WordPress, one of the popular open source content management systems is also widely popular for its community support. It has a vast directory of free themes and plugins.
Previously we have covered ‘8 Photo/Image Gallery Plugins for WordPress‘. Turning focus to social bookmarking, it’s always beneficial to spread the word about interesting articles or blogs you come across on the web. Social bookmarking buttons provide users an easy mode to share and bookmark interesting articles or webpages. Social bookmarking not only helps visitors save interesting links but it also enhances the traffic of the blog. Here are five handy WordPress plugins for social bookmarking which help you with this regard.
This plugin enables your blog visitors to easily add your blog posts to multiple social bookmarking sites like delecious, reddit etc., or to send a link to your post via email, AIM, Facebook, Twitter and more.
You can customize the ShareThis widget on your site as well as register for a dashboard that will track share events and provide reporting.
Check out more about ‘Share This’ here.
With an option to choose from 99 different social bookmarking sites, this plugin automatically add links to your favorite social bookmarking sites on your blog posts, pages and in your RSS feed.
This WordPress plugin inserts social bookmarking site icons in each post to allow users to easily submit your blog posts to some of the most popular social bookmarking networks automatically.
It allows you to customize the placement of the menu, whether or not to add rel=”nofollow” to the links and the list of social bookmark icons to be displayed. Other options include, animate-expand multi-lined bookmarks, change the display style, auto center the bookmarks etc.
It integrates with the new Digg API and Share This plugin, as well as the Reddit button and Feedburner’s Feedflare into one powerful, easy to use package. It’s AJAX interface makes customization hassle free and it works on a module based system, which means that it can have as many or as little features as you like.
Modules available include:
- Digg button
- Digg extra (advanced template tags)
- Share This
- Reddit button
- Feedburner FeedFlare
It enables you to configure and customize which modules to be enabled very easily from the options page.
This plugin allows your blog visitors to easily submit blog posts and pages to popular social bookmarking sites by adding a list of XHTML compliant graphic links at the end of blog posts and/or pages.
It also provides you with options for customization. You can enable/disable social bookmarking sites and exclude specific pages from the plugin.
You can even add additional sites by uploading Site Packs to the plugin directory.
What’s your favorite WordPress plugin for social bookmarking? Feel free to share your views in comments.