Introduction to Social Media Plugins

Social Media Plugins

There are some well established ways to add social media buttons to help promote your website. These are available on a variety of websites for free download and can integrate easily with just about every web hosting solution available. This guide features some of the most widely used ideas that have proven effectiveness.

Lightweight Social Media Plugin

The Lightweight Social Media Plugin is one of the most widely used plugins you can find on the web and it invariably appears at the bottom of many websites. Its main attraction is that the code is lightweight and it won’t increase the time the website takes to load. It also features up to a total of 11 or more social sharing websites, which is many more than a number of competing offers.

Lightweight Social Media Plugin

The Digg Digg Social Media Plugin

There is also increased preference for the Digg Digg Social Media Plugin for the WordPress CMS Platform. The main attraction for the offer is that it provides effective customization to fit in with the requirements of the website owners. They can either specify that the sharing plugin is fitted on a section of the website or it floats every time the user scrolls up or down on the page.


For site owners who want to increase the level of interaction on their web offers without having to go to external websites, the BuddyPress plugin makes a lot of sense. It is recommended for the way it helps users register easily but securely on your web offer and create their own profiles and keep the conversation going. They can form and join groups as well as invite their own buddies over, adding to the amount of traffic.

Bookmark Me

The Bookmark Me Social Plugin is available for all sorts of websites: from blogs to full fledged e-commerce applications. It is unique from other offers as it allows for bookmarks and sharing in languages other than English. It is available for integration with sites published in languages like French, Arabic, Russian, Dutch as well as Turkish.

The Facebook Like Box

Facebook Like BoxThe Facebook Like Box is another plugin that won’t disappoint in enabling you bring a level of web 2.0 interactivity to your website. You need to dedicate a considerable amount of space to display it fully as it will include a number of profile pictures of those who like your offer on Facebook. However there are several alternatives available for those with a smaller space to display on their websites.

RSS Feeds

The content sharing application application RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is also a great idea in providing interactivity with users as well as attracting them to come back for more. There are several options of how it can be displayed on your site. The RSS footer can appear at the bottom of each post you make. The RSS FeedStats button enables the webmaster monitor the number of people who visit the site as well as the length of time they spend there.

Reaping the Benefits

Increasing traffic to your site is more about having a workable strategy rather than using plenty of money to run endless promotions. The guidelines given above should be sufficient to give you at least an introduction to the subject of adding social media plugins to your website. May your communities grow, and your websites increase in traffic!

What are your favourite Social Media Plugins?

If you are using any of the above, or have a favourite of your own, let us know.

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5 Responses to “Introduction to Social Media Plugins”

  1. KrisOlin Says:

    My favourite social plug must be the Pinterest Pin It Button For Images.

    You can see it in action throughout this blog. It becomes active when you roll over an image on a post. Go ahead and give it a try. – Kris [Editor]


  2. cassie mayel Says:

    Pinterest Pin It button also for me. What I like about pinterest is that I don’t feel bored looking at those photos and there lots of awesome ideas especially with clothing.


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