One of the best ways to increase your traffic is through social media. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn host hundreds of millions of users that can be channeled to your site.The most effective way to reach these users isn’t through direct promotion, but rather, through compelling your existing audience to promote your site for you on their own social profiles.Here is Social Share Boost Plugin by SumoMe that boost your Social Sharing by automatically adding various social share tools above or below the post, page and excerpts in your WordPress website. This plugin also provides the functionality to show the social tools using a simple shortcode or a widget. In this article we will see how to setup Social Share Boost plugin in WordPress.
Features of Social Share Boost Plugin
- Plugin installation is easy
- Social sharing buttons for 9 different social networks
- Share counts offered
- Powerful social shortcodes and email leads
- Various placement options including floating and fixed positions around your content
- Increase Facebook & Twitter likes
- Slide & Exit Popup shortcodes with YouTube video resizer
- Super easy to use the admin panel
Setup Social Share Boost Plugin in WordPress
Step 1. Install and Activate Plugin
In the first step, installing “Social Share Boost Plugin” can be done searching for “Social Share Boost” via “WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New” as shown below.
Step 2. Social Share Boost Plugin Settings
After installing the plugin, go to Dashboard > S.S.Boost and click on the S.S.Boost tab. You will see Social Share Boost Settings in your screen as shown below.
The General Settings helps you to display social media icons in every posts, pages and excerpts you publish in your website. You can Disable the plugin in particular posts/pages by providing the posts/pages ID’s and also display your Social Media Icons at the Top or Bottom of your posts/pages.
There are lists of the social media icons in this Buttons settings option. You can choose which icons you want to display in your post or page of your website from the available 10 social icons.
Button Width Settings
The last setting option is Button Width. Here you can adjust the size of the social media buttons that will be displayed in your post, pages or excerpts of your WordPress site.
After completing all the setting, now click on Save Settings button to save all your settings for the plugin.
Step 3. Adding Social Media and Share Icon in Widget
For adding social icons in widget, go to Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets. A new screen will appear where a new widget Social Share Boost :: Social Profile Icons is added in the Available Widgets section. Simply drag and drop the widget in the Widget Area section. Then click on the widget to edit.
You can add the widget to your sidebar or footer widget area wherever you want to. You have the option to Define Widget Title. Here you have to provide your social media account information to the corresponding blocks.
Step 4. Viewing Social Share Boost Icons
After the complete configuration of plugin setting, you will see Social Share Boost Icons floating bar being displayed just above and below of your post of your WordPress website like the image shown below.
The Social Share Boost plugin is one of the simplest plugins available that’ll help you boost social media shares in no time. If you’re looking to improve your experience with social media, this is the plugin for your WordPress website.