Floating Social

Add a social sharing bar that follows users as they scroll, allowing them to quickly share your content with friends and followers. Floating Social includes simple flexible design options for integrating with any theme and taking your content viral.

Version 1.7.5
  • Fix issues with share item widths.
Version 1.7.5
  • Fix issues with share item widths.

Version 1.7.4
  • Fix for Twitter home url link generation.

Version 1.7.3
  • Assigning style to box or internal list, depending on message condition.
  • Aligning the pinterest buttons.
  • Better service code escaped assignment.

Version 1.7.2
  • Fix for full URLs/shortlinks consistency.
  • Exposing prevent types for filtering.
  • Additional check for browser object deprecation.
  • Inline position fixes.

Version 1.7.1
  • Additional permalink argument for shortlink skipping.
  • Better content checks.
  • Fix for issues with min-width.

Version 1.7
  • Adding support for shortlinks.
  • Allowing for custom widths for defined services.
  • Introducing post height setting.
  • Adding option for MarketPress virtual subpages display.
  • Adding pin any image as a service choice.
  • Adding text message settings.

Version 1.6.1
  • Adding Buffer service.
  • Applying protocol define to social button root URL rendering.

Version 1.6
  • Fix for multiple javascript inclusion issue.
  • Fix for empty URLs under certain circumstances.
  • Exposing URL as filterable.
  • Added manual placement options and template tag.

Version 1.5.2
  • Fix for BuddyPress pages injection prevention, if disabled.

Version 1.5.1
  • Fix for Headway filter matching.
  • Typo fixes.

Version 1.5
  • Added Pinterest service.
  • Added option for showing on archive pages.
  • Added option for showing on BuddyPress pages.

Version 1.4.2
  • Updated initialization procedure.

Version 1.4.1
  • Post voting appears on singular pages.
  • MarketPress pages support.

Version 1.4
  • Added Post Voting integration.

Version 1.3.5
  • Fix for https pages.

Version 1.3.4
  • Fix for Delicious icon issue.

Version 1.3.3
  • Some validation fixes

Version 1.3.2
  • Added generic filter checks fix.
  • Added advanced hook settings for front page.

Version 1.3.1
  • Added Vertical limits
  • Fixed markup showing up in wrong places.

Version 1.3
  • Not displaying markup at all if there are no services to show.
  • Added filtering by individual post entries.
  • Added optional editor metabox.

Version 1.2.4
  • Fix for box showing up with the excerpts.

Version 1.2.3
  • Fixed showing on front page.
  • Allowed for options cascading.

Version 1.2.2
  • Added Show on front page option (sitewide setting only).

Version 1.2.1
  • Fix for initialization of custom services only box.

Version 1.2
  • Added filtering by post types.
  • Fix for ob_start() - related issues.

Version 1.1
  • Added custom services.
  • Added sortable services.
  • Added LinkedIn sharing service support.
  • Added advanced settings.
  • Added service IDs.
  • Added right positioning the floating box.
  • Extended script skip list.
  • Fix for static front page scenario.
  • Fix for BuddyPress admin bar.

Version 1
  • Initial release
Try Floating Social today!
  • Limit to specific pages, posts, or post types
  • Customize color, position, and size
  • Add a floating social icon bar
  • Drag and drop configuration
  • Add any social network
  • Fully responsive
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  • "Simple and easy to install and always looks great to allow easy social sharing on pages and posts."
    James Hollister
Downloads 67,356 Compatibility WordPress 4.9.5Multisite 4.9.5BuddyPress 2.9.4 Version 1.7.5 Changelog - Translations

Floating Social adds social share buttons to your site that follow your users as they scroll.

Give visitors a way to spread your content to their friends and followers – with a click.

Toggle popular social networks or add your own share links without code.
Toggle popular social networks or add your own share links without code.

Super Easy Setup

Install, activate and choose the social media share buttons you want to include.

Toggle controls let you add the built-in popular social share buttons quickly, or manually add your favorite custom service button without any code.

Social links that glide with your content as visitors browse.
Social links that glide with your content as visitors browse.

Flexible Styling

Integrate beautiful, responsive, smooth scrolling social media links right into your site.

Configure shortlinks, adjust size, position and color or add custom CSS all from the single Floating Social settings page.

For help with installing plugins please see our Plugin installation guide

Login to your admin panel for WordPress or Multisite and activate the plugin:

  • On regular WordPress installs – visit Plugins and Activate the plugin.
  • For WordPress Multisite installs – Activate it site-by-site (say if you wanted to make it a Pro Sites premium plugin), or visit Network Admin -> Plugins and Network Activate the plugin.

Getting Started

Once activated, you’ll see a new menu item in your dashboard: Settings > Floating Social.

Floating Social menu

You’ll see a full page of settings, separated into sub-sections. Let’s go through each.


Here you’ll see a list of the Services available for selection.

Floating Social - Settings - Services

Simply tick the Services you wish to include, they’ll then be highlighted to help you to see which you’ve selected.

Floating Social - Settings - Services - selected

Add new Custom Service

Floating Social - Settings - Add new Custom Service


Floating Social - Settings - Appearance

Minimum dimensions

Floating Social - Settings - Minimum dimensions

Top offset

Floating Social - Settings - Top offset

Horizontal offset

Floating Social - Settings - Horizontal offset


Floating Social - Settings - Shortlinks


Floating Social - Settings - Advanced

Vertical limits

Floating Social - Settings - Vertical limits

Additional CSS

Floating Social - Settings - Additional CSS


Floating Social - Settings - Display

Attempt to fix front page conflicts

Floating Social - Settings - Attempt to fix front page conflicts

Manual box placement

Floating Social - Settings - Manual box placement

Be sure to click the Save Changes button once you’re done configuring the settings.

Floating Social - Settings - Save Changes

The User Experience

Here’s an example of how the plugin could look in your site’s front-end!

Need Help?

If you have trouble with any aspect of configuration or usage or have a cool feature suggestion to make, please head on over to the community forums where our professional support staff are waiting to lend a hand.

Floating Social Features

Share your content with a bigger audience.

  • Smooth button floating
  • Google +1
  • Facebook Like
  • Tweet this
  • Pinterest
  • Buffer
  • Stumble Upon
  • Reddit submit
  • Del.icio.us
  • LinkedIn share
  • Add custom service
  • Share with short links
  • Limit to specific post types
  • Limit to specific posts or pages
  • Responsive
  • Color customizer
  • Simple positioning
  • Easily resize