For quite some time, I have wanted a method for pulling share-counts from facebook and Google+, and using them to identify the most “highly rated” posts on my site. Unfortunately, I was not savvy enough to figure it out on my own.
Imagine my pleasure upon finding the Most Shared Posts plugin for WordPress by Tom Anthony. It does exactly what I was looking for, and the setup couldn’t be any easier. Simply install the plugin, display the “Most Shared Posts” widget on your website, and you’re done! You should be able to see it in action on the right-hand side of this page.
Writing this post was more complicated than setting up the new plugin. Many thanks to Tom for making this available!