A Beginner’s Guide for Sharing Your WordPress Posts

Last Updated on January 29, 2023 by 27 Comments

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  1. Why there is no sharing for Instagram?

    • Instagram does not yet offer a sharing capability, hence Monarch does not provide a sharing option for Instagram. If they introduce a sharing feature, I’m sure it will be added to Monarch. Monarch offers Social Follow for Instagram though. For additional information, see this link: https://www.elegantthemes.com/documentation/monarch/follow.

  2. 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.

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

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

    • You’re welcome, Dawn. 🙂

  4. 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!

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

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

    • 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 (https://www.elegantthemes.com/join/).

  6. 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!

    • You’re welcome :). Good luck!

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

    • You’re welcome, Catia!

  8. 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!

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

    • 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.


  9. 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!

    • You’re welcome, Mathias! Those are some great ideas; we’ll keep them in mind. 🙂 Feel free to register any suggestions in our forums as well (https://www.elegantthemes.com/forum/).

    • 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.

  10. 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

    • You’re welcome, Donna! 🙂

  11. 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.

    • 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.

  12. 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.

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

    • 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.

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