Social media is an very important aspect in promoting your blog online, it is not just bringing you visitors it is also helps in increasing the Google rankings. For some time I want to change my social counter widget from the right sidebar with a new one that is looking more interesting.
There are a few WordPress social counters plugins out there but which one is the best? The below aspects are important for me when choosing the perfect social counter plugin:
- To load fast
- To have an atractive look
- To be easy to use
- To be Free 🙂
Keeping the above 4 aspects in mind I have found the perfect social counter plugin the name is: AccessPress Social Counter, it has 30.000 instalation and 5 star rating.
- Beautifully designed 5 themes to select from. More available in Pro version.
- Major 7 social media included (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Youtube, Sound Cloud and Dribbble). More available in Pro version.
- Latest use of APIs to fetch data
- Auto updates on all APIs
- Option to select which social media profile to show
- Display order for selected social media
- Cache setting – you can set a cache period to avoid frequent API calls
- Fully Responsive – compatible with mobile devices
- User friendly and very interactive user interface – Anyone can use it, its as easy as drag and drop.
- Upgrades available – For more features like more social media profiles, more design themes, your own design etc. – upgrade to Pro.
- Support – Dedicated email, forum support
- Free updates – Get free updates for lifetime.
The plugin is perfect and it looks great, more details can be seen on: DEMO
Other Free Social Counter Plugin
If you are not happy with AccessPress Social Counter then you can check the below free alternatives:
- Social Share Buttons by Supsystic
- Cresta Social Share Counter
- Social Count Plus – Free WordPress Plugin
- Social Media Followers Counter
This is the short article with my recommendation, if there is any other free version off social counter plugin that you know and is amazing please drop an comment so other can check it.