5 Powerful Social Media Plugins To Increase Sharing While Doubling Followers

Social Media is one of the best ways you can promote content on your blog, and the easiest and fastest ways to grow your audience.

My focus for this article will be Social Media Plugins.

These five plugins are not only free but are easy fun tools that integrate seamlessly with your WordPress website.


#1 SumoMe

SumoMe Plugin.

Had to be number one on my list because it’s what I use on this blog.

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This is an amazing plugin that is packed with useful tools for your WordPress website.

It gives you the option of adding an opt-in form, a contact form, floating share button, a notification bar, pop up and opt-in signup forms on you website.

I think this is one of the best plugins for lead generation and getting subscribers.

Here are some of its notable features:

  • Easy Integration with any WordPress Theme
  • Simple email integration with Mailchimp or Aweber
  • Customize template to make your email pop up look amazing
  • Allows you to Quickly grow your email newsletter

#2 Share Button Mashshare

MashShare Plugin Screenshot

The reason I love this plugin is it shows the total share counts on Facebook and twitter at a glance, it has a beautiful clean designed share buttons on top and end of your posts helping you get the most social shares.

Some of its notable features are:

  • Easy Integration with any WordPress Theme
  • Privacy Protection for any User – No permanent connection to social media pages.

#3 Instagram Theatre Plugin

Cost : 1500 Kenya Shillings

Instagram Theatre Plugin



Are you active on Instagram?

This plugin allows you to create beautiful Instagram galleries/ portfolio on you WordPress website without much effort.

You can get stunning displays on your website homepage or landing page, it’s a fully responsive plugin.

Please note that this is not a free plugin but if you’re creative with your website design, this plugin can boost your blog immensely.

#4 Shareaholic

Shareholic Screenshot

Very popular plugin, I used it when I first started this blog but I very soon outgrew it. It’s not only used for sharing but also gives other features like show the recommendations & related content.

Some if its notable features are:

  • Offers support for Google’s URL shortener
  • Localized in 15+ languages
  • Share counters for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc


#5 JetPack-Sharing

JP Sharing Plugin

Okay, honestly never used but it’s like a default WordPress plugin. Right? Anyway, It has powerful features but its most notable one is social sharing. You can add and rearrange the social sharing buttons.

Some of its notable features are;

  • Easy Customization
  • Secure
  • Content Tools: Create and publish richer content with Post by Email.

#6 [Bonus] Flare

Flare Plugin


Flare plugin gives you the ability to customize your share buttons, but also lets you create and display a Follow Me Widget so you visitors can one-click follow your social media channels right from your website.

The best part is this plugin is free!

Know any other plugins worth mentioning?

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Catherine Mong’ina is the Founder and CEO of E-Technology Africa, a digital marketing agency based in Nairobi, Kenya offering social media, S.E.O, website and app development services. She works closely with B2C and B2B businesses providing digital marketing content that gains social media attention and increases you search visibility.