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Looking for an existing Social Media Like and Share plugin

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I run a WP 3.9.1. installation and want to add a <strong>social media like and share functionality</strong> by using an existing plugin.

The plugin should show a <strong>vertical (skyscraper) box</strong> filled with <strong>social media icons</strong> to every single page and should remain sticky upon scrolling.

It is a must that the plugin has <strong>2 functionalities</strong> displayed in this box:

1) Share active webpage on social media (at least Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin)
2) Like the company's Facebook page, Follow the company's Twitter account, Follow the company's Linkedin account. (By hitting the 'like' icon the user should NOT like the webpage it is on but like the company's FB, Twitter, Linkedin account).

<strong>Please advise which plugin has these two functionalities.</strong>

Answers (5)

2014-07-31

Veritus answers:

Great plugin with everything you need!

http://codecanyon.net/item/easy-social-share-buttons-for-wordpress/6394476

Best Regards
Felipe Chamorro


MarkS comments:

Thank you Felipe, I see quiet a lot of demo's at the site. Can you tell me which demo has all my requirements included? Thank you in advance.


Veritus comments:

Combine this two and you have everything you need:

http://codecanyon.net/item/social-network-tabs-for-wordpress/1982987
http://codecanyon.net/item/easy-social-share-buttons-for-wordpress/6394476


MarkS comments:

Hi Felipe,

Thank you for the great help. I've contacted the theme developer and they are in the process of adding the like and share functionality into one vertical box. That perfectly suits my needs!

I'll drop a line here once the demo is ready.

Best,

Mark!

2014-07-31

timDesain Nanang answers:

premium plugin:
http://codecanyon.net/item/fixed-wordpress-social-share-buttons/7420127
http://codecanyon.net/item/socialsider-universal-social-sidebar/7042612


MarkS comments:

Hi Thank you for your reply. Having checked the links above I concluded that these plugins only allow to like/share the actual website/webpage the user is on. They do not have the functionality to like the company's FB/Twitter/Linkedin page/account right? Because that's a must too.

Thank you anyhow,

Best,

Mark


timDesain Nanang comments:

yes, you are right.
they lacking the 2nd function.


how about this:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/super-socializer/
demo: http://super-socializer-wordpress.pyrovolt.com/


timDesain Nanang comments:

i am sorry. seems super-socializer plugin have no the 2nd function.


timDesain Nanang comments:

btw, i agreed with Felipe.
you can use : http://codecanyon.net/item/easy-social-share-buttons-for-wordpress/6394476

it has 2 functions:
- like/share the active page
- fan/follow the account

demo:
- active page: http://fb.creoworx.com/essb/display-post-vertical-float-sidebar/
- fan/follow: http://fb.creoworx.com/essb/easy-social-fans-counter-demos/ ()

note:
you need to do a little trick to show the 2nd vertically.
- create a wrapper to put the shortcode, then
- add the css and/or jQuery



timDesain Nanang comments:

or you can request the feature (fan/follow show vertically) to the author.


MarkS comments:

Hi Tim, thanks for the help. I've asked the plugin developer if the plugin itself allows to combine the two functionalities in one box below each other. Wait for their reply now.


timDesain Nanang comments:

Hi Marks, I think the plugin has two functionalities in one box below each other.

check this demo:
http://fb.creoworx.com/essb/demos/float-from-top-of-post/

you can display it vertically, check this screenshot:
http://codecanyon.net/theme_previews/6394476-easy-social-share-buttons-for-wordpress?index=10
http://codecanyon.net/theme_previews/6394476-easy-social-share-buttons-for-wordpress?index=11
http://codecanyon.net/theme_previews/6394476-easy-social-share-buttons-for-wordpress?index=12
http://codecanyon.net/theme_previews/6394476-easy-social-share-buttons-for-wordpress?index=13


MarkS comments:

Hi Tim,

Thank you for the great help. I've contacted the plugin developer and they are in the process of adding the like and share functionality into one vertical box. That perfectly suits my needs!

I'll drop a line here once the demo is ready.

Best,

Mark!

2014-07-31

Navjot Singh answers:

I would suggest you the http://wordpress.org/plugins/flare/ plugin


MarkS comments:

Hi Navjot, this plugin misses the requested functionality #2.

2014-07-31

Kyle answers:

You may not be able to find one that has both sharing and liking bundled into the same interface, which may be okay as it could confuse users a bit (want to like post and accidentally like your page and vice versa). This plugin can handle your second request (looks like the others posted for first request), it is relatively new so no way to know how effective it will be

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wpsite-follow-us-badges/

If you really want something exact it may need to be a custom project


Kyle comments:

My opinion would be you should keep the sharing on page inline with the content, and then use a sticky sidebar for liking your company pages.


Kyle comments:

This plugin offers everything you are looking for, but is not 'sticky'

https://wordpress.org/plugins/social-sharing-toolkit/

If you'd like we could work with that and customize it with stickyjs

2014-07-31

Nilesh shiragave answers:

Hi

Best Free solution available is Digg Digg wordpress plugin
[[LINK href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/digg-digg/"]] DIGG DIGG Plugin [[/LINK]]

It will add floating share icons just like what you want.

Thanks