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Social sharing options are generally a standard for every blogs and informational websites now a day, and they do provide you with a large amount of traffic, if you don’t have social sharing enabled or implemented in your website you should definitely try it out. 20% of my website traffic is from social sharing.

Ofcourse we can add social sharing manually in our wordpress websites but who wants to go through the painstakingly tedious process of adding it one by one when you can just install and plugin and get relieved. In this article I’ll be rounding up 10 such plugins which will help you implement social sharing in your website.

Drag to Share

dragshare 10 Excellent and Best WordPress Social Sharing Plugins

This plugin mimics the mashable’s drag and share functionality for images in your wordpress blogs. This feature will definitely be handy for WordPress users who use WordPress as their photo album which has a lot of exclusive images that people are looking upon and worthy to be shared with others. The bad part being it only supports 3 sites (I’m planning to create another version of plugin with more popular site optioins).

This functionality can also be mimicked using meebo bar which is also available for free.

I Love Social Bookmarking

I Love Social Bookmarking is a simple WordPress plugin that allows your readers to submit your content to social media services via a clutter-free drop-down list of attractive icons. ILSB aims to keep things as simple as possible to run with minimal system resources, and to look good. Its released under GNU GPL License.

Social Slider

Highly configurable plugin The Social Slider adds links to your social networking sites’ profiles in a box floating at the left side of the screen. It has support for quite a large number of sites. You can even add other sites with custom icons. A live example can be found here.

Sociable

Automatically adds links to your favorite social bookmarking sites on your posts, pages and in your RSS feed. You can choose from 99 different social bookmarking sites. It looks good and clean and has over 500,000 downloads. Its admin panel has options for easily selecting sites and drag & drop to change the order of appearance.

Add to Any

Similar to other social sharing plugins only difference being it comes with its own menu and so it takes a very little space. It enables to add almost all social sharing sites without wasting space and the plugin is quite regularly updated. It places the services visitors use at the top of the menu, based on each visitor’s browsing and usage history! It even has option for Google analytics integration!

Sexy Bookmark

This is really a sexy looking plugin and sharing had never been so great looking. Updated regularly it’s another best sharing plugins available. The sole aim behind creating the plugin was to stray away from the “in the box” thinking behind most social bookmarking plugins, and add a little flair that would entice the readers, rather than deterring them with microscopic icons that get lost in pages heavy laden with content.

Share This

Used on over 1,000,000 sites, the ShareThis plugin allows users to share your content through email and 50+ social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Digg, StumbleUpon and Google Buzz. It even comes with simultaneous sharing. The plugin can be easily customized. The newer version even remembers users preferences. Registering with sharethis enables you to check out details statistics.

Digg Digg

This is another one of my favorite plugins and I use this plugin generally because of its ease of use and implementation, also manual insertion option is really useful for corky themes. It has 2 type of sharing option, floating and fixed, with details admin panel. It comes with lazy loading for faster site loading.

Social Grid

SocialGrid is a simple widget that makes it easy to add and organize links to your various profiles on the internet. It began as a simple addition to my Tasty Theme, and has evolved into a next generation WordPress plugin available for anyone incorporate into their site.

Hallo Destra

Simple code entered in the theme you are using, will feature some beautiful icon of social media for publicizing your website / blog. Carousel builds an animated image. Add shortcode to display animated images on a post / page.