Today Social sharing buttons are most important for every blog and website. Social Sharing buttons enhance your site design and increase your site traffic from Social networking sites. There are lots of free and paid social sharing plugins available for WordPress but they impact your site speed. As we know speed is one most important ranking factor. And if we don’t use a good plugin then it affects your page load time. So if you are looking for a light weight social sharing plugin which doesn’t slow your site. Then here I’m going to share 5 best light weight plugin with which your site will load faster than others social share plugins.
5 Lighting fast Social Sharing Plugins:
Social Warfare is a lightning fast and most popular Social Sharing plugin. Social Warfare Buttons looks beautiful in the design and having nice animation which enhances faster users experience. It’s design and animation attract to more users and increases social sharing. In the 2018 it has become #1 in Social Sharing plugins.
It allows users to share your post on 15+ popular Social networking sites. It is a premium plugin and also available in the free version but you’ll not get advanced option such as if you migrate to https version of your site then you lose all the share counts, Social Warefare WordPress plugin has this ability to restore all share counts as it was on http version.
Features: 6+ buttons design, Responsive design, Share Recovery, Caching System, Click-to-Tweet Style, Analytics Tracking, Floating Sidebar sharing button, Sharing buttons above & below the post, Media Sharing etc.
Easy Social share buttons for WordPress is another best ultra fast loading social sharing plugin. This plugin supports 40+ social networking sites, It is one big advantage of the plugin because if users have multiple sharing option then they can easily share your post to multiple Social sites. It also has modules for click log analytics, So you can easily track your click and sharing log in Google Analytics. Easy Social share buttons for WordPress also supports social followers counter, if you want to show your site follower list then a Followers Counter and Social Profiles can be easily placed on the sidebar using widget option.
Features: Responsive design, Click log analytics, Automatic buttons trigger, 31+ beautifully designed templates with 22+ display position including Social Counter Widget, Buttons on Sidebar, In post share button (Above and below), Share buttons in flying box, Pop up buttons, Mobile share buttons bar and Buttons on media etc.
Ultimate Social Duex.
Another most popular lightning fast social sharing plugin for WordPress by WPsmarter. And I’m also using it on my this site. If you’re looking a best fast loading, beautiful and cheapest social plugin, which also has a Social Fan counter box. This plugin is for you. WPSmarter is also claimed that Ultimate Social Deux is compatible with all WordPress themes and across devices. It also supports shortcodes function, so you can place share buttons any where in the post using shortcodes. With the Ultimate Social Duex your users can share your post to 24+ popular social sites.
Features: Responsive buttons, Automatic buttons trigger, 8 beautifully designed templates, Google analytics integration, Social Fan Counter Widget, Buttons on Sidebar, Floating top, Post top and bottom share button, Share buttons in flying box, Pop up buttons, Mobile bar, Buttons on media.
Sumo Me share is available in both free and paid version. It is only fast loading plugin that also shows Social Share counts for free. And It is not only social sharing plugin, along with social share it also supports email subscriptions box, so you can easily setup a pop up subscription box for MailChimp, Aweber etc. which can increase your website or blog daily email subscription upto 20%. But when comes to share buttons design only two design available Simple and Circle. SumoMe Share plugin hosts data on Sumo Me server and uses asynchronous script to show share buttons. So it doesn’t affect your site performance and loads faster than other social plugin.
Features: Responsive layout, Google analytics integration, Floating sidebar share, Post above and below share button, Pop up buttons, Highlighter, Mobile bar, Media Sharing.
Price: Free and paid.
AddThis is also most popular free social sharing plugin. Just like the Sumome share plugin It also uses asynchronous script to show share button on your site. And the Share buttons are also served by AddThis server. So it doesn’t affect site speed. This plugin connects your site to 200+ social networks. AddThis Follower buttons help your site visitor to easily subscribe your social accounts.
Features: Responsive, Follow buttons, Social analytics tracking, sidebar share buttons, Inline sharing, Image sharing, Expanding Share buttons, Mobile Sharing buttons, Related Post etc.
Price: Free and paid.
These 5 social sharing plugins are light weight on your site and loads faster then any other social plugjns. If you can’t afford premium fast loading plugins then you can try Sumo Me share and AddThis. But with the premium social sharing plugin you can get more option and all the control in your hand.