Social media is one of the most used content catalysts in the modern online world. Even if you put your writing hat on and generate a fantastic piece of content, it won’t go that far without sharing it through social media.
Luckily, WordPress makes it easy to connect social media to our personal blogs. By adding plugins into the picture, both you and your visitors can have it easy with sharing content.
With more than 400,000 users, it doesn’t take much to realize that the plugin has something good to offer. Simply by installing Digg Digg, you get a new feature on the site. The plugin allows you to display social share buttons in several ways:
Now, the decision is all up to you. It is possible to generate buttons in single posts, pages, categories, archives, tag pages and the home pages as well. So, whatever you want visitors to share is in the reach of your hand.
Since it works with more than twenty social media sites, Digg Digg is frequently updated. So, if you are using many of the icons from the list, be prepared to check the update notifications more often than usual – you want all of your buttons to work properly, don’t you?
Digg Digg allows you to add social links to twenty four popular services which include Twitter, Reddit, Buffer, Google Buzz, StumbleUpon, Facebook, Digg, Google +, Delicious, Yahoo! Buzz, TheWebBlend, BlogEngage, Flattr and Pinterest.
Without touching additionals settings, the plugin will show social media buttons before or after the content. This is usually a good position to place icons since you are getting them in front of the users without intruding the content.
Since many users don’t like the fact that the normal placement moves the other content on their site (sometimes even breaking the elements of the blog), the developer introduced the floating bar. Here you get to show icons in a separate element that will float next to the content, without changing the layout of your site.
The feature has become popular in the last few years, and you will find many popular sites with a floating social bar. And now you can add your personal blog to the list.
For more advanced users who know a thing or two about code and structure of WordPress templates, it is possible to manually place buttons in custom locations. It is also good to know that each and every button can be customized; you just have to add the code by yourself.
We think that every website that generates content should have social media buttons available somewhere on the screen. While it might be tricky to handle things on your own, there are plugins like Digg Digg that can solve the problem. Instead of handling the code and messing with numberless icons for each social media site, install Digg Digg.
After choosing a few settings and deciding on how to display the icons, you can forget about the social media mess and start counting new shares. Have you ever tried Digg Digg? How do you like it?