Do you find usual plain social media buttons on the sidebar boring? Add some interactivity to social media buttons by displaying followers count number next to each. While we can add followers count manually but this way we have to update it every now and then (waste time!). How about social media buttons with followers count number that update everyday automatically?
Automatic followers count next to social media buttons
Social Count Plus plugin makes this complex looking implementation so easy. It performs counting of: Twitter followers, Facebook fans, YouTube subscribers, Google Plus page followers, posts and comments in the background. Followers count result is displayed next to respective social media button (as seen below).
Followers count results are stored in a cache and wiped when new post is published. This plugins checks for followers count once a day. Also, if respective service does not respond with followers count – then last recorded count is displayed. To setup, goto Settings > Social Count Plus to enter details of respective social accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Google Plus. It also provide option to show number of comments and posts counter buttons.
Besides the core functionality, this has lot of additional options for more custom look of social button with followers count. Goto design tab to select either of different style of round or square shape social media icons. You can call and display specific social button selectively within post content or template using php code or shortcode from the shortcode and functions tab of settings page. Social Media button with followers number looks cool, isn’t it ?