Having social media buttons is a must for WordPress blogs, as it helps to get more retweets and shares. It plays a essential role, as it helps in getting more traffic and subscribers.
There’s no doubt that social media buttons increase the loading time and cause problems for your blogs performance. To get rid of this, there’s a cool script available on the web, Socialite – which makes it super easy to add the share buttons.
While I’m not using this script here on WordPress Kube, but I can say that this a good script / plugin and something you should give a try to.
TechCrunch is a perfect example of Socialite.js script can be beneficial.
What is Socialite.js?
This little script won’t cause document rendering to hang while waiting for 50kb of social media.
How to Setup?
Here’s the step by step guide on how to install & configure the Socialite plugin in WordPress.
Step 1: Navigate to Plugins > Add New > search for “WPSocialite” or if you’re familiar with installing plugins in WordPress than you might want to download it from the WordPress directory and upload it manually.
Step 2: Activate the plugin and configure it from the settings page.
If you’re a tech savvy and don’t want to use the plugin, you can set up the socialite script manually by following the directions from the script’s page.
What are your thoughts on the Socialite plugin? Are you using it for your WordPress blog? Please let us know in the comments below.