We always add sharing widgets to the blog so that readers can share our posts on social networking websites. I came across such a WordPress plugin which allows readers to share as well as to follow the link. The plugin is called as Share and Follow Plugin which helps to share and follow links to Social media and RSS feeds quickly and easily.
[ Share Links Widget ]
[ Follow Links Widget ]
[ Follow Widget on Admin Screen ]
This plugin can be used in many different forms like Widget, Shortcode, Template tag or auto added. This plugins helps you to save time and packed with lots of features like:
- Widget to manage share and follow actions.
- A follow tab to sidebar or top/bottom for Facebook, RSS, Twitter etc.
- You can automatically add the popular share links to posts, pages, author pages, homepage or archives.
- Buttons available for bookmark, email or print.
- Icons are available and different sizes like 16, 24, 32, 48,60px and can be displayed as Icon, text or both.
- Allows function access for theme tags for sharing and following.
- Users can change any share or follow link text and popups.
- It does not provide “dofollow” that is all the links are set to “nofollow”.
- Provides URL shortner (Bit.ly).
- Supports multiple languages.
- Supports gravatar.
- Supports WP e-Commerce which makes sharing and adding links on product pages easily.
The plugins functions can be accessible for programmers and there are various shortcuts available for content creators. Thus overall the plugin is best suited for average users as well as for developers who prefer to be productive. Because of “nofollow” set in the links, you also avoid chances to lose pagerank.
It supports more than 30 popular social networking websites including Flickr, rss, mixx, email, print, google buzz, yahoo buzz, tumblr, orkut, vkontakte, sphinn, nujij, bookmark, picasa, Digg, Reddit, Facebook, Twitter and many more.
I liked and found this “Share and Follow” WordPress plugin useful. I guess it’s worth trying,check it out and do share your feedback.