Social Sharing Plugin – Kiwi

This is by far the best free WordPress share plugin. It is simple yet does exactly what it should with plenty of customisation options.

Kiwi Social Share is a standalone plugin built, maintained & operated by the friendly folks over at WPKube

This is by far the best & easiest to use WordPress social media share plugin. A WordPress share plugin with custom icons built-in.

Plugin Options

  • Social networks available: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, Pinterest and Flint.
  • Turn on/off each of them, individually.
  • Great UI with intuitive & simple options.
  • Built for the regular user.
  • Change the style of the article bar group.
  • Display the number of counts next to the social network icon.
  • Enable/disable the floating bar.
  • Change the shape of the floating bar’s social buttons.
  • Add social identities.
  • Add a “Click to tweet” button in WordPress editor.
  • Google Analytics tracking.
  • Four different Skins.
  • The default, square style.
  • The more futuristic approach, shift style.
  • The friendly approach, pill (rounded corners) style.
  • The eye-catching approach, leaf style (like a leaf in the wind).
  • Display social icons: before content, after content or both.
  • Amazing loading speed.

What’s Next?

If you like this plugin, then please consider leaving us a rating / review. This plugin is completely free and maintained by WPKube, a WordPress resource site, where you can learn from our free WordPress tutorials like how to choose the right managed WordPress hosting, how to install WordPress, choose the best shared hosting, and more.

Our other projects:
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Optin Forms – Simple and easy to use plugin for creating optin forms, works with most well know autoresponder services.

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the whole contents of the folder kiwi-social-share to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Enjoy using it 🙂

Available filters (used for frontend rendering)
Article Bar Filters

Floating Bar Filters


  • All PRO features are now available in this version


  • Fixes issue with “highlight to share” not working ( CSS/JS not loaded ) for some pages


  • Facebook share counts no longer work without a Facebook Developer App ( Options to support connection via Facebook App are added in WP Admin > Kiwi > Social Identity. The options are “Facebook App Id” and “Facebook App Secret”


  • Remove uninstall feedback


  • Fixed “Trying to get property ‘post_content’ when there is no id, like 404”


  • Improve performance
  • Fixed security issue


  • Update CMB2
  • Improved Admin UI


  • Minor Fixes


  • Added Fintel network


  • added uninstall feedback


  • WP 4.9 compatibility
  • Remove url encode on twitter button
  • WhatsApp button didn’t look alright on fit


  • Removed box shadow in the admin window
  • Changed how URLS are encoded for text
  • WhatsApp icon visibility is now handled with CSS ( wp_is_mobile function would not work on websites with cache )


  • Saving settings would cause errors on some servers


  • Ajax request failed on license activation


  • Minor bugs


  • Major upgrade


  • When checked, the Google+ icon wasn’t showing up. Fix provided via GitHub by @smartinsalmeida


  • Increased the weight on the front-end selectors so that margin & padding are harder to get overwritten by themes. Feels like some themes don’t want to play nice


  • Fixed a small bug where content wasn’t being returned if kiwi was turned off on posts and pages.
  • Added share bar margins top/bottom.
  • Fixed a small rendering bug in the back-end for images.
  • Fixed a small bug where content wasn’t being returned on !is_singular() pages (archives)


  • Replaced Kiwi Logo with Dashicons icon
  • Fixed a small bug with the notifications bar overlapping the form badge
  • Enhanced the way we control sortables. When you disable a radio within a sortable, that sortable gets it’s opacity lowered.
  • Properly formatted JS code with PHPStorm formatting.
  • Small assets/back-end/images/ re-organization. Now, social icons have been renamed and moved into their own folder.
  • Slightly re-worked the sortable/draggable field to support icons. No more CSS background images


  • Initial release
  1. Screenshot of the back-end User Interface. All options are displayed above the fold (no scrolling, no fiddling around). Really easy to use.

    Screenshot of the back-end User Interface. All options are displayed above the fold (no scrolling, no fiddling around). Really easy to use.