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10 best WordPress social network plugins

If you go for searching for Twitter or Flickr plugins, you can literally finds 100s. But its hard to check every tool one by one and then select. Some plugins are really easy to use, but not all plugins are made with ease of use in mind. I am sharing a list of plugins that can be used to interact with your social networking accounts and contacts. They are easy and don’t sucks.

1- Easy Retweet

Easy ReTweet is a WordPress Plugin, which let’s you add retweet or Tweet this buttons for your WordPress posts, together with the retweet count. In my opinion its one of the best plugin to get traffic from Twitter to your posts. This plugin allows freedom of usage and can be used in three ways. Checkout the plugin page for more information.

2- WP to Twitter

The WP-to-Twitter plugin posts a Twitter status update from your WordPress blog using the Cli.gs URL shortening service to provide a link back to your post from Twitter. This way you don’t have to update your Twitter status manually after publishing a post.

3- Twitter Blog

Twitter Blog will not only tweet about your blog post, but it will also check hourly for public replies to that tweet and add them as comments to your post. That enables you to convert your WordPress blog into twitter powered micro-blog.

4- Share This

The ShareThis WordPress plugin provides a simple way for users to add your post to many social bookmarking sites, or to send a link to your post via email, AIM, Facebook, Twitter and more.

5- FriendFeed Widget

This plugin allows you to add a sidebar widget to your theme where you can show a list of your recent online activity, with the data provided by Friendfeed.

6- WP-FacebookConnect

WP-FacebookConnect adds Facebook functionality to WordPress using the Facebook Connect APIs. It provides single sign-on, avatars, and News Feed publication of comments. While this plugin brings a tremendous functionality to your blog, be advised that is requires some changes in your theme files.

7- Twitter for WordPress

Twitter for WordPress displays yours latest tweets in your WordPress blog. Its simple, customizable and widget ready. Simply upload plugin in your plugin directory, activate plugin and you are ready to go. If you use WordPress widgets, just drag the widget into your sidebar and configure, otherwise you just have to use small code in your theme to display your public Twitter messages.

8- flickr RSS

This plugin for WordPress allows you to display Flickr photos on your weblog. It supports user, set, favorite, group and community photostreams, and is relatively easy to setup and configure via a settings panel. The plugin also has cache support, allowing you to save thumbnails on your own server. This plugin is also widget ready, which means you can simply drag the widget into your sidebar and show your Flickr photos on your blog.

9- WordPress Flickr Manager

Inserting images into posts could never have been easier. If you have installed this plugin you can use your Flickr photos in your post directly from WordPress. Simply click on an image from the added ‘Flickr Manager’ panel on the edit page and it will automatically be inserted into your post.

10- del.icio.us for WordPress

del.icio.us for WordPress displays your latest del.icio.us bookmarks in your WordPress blog. Written by the same guy who wrote Twitter for WordPress, shares all the properties of that plugin. Easy to use and widget ready. If you are a Delicious addict and wanna show off, that plugin even supports multiple widgets.

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