A Beginner’s Guide for Sharing Your WordPress Posts

Posted on February 13, 2017 by in Resources | 25 comments

A Beginner’s Guide for Sharing Your WordPress Posts


  1. I have to admit that I tend to leave jetpack alone these days due to it’s ‘bloat’ issue, but buffer truly is a great way to share posts with the minimum of effort involved.

    It’s also free which should motivate anyone to give it a go.

    • Nathan B. Weller

      The concept of Jetpack being too bulky or bloated is a popular one, but personally one I think is now outdated. I think if you read up on Jetpack now the “bloat” issue has been thoroughly debunked for a while.

    • John Hughes

      I agree that Buffer is a great tool – especially because it’s free. 😉

  2. Tried Jetpack, Hootsuite and Buffer to share posts automatically but so far loving Buffer. Very easy to use but a shame you have to pay if you want to share content on Pinterest.

    • John Hughes

      Hi Chris! While it’s a shame you need to upgrade to share Pinterest posts, I’m glad you are still finding these plugins useful.

  3. Thanks so much for your help. Just starting a new Blog using DIVI and have Monarch but haven’t used it yet. This is just what I was looking for. Thanks

    • John Hughes

      You’re welcome, Donna! 🙂

  4. Thanks for the guide, John, including references to some very telling statistics!

    Monarch is definitely an outstanding option for sharing content, and I appreciate the work ET is putting into it. For some feature requests/additional posts on the topic, two come to mind:

    1) While Monarch offers an option to track how much different content has been shared, is there a way to track *where* it has been shared? Whenever I see a certain page or post being shared, I’m very curious who shared it and where it now shows up. This would be very useful to know! Is this a functionality that can and will be added to Monarch at some point? If not, how else can one track this?

    2) What are some creative ways of customizing Monarch with CSS? The plugin comes with a custom CSS section, so a post would be terrific that outlines some creative ways of applying CSS to add neat styling/functionality to the plugin. 🙂

    Thanks again for your great work, and I look forward to future posts!

    • I love Monarch as it is one of the best social sharing plugins that is no-nonsense and gets the job done. BUT, my one major gripe with Monarch is that it is a pain in the butt to configure. It has the worst user experience for a plugin that should be fairly straightforward. I don’t know what they were thinking when they designed it, but it highly unintuitive and favors visual aesthetics over ease of use and functionality.

      In all honesty, it needs a complete visual redesign.

  5. I use Monarch as a way of “blogging once” in WordPress, then sending the same blogs to “my” social media through Monarch.
    Is that how it was intended?
    I know users can send to their own social media, so it is a double edged sword for me!

    • First of all thanks for sharing a very informative blog. I try some of them like buffer and it is very simple to use because you mentioned all the steps as well. Very useful for me looking forward for more new interesting blogs.


    • John Hughes

      Hi Christopher! I’m glad you found a way of using Monarch that works for you. 🙂

  6. Thanks for this post. I recently started my own blog. This can very helpful

    • John Hughes

      You’re welcome, Catia!

  7. We also tend to stay away from auto posting tools due to bloat and frequent connection issues. We’ll give Monarch a try and see how it performs. Thanks for the post!

    • John Hughes

      You’re welcome :). Good luck!

  8. Great tips! Will check these plugins out! 🙂 by the way, are these free plugins?

    • John Hughes

      Thanks, Emmerey. Some of the plugins mentioned in this article are free or have free versions, such as MashShare, Jetpack, and NextScripts. Others are quite affordable. If you’re interested in Monarch, you’ll just need a Developer subscription to our themes and plugins, which is only $89 per year ().

  9. Great list! We are currently designing out website and I’ve been doing a ton of research and this just confirms many of the social sharing plugins we chose. Thanks for sharing!

    • John Hughes

      Hi Jason! I’m glad you found the list useful. 🙂

  10. As usual John, great post, excellent support links. Thanks for always writing quality content.

    • John Hughes

      You’re welcome, Dawn. 🙂

  11. really nice and very informative. Really helped me a lot while posting my first wordpress post. I really don’t have any idea about posting then one of friend send me that link and then got idea about posting and many other things related to wordpress. Thanks for this post.

    • John Hughes

      You’re welcome! I’m glad our post was so helpful to you. 🙂

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