Top 10 Social Bookmarking Plugins for WordPress

It has been almost two years since we last published a post on social bookmarking plugins for WordPress. What a difference that short period has had on user expectations, design trends and overall acceptance and popularity of social bookmarking.
Many of the plugins from the previous post are now pretty much redundant and no longer supported, so this post takes a fresh look at the best Social Bookmarking solutions for WordPress. The plugins you see below are not in any order, just a collection of the plugins we love.

Socialgrid

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SocialGrid is a simple widget that makes it easy to add and organize links to your various profiles on the internet.
It currently supports the following services: Brightkite, Delicious, deviantART, Digg, Dopplr, Ember, Facebook, Flickr, Friendfeed, Google Profile, Last.fm, LinkedIn, MySpace, Picasa Web, Posterous, Qik, Readernaut, Reddit, RSS, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Twitter, Technorati, Viddler, Vimeo, Virb, and YouTube!
Requires WP Version: 2.8 or higher.

GetSocial

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GetSocial adds an intelligent, lightweight, quick to setup floating social media sharing box on your blog posts that is always visible and accessible even if the user scrolls down the page. Its out-of-the-box functionality includes the Tweetmeme Retweet button, Facebook Share button, Google Buzz button and the Stumbleupon Submit button. You can quite easily add any number of additional social media sharing buttons.
Requires WP Version: 2.7 or higher.

Drag to Share eXtended

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WP Drag to Share eXtended is a plugin that allow to your readers to share one of your blog’s pages (through your article’s images) on the social networks sites such as Twitter and Facebook but also on Delicious.
Requires WP Version: 2.8 or higher

AddToAny

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AddToAny allows you to share, bookmark, and email your posts and pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz, Digg, Delicious, and well over 100 more social bookmarking and sharing sites. The button comes with AddToAny's customizable Smart Menu, which places the services visitors use at the top of the menu, based on each visitor's browsing and usage history.
Requires WP Version: 2.0 or higher.

Sociable

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Sociable automatically adds links to your favorite social bookmarking sites on your posts, pages and in your RSS feed. You can choose from 99 different social bookmarking sites. (Sociable is what we are currently using on Speckyboy).
Requires WP Version: 2.6 or higher

SexyBookmarks

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Though the name may be a little "edgy" for some, SexyBookmarks has proven time and time again to be an extremely useful and successful tool in getting your readers to actually submit your articles to numerous social bookmarking sites.
Requires WP Version: 2.7 or higher.

Digg Digg Plugin

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The Digg Digg plugin is an all-in-One social vote buttons including the following services: Digg, Reddit, dDone, Yahoo Buzz, TweetMeme(twitter), facebook share, facebook like, Polladium, StumbleUpon, Delicious, Sphinn, Google Buzz, Designbump, Designfloat, WebBlend and BlogEngage.
Requires WP Version: 2.0 or higher.

Socialize

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Socialize is an easy way to selectively add actionable social bookmarks to your posts. You can add bookmarks in two places: Inside the content (aligned left or right) or in a box below the content.
Instead of adding new meta keys like other plugins require, there is an additional panel in your posts admin that allows you to select which bookmarks you want to display. This is to encourage people to choose more relevant bookmarks for their posts. You are also provided with a box at the bottom of your posts that asks readers to subscribe and comment.
Requires WP Version: 2.7 or higher.

Light Social

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This is a super lightweight plugin that inserts a set of social share links at the bottom of each post. With this plugin you have simple options to configure – Simply enable or disable to show or not the bookmark social links. Very simple. It is all is implemented using the most simplistic html code to ensure fast load and minimal impact on your blog.
Requires WP Version: 2.9 or higher.

Share and Follow

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Share and Follow has been designed for the average users to use and is ideal for developers who want to save time. It gives links to the most prominent Social Networking sites for sharing and following, presented in many different formats (widgets/shortcode/template tag/auto added).
Requires WP Version: 2.9.0 or higher.

Social Bookmarks

Social Bookmarks is a WordPress plugin, with an AJAX front-end interface, that adds a list of XHTML compliant graphic links at the end of your posts that allow your visitors to easily submit them in a number of different social bookmarking sites.
The plugin supports more than fifty sites and that is without including the sites of the available Site Packs.
Requires WP Version: 2.5.1 or higher.
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