Last updated: March 22, 2015 (6 days ago)
Compatibility (latest version): 100% (of votes)
Tested up to (WP version): WP 4.1.1
Download count: 633,418
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
WordPress Social Media Feather is a super lightweight free social media WordPress plugin that allows you to quickly and painlessly add social sharing and following features to all your posts, pages and custom post types.
The plugin supports adding of social buttons for sharing or following (that is, social buttons that link to your social network profiles pages). The social media buttons can be easily and automatically be added to all your posts, pages or any other custom post types.
Check out this introductory tutorial on how to install and get started with Social Media for WordPress by a helpful user of Social Media Feather!
Now the only social sharing and bookmarking plugin with full support for the Retina and high resolution displays as used in iPad 5 and other devices!
The primary goal behind the plugin is to provide very lightweight WordPress social sharing and following that doesn’t add any unnecessary burden to your site and especially on your users.
What sets WordPress Social Media Feather aside from the plethora of other social sharing and following WordPress plugins is its focus on simplicity, performance and unobtrusive impact.
By keeping load times at a minimum, you ensure that all the social sharing aspects of your site don’t interfere with those visitors who just want to access the content but are not interested in sharing on social media platforms.
On the other hand, given the widespread focus on WordPress social media integration, your site will still provide social bookmarks to improve visibility of your posts and content and improve your overall global reach.
The WordPress social media sharing offered by the plugin includes all major social sharing providers like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, reddit, Pinterest, tumblr, Linkedin and even e-mail.
It will show social buttons that your users can click to share to facebook or tweet your posts and pages on your site or submit it to reddit and google plus and all other social sharing networks.
The WordPress social media following offered by the plugin includes all major social network providers and tools like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Linkedin, YouTube, tumblr, instagram, flickr, foursquare, vimeo or RSS.
Our social media plugin also offers widgets for sharing and following buttons that you can place in any widgetized area in your site and the widgets also expose some settings and parameters to tweak the appearance of the social buttons. The plugin also provides shortcodes that can be used for the same purpose, creating both share and follow buttons and allowing selection of visibility of different social media networks or reordering how the various social networks appear (see example shortcodes at the bottom).
You can disable automatic rendering of social icons for specific posts by using Custom Fields. Simply set a custom field of
synved_social_exclude_share to "yes" (without quotes) to disable rendering of sharing buttons on the post/page or
synved_social_exclude_follow to "yes" (without quotes) to remove following buttons from the post or alternatively
synved_social_exclude to disable both. The Custom Fields editor needs to be enabled on your post/page edit screen by clicking at the top right where it says "Screen Options".
- Integrated WordPress social sharing for all your posts
- Full support for Retina and high resolution displays
- WordPress social sharing and following widgets
- Supports all major providers of social features
- Sharing with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, reddit, Pinterest, tumblr, Linkedin and e-mail
- Following on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Linkedin, YouTube, tumblr, instagram, flickr, foursquare, vimeo or RSS Feed
- Each social provider can be enabled or disabled
- Ability to select what services each provider will be exposed for
- Full customization for titles and URLs for each provider
- Super lightweight social sharing and following
- Fast unobtrusive social bookmarks for your site
- Comes with a default modern icon set
- For further customization more social icons skins are available
- Available skins can be customized with cool effects like fading and greying out social icons
- If you like them you can get social sharing counters that load dynamically, only when necessary, thus not weighing in on visitors who don't use them
This shortcode will create a list of social sharing buttons to share content on your site:
This shortcode will create a list of social media sharing buttons to share content on your site, only showing Google+, Twitter and Facebook, in that specific order:
[feather_share show="google_plus, twitter, facebook" hide="reddit, pinterest, linkedin, tumblr, mail"]
You can change the order of displayed buttons by changing the order of keywords:
[feather_share show="twitter, google_plus, facebook" hide="reddit, pinterest, linkedin, tumblr, mail"]
This shortcode will create a list of social sharing buttons to share content on your site using the "Wheel" icons skin:
This shortcode will create a list of social media sharing buttons to share content on your site using the default icon skin with a size of 64 pixels:
You can combine all the parameters above to customize the look, for instance using the "Wheel" icon skin at a size of 64 pixels and only showing Google+, Twitter and Facebook, in that specific order:
[feather_share skin="wheel" size="64" show="google_plus, twitter, facebook" hide="reddit, pinterest, linkedin, tumblr, mail"]
The next shortcode will create a list of social following buttons that allow visitors to follow you:
The next shortcode will create a list of social following buttons that allow visitors to follow you, using the "Balloon" icons skin:
The next shortcode will create a list of social media following buttons that allow visitors to follow you, using the "Balloon" icons skin with a size of 64 pixels:
[feather_follow skin="balloon" size="64"]
If you don't want to use shortcodes but instead prefer to use PHP directly, there are 2 PHP functions/template tags you can use.
For sharing buttons you can use:
if (function_exists('synved_social_share_markup')) echo synved_social_share_markup();
For following buttons you can use:
if (function_exists('synved_social_follow_markup')) echo synved_social_follow_markup();
An example of how the sharing or following buttons appear in the front-end at 64 pixel resolution
An example of how the share or follow icons appear in the front-end at 24 pixel resolution
An example of how the following or sharing links appear in the front-end using the Extra Social Icons addon
Showing how using the Grey Fade addon transforms the sharing or following buttons in the front-end
A demo of how social media providers can be customized in the back-end
An view of some of the settings that can be customized in Social Media the back-end
This shows the available social sharing and following widgets and their settings
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Fast loading button links for people to follow you on your social network and share your posts and pages on their social networks.