WordPress is a fantastic platform for creating and sharing your content. Be it a website, blog, or a post even, WordPress grants you exceptional possibilities in enriching your content using a combination of text, audio, image and video files. Moreover, it integrates brilliantly with your social media applications allowing readers and visitors to share content at the click of a button.
However, there are always plugins you can install to optimize on your functionalities and enhance the reading and viewing experience of your content. One plugin in particular is the social media plugin – Feather.
The WordPress Feather plugin is an extremely lightweight free addition that can be installed to enhance your social sharing features of your content. It emphasizes a particular focus on ease of use and fast sharing that allows it to stand out from the countless other social media plugins for WordPress.
Feather’s significance rests on minimizing the unnecessary burden and lag in viewing content on WordPress. Readers and viewers of content on WordPress often experience lags in sharing content on their social media sites and greatly affects their experience. Feather allows a simple and seamless reading experience for users and makes sharing content very easy
Installing the plugin is fairly easy on WordPress. To get started, log in to access your dashboard. Upon opening your dashboard, you will see a list of tabs on the left-side corner. Beneath ‘Appearance’, there should be ‘Plugins’. Click it to drop down and select ‘Add New’. You will be directed to another section and in the search plugins text box, enter ‘Social Media Feather’ to access the plugin and click ‘Install Now’ to proceed and finish installation.
Once the installation is complete, select ‘Activate Plugin’ which leads to a new ‘Social Media’ item to be added under Settings and a ‘Social Media Feather Plugin’ is also added under Widgets in the Appearance section.
After you have successfully installed the plugin, go to Settings and then Social Media and tick the ‘Display Follow Button’ check box and save the changes. You need to then go to Appearance and click on the following widgets: Social Media Feather: Sharing and Social Media Feather: Follow Us. The widgets can then be added to your main sidebar and for each social media application; you can select the icon skin and start using once you are done.
Another feature of the plugin is that it allows highly customizable icon skins that can be configured via fading and graying. It further allows social media sharing options to be turned off or on individually.
Social Media Feather plugin is a highly reliable, fast and lightweight plugin that allows a simple and seamless user experience for WordPress. To reap the benefits of social media, get started now!