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How to Add Social Sharing Buttons to WordPress Images: 3 Plugins

The rise of Pinterest has again demonstrated that people love visual content. As long as you have killer visual content on your website, you can get a lot of action on sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. You need to take time to optimize your website for those social networking sites though. Adding social sharing buttons to each post helps. You should also consider adding those buttons to each image. Here are 3 ways to do just that:

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Pinterest Pin It Button For Images: adds a Pin It button to every single image on your website. That means your visitors will have an easier time pinning images to their Pinterest boards.

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Social Image Hover for WordPress: adds smooth hover effects to your images. It includes Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest, and other buttons. You get 8 hover effects and a responsive design.


Slingpic: an image sharing tool that makes it easier for your visitors to send your photos to Facebook and other top social networking sites. It is easy to customize and add to your site.

These tools add social sharing buttons to your images and improve your site’s chances of getting more social media love. They could potentially work very well on sites with a ton of appealing visual content.

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