Social Bookmarking; we’re all guilty of it these days. But where does WordPress fit into it? If you’ve done any amount of WordPress plugin browsing within the last few years you’ve undoubtedly come across at least one or two so-called social bookmarking plugins. You can find them on an increasingly large amount of websites all across the web. Today I want to talk about the best of the best. The best plugins I’ve found for social bookmarking with WordPress.
- Add to Any
I’m sure most of you have heard of Add to Any. It’s actually one of the most popular social bookmarking plugins around. Going by statistics, it’s actually the most popular social bookmarking plugin in the WordPress Extend repository at this time. If I wasn’t using Sociable I would most definitely be using Add to Any. Its wealth of features is the big attraction point for me with this particular plugin. It seems to have it all.
ShareThis is another great one. It has a wealth of features as well. What’s really great about it is its advanced statistics. You can get detailed info on the different social bookmarks used from your site, what is most popular, and much more. I actually used this plugin for a long time on my personal site.
I’ve seen AddThis used all over. It actually has a pretty recognizable interface. I think some people may prefer using the same social bookmarking tool on the sites they visit. I have used this plugin before and it was pretty nice. Just not my cup of tea. It has all the functionality you would expect and also has some statistic functionality. Much like ShareThis you can see how different social sites are performing and what content is most popular.
- Tell A Friend
Tell A Friend is another plugin that uses a website service as its engine. You can add the user interface to your site and allow social bookmarking as well as a Tell a Friend area and an Add to Favorites option. So this plugin is much more than a simple social bookmarking plugin.
So, those were the best 5 plugins for social bookmarking that I’ve found so far. Did I miss any? Feel free to post about it in the comments. I’d love to hear about it! Also, feel free to list your top 5 social bookmarking plugins in the order you prefer.
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