8 Social Media Extensions available for Joomla
Social media is a powerful marketing tool that helps you promote your business or brand online. Most business owners spend so much time and money into various marketing strategies, but miss out one of the best ways to showcase the brand i.e. social media integration on the website. Your website and social media work flawlessly together to promote your online brand.
In this post, you will find out the best ways to integrate Social media on your Joomla powered website. Undoubtedly, Joomla is the most secure content management system, but it doesn’t provide any social media integration except RSS feeds. With some extensions, Joomla can easily integrate with popular social media applications.
Here are the best social media extensions available for Joomla:
- Joomla! AddThis
Inserting an AddThis button on your website is easy with this extension. Furthermore, you can edit the features of the button such as your account information. You can include all the social media bookmarking and sharing applications on your website i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Stumbleupon, Digg, and Delicious. If you are running out of space on your Joomla website and want the uncluttered look, this is the best option available for you.
- Joomla Coala Web Social Links
ACoalaWeb Social Links is another most popular social extension that allows visitors bookmark content on your website. With this extension, website visitors can follow you via a wide range of social networks. You can even choose which bookmark to display on your site. CoalaWeb Social Links is known as a complete social media package that can help your site visitors vote for a particular content with social buttons. If require you can hire Joomla developer to add the extension to your website.
- BT SocialShare plugin
It is an amazing Joomla extension that adds social media icons on your articles. It is easy to publish this extension at various locations in your Joomla content such as top or bottom of the article. It also comes with the backend settings where you can customize its functionality. Besides, you can show or hide each social network individually according to the particular sections, categories, articles or menus.
With this functional extension, it is easy to add all the popular network on your Joomla website such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Yahoo, Instagram, VK, Github, Amazon, Windows Live, Meetup, and LinkedIn. Posting content on Facebook Pages & Groups, Twitter Streams, and LinkedIn Company Profiles is easy with JFBConnect. You can also use Twitter Card & Facebook Open Graph tag to manage appearances of all the content shared on your website.
- Joomla Youtube Plugin
It is the simplest yet most popular Youtube plugin available for Joomla. When you insert the YouTube ID for a particular video in your article, this extension will show a YouTube Flash player. This will allow your visitor to watch out your video thereby increasing the viewers. Joomla Youtube Plugin is a responsive Joomla module available for free.
- We Ultimate Facebook Comments
With this extension, your visitors will be able to comments on your posts with their FB Account. Moreover, it is easy to add other functionality on your Joomla powered website such as comments management, anonymous comments, delete, etc. With this module, it is easy to use comment ID to load particular article’s comments.
- Joomla Simple Disqus Comments
It is another easy-to-use plugin that allows you to integrate Disqus Comments on your Joomla website. This extension is compatible with all SEF extensions and JoomFish. It also provides a unique identifier for each page, instead of URL. If you have multilingual Joomla website, Joomla Simple Disqus Comments will be an ideal option for you.
- KA Facebook Like Box
Known as a Fan box, KA Facebook Like Box is a Joomla extension that beautifully showcases Facebook Fanbox/Likebox into your Joomla website. It allows your visitors to read recent posts from your site.
Integrating social media on your Joomla website shows your visitors you value them. Moreover, it also tells your users that your content is valuable and it is worth sharing. All the above-mentioned Joomla extensions will help you perform the right social media marketing of your business.
Ankur Purohit is a Digital Marketing Manager by profession, a writer by hobby and works for Baymediasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd. – Custom Joomla development Company. He loves sharing information regarding mobile app development and Joomla development.