in March 2006 which is later change to what it is now “Twitter” in July 2006 and then launched for public.
  2. The company also holds misspells of the “Twitter” with an extra “T” i.e. Twittter and with a missing “T” i.e. Twiter. You can access the Twitter with both Twittter and Twiter
  3. You may well aware of the iconic bird appears in Twitter logo and everywhere on the site. Did you know his name? The official name for this little fellow is “Larry” or you may call him “Larry Bird”

Some Fact from Marketing Point of View

  1. Since you may tweet text, image or infographics for brand marketing, texts with hashtags have 2x engagements as compared to those without hashtags. Images are 5 time more engagement rate as compare to text tweets. Infographics is dominating the engagement rate and get 800% more retweets as compared to both text and images tweets. So make some cool infographics if you want brand awareness and marketing with Twitter

Something about Retweet, HasgTags and Apps

  1. Did you know that the Hashtag, Retweets feature and even the Twitter mobile app is not created by Twitter, but developed by the developers in Twitter ecosystem.

Twitter on Facebook, Facebook on Twitter

  1. Did you know, the Facebook has an official account on Twitter with 14 million followers while Twitter has a Facebook page with 15.2 million fans.
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10 Remarkable Facts About Facebook You Didn’t Know

10 Interesting Facebook Facts

Facebook is a social networking site and the 2nd most popular website (after Google). Facebook is place where people share interesting information, facts, uploads pictures, videos and share links. Beside all these, there are some interesting facts about Facebook itself list below which most of you probably didn’t know before.


Facebook Facts # 01

From FaceMash to FaceBook

From FaceMash to FaceBook Source

Did you know that your favorite social media site Facebook were initially nicknamed FaceMash.com The company let the domain expires in 2007 and it is sold again for $30K on 25 October, 2010

Facebook Facts # 02

If Facebook were a country it would be the 2nd Largest Country

Facebook would be the 2nd Largest Country

Facebook has 1.3 billion users right now almost half of the total internet users (while the other half who doesn’t have Facebook account lives with one who has). So if the Facebook were a country, it would be the world 2nd largest country (after china) based on population.

Facebook Facts # 03

Facebook User and Usage Statistics

Facebook User and Usage Statistics Source

Among 1.3 billion Facebook users, there are 800 million daily active users who posts, updates status and share something on Facebook daily. On the basis of these data, there are 350 million photos uploaded daily and 4.75 billion pictures, videos or links are shared on Facebook daily

Facebook Facts # 04

338 Average Number Of Facebook Friends

338 Average Number Of Facebook Friends

On an average, every Facebook users has 338 Facebook friends making around 150 Billion Friends connection in total

Facebook Facts # 05

Facebook Dead People Account

Facebook Have Lots Of Dead People’s and Fake Account [source: pixabay.com]

Beside 1.3 Billions Facebook user’s accounts, there are more than 40 million dead people on Facebook and more than81 million fake Facebook account make for spamming.

Facebook Facts # 06

Canada, The Country of Most Active Facebook User

Canada, The Country With Most Active Facebook User

Initially created for college students of Harvard University, Facebook is now used by 70% of US population age under 26. Although Facebook is US based but 70% of it users are outside the US. The country with most active Facebook users is Canada.
Being popular worldwide, Facebook on the other hand is banned in China, Vietnam, Iran and Syria.

Facebook Facts # 07

Facebook Blue Color

Did you know the reason behind the blue color and theme of Facebook? Well in fact the blue is calming color and most social media sites has apparent Blue color but in the case of Facebook, the blue color of the site is because the founder of the Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is color blind and can’t differentiate between red and green color, thus blue color is more apparent for him.

Facebook Facts # 08

Type in URL bar www.facebook.com and add 4 at the end of URL separated with “/” (i.e http://www.facebook.com/4). This will redirect you to the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg profile. Don’t know yet why he chooses the number 4 instead of 1. Adding 5, 6, 7 into the end of Facebook URL will redirect you to the Facebook co-founders and Mark’s colleagues. They all were the initial users of Facebook

Facebook Facts # 09

Add Pirate Language To Facebook

Add Pirate Language To Facebook

In your Facebook account setting, you can change your language to “Pirate”. With Pirate as your language, you will see the Word “Cap’n” (Captain) before everyone’s name, “Friends” will appear as “Mateys” and “Pictures” are called “Portraits”. “Arr!” will replace Liking and “scrawling a mark” instead of Commenting.

So if you like and want to apply these changes, go into Account > Language, find and replace English (US) with English (Pirate).

Facebook Facts # 10

Facebook Tracks Your Browsing History

Facebook Tracks Your Browsing History Source

Even after logging out from your Facebook account, Facebook still able to track the site you visit. This is primarily  due to cookies that Facebook leave on your system which send the record of your browsing history.

If you know something more about Facebook, let us know in comments and if really enjoy these interesting facts about Facebook, Share it with you friends.

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