If you're new to WordPress and still getting things set up, make sure to check off all five things to do after installing WordPress. Once you've finished, it's time to start publishing great content and sharing it across the web, and that's where a good SMM plugin comes in.
With social media management (SMM) plugins, posting your content across the Internet and giving your users new ways to share is easier than ever. This guide showcases ten of the most popular SMM plugins available for WordPress.
Social Stream allows social media managers to access all of their accounts and feeds from a single location. Simple, modern, and lightweight, the plugin can monitor up to 46 individual accounts from a fully customizable user interface. Other features include short code support for widgets and a simple admin dashboard.
With the Flare sharing bar, your users can share content with ease and convenience. Fully customizable and easy to install, the plugin provides a simple and unobtrusive sharing experience for both managers and users. The mobile interface is fully responsive and optimized for iOS and Android, providing mobile users with a sharing bar that doesn't block the screen. Other features include an easy-to-use admin interface and analytics from Filament, Flare's parent company.
Automatically publish posts to all of your social accounts with SNAP from NextScripts. All you have to do is write your content, and SNAP automatically posts it to your accounts with a backlink to your original post. The plugin offers support for 27 major social networks, including Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
With Po.st, managers can monetize sharing activity with a 300 by 250 pixel ad on the share confirmation window. Featuring ads from Fortune 500s and other companies, the plugin allows bloggers to make up to $25 CPM (cost-per-mille, or per thousand) depending on their page's popularity. With an analytics dashboard built in, Po.st makes it easy to track and analyze user activity for the most revenue.
The TFG Social Share plugin provides a lightweight, clean and elegant sharing bar solution for six major social networks. Unlike some other plugins, TFG loads content first so that it doesn't affect page loading time, a major factor in usability and search engine optimization (SEO).
Microblog Poster automatically posts formatted content with backlinks to all your social networks. For social media moguls, the plugin also allows managers to post to multiple accounts on the same social network and offers short code support. Microblog Poster also features automatic posting logs, filtering options and support for ten major social networks including, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
ShareThis offers 120 sharing buttons from major social channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn. With built-in analytics to track user activity and shares, the plugin offers the most comprehensive and flexible sharing package available on WordPress.
Social Login allows your users to log in to your blog with their existing social media accounts, providing maximum convenience and hassle-free registration. The plugin comes with an authentication widget and support for 27 major social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn.
With an easy installation and three-click configuration, the Facebook Likebox Slider from ARSCode provides a convenient slide-out box supporting likes and shares for Facebook and other major social networks. The plugin is lightweight and loads after content, providing faster page loading times and an unobtrusive user experience.
While this list accounts for only a few of the SMM plugins available for WordPress, all the functionality you need to manage a successful blog and increase your audience is here. What are your favorite SMM tools?
This list of SMM plugins for WordPress should help get you and your users in a much better place for sharing your content. If there are any great SMM plugins you know of that we missed, leave a comment below and let us know. We'd love to hear what you're using on your sites!
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