Social media is an important component for online marketing. If you have a small business website made using WordPress, it is quite easy to for your to integrate social media plugin. There are numerous plugins available among which you can choose the one you like the most. This choice is dependent on the social media platforms you use more frequently, and the content type your website has to offer.

Digg Digg

This plugin has various customization options along with the facility of integrating with virtually any kind of social platform. You can make a floating bar having right or left scroll options, or make sharing buttons that appear at the bottom or top of your posts.

Digg Digg offers nearly all social media channels buttons that you can think and have other features including lazy loading, excerpt mode support, and email & print support.

Flare

The plugin is eye-catching and simple and gives you an option to have customized share buttons. Moreover, there is a Follow Me widget creation ability that let your visitors to follow your social media presence straight from your website.

You can place your Flare on any side of the post and is compatible with nearly all social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Google+, etc.

ShareThis: Share Buttons and Social Analytics

With 120+ social channels, large or small buttons, sharing bars or add counters, this plugin has enormous popularity with over 1,777,000 downloads. This plugin, as the name suggests, has extended functionality of website analytics that give you a good insight of your website.

Share Buttons by AddThis

This is one of the most widely used social media WordPress plugin. This allows you to integrate your website with over 330 social media platforms, bookmarking websites and email sharing. There is a floating sidebar options along with plethora of choices for layout. You can moreover get a free analytics account when you sign up on AddThis.

Social

It is a very light weighted plugin that allows you to integrate very efficiently with Twitter and Facebook. It offers support for multiple accounts linked to a single user and single blog. Social also offers to customize the broadcast message via tokens.

Shareaholic

With floating sharing buttons and shareable images, Shareaholic is a choice of a number of WordPress website owners. It not only has full support for top social media plugins but also offers social analytics ability. It also has 15+ languages support and offers Google URL Shortening support.

Microblog Poster

It is a different type of social media plugin that allows you to automatically publish your WordPress blog post on different social website. Microblog Poster has support for Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Delicious, LinkedIn and numerous others. It moreover supports multiple accounts and shortcodes.

It doesn’t matter which plugin you choose, it should be customized properly to go with your theme and should serve the purpose. Make sure to keep your plugins up to date so that they don’t slow down your website as they become outdated.