WordPress Plugin Add Social Media Icons

In recent years Social Media becomes more and more business friendly. Today it plays a very big role in the so-called content marketing and it is considered as one of the biggest source of website traffic.

If you are one of those disbelievers, that think of Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as suitable only for sharing Pop-songs and fun, then we definitely need to change your mind. Being social can be a great addition to your marketing strategy, especially in the 21st century, when business is all about sharing. In this article we will show you how to become a part of the large family of Social Networks. But first – What are the main advantages of Social Networks?


  • Millions of people use Social media for sharing information, having fun and making business. All these people, no matter of their age, gender or nationality are connected to each other and are always tend to share their own interests. This can give you very essential information on how to improve your marketing strategy and give people what they need.
  • Sharing information via your business account will not cost you anything. Plus, you can be sure that the content you have posted will be seen by everyone, interested in your products and services.
  • Social media gives you the great opportunity to attract plenty of new visitors to your website. This is a great way to develop your business; build strong business relationships and improve your marketing strategy.

So here is a short list of WordPress plugins that will link your website to your Social Media account adding Social media icons.


Sharebar is our first suggestion. It is a great WordPress plugin that adds a really fancy vertical box to your business blog. Once you install it, on the left side of the webpage you will have a fully customizable bar of links and icons to the most famous social networking sites. It gives you the opportunity to rearrange the buttons on your own. All you need to do is move their position on the exact location you want to place them. Perhaps its only disadvantage is the fact that it hasn’t been updated for 2 years.

Lockerz Share

Here is another amazing plugin that will be very useful for you and your business. It gives you the opportunity to choose among a huge variety of media services, such as Google+ ; Twitter and Facebook. You can use your own image and even write some unique text. You are able to edit, remove or add services to the settings.

Follow me

We decided to leave this one for a dessert, since it is our favourite. Many business users have more than just one profile account in the social networks. Unlike our previous suggestion, this particular plugin has plenty of updated versions. You can add your Google+ profile, allows you to change the ‘Follow Me’ button with a ‘Follow Us’ one. It is very easy to install and can be a really great addition to your blog or website.


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  1. alvin  July 12, 2014

    I really love plugins and social icons in WordPress. ;)
    Its a best thing to avoid a complexity from the website .

  2. Taylor Potter  July 25, 2014

    being a web analyst i agree that Social media icons helps in promotion of your content or even your business but having so many social media icons or share buttons can slow down your website.

    • muneer  July 25, 2014

      I see many people concerned about a website slowing down. Well if it does slow down, there are ways to make it fast. Websites like face book etc are not slow? are they?

  3. Taylor Potter  July 25, 2014

    For the sake of increasing speed addition effort will be required , it maybe costly if you are going to purchase good hosting services. if somebody running small website or blog he will not be inclined to make a heavy investment.

  4. Taylor Potter  July 25, 2014

    For the sake of increasing speed an additional effort will be required , and if you are going to purchase good hosting services it maybe costly. if somebody running small website or blog he will not be inclined to make a heavy investment.

  5. Shirley W. Solar  August 9, 2014

    I don’t think so the use of social media icons bring down the speed of the website. WordPress make the social media icons, through which the developer doesn’t use long codes, from a small and simple coding developer can easily adds the social plugins. WordPress is doing to make the life of developer easy ;)

    • muneer  August 9, 2014

      If the web designer is good, the speed should not be serious issue. Also one has to learn to trade (speed vs utility).

  6. Shirley W. Solar  August 10, 2014

    I agreed. website speed is also depends on its functionality and hosting domain as well :) but web designer has an important role to play with the speed of website.


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