Have you seen a site that shows social media followers/subscribers with total count along with the icon? It’s a great idea to add a social counter that shows the popularity of that blog/website. You can easily add social media counter using a plugin into your WordPress site. Most of the social media counter plugins are not free and you need to pay. In this article, I will introduce with some free social media counter WordPress Plugin. You can use any one of these plugins into your blog/website.
AccessPress Social Counter
It is a free drag and drop WordPress plugin. You can use it to display total numbers of followers, page fans and subscribers on your site. Free version supports Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Youtube, SoundCloud, Dribble, Posts and Comments count.
#Custom specific social media profile and display sequence for a specific page.
#Custom cache period to avoid frequent API calls.
#Lots of button’s template design available.
#Auto updates on all APIs.
Download » AccessPress Social Counter
Social Count Plus
It is a great social counter WordPress plugin. This plugin has its own default cache option. This plugin’s cache option check every day for new followers and wiped previous data when new values are available. It counts for total comments, Facebook Page Fans, GitHub Followers, Google Plus Page/Profile Followers, Instagram Followers, LinkedIn Followers, Pinterest Followers, Total Posts, SoundCloud Followers, Tumblr Followers, Steam Community, Twitch Channel Followers, Twitter Followers, Total Users, Vimeo Followers.
#It’s another great feature is if one of these services does not respond then the counter displays the last count it was taken successfully (does not show any access error).
Download » Social Count Plus
Social Media Followers Counter
It is a simple social media follower counter WordPress plugin. This WordPress plugin can collect data from Facebook Page, Twitter, Google Plus Page, Youtube and Dribble.
#Easy to setup and has a user-friendly interface.
#Custom text for each counter.
Download » Social Media Followers Counter
Social Share Buttons by Supsystic
It is a great plugin for its configuration and design. You can use this WordPress plugin both for social counter and share. It supports customizable button design and placement. Support over 15 social networks, add sharing button in different locations, some free professional template available for social media icon and share buttons.
#Support page specific social sharing buttons.
#Supports popup window.
Download » Social Share Buttons by Supsystic
How to activate the social media counter?
Before activating the social media counter WordPress plugin, you need to generate API key for specific social media. Here I give you some popular social media developer link where you can generate API key for your blog/website. It’s a very easy task. Just signup for a new application with your social media accounts and generate a unique API key. Then copy paste the API key in the social media counter plugin’s setting area. The generated API key is a secret key, so don’t share it with others.
These free WordPress plugins are enough good and you can use in your site. If you face any problem then you can ask/share it with us through the comment box below.