Floating Share Plugin for WordPress

Digg Digg is a WordPress plugin that allows you to generate social media/sharing buttons for your site. It comes with plenty of customization options, and one of them is the ability to make your sharing bar floating.  In the backend, you can configure whether the social sharing bar is shown on the Home/Posts/Pages/Category and should it be displayed horizontally or vertically. The floating sidebar option is not enabled by default.

One good thing about DiggDigg is that it comes with a lazy loading setting that delays the loading of the social sharing button by 5 seconds. This will allow your page to finish loading first before the buttons are displayed.

The cons? It requires you to manually adjust the css positioning of the float bar, which means you can’t make it live immediately upon activating the plugin – unless you don’t mind the sharing bar floating at the middle of your content. In addition, if the end user screen resolution is 1024px and below, the sharing bar will be completely hidden. If you depend solely on this to get your content across various social sharing site, you are going to miss out on the small screen users.

Full Details


2. GetSocial

wpsidebar-getsocial2

GetSocial adds color to the floating bar so that it looks more colorful and vibrant.  As compared to Digg Digg, you are given lesser configuration option in the backend. You can’t change the css and there is only a section for you to adjust the positioning of the sharing bar. However, there are two advantages that it has over Digg Digg: the ability to add custom social sharing button and the ability to unhide itself when the user’s screen size is small.

When the user’s screen resolution is 1024px or less, the sharing bar will hide itself and show only a small “Share” strip. When you mouseover the strip, the sharing bar will pop out, allowing the user to share the content.

Full Details


3. Sharebar

wpsidebar-sharebar

wpsidebar-sharebar1

wpsidebar-sharebar2

Of the three, my personal favorite is the Sharebar. While it does not comes with a CSS editing option, it does provide useful features that are not found in the abovementioned two plugins. You can configure to use big/small buttons for the share bar and you can even add your own buttons  The best thing about Sharebar is the ability to shrink itself into a small horizontal bar under the post title if the user’s screen is less than 1000px. Also, the plugin just works from the moment you activate it.

Full Details


What are you still waiting for? Go grab one of these 3 plugins and start getting the floating share bar on your site now!

Previous 10 Basic Tips for Improving Your WordPress Website
Next How To Get One Of Those Custom Images For Your Blog Comments - Gravatar / Avatar

About author

Jarrett Gucci
Jarrett Gucci 289 posts

Jarrett Gucci is the owner of Dynasty Web Solutions. A full service Internet presence provider specializing in WordPress development for business owners. Jarrett Gucci along with his team of professionals have designed over 400 WordPress websites. Jarrett Gucci believes strongly in creating websites that are unique, functional and generate referrals.

You might also like

WordPress Resources 0 Comments

What do you think is better, WordPress.com or WordPress.org?

We have been saying for years that Sel-hosted WordPress is better than hosted WordPress.  We want to know what you think.  Tell us below after you read these facts.

WordPress Resources 0 Comments

Static HTML vs. Dynamic WordPress Powered Websites

To get a cool website that works for you (instead of you working for it), there are a couple ways to go. (well, probably a lot of ways:-) ) From

WordPress Resources 0 Comments

8 greatest advantages of WordPress

WordPress is the greatest blogging platform till date. This statement is admitted by the top bloggers of the world. Blogs like Techcrunch, Readwriteweb, Mashable and Problogger runs on WordPress. So

WordPress Resources 0 Comments

What is WordPress and Why is it Important

What is WordPress Presentation PDF Click image below to open. Right click and save link as to download.WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or

WordPress Resources 0 Comments

WordPress Pros & Cons

There are three main advantages to hosting your own blog. You own it Can be optimized better Can add other items to improve your process There are also a couple

WordPress Themes 0 Comments

Top 9 Pinterest Style WordPress Themes

EcoStrips Pinterest Style WordPress Theme EcoStrips is a premium WordPress theme from iDesignEco with a dynamic post wall mashup design inspired by Pinterest. The theme has a dynamic mobile responsive layout, with the

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply