Monarch Review-Best Social Sharing Plugin for WordPress


Social sharing plugins are becoming a necessity for WordPress websites due to rise of the social networks. Social networks are changing the marketing arena and becoming the most important aspect of content marketing and SEO.

Monarch is social sharing plugin from Elegant Themes. It stands out from the large pool of free and premium social sharing plugins by providing large number of social features for WordPress in one single plugin.

It supports 40 social networks to choose from with variety of placing options for social sharing buttons and social follow buttons.

Monarch Social Networks

Monarch Positions

“Monarch is a highly polished plugin”

It offers most of the social sharing features one can think of.

  • Flyin boxes appear automatically when triggered by a preset trigger.

Monarch Flyins

  • Floating share sidebar floats along with the scrolling of your mouse from article start to the end, so that if the visitor at any point of reading thinks that the article is awesome, can easily click and share it.

Monarch Floating Sidebar

Different floating sidebar designs available shown in image below

Monarch Floating Sidebar Designs

  • Inline sharing buttons above and/or below the posts allow the visitors to share the content when completed reading the article or after scrolling to the top.

Monarch Inline Sharing Buttons

Many different design options for inline buttons to choose from

Monarch Inline Buttons Designs

  • Automatic social pop ups are triggered by events you specify on the backend monarch menu and flash a pop-up containing social sharing buttons.

Monarch Social Popups

  • Share buttons on images and videos enable the users to share images on networks such as pinterest and videos on networks such as YouTube.

Monarch Media Sharing

  • Follow buttons as widgets and anywhere using shortcodes drive the visitors to your social media profiles and/or pages.

Monarch Follow Buttons

  • 6 automatic triggers for pop ups and flyins make readers say wow and click on the share buttons.
  • Different button shapes, colors and hover effects for making them match with your website color scheme.

Monarch Hoover Effects

  • Display social count to show the readers, popularity of your content and woo the visitors to click on them.
  • Responsive design to fit all screen sizes from desktops to mobiles.
  • Social statistics to find out what is working and what is not.
  • Easy import and export of plugin data
  • Simple dashboard to pacify your eagerness to set up and use this wonderful plugin.

Monarch Dashboard

  • Inbuilt Caching for fast loading and not compromising the website speed.

Monarch Demo/Download/Info

Customizr Review-Best Free Theme for WordPress


Customizr is a responsive and highly customizable WordPress theme having 100000+ active installs.

Almost all the theme customization features are available in the WordPress Customizer, making it easy to view changes as soon as you make them.

The theme design offers visitor engagement features. With a subtle clean look, customizr easily grabs attention of a serious visitor.

The theme is easy to use and customize, but if you need to dive into customizr knowledge pool, then a very well written documentation is available for your help.

It is a premium free WordPress theme most useful for the bloggers who aspire visitor engagement, also versatility of this theme with its customization features makes it desirable for any kind of website.

Major Features of Customizr :

  • Responsive Slider
  • Social Sharing Options
  • Vertical and Horizontal Menu Options
  • Featured Pages
  • Logo, Favicon Upload
  • Sticky Header
  • Skin Changing and Randomization
  • Google Fonts
  • Smooth Scroll
  • Lightbox Effect for Images
  • Smooth scroll
  • Retina Support
  • Author Box
  • Extensive Header Customizations
  • Grid and Alternate Thumbnails Layout for Posts
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Galleries
  • Sidebars and Footer Widgets Options
  • Custom CSS
  • Minification of Stylesheets
  • Font Awesome Icons
  • Help Notices in Frontend for Logged in Users

A large set of customization options make customizr worthy of its name.

Most of the features anyone would need are already present in the theme itself without need of separate plugins for each feature.

Moreover, all these awesome features are available for free.

Even if it is highly customizable, some features like social share buttons for the posts will make it irresistible.

But wait, this excellent theme is free, and you can add these missing social features with these social media plugins.

If you need some more goodies like more Featured Pages, Font Customizations and Footer Link Removal, then go for the Customizr Pro which is affordable and worthy of every penny spent on it.

Customizr Demo/Download/Info