Social Widgets

A simple plug-in that displays the most important social widgets from Facebook, Twitter and Google+ below your posts (please click on it ;-) ):

But why yet another social widgets plug-in?
This one is very easy to setup: just activate the plug-in and the social widgets are displayed immediately – no complicated configuration!

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Developing and maintaining the plug-in takes much time. Therefore please conside a donation to support this free plug-in:


  • Download and install the plug-in in your WordPress administration.
  • Activate the plug-in on your plug-in page.
  • That’s it: the social widgets are now displayed below your posts!
  • Optionally you may change some settings on the plug-in configuration page.


Social Widgets Configuration

  • Change the display order of the social widgets.
  • Completely disable one of the widgets.
  • Choose the pages where the social widgets should be displayed.
  • Display social widgets above posts, below posts or both.
  • Add additional CSS styles to the whole widget box or every single widget.

Additional Functions

  • get_the_social_widgets(): Returns the output of this plug-in for using the social widgets in your code.
  • the_social_widgets(): Directly sends the output of this plug-in to the browser. This way you can integrate the social widgets anywhere in your theme.


  • 1.3.4:
    • Fix: Fixing broken ZIP of last commit – sorry.
  • 1.3.3:
    • Fix: Social widgets were still displayed on posts and pages even if this was disabled in the settings.
  • 1.3.2:
    • Tested with WordPress 3.3.0.
  • 1.3.1:
    • Change: Japanese translation updated.
  • 1.3.0:
    • New: Content filter priority can now be changed.
  • 1.2.2:
    • New: Japanese translation added thanks to redcocker.
  • 1.2.1:
    • New: Small, optional powered by link added. No worries: when updating from an older version this will not be enabled automatically. But thanks for enabling it in the options to support this free plug-in!
  • 1.2.0:
    • New: Social widgets can now also be displayed on homepage, category, tag, taxonomy, date, author, search and attachment pages.
  • 1.1.3:
    • Change: External function get_the_social_widgets() now returns the plug-in output (instead of direct browser output).
    • Change: New external function the_social_widgets() sends the plug-in output directly to the browser.
    • Fix: External function get_the_social_widgets() now works on every blog page (not only on posts and pages).
  • 1.1.2:
    • Fix: Social widgets are now also displayed on HTTPS pages without browser warnings.
  • 1.1.1:
    • Change: Rename external function get_the_sw() to get_the_social_widgets().
    • Change: Extending plug-in description.
  • 1.1.0:
    • New: Option to display social widgets on post pages, other pages or both.
    • New: Option to display social widgets above posts, below them or both.
    • Change: Extending plug-in description.
    • Fix: Few forgotten German translations added.
  • 1.0.1:
    • Fix: Social Widgets only displayed on post pages anymore.
    • Fix: Small correction in plug-in URL and description.
  • 1.0.0
    • First version.

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