11+ Best Social Media & Sharing Plugins for WordPress in 2016

In this breezy round-up, we take a look at a few of the best social media & sharing plugins available for WordPress.  These days, social networking and sharing is essential to the success of most online businesses, and these plugins will encourage visitors to engage with you on social media and share your content with others.

When selecting these plugins, we looked at the depth of the features, the quality of their design, and usability/UX (including performance). Some are basic implementations, offering little more than sharing buttons, and others pack in functionality like advanced analytics and extensive customization options. Read More

15+ Best WordPress Social Network & BuddyPress Themes for 2017

Want to create the next Facebook or LinkedIn?  In this round-up installment, we take a close look at some of the best WordPress social network & BuddyPress themes out there for 2017.

Building a complex, fully featured social networking website can prove an undertaking – and expensive.  WordPress, combined with one of these themes, has the potential to give you an inexpensive head start.

If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for here, you might be interested in our related article 14+ Best WordPress Dating (and Community) Themes for 2017, though there is a bit of crossover. Read More

15+ Best WordPress Dating (and Community) Themes for 2017

Hold onto your hats, it’s another exciting round-up article! This time we scanned the internet looking for the best WordPress dating themes we could find for 2017.

Before putting this together, we had it in mind to write a “Best WordPress Dating Themes” article, focusing exclusively on themes developed for that use.  Surprisingly, it turns out there’s very few themes specifically created for dating websites. Read More

Should You Buy Facebook Likes or Twitter Followers?

It’s a rainy summer day, and I’ve got a problem.  There’s only twenty Likes on the Siteturner Facebook page, and, last I checked, one Twitter follower.  The situation is dismal, and the past week I’ve been mulling over an age old question: should I buy Facebook likes?

Perhaps you find yourself in a similar dilemma, also considering this tempting social marketing shortcut.  You’ve said to yourself: It’s not as if buying Facebook likes and Twitter followers is illegal!  Everybody else is doing it!  It can’t do any harm!

Well, you’re right about the first two things: it isn’t illegal to buy Facebook likes, and lots of other people are doing it, so we’ll leave most of the ethical and philosophical musings for another day.  It could be argued that there’s little difference between buying Likes and the old-fashioned advertising used to build a company’s image and brand.  It’s just business as usual.   Deception is nothing new: believe it or not, the cheerful mothers in Tide commercials are not washing their own clothes, and some of those stains will never come out. Read More