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14 Essential Social Networking Widgets for WordPress

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WordPress is a Content Management System, which enables the users to create amazing blogging websites even without knowing a single thing about programming and web designing. WordPress does not come with any social media functionality built in, however there are hundreds of social networking widgets available.

In this post, you’ll find the best widgets that you can use on your Worpress site to help you boost your traffic from social networking sites. These widgets will allow your readers to share your post through their social media accounts. As a result, your posts will get anywhere.

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1. Lightweight Social Icons

Lightweight Social Icons is an easy to use, lightweight social icon widget which lets you display your favorite social profile icons. The icons use an icon font, meaning you can choose the size, border radius (roundess), color and hover color of your icons!

Lightweight Social Icons
Lightweight Social Icons

2. WP Symposium Pro Social Network

This is the ultimate social network plugin for WordPress. You can create your own social network, on your WordPress website. With profiles, activity (wall), unlimited forums, friends, email alerts and so much more, it’s perfect for clubs, schools, interest groups, engaging with customers, support sites, gaming sites, dating sites, limited only by your imagination!

WP Symposium Pro Social Network
WP Symposium Pro Social Network

3. Feed Them Social

Custom feeds for Facebook Pages, Facebook Groups, Facebook Events, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube on pages or posts. Easily generate all the shortcodes you need for any feed with our SUPER SIMPLE shortcode generator!

Feed Them Social
Feed Them Social

4. OnePress Social Locker

Social Locker is a set of social buttons and a locker in one bottle. It allows you to lock a part of content on a web page until a user clicks one of the social buttons (Facebook Like, Tweet Button, Google +1) and help you to get more likes/tweets/+1s, traffic and customers!

OnePress Social Locker
OnePress Social Locker

5. BuddyPress

BuddyPress lets users sign-up and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections, creating and interacting in groups, and much more. A social network in a box, BuddyPress lets you easily build a community for your company, school, sports team, or other niche community.

BuddyPress
BuddyPress

6. WP Social Popup and Get Traffic

With this plugin you can increase your social networks, a popup which will have to give in one of the social buttons so you can view the contents of the page will appear.

WP Social Popup and Get Traffic
WP Social Popup and Get Traffic

7. BuddyPress Activity Plus

BuddyPress Embed Activity gives your social network all the features and ease of Facebook when it comes to uploading and sharing media! The plugin adds 3 new buttons to your BuddyPress activity stream. Enabling you to attach photos, videos, and even share web links with everyone on your network!

BuddyPress Activity Plus
BuddyPress Activity Plus

8. Social Marketing

Social Marketing is a lightweight plugin that handles the heavy lifting of getting your marketing content onto Facebook, Twitter and Tumbr.

Social Marketing
Social Marketing

9. Social Toolbar

Plugin for adding a highly customizable toolbar with color selection, social network icons, recent tweet and share buttons into footer. Integrate all of your social content and community into one cohesive experience.

Social Toolbar
Social Toolbar

10. Simple Social Icons

Simple Social Icons is an easy to use, customizable way to display icons that link visitors to your various social profiles. With it, you can easily choose which profiles to link to, customize the color and size of your icons.

Simple Social Icons
Simple Social Icons

11. All In One Facebook

With this widget, you can display a customizable frame which gathers Facebook social plugins together with option which to be display or which you don’t want to display in your side bar or widget area, and by the plugin you can set short code for each and every thing what you want to put in your post on your website.

All In One Facebook
All In One Facebook

12. Facebook Feed Grabber

Allows you to display the feed of a public page or profile on your website. Requires that you create a Facebook Application. You will need to have or create a Facebook application to use this plugin as it is required to use their graph api.

Facebook Feed Grabber
Facebook Feed Grabber

13. WPSocialite

With WPSocialite (utilizing David Bushell’s amazing SocialiteJS plugin [http://www.socialitejs.com/]) we can manage the loading process of our social sharing links. Load them on hover, on page scroll, and more!

WPSocialite
WPSocialite

14. Genesis Social Profiles Menu

This small and leightweight plugin is intended for the use with the popular Genesis Framework. It adds a special stylesheet for social profile icons for the WordPress custom menu system.

Genesis Social Profiles Menu
Genesis Social Profiles Menu