Best WordPress SEO and social media plugins

February 24, 2022

Here is our summary of the top SEO and social media plugins.

Best WordPress SEO plugins

  1. All in One SEO Pack - Optimise WordPress sites for SEO, manage canonical URLs, create XML sitemaps, Google Analytics and more
  2. WordPress SEO by Yoast - Add focus keywords and optimise each page for your chosen keyword. Rick Snippet view, options to edit .htaccess files and your Robot file, add XML sitemaps, optimise your RSS, breadcrumbs and more
  3. SEO Ultimate - Create more SEO-friendly internal links by highlighting the anchor texts, improves Rich Snippet view, creates link masks to control PageRank Sculpting, manage no-follow and more
  4. Redirection - Manage 301 redirections and monitor error 404's. Can also be used to create 302 and 307 redirections for individual WordPress posts
  5. Platinum SEO - Optimise your WordPress website for SEO, manage 301 redirects and permalink changes, avoid duplicate content and manage no-follow, no-index and more
  6. Internal Link Juicer: SEO Auto Linker for WordPress - Automate your internal link building
  7. HeadSpace2 SEO - Another all-in-one WordPress SEO plugin that performans a wide range of SEO functions
  8. Google Sitemaps XML - Creates a sitemap file and adds it to Google Search Console
  9. SEO Plugin by Squirrly SEO - Provides SEO stats for your WordPress and makes suggestions on how you can improve your content to improve your SEO. Also suggests images and more.

Top WordPress social media plugins

Social Media Widget for WordPress

  1. Social Media Widget for WordPress - The finest WordPress plugin by Tagembed that helps to collect, curate, customize and display a social feed on any WordPress website.
  2. AddToAny - Lets visitors share your WordPress website content on over 100 social media websites and social bookmarking sites
  3. AddThis - Allows users to promote your website content on more than 330 social websites
  4. ShareThis - Yet another social sharing WordPress plugin
  5. Social Media Widget - Social sharing plugin with a range of options and animation effects
  6. NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster - Publishes your WordPress blog posts to a range of social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn
  7. Social Media Share Buttons Popup & Pop Up Social Sharing Icons - Adds floating social media icons to your WordPress website
  8. AccessPress Social Share - Another plugin to add floating social media sharing buttons, as well as email and print icons
  9. Superb Social Media Share Buttons and Follow Buttons for WordPress - Allows you to add floating social sharing buttons with a range of speed, animation effects etc
  10. Social Share, Social Login and Social Comments Plugin – Super Socializer - Lets your visitors log into your WordPress website using their social media profiles

How to choose the right SEO and social media WordPress plugins

Using the right SEO and social media plugins can bring a range of benefits for your WordPress website:

  • Enjoy better search engine visibility with SEO plugins, which can offer content optimisation, link optimisation and internal link housekeeping
  • Add meta tags, write better descriptions, add tags for images and perform complex or simple SEO tasks using these plugins
  • Add a social media element to your content with tools and widgets to facilitate quick recording of user comments, shares and likes

When designing a WordPress website, it's important to choose the best SEO and social media plugins for you. The above list is a great starting point for your research, but only install plugins if you have a genuine need for them. Some of the plugins listed (e.g. All In One SEO Pack and WordPress SEO) do basically the same thing, so you need to look at both and decide which one meets your requirements. Other plugins such as Redirection may be relevant depending on your circumstances, for example you this plugin is handy if you are changing your page URL's, but not relevant for a brand new website.

Only add social sharing plugins if you have the sort of content that people are likely to want to share, and always integrate them into the overall design of your website so they don't look "bolted on".

Carefully chosen WordPress SEO and social media plugins can give a real boost to your website. It's interesting to see which ones are the most popular at the moment.


  1. Danial Wilson
    September 8, 2018 Reply

    Wonderful collection! Thank you for sharing this great article.
    I want to recommend one plugin for redirection which is Trash Duplicate And 301 Redirect – WordPress Plugin. It is a free WordPress plugin that can find a duplicates post, pages, custom posts, etc. and delete that duplicates. It includes several features like View Duplicate Content, Automatically Redirection, Trash Individual Post etc. For more details click here:

  2. Donald Parker
    January 10, 2017 Reply

    Great! I like that you shared inforgarphic instead of text. You described every plugin nicely. Thanks for Sharing Katie.

  3. Tony
    March 31, 2016 Reply

    Hey guys!
    I've got a website and I'd like to recommend you the social media plugin I'm using now. Check it out:

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