Socialize is an awesome WordPress plugin to selectively add actionable social bookmarks to your posts.
For the quite some time, I was using Floating Sharing Plugin on the left side of the post. But as I prefer clean look for my blog, I searched for a replacement of that plugin. And I found “Socialize WordPress Plugin“.
With this plugin, you can add bookmarks in two places:
– Inside the content (aligned left or right).
– In a ‘Call To Action’ Box below the content.
The best thing about this plugin is that there is an additional panel in your posts admin also that allows you to customize bookmarks for individual posts. This encourages more shares, comments and subscriptions on more relevant posts.
Another good thing about this plugin is that you are also provided with a ‘Call To Action‘ Box at the bottom of your posts that asks readers to subscribe & comment. The text of the ‘Call To Action’ Box can be edited in the ‘Socialize Admin Page’ & on individual posts/pages. You can also selectively display social bookmarks in this box the same way you go about inserting bookmarks in content.
Overall, it’s a great plugin to increase engagement with your readers.
Do check it out and share your thoughts in comments.