Allow visitors to your website to quickly share your pictures on social networks. Slingpic is a WordPress plugin that adds a share button to every picture on your site – but don’t worry, it only shows up when the user’s mouse hovers over the picture (so there’s no extra clutter). Users can click a social media icon to share the image on any number of social networks.
This is an extremely simple way to encourage people to share your content – hopefully bringing more people to your site. It’s particularly effective if your site is image-heavy.
Do you not like the default social networks offered? You can customize them in the WordPress settings. From Facebook to Tumblr to Twitter to Reddit, most major sharing sites are offered. Primary icons will be large; second icons below will be smaller. Set up what works for you and get your pictures spreading to the wider web.
You can also filter certain classes of images from showing up at all, or set a minimum size a pictures needs to be in order to be sharable.
It’s not perfect for every site, but if yours is extremely visual it’s worth a shot to help spread your work. Try it.
- A simple WordPress plugin.
- Adds share buttons to every picture on your site.
- Choose which social networks show up.
- Exclude certain classes of images from including the button.
- Smaller images won’t include the button; you decide how small.