Social Media is the future of the internet and it’s power cannot be undermined in todays rapidly changing world. Adding social bookmarking icons to your blog is essential as it makes it easy for readers to share your content with others and exposure to Twitter & Facebook can mean a lot of traffic for your blog.
As you must be aware there are many social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon etc. Adding each of these sites icons via codes or individual plugins and looking into issues of alignment and floating into your posts is a big issue for many of us.
You can use the Digg Digg WordPress Plugin to integrate various social media site buttons on your blog
Fortunately for bloggers who do not want to dig into codes, we have the Digg Digg WordPress Plugin which is an all-in-one social vote buttons with nineteen social media share buttons – Digg, LinkedIn, Reddit, dDone, Twitter, TweetMeme, Topsy, Yahoo Buzz,facebook share, facebook like, StumbleUpon, Delicious, Sphinn, Google Buzz, Designbump, WebBlend, BlogEngage, Serpd and AddThis
What I enjoy about this WordPress Plugin Digg Digg is that it does “integration work” only. Make sure not to select all the buttons as the plugin does not have control of buttons performance and the buttons are generated by the social media sites themselves. Ensure to select few buttons that are applicable to your site content.
It makes alignment of the various buttons easy, preventing them from floating into theme & post elements which works well.
Here is an example of compact form buttons, vertical align with right float.
Below is an example of standard width buttons, horizontal align, right float:
You can change the ordering of button by giving weight (priorities), If you have a button whose priority is 100, it comes before the button having priority 80 giving you a choice to maintain order the way you want. You can enable the lazy load in some buttons to significantly increase your website performance.
Below are the plugin options that you can configure to your requirements
1) Buttons Integration Types
* Left Float
* Right Float
* Before Content
* After Content
2) Buttons Control Display
* Display at Home page
* Display at Static page
* Display at Post Page
* Display at Category Page
* Display at Archive Page
* Display at Certain categories
3) Buttons Weight
* Sorting, make buttons display in order, where heavy weight will display in higher priority.
4) Ajax Floating
* Make the buttons show at the left side of the post or page, scroll down as the people read the post, Mashable.com scrolling effect cloned.
5) Lazy Loading
* Delay 5 seconds to load the buttons, so that the page will load more faster.
The Digg Digg WordPress Plugin is just awesome to have on your blog. It is a must have WordPress plugin that makes integration of social media sites into your blog a total breeze.
You can Download Digg Digg WordPress Plugin
Do you use Social Media buttons on your blog? If yes, which plugin do you use to display these buttons? How do you decide which sites to show?