If you are a regular Follower of Mashable, then you might had noticed an floating Social bar beside post content.Important point to note here is they move along even if the visitors scrolls down the page & improves chances of they posting/liking your post on Social Bookmarking & networking sites.
So I looked into getting a Floating Social sharing plugin for my WordPress blog & had found some useful plugins providing the same functionality.
I had taken these points into consideration for selecting the best WordPress Plugins for adding Floating Social Sharing Bar beside my content.
- Light Weight
- Easy to Configure
- Floats to the Left side of my blog posts
I thought of sharing these floating Social sharing WordPress plugins with you, so that even you can try to implement the same on your website or blog.
Top Floating Social Bookmarking Plugins For WordPress :
1. Digg Digg – The Floating Share Bar. [My personnel choice]
Digg Digg by Buffer Makes it easy for your readers to share or like your articles on Social Bookmarking & Networking sites. It Displays all popular social sharing buttons with the ability to show count.
Some of the Sharing buttons availble with Digg Digg Include Twitter, Facebook Share, Facebook Like, Digg, LinkedIn, Google +1, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Del.icio.us, Sphinn, Pinterest etc.
It provides you with the option of enabling /disabling the Social sharing bar on posts/Home Page/Pages & how should it be displayed ie; Horizontally or Vertically.By default the Floating Sidebar option is not enabled.
You can also select the direction(left/right) where you want the floating Social sharing sidebar to be beside posts.
It also comes with Lazy Loading setting which delays the loading of Bookmarking Icons until the post has been completely loaded.This feature will help you in improving user experience & website performance.
Sharebar Plugin for WordPress gives you the option of adding vertical floating social sharing box to the left of a blog post with links/buttons to popular social networking sites.You can see the snapshot of the sharebar plugin in action below.
By default Number of Social networking/Bookmarking websites you can add is only limited to 10 like twitter,Facebook,Digg,share this,buzz,Reddit,dzone,StumbleUpon,design float,yahoo.Currently it doesn’t have Pinterest button included.
Sharebar also gives you the option of selecting the size of Icons to display in Social Sharing bar.The best part of this plugin is it’s auto adjustment to horizontal style whenever it detects an user screen size less than 1000 Pixels.
Sharebar also provides you the option of disabling Sharebar on per post basis.
GetSocial is another Lightweight WordPress Plugin which displays floating social media bar beside your content.It Includes all the popular Social Sharing Bookarking /networking Icons like Twitter,Facebook,Digg,Reddit,Pinterest,Google Plus,Buffer,Stumble Upon Etc.
Key point’s to note with this plugin is It provides the functionality of adding user required custom Icons to the Floating Social Bar.
Disadvantage with this plugin is Floating Social Sharing Bar gets hidden automatically if it detects the Size of screen is less than or equal to 1024 pixels & starts Showing a share strip which on mouse over displays the icons.
The best part of all these plugins is they are free & easy to configure.So what are you still waiting for? Select one of the these plugins to add Floating Social Sharing Bar to your Blog.
If your theme is not compatible with any of these plugins,please contact us through comments section & we would be ready to help you resolve the problem for free.