Get more social shares which can lead to more website traffic with the best WordPress social sharing plugin! Built by a group of social media marketing experts and world class developers who are obsessed with performance. Learn more at Warfare Plugins.
WordPress Sharing Plugin
Most WordPress social sharing plugins slow down your site, are not attractive, and don't work the way you would hope. Social Warfare share buttons are both lightning fast and beautiful.
Not only will it never slow down your website like other sharing plugins, we give you the most attractive share buttons available that look great no matter what screen size or resolution.
Social Warfare has boosted social shares by 300% without slowing down my blog.
Eddie Gear - Professional Blogger
You can choose from the top social networks sharing buttons, including:
You can also choose where you want the share buttons to show up. Choose from the following placement options:
- Above the post content
- Below the post content
- Both above and below the post content
- None (or) Manual placement
We also give you the ability to have floating share buttons follow your readers down the screen when static (non-floating) buttons are not in view. This way the reader will always have easy access to your share buttons, no matter where they scroll on your page.
"This is by far the best looking social sharing plugin I have seen on the net!"
David Foster, Online Personality
Proudly display how many times your content has been shared-- even tweet counts (with a Social Warfare - Pro license)! Social Proof is a powerful psychological tool that has been proven to influence even more shares.
We use the social network API endpoints to ensure that the most accurate share counts are always displayed.
Popular Posts Widget based on Social Share Counts
Wouldn't you love to show what your most popular posts are based on the number of social shares they've received? Social Warfare allows you to do just that.
You can even choose to display most your popular posts based on which social network they were popular on!
Social Warfare's Popular Posts widget allows you to display and customize the look with:
- Post thumbnail images
- Image and text size
- Custom visual themes
- Custom date range
Click to Tweet Quotes
A simple and effective way to create tweetable quotes right inside your posts or pages. This has proven to increase the average number of tweets per article dramatically.
Use Shortcodes to Manually Place Social Share Buttons Anywhere
If you want to place buttons in the middle of an article, you can with our
What if you wanted to add share buttons to a page but actually have them share out a different page altogether (like being able to share your Subscribe page from your Thank You)? Social Warfare allows you to do this!
If you're experienced with PHP, you can also hook Social Warfare into your theme templates for hyper customization.
We've built our highly demanded Frame Buster right into Social Warfare so that you are protected from content hijackers seeking to place their advertisements on top of your content without your permission.
Social Warfare is by far the best social sharing plugin I've ever used. I recommend it to all of my clients.
Andrew Wilder, Marketing Consultant
Premium Social Sharing Options
Social Warfare - Pro license holders also get access to the following social network share buttons:
- Hacker News
In addition to the extra social networks, you can also reactivate, track and display Twitter tweet counts!
Pin All the Images
Enabling the Image Hover Pin Button will place a "Pin" button over top of every image inside of your content when a reader hovers their mouse over it. This makes every image on your page highly sharable to Pinterest!
Powerful Share Customization
"I use Social Warfare - Pro because how things are shared when I'm not there to do it is important!"
Peg Fitzpatrick, author of The Art and Science of Social Media
Social Warfare is among the pioneers of customizing how your content is shared, particularly with Pinterest. The Social Warfare - Pro add-on allows you to decide exactly which image, title and description appears when your content is shared on sites like Facebook and Google+. This also applies to any other networks that use Open Graph data for social shares.
On top of that, you can upload a custom Pinterest image and write a custom description so that when someone clicks the pin button, the exact image you've chosen shows up with exactly the description you've written. No more hoping that your readers choose the best image and write an optimal description for you!
In addition to that, you can also write a custom tweet for when someone clicks on the Twitter button. The exact tweet you wrote will be displayed in the Twitter share box and Social Warfare will automatically add the link to your content and your @username to the end of it.
These capabilities are what professional social media marketers and bloggers have been waiting for.
Social Warfare - Pro Sharing Options, Custom Design and Placements
Customize which sharing networks you display, how your buttons look and where they show up.
You can choose from 6 different button shapes, 8 different color themes plus the ability to choose custom colors for your buttons. The design combinations are unlimited.
You will also get 6 different Click to Tweet styles and an option to create your own style via your theme's CSS.
Minimum Social Proof
If you would prefer to only show counts after a certain minimum number of shares has been met (to avoid "negative social proof"), you can do that as well. Or if you'd rather just have no counts showing at all, just turn them off altogether.
Share Recovery: Your Lost Share Counts Returned!
Have you ever changed permalink structures, domain prefixes, connection protocols (http-https) or just flat out changed domains and ended up losing all your social share counts?
We've built a tool right into Social Warfare called Share Recovery which allows you to get back your lost share counts if you've ever had to modify your permalink settings.
Social Authorship, Twitter Cards, Rich Pins and More
It nice to have your stuff shared on social media, it's even nicer when you get mentioned in the social share! With Social Warfare you can ensure that your authorship is always in place, including:
- Facebook author and publisher attribution
- Facebook app link (advanced users)
- Twitter publisher and author attribution
- "via @username" added to the ends of tweets
- "via @username" added to the ends of pin descriptions
You can also activate Twitter Cards (Large Image Cards) so that tweets sent from your site are always media rich and much more likely to get engagement.
Our plugin also ensures that your site is Rich Pin ready so that your Pins look as good as possible.
Link Shortening, Analytics Campaign and Button-click Tracking
Shorten shared links automatically using your own Bitly credentials so you can track how many clicks are occurring on your links.
Additionally, if you're a Google Analytics user, you can set up Analytics tracking so that each shared link contains a networks specific UTM tracking code. This way you can track all inbound links that come as a direct result of Social Warfare shares.
You can also activate Event Tracking so that you can also see in Google Analytics exactly how many times your buttons are clicked.
It is without question that Social Warfare is the most powerful social sharing plugin available for WordPress. You get all these premium features while still benefitting from a super-fast, light-weight code base.
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(20 JUL 2020) = This is a major update to the Facebook share checking functionality of the plugin.
(07 DEC 2020) = The 4.2 release was a major release that introduced a whole suite of social analytics tools. As you might imagine with a release featuring that many new features, and new lines of code, there were a few hiccups along the way. But we've spent the weekend getting them all fixed right up and now here we are with 4.2.1.
(02 DEC 2020) = * BRAND NEW!!! A whole suite of social analytics tools! * Social Optimizer scores are now saved allowing for comparisons and recommendations. * Added a check for share counts on URLs with UTM codes for Pinterest. * Fixed a few minor CSS issues. * Fix for line breaks in font URLs in the CSS that made the icon font not appear. * Fixed blank settings page on some page loads. * Cleaned up some post meta remnants. * Clean out share counts for buttons that don't use share counts like "email" or "more" * Added a posts column to display the social optimization score.
(17 AUG 2020) = * BRAND NEW!!! Added a "Social Optimizer" to the Gutenberg post editor sidebar. * Fixed a few minor CSS issues. * Updated the post editor custom fields to be compatable with WP 5.5.
(28 JUL 2020) = * Added Facebook authentications to core to allow for faster and more reliable share counts when authenticated. * Added full AMP compatibility to the plugin. * Fixed the custom CSS field on the settings page so that it saves properly now. * Added dashboard notifications to alert users as to the state of their Facebook authentications.
(14 APR 2020) = * New: Added the ability to connect Social Warfare with Facebook. We use this to fetch follow counts for pages and faster, more accurate share counts for the share buttons. Go to Social Warfare -> Social Identity -> Social Network Connections to get started. * New: Added a notice about clearing caches after updates. * New: Added additional share count debugging to the ?swp_debug=recover debugger. * Fixed: Fixed some CSS for the "more" share box overlay. * Fixed: Fixed a PHP error related to user options. * Maintenance: Adjusted the cache rebuild schedule.
(3 JUN 2019) = * Updated Hover Save Pin functionality to work more globally. * Fixed conflcit with hover pin button in Thrive Architect page builder. * Removed the Google Plus network share button. * Fixed an "Uncaught Error" for $ in the JS on the widgets page. * Fixed a Twitter PHP notice.
(2 MAY 2019) = * Updated Hover Save Pin functionality to work more globally. * Updated how Facebook share counts are requested. * Fixed placement of hidden pinterest image. * Fixed double quotation marks breaking Click to Tweets. * Fixed the hover-pin-opt out checkbox in a post editor. * Fixed hover pin description source. * Fixed whitespace/new HTML document being created in buttons panels. * Fixed character encoding for tags.
(25 MAR 2019) = * Further security auditing and hardening of files against hacking.
(21 MAR 2019) = * Immediate security patch for 3.5.x
(19 MAR 2019) = * Fixed tags for OG and Twitter Card. * Fixed source of Pinterest description when pinning from Save or Pinterest button. * Fixed empty 'via' being added to Pinterest description and Click to Tweet. * Updated addon registration and unregistration messages. * Updated icon font file and encoding.
(27 FEB 2019) = * Fixed the total share displaying an incorrect value. * Fixed PHP notices about 'undefined variable'. * Fixed floating buttons not showing or hiding as expected. * Fixed SWP Addon error. * Restored Custom Color CSS being applied to the page.
(26 FEB 2019) = * Fixed the side floating buttons not showing on some themes. * Fixed 'operand type' notice when making cURL share count request. * Fixed Facebook shares displaying double the value. * Fixed the Pinterest description sometimes being too long when pinning. * Escaped the Pinterest description before sending to the client. * Fixed a missing @via tag for Click to Tweets. * Fixed the CSS selector for Gutenberg blocks. * Updated location of Total Shares and Share Counts options. * Updated og:image tags to include a name attribute (for LinkedIn). * Updated the Frame Buster feature. * Updated the pinterest button search & destroy method. * Fixed notice when there are no inactive icons. * Added interface for handling oAuth handshakes.
(13 DEC 2018) = * Fixed floating bottom disappear on mobile when pro is deactivated. * Fixed blocks disappearing after Gutenberg update. * Fixed buttons accidentally showing up on pages created with content builders.
(4 DEC 2018) =
* Fixed JS error in Admin (
(27 NOV 2018) =
* Props to our Warfare Community beta testers- you guys rock!
* Added support for Gutenberg blocks Social Warfare and Click To Tweet (as of Gutenberg 4.5.1)
* Added option in Advanced tab to disable Gutenberg blocks.
* Added interactive components to the Admin sidebar.
* Added a tooltip to network icons in the settings page.
* Updated JS to open share links in windows instead of tabs.
* Updated Social Warfare settings page to be mobile responsive.
* Updated the cURL request timeout duration to be shorter.
* Fixed extra whitespace when floating buttons are present on mobile.
* Fixed bug during post caching which prevented shares from updating.
* Fixed error 'invalid argument supplied foreach' regarding
(11 SEP 2018) =
* Added CSS to hide buttons on print views.
* Added Mix to the Social Networks.
* Added "url" paramter to the shortcode.
* Fixed plugin compatability issue with BuddyPress.
* Fixed the decimal separator for share counts.
* Updated the option-getting mechanism (
(11 SEP 2018) = * Fixed the URL for post editor placeholder images. * Fixed the Twitter Count toggle. * Added backward compatability for swp_kilomega(). * Added compatability for mb_convert_encoding().
(14 SEP 2018) = * Fixed a line of code that caused the 'social_warfare()' function to disappear.
(16 AUG 2018) = * Fixed a minor DOMDocument warning that was appearing when data-pin-description was ON
(13 AUG 2018) = * Shoutout to our Warfare Community beta testers- thank you so much! * Created shortcode for Pinterest Image. * Created Custom Pinterst Description on a per-image basis. * Fixed the Total Shares icon/counts not displaying. * Fixed many JS related issues on floating and mobile buttons. * Fixed an issue where some buttons did not display on some posts (after 'post_updated' fires). * Fixed the total shares missing counts from LinkedIn and Google Plus. * Fixed floating buttons not showing until bottom of content. * Fixed where posts were receiving false share counts from Facebook. * Fixed the update process for addons (like Pro) so it should now receive dashboard notifications. * Fixed sharing on Pinterest when images use relative paths instead of absolute paths. * Fixed hidden Pinterest image from covering content "below". * Changed the cursor from cursor to pointer for Total Shares hover state. * Added option to add data-pin-description to all images in a post. * Added !important tags for our Custom Color option. * Added check for whether or not to fetch share counts (based on Button Count and Total Count settings). * Updated the visibility of Mobile Float Location option. * Replaced New Share Counts with Twitcount.
(09 JUl 2018) = * Fixed incompatibility with Yoast update * Fixed side floating button fade effect. * Fixed the shares icon CSS in the side floating buttons. * Added option for post-specific share recovery * Added option to show/hide buttons before content. * Added "noopener noreferrer" to outbound links. * Added two Pinterest image selectors. * Added the Pinterest character counter. * Added Google Tag Manager compatibility for Click/Event Tracking * Removed the StumbleUpon button. * Updated references of http to https where possible. * Updated the Facebook share count system. * Updated notifications to read from WarfarePlugins server. * Major update to the metadata caching system. * Major updates on floating buttons and mobile buttons. * Updated the plugin update processes. * Ensures all custom post types are showing in the "Position Share Buttons" display section.
(08 JUN 2018) = * Fix for slow page loads on some sites. * Added notice to warn that StumbleUpon is being removed at the end of the month. * Fix for buttons not showing on mobile in some cases. * Removed calls to Google Plus' and LinkedIn's API's since they no longer offer share counts. * Fix for the Pinterest fallback image functionality. * Fix for admin settings page not saving in some instances. * Fix for the post_id parameter not working in the shortcodes. * Fix for the Buffer share button showing plusses instead of spaces. * Fix for Bitly Authentication occasionally not working. * Fix for some undefined index errors.
(24 MAY 2018) = * Fixed 'Undefined Index' notices. * Fixed 'File not found' errors. * Custom Color and Custom Color Outlines are fully functional. * Floating bar on mobile is back to normal. * Fixed global/post-specific setting incompatibilities. * Total shares is responsive to the settings, shortcode, and function. * Right floating buttons are properly positioned. * Fixed conflict with buttons showing on Archive/Category post types. * The shortcode and social_warfare() function behave as expected. * Yummly and StumbleUpon buttons are back. * Created default settings for float position, location, and size. * Improved the migration mechanism.
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(8 MAY 2018) = * Rewrote the core mechanics of the plugin to a class based system. * Added top floating bar for mobile. * Added circular button option. * Normalized variable and function naming conventions. * Updated CSS to reflect new classnames and keys. * Share windows now appear in the center of the browser. * Added toggle to print/not print OG output. * Created a custom CSS field for Click To Tweet. * Added option for right floating buttons. * Added size option for floating buttons. * Added vertical placement options for floating buttons. * Added option in to select from all post-types for the Widget. * Fixed URL Encoding for social network links. * URLs are no longer created for attachment or media items. * Updated copyright dates. * Made the buttons preview its own section in the options page. * Moved Tweet Count registration from Registrations to Social Identity.
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