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Floating Social

INACTIVE NOTICE: This plugin is unsupported by WPMUDEV, we've published it here for those technical types who might want to fork and maintain it for their needs.

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.

Give users a way to quickly share your content with a social share bar that follows as you scroll.

  • 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

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.

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!

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
  • 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


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